LITERARY SOURCES OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST

MATTHEW AT A GLANCE

MARK AT A GLANCE

LUKE AT A GLANCE

JOHN AT A GLANCE

LIFE OF CHRIST AT A GLANCE

A HARMONY OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST

EVENT
MATT
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
1. The Divinity of Jesus
2. The Humanity of Jesus
3. The Historicity of Jesus
1. An Angel Appears To Zacharias
2. An Angel Appears To Mary
3. Mary Visits Elizabeth
4. An Angel Appears To Joseph
BIRTH
5. Birth of John the Baptizer
6. Song of Zacharias
7. Birth of Jesus
8. Angels Appear to the Shepherds
9. The Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus
10. Christmas & the Date of Jesus' Birth        
INFANCY
11. Circumcision of Jesus
12. Presentation in the Temple: Simeon & Anna
13. Visit of the Wise Men from the East
14. Flight to Egypt
15. Massacre of the Infants      
16. Return to Nazareth from Egypt
17. Jesus' Early Childhood
18. Jesus Visits The Temple
19. Eighteen Silent Years

JESUS' PUBLIC INAUGURATION

1. Ministry of John the Baptizer 3:1-12 1:1-8 3:1-14 1:29-31
2. Baptism of Jesus 3:13-17 1:9-11 3:21-22 1:32-34
3. Temptation of Jesus 4:1-11 1:12-13 4:1-13  
4. John's Identity Questioned       1:19-28
1. Jesus Returns To Jordan River       1:29-34
2. Jesus' First Disciples       1:35-51
3. Jesus' First Miracle; The Wedding in Cana       2:1-11
4. Jesus Visits Capernaum       2:12
5. The First Passover & Cleansing of the Temple       2:13-25
6. Nicodemus Visits Jesus       3:1-21
7. Jesus Baptizes in Judea       3:22-24
8. John's Steadfast Testimony of Jesus       3:25-36
1. Jesus Goes to Samaria       4:1-4
2. The Jews & The Samaritans        
3. The Samaritan Woman at the Well       4:5-26
4. Astonishment of the Disciples       4:27-38
5. Many Samaritans Believe in Jesus       4:39-42
1. Imprisonment of John 4:12 1:14-15 3:19-20  
2. Arrival in Galilee     4:14-15 4:43-45
3. Nobleman's Son Healed       4:46-54
4. The Synagogue: An Introduction        
5. Rejected at Nazareth     4:16-30  
6. Jesus Moves to Capernaum 4:13-17   4:31-32  
7. Call of the Fishermen 4:18-22 1:16-20    
8. A Demoniac Set Free   1:21-28 4:33-37  
9. Peter's Mother-in-Law Healed 8:14-17 1:29-31 4:38-39  
10. Multitudes Healed in Capernaum   1:32-34 4:40-41  
11. FIRST EVANGELISTIC TOUR OF GALILEE 4:23-25 1:35-39 4:42-44  
12. A Leper Cleansed 8:2-4 1:40-45 5:12-16  
13. Return to Capaernaum 9:1 2:1    
14. A Paralytic Healed 9:2-8 2:2-12 5:17-26  
15. Teaching by the Sea   2:13 5:1-3  
16. Draught of Fishes; Fishermen Called     5:4-11  
17. Matthew Called 9:9 2:13-14 5:27-28  
18. Feasting with Publicans 9:10-17 2:15-22 5:29-39  
19. A Feast in Jerusalem       5:1
20. A Lame Man Healed at Bethesda       5:2-9
21. A Sabbath Healing Controversy       5:10-17
22. A Revelation of Jesus' Real Identity       5:18-47
23. Plucking Grain on the Sabbath 12:1-8 2:23-28 6:1-5  
24. Man with the Withered Hand Healed 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11  
25. Multitudes Healed; Jesus' Fame Spreads 12:15-21 3:7-12    
1. Twelve Disciples Called   3:13-19 6:12-16  
2. Sermon on the Mount 5:1 - 7:29   6:17-49  
Christian Blessedness
5:3-12   6:20-26  
Christian Witness & Ministry
5:13-16      
Christian Righteousness
5:17-20      
Christian Conduct - Murder
5:21-26      
Christian Conduct - Adultery
5:27-30      
Christian Marriages & Divorce
5:31-32      
Christian Conduct - Swearing & the Oath
5:33-37      
Christian Conduct - Love, Not Vengeance
5:38-48   6:27-36  
Christian Piety - Alms
6:1-4      
Christian Piety - Prayer
6:5-15      
Christian Piety - Fasting
6:16-18      
Christian Service & Wealth
6:19-24      
Christian Faith & Worry
6:25-34      
Christian Conduct & Judging Others
7:1-5   6:37-42  
Christian Witnessing
7:6      
Christian Piety & Prayer
7:7-11      
Christian Rule - The Golden Rule
7:12   6:31  
Christian Walk - Broad & Narrow Way
7:13-14      
Christian Following - The Leaders We Follow
7:15-20   6:43-45  
Christian Obedience - The Foundation You Build On
7:21-27   6:46-49  
The People's Response to Jesus' Sermon
7:28-29      
3. Roman Centurion's Servant Healed 8:5-13   7:1-10  
4. Jewish Funeral Customs        
5. Widow's Son Raised from the Dead     7:11-17  
6. Messengers from John Question Jesus 11:2-6   7:18-23  
7. Jesus Pays Tribute to John 11:7-19   7:24-35  
8. Upbraiding Unrepentant Cities 11:20-24   10:13-15  
9. Invitation to the Weary 11:28-30      
10. Jesus' Feet Anointed; Parable of the Debtor     7:36-50  
11. SECOND TOUR OF GALILEE     8:1-3  
12. Laying Hold on Jesus   3:20-21    
13. Healing of a Blind & Dumb Demoniac 12:22-30 3:22-27    
14. The Unpardonable Sin 12:31-37 3:28-30    
15. Scribes & Pharisees Demand a Sign 12:38-42      
16. Demons Afoot 12:43-45      
17. Jesus' Mother & Brothers Seek Him 12:46-50 3:31-35 8:19-21  
18. Parables of the Kingdom 13:1-52 4:1-34 8:4-18  
Parable of the Sower
13:3-9 4:3-9 8:5-8  
Parable of the Wheat & Tares
13:24-30      
Parable of the Lit Candle
  4:21-23 8:16-17  
Parable of the Seed Sown
  4:26-29    
Parable of the Mustard Seed
13:31-32 4:30-32 13:18-19  
Parable of the Leaven
13:33   13:20-21  
Parables as Fulfilled Prophecy
13:34-45 4:33-34    
Why Jesus Taught in Parables
13:10-17 4:10-11 8:9-10a  
Jesus Explains the Parable of the Sower
13:18-23 4:13-20 8:11-15  
Jesus Explains the Parable of the Wheat & Tares
13:36-43      
Parable of the Hid Treasure
13:44      
Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
13:45-46      
Parable of the Drag Net
13:47-50      
Parable of the Instructed Scribe
13:51-53      
19. Storm at Sea 8:23-27 4:35-41 8:22-25  
20. Gadarene/Gergesene Demoniacs Set Free 8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39  
21. Jairus' Daughter Raised from the Dead 9:18-26 5:21-43 8:41-56  
22. Woman with an Issue of Blood Healed 9:20-22 5:25-34 8:43-48  
23. Two Blind Men Healed 9:27-31      
24. A Mute Demoniac Healed 9:32-34      
25. Second Rejection at Nazareth 13:53-58 6:1-6a    
26. THIRD TOUR OF GALILEE 9:35-38 6:6b    
1. Twelve Disciples Sent Forth 10:1 - 11:1 6:7-13 9:1-6  
2. Death of John the Baptizer 14:1-12 6:14-29 9:7-9  
3. Return of the Twelve   6:30 9:10a  
4. Withdrawal to Bethsaida 14:13-14 6:31-34 9:10b-11 6:1-3
5. Feeding of the Five Thousand 14:15-21 6:35-44 9:12-17 6:4-13
6. An Attempt to Enthrone Jesus as King 14:22-23 6:45-46   6:14-15
7. Jesus Walks on Water; Storm at Sea Calmed 14:24-33 6:47-52   6:16-21
8. Many Healed at Gennesaret 14:34-36 6:53-56    
9. Discourse on the Bread of Life       6:22-59
10. Defection of Many of Jesus' Disciples       6:60-71
11. The Tradition of the Elders 15:1-20 7:1-23    
12. Christian Traditions Today        
13. Jesus & the Syro-Phoenician Woman 15:21-28 7:24-30    
14. A Deaf & Speech-Impeded Man Healed 15:29-31 7:31-37    
15. Feeding of the Four Thousand 15:32-39 8:1-9    
16. Sign-Seekers Rebuked 16:1-4 8:10-12    
17. The Leaven of Man's Teaching 16:5-12 8:13-21    
18. A Blind Man Healed   8:22-26    
19. Peter's Confession of Christ 16:13-20 8:27-30 9:18-21  
20. Peter, the Papacy, and the Church        
21. Jesus Foretells His Death & Resurrection 16:21 8:31 9:22  
22. Peter Rebukes Our Lord 16:22 8:32    
23. Peter is Rebuked By Our Lord 16:23 8:33    
24. Discipleship and the Cross 16:24-26 8:34-37 9:23-25  
25. The Promise of Jesus' Coming 16:27-38 8:38 - 9:1 9:26-27  
26. The Transfiguration of Jesus 17:1-13 9:2-13 9:28-36  
27. A Mute & Epileptic Boy Healed 17:14-21 9:14-29 9:37-43  
28. Jesus Foretells His Death & Resurrection 17:22-23 9:30-32 9:43-45  
29. Paying Tax Out of the Fish's Mouth 17:24-27      
30. A Question of Greatness in the Kingdom 18:1-5 9:33-37 9:46-48  
31. Forbidding One from Casting Demons Out   9:38-40 9:49-50  
32. Last Discourse in Capernaum 18:6-35 9:41-50    
Being Kind to Christians
  9:41    
Not Causing Children to Stumble
18:6-7 9:42    
Doing What it Takes to Enter into Life
18:8-9 9:43-48    
Not Despising Children
18:10-14      
Dealing with Sinning Brethren
18:15-18      
The Prayer of Agreement
18:19-20      
Forgiving Seventy Times Seven
18:21-22      
33. Parable of the Unmerciful Servant 18:23-35      
34. Jesus and His Brothers       7:1-9
1. Jesus Departs from Galilee 19:1a 10:1a   7:10
2. Rejected in Samaria     9:51-56  
3. Three Would-Be Followers 8:19-22   9:57-62  
4. The Feast of Tabernacles       7:2,11-53
Trouble in the Temple
      7:10-20
Making Righteous Judgments
      7:21-24
An Attempted Arrest
      7:25-32
Encouragement When Times Are Tough
       
Jesus' Pending Departure
      7:33-36
An Invitation to the Thirsty
      7:37-44
When Judges Go Wrong
      7:45-53
5. A Woman Caught in Adultery       8:1-11
6. Illicit Sexual Relationships        
7. Discourse in the Temple; The Light of the World       8:12-20
8. Jesus Nearly Stoned in the Temple       8:12-59
9. Mission and Return of the Seventy 11:20-30   10:1-24  
10. Parable of the Good Samaritan     10:25-37  
11. A Guest of Mary & Martha     10:38-42  
12. A Lesson on Prayer     11:1-4  
13. Parable of the Importune Friend     11:5-13  
14. A Dumb Demoniac Delivered     11:14-26  
15. The Blessedness of the Obedient     11:27-28  
16. The Sign of Jonah     11:29-36  
17. Dining with a Pharisee     11:37-54  
Applying the Scriptures To Our Life
       
Fellowshipping With People Unlike Us
       
Guidelines For Ministering to People
       
18. Thronged by the Thousands     12:1-12  
A Warning Against Hypocrisy
    12:1b-3  
Comfort in Time of Persecution
    12:4-12  
19. The Division of an Inheritance     12:13-15  
20. The Parable of the Rich Fool     12:16-34  
21. The Parable of the Watchful Servants     12:35-38  
22. The Parable of the Goodman     12:39-40  
23. The Parable of the Steward     12:41-48  
24. Jesus' Mission & His Baptism of Suffering     12:49-53  
25. Discerning the Weather & the Time     12:54-56  
26. Making Things Right with Your Adversary     12:57-59  
27. Call to Repent     13:1-5  
28. Parable of the Barren Fig Tree     13:6-9  
29. A Hunchbacked Woman Healed on the Sabbath     13:10-17  
30. Parable of the Mustard Seed     13:18-19  
31. Parable of the Leaven     13:20-21  
32. Jesus Travels Throughout Judea     13:22  
33. A Blind Man Healed       9:1-7
34. Excommunicated by the Pharisees       9:8-34
35. Jesus Finds the Man He Healed       9:35-41
36. The Good Shepherd       10:1-21

37. The Feast of Dedication

      10:22
38. Jesus is Nearly Stoned Again       10:23-39
39. Jesus Returns to TransJordan       10:40-42
40. The Security of the Believer      

10:27-29

1. A Question about Salvation     13:22-30  
2. Herod's Threat to Kill Jesus     13:31-35  
3. Dining with a Pharisee     14:1-24  

4. Healing a Man with Dropsy

    14:1-6  

5. A Parable on Humility

    14:7-11  

6. Your Dinner Guests

    14:12-14  

7. Parable of the Great Supper

    14:15-24  
8. Ministering to Critics
       
9. The Difference Between Criticism & Compassion
       
10. Conditions To Become Jesus' Disciple     14:25-35  
11. Pharisees, Publicans, & Parables     15:1-2  

12. Parable of the Lost Sheep

    15:3-7  

13. Parable of the Lost Coin

    15:8-10  

14. Parable of the Prodigal Son

    15:11-32  
15. Parable of the Unjust Steward     16:1-13  
16. Reproving the Pharisees     16:14-18  
17. Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus     16:19-31  
18. Sundry Lessons For the Disciples     17:1-10  

19. Not Leading Children into Sin

    17:1-3a  

20. Rebuking Those Who Sin Against You

    17::3b  

21. Forgiving Those Who Sin Against You

    17:3c-4  

22. Increasing Faith

    17:5-6  

23. We Are Unprofitable Servants

    17:7-10  
24. Raising of Lazarus       11:1-44

25. Some Jewish Funeral Customs

       
26. Back to Jesus & Lazarus
       
27. The Plot to Kill Jesus       11:45-53
28. Withdrawal to Ephraim       11:54
29. Last Journey to Jerusalem     17:11  
30. Ten Lepers Healed     17:12-19  
31. Pharisees' Query on the Kingdom     17:20-21  
32. Jesus Teaches on the 2nd Coming     17:22-37  
33. Four End Time Perils        
34. A Lesson on Prayer: Parable of the Persistent Widow     18:1-8  
35. Parable of the Pharisee & the Publican     18:9-14  
36. Jesus on Divorce & Remarriage 19:1-12 10:2-12    
What the Jews Believed & Practiced
       
Mosaic Law on Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage
       
Rabbinical Law on Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage
       
Jesus on God's Original Intent for Marriage
       
Jesus and the Mosaic Concession
       
The Divorce Sayings of Jesus
       
Jesus' Divorce Teaching in Mark
       
Jesus' Divorce Teaching in Luke
       
Jesus' Divorce Teachin in Matthew
       
Remarriage After Divorce
       
Fornication, Divorce, & the Marriage Bond
       
The Reason for Jesus' Prohibition of Divorce
       
The Perils & Consequences of Adultery
       
Jesus' Eunuch Saying
       
37. Jesus and the Children 19:13-15 10:13-16 18:15-17  
38. The Rich Young Ruler 19:16-30 10:17-31 18:18-30  
39. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard 20:1-16      
40. Jesus Foretells His Death & Resurrection 20:17-19 10:32-34 18:31-34  
41. Selfish Ambition of James & John 20:20-28 10:35-45    
42. Healing of Blind Bartimaeus 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43  
43. Jesus and Zacchaeus     19:1-10  
44. Parable of the Pounds     19:11-28  
45. The Sanhedrin's Order Concerning Jesus       11:55-57
46. Jesus Arrives in Bethany       12:1
47. Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet 26:6-13 14:3-9   12:2-8
48. The Plot to Kill Lazarus       12:9-11
THE LAST WEEK IN THE GOSPELS        
A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LAST WEEK        
The Traditional View
       
The Literal View
       
The Jewish View
       

SUNDAY

       
1. Triumphal Entry 21:1-9 11:1-10 19:29-40 12:12-19
2. Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem     19:41-44  
3. Jesus Enters Jerusalem 21:10-11      
4. Second Cleansing of the Temple 21:12,13 11:15-17 19:45-46  
5. Healing in the Temple 21:14      
6. The People's Praises Displease the Religious Authorities 21:15-16      
7. Religious Leaders Seek to Kill Jesus     19:47-48  
8. Jesus Retires to Bethany 21:17 11:11    

MONDAY and TUESDAY

       
9. Fig Tree Cursed 21:18-20 11:12-14    
10. The Withered Fig Tree & Faith 21:20-22 11:20-26    
11. Jesus' Authority Questioned 21:23-27 11:27-33 20:1-8  
12. Parable of the Two Sons 21:28-32      
13. Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen 21:33-46 12:1-12 20:9-19  
14. Parable of the Marriage Feast of the King's Son 22:1-14      
15. Paying Tax or Tribute to Caesar 22:15-22 12:13-17 20:20-26  
16. The Sadducees' Question About the Resurrection 22:23-33 12:18-27 20:27-40  
17. The Lawyer and the Great Commandment 22:34-40 12:28-34    
18. Jesus Silences His Critics; An Unanswerable Question 22:41-46 12:35-37 20:41-44  
19. Woes Against the Scribes & Pharisees 23:1-39 12:38-40 20:45-47  
Listen To Your Ministers
23:1-3a      
Don't Follow Your Ministers' Bad Example
23:3b 12:38-39 20:45-46  
Eight Woes on the Scribes & Pharisees
       

1st Woe

23:13      

2nd Woe

23:14 12:40 20:47  

3rd Woe

23:15      

4th Woe

23:16-22      

5th Woe

23:23-24      

6th Woe

23:25-26      

7th Woe

23:27-28      

8th Woe

23:29-36      
Jesus Laments Over Jerusalem
23:37-39      
20. The Widow's Mite   12:41-44 21:1-4  
21. Certain Greeks Desire to See Jesus       12:20-22
22. Jesus Foretells His Death; Voice From Heaven       12:23-33
23. Jesus' Final Plea to the Nation       12:34-36
24. The Jews Reject Jesus & John's Assessment of that Rejection       12:37-50
25. The Doctrine of Judicial Hardening        
26. Jesus' Olivet Discourse & the End of the Age 24:1-31 13:1-27 21:5-88  
Jerusalem's Pending Destruction
24:1-2 13:1-2 21:5-6  
The Disciples' Question About the Last Days
24:3 13:3-4 21:7  
Jewish Theology of the Last Days
       
Earth's Last Days: The Beginning of the End
24:4-8 13:5-8 21:8-11  
Worldwide Persecution of Christians
24:9-13 13:9-13 21:12-19  
The Sign of Jerusalem's Pending Destruction
    21:20-24  
The Times of the Gentiles
    21:24  
1st Sign of the End: Worldwide Gospel Proclamation
24:14 13:10    
2nd Sign of the End: The Abomination of Desolation
24:15 13:14    
Daniel's Seventy Weeks
       
Earth's Great Horrors & Tribulations
24:16-22 13:14-20    
False Religious Leaders Claiming to be Christ
24:23-28 13:21-23    
Cosmic Signs that Herald Christ's Return
24:29 13:24-25 21:25-26  
Our Lord's Second Coming
24:30-31 13:26-27 21:27-28  
The Gathering of God's Elect
       
Summary of the End of This Present Age
       
Chronology of End Time Events
       
27. Parable of the Fig Tree 24:32-35 13:28-31 21:29-33  
28. Watch and Pray 24:36-41 13:32-33 21:34-36  
29. Parable of the Goodman of the House 24:42-44      
30. Parable of the Unfaithful Servant 24:45-51 13:34-37    
31. Parable of the Ten Virgins 25:1-13      
32. Parable of the Ten Talents 25:14-30      
33. Jesus on the Judgment Day 25:31-46      
34. Jesus Foretells His Death 26:1-2      
35. Jewish Leaders Plot to Kill Jesus 26:3-5 14:1-2 22:1-2  
36. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus 26:14-16 14:10-11 22:3-6  

WEDNESDAY

       
37. Preparation for the Passover 26:17-19 14:12-16 22:7-13  
38. The Passover Meal 26:20 14:17 22:14  
39. Another Argument About Greatness     22:24-30  
40. Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet       13:1-20
41. The Betrayer is Exposed 26:21-25 14:18-21 22:21-23 13:21-30
42. A New Commandment       13:31-35
43. A Prediction of Peter's Denial       13:36-38
44. The Lord's Supper Instituted 26:26-29 14:22-25 22:15-20  
45. The Upper Room Discourse       14:1-16:33
46. Jesus' High Priestly Prayer       17:1-26
47. Arrival at Mount Olives 26:30 14:26 22:39 18:1-2
48. Jesus Foretells His Death & the Apostles' Desertion 26:31-32 14:27-28    
49. Peter's Strenuous Objection & the Lord's Prediction of His Denial 26:33-35 14:29-31 22:31-34  
50. Jesus and the Sword     22:35-38  
51. Jesus' Agony in Gethsemane 26:36-46 14:32-42 22:39-46  
52. Jesus is Betrayed and Arrested 26:47-56 14:43-52 22:47-53 18:2-12
53. Peter Draws His Sword 26:51 14:47 22:50 18:10-11
54. Healing of Malchus' Ear     22:51  
55. The Disciples Forsake Jesus 26:56 14:50 22:54 18:12
56. A Disciple who was Almost Caught   14:51-52    
57. The Illegality of Jesus' Arrest        

THURSDAY

       
58. Jewish Trial Before Annas      

18:13-14 18:19-23

59. Trial Before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin 26:57-68 14:53-65 22:54a, 63-65 18:24
60. The Sanhedrin's Violations of Hebrew Jurisprudence        
61. Peter's Denial of Christ 26:69-75 14:66-72 22:54-62

18:15-18 18:25-27

62. The Sanhedrin Condemns Jesus 27:1 15:1 22:66-71  
63. Judas' Remorse and Suicide 27:3-10      
64. The Sanhedrin's Violations of Hebrew Jurisprudence        
65. An Introduction to Pontius Pilate        
66. First Roman Trial Before Pilate 27:2,11-14 15:1-5 23:1-7 18:28-38
67. Jesus' Trial Before Herod Antipas     23:8-12  
68. Second Trial Before Pilate 27:15-26 15:6-15 23:13-25 18:39-19:16
69. Pilate's Decision To Let Jesus Go     23:13-25  
70. Release of a Prisoner During Passover 27:15-18 15:6-10   18:39
71. A Warning from Pilate's Wife 27:19      
72. The Crowd Demands Barabbas' Release 27:20-23 15:11-14 23:18-22 18:40
73. Pilate Washes His Hands 27:24   23:23  
74. Jews Assume Liability for Jesus' Death 27:25      
75. Barabbas is Released 27:26a 15:15a 23:24-25  
76. Jesus is Mocked and Scourged 27:27-30 15:16-19   19:1-3
77. Pilate's Failed Attempt to Release Jesus       19:4-6a
78. Pilate Makes His Decision       19:6b
79. A New Charge Against Jesus       19:7-11
80. Pilate Seeks to Release Jesus       19:12a
81. Chief Priests Blackmail Pilate       19:12b
82. Pilate Orders Jesus' Crucifixion 27:26b 15:15b   19:13-16
83. Jesus Led Away to Calvary 27:31-34 15:20-23 23:26-33 19:16-17
84. Jesus is Crucified 27:33-35 15:22-25 23:33 19:17-18
85. Jesus' 1st Saying on the Cross     23:34a  
86. Casting Lots for Jesus' Garments 27:35-36 15:24 23:34b 19:23-24
87. The Nameplate on the Cross 27:37 15:26 23:38 19:19-22
88. The Leaders & People Make Fun of Christ 27:39-44 15:29-32 23:35-37  
89. 2nd Saying on the Cross - The Penitent Thief     23:39-43  
90. 3rd Saying on the Cross - Jesus, John, & the Women 27:55-56 15:40-41   19:25-27
91. Darkness Covers the Land 27:45 15:33 23:44-45  
92. 4th Saying on the Cross 27:46-47 15:34-35    
93. 5th Saying on the Cross 27:48-49 15:36   19:28-29
94. 6th Saying on the Cross       19:30a
95. 7th Saying on the Cross; Jesus Dies 27:50 15:37 23:46 19:30b
96. The Jesus-Became-A-Sinner Heresy        
97. Temple Veil Rent in Two 27:51a 15:38 23:45  
98. The Earthquake 27:51b      
99. The Centurion's Confession 27:54 15:39 23:47  
100. Public Lamentation     23:48  
101. The Women at the Cross 27:55-56 15:40-41 23:49  
102. Hastening Jesus' Death       19:31
103. The Thieves' Legs Are Broken       19:32
104. Jesus' Side Pierced       19:33-37
105. Joseph Petitions Pilate for Jesus' Body 27:57-58 15:42-45 23:50-52 19:38
106. Jesus' Body is Wrapped and Entombed 27:59-60 15:46 23:53-54 19:41-42
107. The Women at the Tomb 27:61 15:47 23:55-56  

FRIDAY

       
108. Nicodemus Anoints Jesus' Body       19:39-40

SATURDAY

       
109. Armed Guards Stand Guard at the Tomb 27:62-66      
110. A Day of Quiet Rest; Sabbath        

RESURRECTION SUNDAY

       
111. Jesus Rises from the Dead; Another Earthquake 28:2-4      
112. The Resurrection of the Saints

27:52-53

     
113. The Women Discover The Empty Tomb 28:1 16:1-4 24:1-3 20:1
114. Mary Relays The News to the Apostles       20:2

POST RESURRECTION APPEARANCES OF JESUS

       
115. The Angels at the Tomb 28:5-8 16:5-8 24:4-8  
116. The Unbelief of the Apostles     24:9-11  
117. Peter & John Visit the Tomb     24:12 20:2-10
118. Jesus' Post Resurrection Appearances        
119. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene   16:9   20:11-17
120. Mary Tells the Apostles About Their Resurrected Lord   16:10-11   20:18
121. Jesus Appears to Other Women 28:9-10      
122. The Guards Report the Empty Tomb 28:11      
123. The Duplicity of the Chief Priests 28:12-15      
124. Jesus Appears to Peter    

24:34

 
125. Jesus on the Emmaus Road   16:12 24:13-32  
126. Back to Jerusalem and the Apostles   16:13 24:33-35  
127. Jesus Appears to the Disciples With Thomas Absent     24:36-48 20:19-20
128. Jesus Commissions His Disciples       20:21-23
129. Thomas Remains Skeptical       20:24-25
130. Jesus Appears to the Disciples With Thomas Present       20:26-31
131. Jesus Appears to the Disciples Fishing       21:1-23
132. The Miraculous Catch of Fishes       21:4-14
133. The Recommissioning of Peter       21:15-17
134. A Prediction of Peter's End       21:18-19
135. A Rumored Prediction of John's End       21:20-23
136. John Closes Out His Gospel Account       21:24-25
137. The Great Commission 28:16-20 16:14-18    
138. Matthew Closes Out His Gospel Account 28:20      
139. Jesus Appears to Over 500 Disciples     1 Cor 15:6  
140. Jesus Appears to James     1 Cor 15:7a  
141. Jesus Appears to the Apostles Again     1 Cor 15:7b  
142. Jesus Appears to the Apostles Again     Acts 1:1-3  

ASCENSION TO HEAVEN

       
143. The Last Commission to the Disciples     24:49  
144. Jesus Ascends to Heaven   16:19 24:50-51  
145. Luke Closes Out His Gospel Account     24:52-53  
146. Mark Closes Out His Gospel Account   16:20    

 

SCRIPTURE TEXTS

Unless otherwise noted, Old Testament Scripture quotations cited in this frame are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) published by the Lockman Foundation.

 

Genesis 1:1-31, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (3) Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (4) God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. (5) God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. (6) Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." (7) God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. (8) God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. (9) Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. (10) God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. (11) Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so. (12) The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. (13) There was evening and there was morning, a third day. (14) Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; (15) and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. (16) God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. (17) God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, (18) and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. (19) There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. (20) Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens." (21) God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (22) God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." (23) There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. (24) Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so. (25) God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (26) Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." (27) God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (28) God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (29) Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; (30) and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so. (31) God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


Genesis 2:1-25, Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. (2) By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. (3) Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. (4) This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. (5) Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. (6) But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. (7) Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (8) The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. (9) Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (10) Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. (11) The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. (12) The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. (13) The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. (14) The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. (15) Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. (16) The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; (17) but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." (18) Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." (19) Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. (20) The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. (21) So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. (22) The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. (23) The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." (24) For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. (25) And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.


Genesis 3:1-24, Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" (2) The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; (3) but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'" (4) The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! (5) "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (6) When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. (7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. (8) They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. (9) Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" (10) He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself." (11) And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" (12) The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate." (13) Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." (14) The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; (15) And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel." (16) To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you." (17) Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life. (18) "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field; (19) By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return." (20) Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. (21) The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. (22) Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"— (23) therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. (24) So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 4:1-26, Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD." (2) Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (3) So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground. (4) Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; (5) but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. (6) Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? (7) "If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." (8) Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. (9) Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" (10) He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground. (11) "Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. (12) "When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth." (13) Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear! (14) "Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." (15) So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him. (16) Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. (17) Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son. (18) Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael became the father of Methushael, and Methushael became the father of Lamech. (19) Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah. (20) Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. (21) His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. (22) As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. (23) Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me; (24) If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold." (25) Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, "God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him." (26) To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.


Genesis 3:6-7, When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. (7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.


Genesis 4:1-8, Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD." (2) Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (3) So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground. (4) Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; (5) but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. (6) Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? (7) "If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." (8) Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.


Genesis 5:22-24, And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: {23} And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: {24} And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.


Genesis 5:32, And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth…{7:6} And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.


Genesis 6:2,4 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose...{4} There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.


Genesis 6:3, And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.


Genesis 6:17, And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

Genesis 7:6, And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Genesis 7:11-24, In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. (12) And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. (13) In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; (14) They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. (15) And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. (16) And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. (17) And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. (18) And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. (19) And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. (20) Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. (21) And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: (22) All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. (23) And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. (24) And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.


Genesis 8:20-22, And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. {21} And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. {22} While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Genesis 9:22-23, And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. {23} And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.


Genesis 10:1-32, Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. {2} The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. {3} And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. {4} And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. {5} By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. {6} And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. {7} And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. {8} And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. {9} He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. {10} And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. {11} Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, {12} And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. {13} And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, {14} And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. {15} And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, {16} And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, {17} And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, {18} And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. {19} And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. {20} These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. {21} Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. {22} The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. {23} And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. {24} And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. {25} And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. {26} And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, {27} And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, {28} And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, {29} And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. {30} And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. {31} These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. {32} These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.


Genesis 15:1, After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.


Genesis 15:12-16, And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. {13} And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; {14} And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. {15} And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. {16} But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.


Genesis 17:9-11, And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. {10} This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. {11} And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.


Genesis 17:12-14, And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. {13} He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. {14} And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.


Genesis 17:23-27, And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. {24} And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. {25} And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. {26} In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. {27} And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.


Genesis 18:1-5, And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; {2} And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, {3} And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: {4} Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: {5} And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.


Genesis 19:1-26, And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; {2} And he said, Behold now, my Lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. {3} And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. {4} But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: {5} And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. {6} And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, {7} And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. {8} Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. {9} And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. {10} But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. {11} And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. {12} And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: {13} For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. {14} And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. {15} And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. {16} And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. {17} And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. {18} And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: {19} Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: {20} Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. {21} And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. {22} Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. {23} The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. {24} Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; {25} And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. {26} But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.


Genesis 19:5,24, And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them…{24} Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.


Genesis 19:14, And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.


Genesis 19:24-25, Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; {25} And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.


Genesis 21:4, And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.


Genesis 21:17, And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.


Genesis 22:4-5, Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. {5} And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.


Genesis 24:7, The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence…{40} And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house.


Genesis 24:11, And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.


Genesis 24:43, Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink.


Genesis 25:28-34, And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. {29} And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: {30} And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. {31} And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. {32} And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? {33} And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. {34} Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.


Genesis 28:10-15, And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. {11} And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. {12} And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. {13} And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; {14} And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. {15} And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.


Genesis 30:1, And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 30:36, And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

Genesis 31:22-23, And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. (23) And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.


Genesis 31:40, Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.


Genesis 32:1, And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.


Genesis 32:24-30, And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. {25} And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. {26} And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. {27} And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. {28} And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. {29} And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. {30} And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.


Genesis 33:18-20, And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city. {19} And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money. {20} And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel.


Genesis 35:16,19, And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour…{19} And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.


Genesis 37:9-10, And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. {10} And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?


Genesis 38:1-26, And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. {2} And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. {3} And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. {4} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. {5} And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. {6} And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. {7} And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him. {8} And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. {9} And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. {10} And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also. {11} Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house. {12} And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. {13} And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. {14} And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. {15} When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face. {16} And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? {17} And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? {18} And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. {19} And she arose, and went away, and laid by her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. {20} And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not. {21} Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place. {22} And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place. {23} And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her. {24} And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. {25} When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. {26} And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

Genesis 39:7-12, And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. (8) But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; (9) There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? (10) And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. (11) And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. (12) And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.


Genesis 40:1-8, And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their Lord the king of Egypt. {2} And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. {3} And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. {4} And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. {5} And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. {6} And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. {7} And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his Lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? {8} And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

Genesis 41:14-16, Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.  (15)  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.  (16)  And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

Genesis 41:17-24, And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: {18} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: {19} And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: {20} And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: {21} And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. {22} And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: {23} And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: {24} And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.


Genesis 41:25-27, And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do. {26} The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. {27} And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.


Genesis 41:41-43, And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. {42} And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; {43} And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.


Genesis 43:22-23, And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. {23} And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.


Genesis 46:27, And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.


Genesis 47:29-31, And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: {30} But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. {31} And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.


Genesis 48:7, And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.


Exodus 3:1-3, Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. {2} And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. {3} And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.


Exodus 3:4-5, And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. {5} And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.


Exodus 3:6, Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.


Exodus 3:14, And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.


Exodus 4:1-8, And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee. {2} And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. {3} And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. {4} And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: {5} That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. {6} And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. {7} And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. {8} And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.


Exodus 4:22-23, And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: {23} And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.


Exodus 7:4, But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.


Exodus 7:10-12, And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. {11} Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. {12} For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.


Exodus 7:13, And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.


Exodus 7:22-23, And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said. {23} And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.


Exodus 8:5-7, And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. {6} And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. {7} And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.


Exodus 8:15,19,32 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said…{19} Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said…{32} And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.


Exodus 9:7,34-35, And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go…{34} And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. {35} And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses.


Exodus 9:12, And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses.


Exodus 10:1,20,27, And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him…{20} But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go…{27} But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.


Exodus 11:1-10, And the Lord said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. {2} Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. {3} And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people. {4} And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: {5} And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. {6} And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. {7} But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. {8} And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger. {9} And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. {10} And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.


Exodus 12:1-51, And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, {2} This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. {3} Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: {4} And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. {5} Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: {6} And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. {7} And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. {8} And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. {9} Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. {10} And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. {11} And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’S passover. {12} For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. {13} And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. {14} And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. {15} Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. {16} And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. {17} And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. {18} In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. {19} Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. {20} Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread. {21} Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. {22} And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. {23} For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. {24} And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. {25} And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. {26} And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? {27} That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. {28} And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {29} And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. {30} And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. {31} And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said. {32} Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also. {33} And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. {34} And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. {35} And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: {36} And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians. {37} And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. {38} And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. {39} And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual. {40} Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. {41} And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. {42} It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations. {43} And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: {44} But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. {45} A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. {46} In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. {47} All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. {48} And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. {49} One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. {50} Thus did all the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {51} And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.


Exodus 12:10, And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.


Exodus 12:15-16, Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. {16} And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.


Exodus 12:46, "It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it.


Exodus 13:1-10, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me." (3) Moses said to the people, "Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the LORD brought you out from this place. And nothing leavened shall be eaten. (4) "On this day in the month of Abib, you are about to go forth. (5) "It shall be when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall observe this rite in this month. (6) "For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD. (7) "Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders. (8) "You shall tell your son on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.' (9) "And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt. (10) "Therefore, you shall keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.


Exodus 13:2, "Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me." Repeated in 13:12, 15.


Exodus 13:9,16, "And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt...(16) "So it shall serve as a sign on your hand and as phylacteries on your forehead, for with a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."


Exodus 13:11-16, "Now when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, as He swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it to you, (12) you shall devote to the LORD the first offspring of every womb, and the first offspring of every beast that you own; the males belong to the LORD. (13) "But every first offspring of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem. (14) "And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' then you shall say to him, 'With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. (15) 'It came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the males, the first offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.' (16) "So it shall serve as a sign on your hand and as phylacteries on your forehead, for with a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."


Exodus 14:4,8,17,
"Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." And they did so...(8) The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly...(17) "As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.


Exodus 15:26, And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."


Exodus 15:27, Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.


Exodus 16:9-15, Then Moses said to Aaron, "Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your grumblings.'" (10) It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. (11) And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (12) "I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'" (13) So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. (14) When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. (15) When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.


Exodus 19:3-4, Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: (4) 'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.


Exodus 19:16, So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.


Exodus 20:4, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.


Exodus 20:8-11, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (9) "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, (10) but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. (11) "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.


Exodus 20:12, "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.


Exodus 20:13, "You shall not murder.


Exodus 20:14, "You shall not commit adultery.


Exodus 20:15, "You shall not steal.


Exodus 20:18-19, All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. (19) Then they said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die."


Exodus 20:26, 'And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.'


Exodus 21:1-6, "Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them: (2) "If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment. (3) "If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him. (4) "If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone. (5) "But if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,' (6) then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.

Exodus 21:18-23,  "If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed, (19) if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed. (20) "If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished. (21) "If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property. (22) "If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. (23) "But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life,

Exodus 21:24-25, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, (25) burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.


Exodus 22:1, "If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.


Exodus 22:2-3, "If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account. (3) "But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.


Exodus 22:4,7, "If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double...(7) "If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man's house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.


Exodus 22:9, "For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.


Exodus 22:16-17, "If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife. (17) "If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.


Exodus 22:19, "Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.


Exodus 22:21-24, "You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (22) "You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. (23) "If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry; (24) and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.


Exodus 22:25-27, "If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. (26) "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, (27) for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.


Exodus 22:28, "You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.


Exodus 23:1, "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.


Exodus 23:12, "Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.


Exodus 23:14-17, "Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast to Me. (15) "You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. (16) "Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field. (17) "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.


Exodus 23:19, "You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother.

Exodus 25:10, "They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.


Exodus 25:30, "You shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.


Exodus 26:1, "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.


Exodus 28:5-7, "They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen. (6) "They shall also make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman. (7) "It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.

Exodus 28:15-16, "You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it. (16) "It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width.


Exodus 28:31-35, "You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. (32) "There shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn. (33) "You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: (34) a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe. (35) "It shall be on Aaron when he ministers; and its tinkling shall be heard when he enters and leaves the holy place before the LORD, so that he will not die.


Exodus 29:1-35, "Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish, (2) and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour. (3) "You shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams. (4) "Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. (5) "You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod; (6) and you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban. (7) "Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. (8) "You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them. (9) "You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. (10) "Then you shall bring the bull before the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. (11) "You shall slaughter the bull before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (12) "You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. (13) "You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and offer them up in smoke on the altar. (14) "But the flesh of the bull and its hide and its refuse, you shall burn with fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering. (15) "You shall also take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram; (16) and you shall slaughter the ram and shall take its blood and sprinkle it around on the altar. (17) "Then you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and its head. (18) "You shall offer up in smoke the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD. (19) "Then you shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram. (20) "You shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear and on the lobes of his sons' right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, and sprinkle the rest of the blood around on the altar. (21) "Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons' garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons' garments with him. (22) "You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right thigh (for it is a ram of ordination), (23) and one cake of bread and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread which is set before the LORD; (24) and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. (25) "You shall take them from their hands, and offer them up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the LORD; it is an offering by fire to the LORD. (26) "Then you shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of ordination, and wave it as a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be your portion. (27) "You shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one which was for Aaron and from the one which was for his sons. (28) "It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave offering; and it shall be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to the LORD. (29) "The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, that in them they may be anointed and ordained. (30) "For seven days the one of his sons who is priest in his stead shall put them on when he enters the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place. (31) "You shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a holy place. (32) "Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (33) "Thus they shall eat those things by which atonement was made at their ordination and consecration; but a layman shall not eat them, because they are holy. (34) "If any of the flesh of ordination or any of the bread remains until morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy. (35) "Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you; you shall ordain them through seven days.


Exodus 30:11-16, The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, (12) "When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague among them when you number them. (13) "This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD. (14) "Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the LORD. (15) "The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the LORD to make atonement for yourselves. (16) "You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves."


Exodus 30:13, "This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD.


Exodus 30:17-21, The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (18) "You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it. (19) "Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet from it; (20) when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD. (21) "So they shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they will not die; and it shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations."


Exodus 31:12-17, The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (13) "But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. (14) 'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. (15) 'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. (16) 'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.' (17) "It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."


Exodus 31:18, When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.


Exodus 33:1-3, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.' (2) "I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. (3) "Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way."


Exodus 33:20, But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"


Exodus 34:5-6, The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD. (6) Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;


Exodus 34:7, who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."


Exodus 34:11-16, "Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. (12) "Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst. (13) "But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim (14) —for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God— (15) otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice, (16) and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.


Exodus 34:12, "Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.


Exodus 34:22-23, "You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year. (23) "Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.


Exodus 34:26, "You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."


Exodus 34:29-30, It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him. (30) So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.


Exodus 40:34-35, Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. (35) Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Leviticus 1:1-17, Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When any man of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock. (3) 'If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD. (4) 'He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. (5) 'He shall slay the young bull before the LORD; and Aaron's sons the priests shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (6) 'He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. (7) 'The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. (8) 'Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, the head and the suet over the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. (9) 'Its entrails, however, and its legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. (10) 'But if his offering is from the flock, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer it a male without defect. (11) 'He shall slay it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. (12) 'He shall then cut it into its pieces with its head and its suet, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood which is on the fire that is on the altar. (13) 'The entrails, however, and the legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. (14) 'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons. (15) 'The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out on the side of the altar. (16) 'He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the ashes. (17) 'Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.


Leviticus 2:1-16, 'Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it. (2) 'He shall then bring it to Aaron's sons the priests; and shall take from it his handful of its fine flour and of its oil with all of its frankincense. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke as its memorial portion on the altar, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. (3) 'The remainder of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy, of the offerings to the LORD by fire. (4) 'Now when you bring an offering of a grain offering baked in an oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers spread with oil. (5) 'If your offering is a grain offering made on the griddle, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mixed with oil; (6) you shall break it into bits and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering. (7) 'Now if your offering is a grain offering made in a pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil. (8) 'When you bring in the grain offering which is made of these things to the LORD, it shall be presented to the priest and he shall bring it to the altar. (9) 'The priest then shall take up from the grain offering its memorial portion, and shall offer it up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. (10) 'The remainder of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy of the offerings to the LORD by fire. (11) 'No grain offering, which you bring to the LORD, shall be made with leaven, for you shall not offer up in smoke any leaven or any honey as an offering by fire to the LORD. (12) 'As an offering of first fruits you shall bring them to the LORD, but they shall not ascend for a soothing aroma on the altar. (13) 'Every grain offering of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. (14) 'Also if you bring a grain offering of early ripened things to the LORD, you shall bring fresh heads of grain roasted in the fire, grits of new growth, for the grain offering of your early ripened things. (15) 'You shall then put oil on it and lay incense on it; it is a grain offering. (16) 'The priest shall offer up in smoke its memorial portion, part of its grits and its oil with all its incense as an offering by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus 3:1-17, 'Now if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he is going to offer out of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD. (2) 'He shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and slay it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood around on the altar. (3) 'From the sacrifice of the peace offerings he shall present an offering by fire to the LORD, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, (4) and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys. (5) 'Then Aaron's sons shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire; it is an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. (6) 'But if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD is from the flock, he shall offer it, male or female, without defect. (7) 'If he is going to offer a lamb for his offering, then he shall offer it before the LORD, (8) and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and slay it before the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. (9) 'From the sacrifice of peace offerings he shall bring as an offering by fire to the LORD, its fat, the entire fat tail which he shall remove close to the backbone, and the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, (10) and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys. (11) 'Then the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar as food, an offering by fire to the LORD. (12) 'Moreover, if his offering is a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD, (13) and he shall lay his hand on its head and slay it before the tent of meeting, and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. (14) 'From it he shall present his offering as an offering by fire to the LORD, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, (15) and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys. (16) 'The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as food, an offering by fire for a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD'S. (17) 'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"


Leviticus 4:1-35, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a person sins unintentionally in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and commits any of them, (3) if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer to the LORD a bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed. (4) 'He shall bring the bull to the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull and slay the bull before the LORD. (5) 'Then the anointed priest is to take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting, (6) and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary. (7) 'The priest shall also put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense which is before the LORD in the tent of meeting; and all the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (8) 'He shall remove from it all the fat of the bull of the sin offering: the fat that covers the entrails, and all the fat which is on the entrails, (9) and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys (10) (just as it is removed from the ox of the sacrifice of peace offerings), and the priest is to offer them up in smoke on the altar of burnt offering. (11) 'But the hide of the bull and all its flesh with its head and its legs and its entrails and its refuse, (12) that is, all the rest of the bull, he is to bring out to a clean place outside the camp where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned. (13) 'Now if the whole congregation of Israel commits error and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, and they commit any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and they become guilty; (14) when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a bull of the herd for a sin offering and bring it before the tent of meeting. (15) 'Then the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slain before the LORD. (16) 'Then the anointed priest is to bring some of the blood of the bull to the tent of meeting; (17) and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil. (18) 'He shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the LORD in the tent of meeting; and all the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (19) 'He shall remove all its fat from it and offer it up in smoke on the altar. (20) 'He shall also do with the bull just as he did with the bull of the sin offering; thus he shall do with it. So the priest shall make atonement for them, and they will be forgiven. (21) 'Then he is to bring out the bull to a place outside the camp and burn it as he burned the first bull; it is the sin offering for the assembly. (22) 'When a leader sins and unintentionally does any one of all the things which the LORD his God has commanded not to be done, and he becomes guilty, (23) if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a male without defect. (24) 'He shall lay his hand on the head of the male goat and slay it in the place where they slay the burnt offering before the LORD; it is a sin offering. (25) 'Then the priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering. (26) 'All its fat he shall offer up in smoke on the altar as in the case of the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin, and he will be forgiven. (27) 'Now if anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and becomes guilty, (28) if his sin which he has committed is made known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without defect, for his sin which he has committed. (29) 'He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering. (30) 'The priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar. (31) 'Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat was removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven. (32) 'But if he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring it, a female without defect. (33) 'He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they slay the burnt offering. (34) 'The priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar. (35) 'Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offerings, and the priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar, on the offerings by fire to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him in regard to his sin which he has committed, and he will be forgiven.


Leviticus 5:1-19, 'Now if a person sins after he hears a public adjuration to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt. (2) 'Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty. (3) 'Or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever sort his uncleanness may be with which he becomes unclean, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty. (4) 'Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these. (5) 'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned. (6) 'He shall also bring his guilt offering to the LORD for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin. (7) 'But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. (8) 'He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first that which is for the sin offering and shall nip its head at the front of its neck, but he shall not sever it. (9) 'He shall also sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar: it is a sin offering. (10) 'The second he shall then prepare as a burnt offering according to the ordinance. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin which he has committed, and it will be forgiven him. (11) 'But if his means are insufficient for two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then for his offering for that which he has sinned, he shall bring the tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall not put oil on it or place incense on it, for it is a sin offering. (12) 'He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as its memorial portion and offer it up in smoke on the altar, with the offerings of the LORD by fire: it is a sin offering. (13) 'So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has committed from one of these, and it will be forgiven him; then the rest shall become the priest's, like the grain offering.'" (14) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (15) "If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD'S holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation in silver by shekels, in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering. (16) "He shall make restitution for that which he has sinned against the holy thing, and shall add to it a fifth part of it and give it to the priest. The priest shall then make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and it will be forgiven him. (17) "Now if a person sins and does any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment. (18) "He is then to bring to the priest a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his error in which he sinned unintentionally and did not know it, and it will be forgiven him. (19) "It is a guilt offering; he was certainly guilty before the LORD."

Leviticus 6:1-30, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "When a person sins and acts unfaithfully against the LORD, and deceives his companion in regard to a deposit or a security entrusted to him, or through robbery, or if he has extorted from his companion, (3) or has found what was lost and lied about it and sworn falsely, so that he sins in regard to any one of the things a man may do; (4) then it shall be, when he sins and becomes guilty, that he shall restore what he took by robbery or what he got by extortion, or the deposit which was entrusted to him or the lost thing which he found, (5) or anything about which he swore falsely; he shall make restitution for it in full and add to it one-fifth more. He shall give it to the one to whom it belongs on the day he presents his guilt offering. (6) "Then he shall bring to the priest his guilt offering to the LORD, a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering, (7) and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he will be forgiven for any one of the things which he may have done to incur guilt." (8) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (9) "Command Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the law for the burnt offering: the burnt offering itself shall remain on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire on the altar is to be kept burning on it. (10) 'The priest is to put on his linen robe, and he shall put on undergarments next to his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire reduces the burnt offering on the altar and place them beside the altar. (11) 'Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. (12) 'The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not go out, but the priest shall burn wood on it every morning; and he shall lay out the burnt offering on it, and offer up in smoke the fat portions of the peace offerings on it. (13) 'Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out. (14) 'Now this is the law of the grain offering: the sons of Aaron shall present it before the LORD in front of the altar. (15) 'Then one of them shall lift up from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering, with its oil and all the incense that is on the grain offering, and he shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, a soothing aroma, as its memorial offering to the LORD. (16) 'What is left of it Aaron and his sons are to eat. It shall be eaten as unleavened cakes in a holy place; they are to eat it in the court of the tent of meeting. (17) 'It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their share from My offerings by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering. (18) 'Every male among the sons of Aaron may eat it; it is a permanent ordinance throughout your generations, from the offerings by fire to the LORD. Whoever touches them will become consecrated.'" (19) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (20) "This is the offering which Aaron and his sons are to present to the LORD on the day when he is anointed; the tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening. (21) "It shall be prepared with oil on a griddle. When it is well stirred, you shall bring it. You shall present the grain offering in baked pieces as a soothing aroma to the LORD. (22) "The anointed priest who will be in his place among his sons shall offer it. By a permanent ordinance it shall be entirely offered up in smoke to the LORD. (23) "So every grain offering of the priest shall be burned entirely. It shall not be eaten." (24) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (25) "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is the law of the sin offering: in the place where the burnt offering is slain the sin offering shall be slain before the LORD; it is most holy. (26) 'The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. It shall be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the tent of meeting. (27) 'Anyone who touches its flesh will become consecrated; and when any of its blood splashes on a garment, in a holy place you shall wash what was splashed on. (28) 'Also the earthenware vessel in which it was boiled shall be broken; and if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall be scoured and rinsed in water. (29) 'Every male among the priests may eat of it; it is most holy. (30) 'But no sin offering of which any of the blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the holy place shall be eaten; it shall be burned with fire.


Leviticus 7:1-38, 'Now this is the law of the guilt offering; it is most holy. (2) 'In the place where they slay the burnt offering they are to slay the guilt offering, and he shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar. (3) 'Then he shall offer from it all its fat: the fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails, (4) and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and the lobe on the liver he shall remove with the kidneys. (5) 'The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire to the LORD; it is a guilt offering. (6) 'Every male among the priests may eat of it. It shall be eaten in a holy place; it is most holy. (7) 'The guilt offering is like the sin offering, there is one law for them; the priest who makes atonement with it shall have it. (8) 'Also the priest who presents any man's burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has presented. (9) 'Likewise, every grain offering that is baked in the oven and everything prepared in a pan or on a griddle shall belong to the priest who presents it. (10) 'Every grain offering, mixed with oil or dry, shall belong to all the sons of Aaron, to all alike. (11) 'Now this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings which shall be presented to the LORD. (12) 'If he offers it by way of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of well stirred fine flour mixed with oil. (13) 'With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread. (14) 'Of this he shall present one of every offering as a contribution to the LORD; it shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings. (15) 'Now as for the flesh of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offerings, it shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it over until morning. (16) 'But if the sacrifice of his offering is a votive or a freewill offering, it shall be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice, and on the next day what is left of it may be eaten; (17) but what is left over from the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire. (18) 'So if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings should ever be eaten on the third day, he who offers it will not be accepted, and it will not be reckoned to his benefit. It shall be an offensive thing, and the person who eats of it will bear his own iniquity. (19) 'Also the flesh that touches anything unclean shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. As for other flesh, anyone who is clean may eat such flesh. (20) 'But the person who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, in his uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from his people. (21) 'When anyone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, or any unclean detestable thing, and eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.'" (22) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (23) "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat. (24) 'Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it. (25) 'For whoever eats the fat of the animal from which an offering by fire is offered to the LORD, even the person who eats shall be cut off from his people. (26) 'You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings. (27) 'Any person who eats any blood, even that person shall be cut off from his people.'" (28) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (29) "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the LORD shall bring his offering to the LORD from the sacrifice of his peace offerings. (30) 'His own hands are to bring offerings by fire to the LORD. He shall bring the fat with the breast, that the breast may be presented as a wave offering before the LORD. (31) 'The priest shall offer up the fat in smoke on the altar, but the breast shall belong to Aaron and his sons. (32) 'You shall give the right thigh to the priest as a contribution from the sacrifices of your peace offerings. (33) 'The one among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings and the fat, the right thigh shall be his as his portion. (34) 'For I have taken the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their due forever from the sons of Israel. (35) 'This is that which is consecrated to Aaron and that which is consecrated to his sons from the offerings by fire to the LORD, in that day when he presented them to serve as priests to the LORD. (36) 'These the LORD had commanded to be given them from the sons of Israel in the day that He anointed them. It is their due forever throughout their generations.'" (37) This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering and the ordination offering and the sacrifice of peace offerings, (38) which the LORD commanded Moses at Mount Sinai in the day that He commanded the sons of Israel to present their offerings to the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai.


Leviticus 8:1-36, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread, (3) and assemble all the congregation at the doorway of the tent of meeting." (4) So Moses did just as the LORD commanded him. When the congregation was assembled at the doorway of the tent of meeting, (5) Moses said to the congregation, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded to do." (6) Then Moses had Aaron and his sons come near and washed them with water. (7) He put the tunic on him and girded him with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the artistic band of the ephod, with which he tied it to him. (8) He then placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim. (9) He also placed the turban on his head, and on the turban, at its front, he placed the golden plate, the holy crown, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (10) Moses then took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. (11) He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them. (12) Then he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him, to consecrate him. (13) Next Moses had Aaron's sons come near and clothed them with tunics, and girded them with sashes and bound caps on them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (14) Then he brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering. (15) Next Moses slaughtered it and took the blood and with his finger put some of it around on the horns of the altar, and purified the altar. Then he poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar and consecrated it, to make atonement for it. (16) He also took all the fat that was on the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat; and Moses offered it up in smoke on the altar. (17) But the bull and its hide and its flesh and its refuse he burned in the fire outside the camp, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (18) Then he presented the ram of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. (19) Moses slaughtered it and sprinkled the blood around on the altar. (20) When he had cut the ram into its pieces, Moses offered up the head and the pieces and the suet in smoke. (21) After he had washed the entrails and the legs with water, Moses offered up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It was a burnt offering for a soothing aroma; it was an offering by fire to the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (22) Then he presented the second ram, the ram of ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. (23) Moses slaughtered it and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. (24) He also had Aaron's sons come near; and Moses put some of the blood on the lobe of their right ear, and on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. Moses then sprinkled the rest of the blood around on the altar. (25) He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the entrails, and the lobe of the liver and the two kidneys and their fat and the right thigh. (26) From the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer, and placed them on the portions of fat and on the right thigh. (27) He then put all these on the hands of Aaron and on the hands of his sons and presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. (28) Then Moses took them from their hands and offered them up in smoke on the altar with the burnt offering. They were an ordination offering for a soothing aroma; it was an offering by fire to the LORD. (29) Moses also took the breast and presented it for a wave offering before the LORD; it was Moses' portion of the ram of ordination, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (30) So Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him. (31) Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, "Boil the flesh at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and eat it there together with the bread which is in the basket of the ordination offering, just as I commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.' (32) "The remainder of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn in the fire. (33) "You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled; for he will ordain you through seven days. (34) "The LORD has commanded to do as has been done this day, to make atonement on your behalf. (35) "At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and keep the charge of the LORD, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded." (36) Thus Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD had commanded through Moses.


Leviticus 10:1-7, Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them. (2) And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. (3) Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent. (4) Moses called also to Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron's uncle Uzziel, and said to them, "Come forward, carry your relatives away from the front of the sanctuary to the outside of the camp." (5) So they came forward and carried them still in their tunics to the outside of the camp, as Moses had said. (6) Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not become wrathful against all the congregation. But your kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail the burning which the LORD has brought about. (7) "You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for the LORD'S anointing oil is upon you." So they did according to the word of Moses.


Leviticus 10:9, "Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die—it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations—


Leviticus 11:1-47, The LORD spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. (3) 'Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. (4) 'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you. (5) 'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; (6) the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; (7) and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you. (8) 'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you. (9) 'These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. (10) 'But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you, (11) and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest. (12) 'Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is abhorrent to you. (13) 'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, (14) and the kite and the falcon in its kind, (15) every raven in its kind, (16) and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind, (17) and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl, (18) and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture, (19) and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat. (20) 'All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. (21) 'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth. (22) 'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds. (23) 'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you. (24) 'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening, (25) and whoever picks up any of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. (26) 'Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean. (27) 'Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean to you; whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening, (28) and the one who picks up their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; they are unclean to you. (29) 'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds, (30) and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand reptile, and the chameleon. (31) 'These are to you the unclean among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening. (32) 'Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article, or clothing, or a skin, or a sack—any article of which use is made—it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean. (33) 'As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean and you shall break the vessel. (34) 'Any of the food which may be eaten, on which water comes, shall become unclean, and any liquid which may be drunk in every vessel shall become unclean. (35) 'Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you. (36) 'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean. (37) 'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean. (38) 'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you. (39) 'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening. (40) 'He too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. (41) 'Now every swarming thing that swarms on the earth is detestable, not to be eaten. (42) 'Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable. (43) 'Do not render yourselves detestable through any of the swarming things that swarm; and you shall not make yourselves unclean with them so that you become unclean. (44) 'For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. (45) 'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'" (46) This is the law regarding the animal and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth, (47) to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.


Leviticus 11:22-23, 'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds. (23) 'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.


Leviticus 12:1-8, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: 'When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean. (3) 'On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. (4) 'Then she shall remain in the blood of her purification for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are completed. (5) 'But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her menstruation; and she shall remain in the blood of her purification for sixty-six days. (6) 'When the days of her purification are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the doorway of the tent of meeting a one year old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering. (7) 'Then he shall offer it before the LORD and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who bears a child, whether a male or a female. (8) 'But if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, the one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.'"


Leviticus 12:3, 'On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.


Leviticus 13:1-44, Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, (2) "When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling or a scab or a bright spot, and it becomes an infection of leprosy on the skin of his body, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests. (3) "The priest shall look at the mark on the skin of the body, and if the hair in the infection has turned white and the infection appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is an infection of leprosy; when the priest has looked at him, he shall pronounce him unclean. (4) "But if the bright spot is white on the skin of his body, and it does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and the hair on it has not turned white, then the priest shall isolate him who has the infection for seven days. (5) "The priest shall look at him on the seventh day, and if in his eyes the infection has not changed and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall isolate him for seven more days. (6) "The priest shall look at him again on the seventh day, and if the infection has faded and the mark has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scab. And he shall wash his clothes and be clean. (7) "But if the scab spreads farther on the skin after he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall appear again to the priest. (8) "The priest shall look, and if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is leprosy. (9) "When the infection of leprosy is on a man, then he shall be brought to the priest. (10) "The priest shall then look, and if there is a white swelling in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is quick raw flesh in the swelling, (11) it is a chronic leprosy on the skin of his body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not isolate him, for he is unclean. (12) "If the leprosy breaks out farther on the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of him who has the infection from his head even to his feet, as far as the priest can see, (13) then the priest shall look, and behold, if the leprosy has covered all his body, he shall pronounce clean him who has the infection; it has all turned white and he is clean. (14) "But whenever raw flesh appears on him, he shall be unclean. (15) "The priest shall look at the raw flesh, and he shall pronounce him unclean; the raw flesh is unclean, it is leprosy. (16) "Or if the raw flesh turns again and is changed to white, then he shall come to the priest, (17) and the priest shall look at him, and behold, if the infection has turned to white, then the priest shall pronounce clean him who has the infection; he is clean. (18) "When the body has a boil on its skin and it is healed, (19) and in the place of the boil there is a white swelling or a reddish-white, bright spot, then it shall be shown to the priest; (20) and the priest shall look, and behold, if it appears to be lower than the skin, and the hair on it has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is the infection of leprosy, it has broken out in the boil. (21) "But if the priest looks at it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it and it is not lower than the skin and is faded, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days; (22) and if it spreads farther on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection. (23) "But if the bright spot remains in its place and does not spread, it is only the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean. (24) "Or if the body sustains in its skin a burn by fire, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white, (25) then the priest shall look at it. And if the hair in the bright spot has turned white and it appears to be deeper than the skin, it is leprosy; it has broken out in the burn. Therefore, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection of leprosy. (26) "But if the priest looks at it, and indeed, there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is no deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days; (27) and the priest shall look at him on the seventh day. If it spreads farther in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infection of leprosy. (28) "But if the bright spot remains in its place and has not spread in the skin, but is dim, it is the swelling from the burn; and the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is only the scar of the burn. (29) "Now if a man or woman has an infection on the head or on the beard, (30) then the priest shall look at the infection, and if it appears to be deeper than the skin and there is thin yellowish hair in it, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is a scale, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard. (31) "But if the priest looks at the infection of the scale, and indeed, it appears to be no deeper than the skin and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate the person with the scaly infection for seven days. (32) "On the seventh day the priest shall look at the infection, and if the scale has not spread and no yellowish hair has grown in it, and the appearance of the scale is no deeper than the skin, (33) then he shall shave himself, but he shall not shave the scale; and the priest shall isolate the person with the scale seven more days. (34) "Then on the seventh day the priest shall look at the scale, and if the scale has not spread in the skin and it appears to be no deeper than the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; and he shall wash his clothes and be clean. (35) "But if the scale spreads farther in the skin after his cleansing, (36) then the priest shall look at him, and if the scale has spread in the skin, the priest need not seek for the yellowish hair; he is unclean. (37) "If in his sight the scale has remained, however, and black hair has grown in it, the scale has healed, he is clean; and the priest shall pronounce him clean. (38) "When a man or a woman has bright spots on the skin of the body, even white bright spots, (39) then the priest shall look, and if the bright spots on the skin of their bodies are a faint white, it is eczema that has broken out on the skin; he is clean. (40) "Now if a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald; he is clean. (41) "If his head becomes bald at the front and sides, he is bald on the forehead; he is clean. (42) "But if on the bald head or the bald forehead, there occurs a reddish-white infection, it is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or on his bald forehead. (43) "Then the priest shall look at him; and if the swelling of the infection is reddish-white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the body, (44) he is a leprous man, he is unclean. The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his infection is on his head.


Leviticus 13:45-46, "As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!' (46) "He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.


Leviticus 13:47-59, "When a garment has a mark of leprosy in it, whether it is a wool garment or a linen garment, (48) whether in warp or woof, of linen or of wool, whether in leather or in any article made of leather, (49) if the mark is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the leather, or in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, it is a leprous mark and shall be shown to the priest. (50) "Then the priest shall look at the mark and shall quarantine the article with the mark for seven days. (51) "He shall then look at the mark on the seventh day; if the mark has spread in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in the leather, whatever the purpose for which the leather is used, the mark is a leprous malignancy, it is unclean. (52) "So he shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or any article of leather in which the mark occurs, for it is a leprous malignancy; it shall be burned in the fire. (53) "But if the priest shall look, and indeed the mark has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, (54) then the priest shall order them to wash the thing in which the mark occurs and he shall quarantine it for seven more days. (55) "After the article with the mark has been washed, the priest shall again look, and if the mark has not changed its appearance, even though the mark has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire, whether an eating away has produced bareness on the top or on the front of it. (56) "Then if the priest looks, and if the mark has faded after it has been washed, then he shall tear it out of the garment or out of the leather, whether from the warp or from the woof; (57) and if it appears again in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, it is an outbreak; the article with the mark shall be burned in the fire. (58) "The garment, whether the warp or the woof, or any article of leather from which the mark has departed when you washed it, it shall then be washed a second time and will be clean." (59) This is the law for the mark of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, for pronouncing it clean or unclean.


Leviticus 14:1-57,
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest, (3) and the priest shall go out to the outside of the camp. Thus the priest shall look, and if the infection of leprosy has been healed in the leper, (4) then the priest shall give orders to take two live clean birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop for the one who is to be cleansed. (5) "The priest shall also give orders to slay the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water. (6) "As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the scarlet string and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was slain over the running water. (7) "He shall then sprinkle seven times the one who is to be cleansed from the leprosy and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the live bird go free over the open field. (8) "The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean. Now afterward, he may enter the camp, but he shall stay outside his tent for seven days. (9) "It will be on the seventh day that he shall shave off all his hair: he shall shave his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair. He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and be clean. (10) "Now on the eighth day he is to take two male lambs without defect, and a yearling ewe lamb without defect, and three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, and one log of oil; (11) and the priest who pronounces him clean shall present the man to be cleansed and the aforesaid before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. (12) "Then the priest shall take the one male lamb and bring it for a guilt offering, with the log of oil, and present them as a wave offering before the LORD. (13) "Next he shall slaughter the male lamb in the place where they slaughter the sin offering and the burnt offering, at the place of the sanctuary—for the guilt offering, like the sin offering, belongs to the priest; it is most holy. (14) "The priest shall then take some of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest shall put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. (15) "The priest shall also take some of the log of oil, and pour it into his left palm; (16) the priest shall then dip his right-hand finger into the oil that is in his left palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of the oil seven times before the LORD. (17) "Of the remaining oil which is in his palm, the priest shall put some on the right ear lobe of the one to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the guilt offering; (18) while the rest of the oil that is in the priest's palm, he shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf before the LORD. (19) "The priest shall next offer the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from his uncleanness. Then afterward, he shall slaughter the burnt offering. (20) "The priest shall offer up the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be clean. (21) "But if he is poor and his means are insufficient, then he is to take one male lamb for a guilt offering as a wave offering to make atonement for him, and one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, and a log of oil, (22) and two turtledoves or two young pigeons which are within his means, the one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering. (23) "Then the eighth day he shall bring them for his cleansing to the priest, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, before the LORD. (24) "The priest shall take the lamb of the guilt offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall offer them for a wave offering before the LORD. (25) "Next he shall slaughter the lamb of the guilt offering; and the priest is to take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. (26) "The priest shall also pour some of the oil into his left palm; (27) and with his right-hand finger the priest shall sprinkle some of the oil that is in his left palm seven times before the LORD. (28) "The priest shall then put some of the oil that is in his palm on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the guilt offering. (29) "Moreover, the rest of the oil that is in the priest's palm he shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed, to make atonement on his behalf before the LORD. (30) "He shall then offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, which are within his means. (31) "He shall offer what he can afford, the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, together with the grain offering. So the priest shall make atonement before the LORD on behalf of the one to be cleansed. (32) "This is the law for him in whom there is an infection of leprosy, whose means are limited for his cleansing." (33) The LORD further spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: (34) "When you enter the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a mark of leprosy on a house in the land of your possession, (35) then the one who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, 'Something like a mark of leprosy has become visible to me in the house.' (36) "The priest shall then command that they empty the house before the priest goes in to look at the mark, so that everything in the house need not become unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to look at the house. (37) "So he shall look at the mark, and if the mark on the walls of the house has greenish or reddish depressions and appears deeper than the surface, (38) then the priest shall come out of the house, to the doorway, and quarantine the house for seven days. (39) "The priest shall return on the seventh day and make an inspection. If the mark has indeed spread in the walls of the house, (40) then the priest shall order them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw them away at an unclean place outside the city. (41) "He shall have the house scraped all around inside, and they shall dump the plaster that they scrape off at an unclean place outside the city. (42) "Then they shall take other stones and replace those stones, and he shall take other plaster and replaster the house. (43) "If, however, the mark breaks out again in the house after he has torn out the stones and scraped the house, and after it has been replastered, (44) then the priest shall come in and make an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeed spread in the house, it is a malignant mark in the house; it is unclean. (45) "He shall therefore tear down the house, its stones, and its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an unclean place. (46) "Moreover, whoever goes into the house during the time that he has quarantined it, becomes unclean until evening. (47) "Likewise, whoever lies down in the house shall wash his clothes, and whoever eats in the house shall wash his clothes. (48) "If, on the other hand, the priest comes in and makes an inspection and the mark has not indeed spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the mark has not reappeared. (49) "To cleanse the house then, he shall take two birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop, (50) and he shall slaughter the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water. (51) "Then he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet string, with the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird as well as in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times. (52) "He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the running water, along with the live bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet string. (53) "However, he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean." (54) This is the law for any mark of leprosy—even for a scale, (55) and for the leprous garment or house, (56) and for a swelling, and for a scab, and for a bright spot— (57) to teach when they are unclean and when they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.


Leviticus 15:1-33,
The LORD also spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. (3) 'This, moreover, shall be his uncleanness in his discharge: it is his uncleanness whether his body allows its discharge to flow or whether his body obstructs its discharge. (4) 'Every bed on which the person with the discharge lies becomes unclean, and everything on which he sits becomes unclean. (5) 'Anyone, moreover, who touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening; (6) and whoever sits on the thing on which the man with the discharge has been sitting, shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (7) 'Also whoever touches the person with the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (8) 'Or if the man with the discharge spits on one who is clean, he too shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (9) 'Every saddle on which the person with the discharge rides becomes unclean. (10) 'Whoever then touches any of the things which were under him shall be unclean until evening, and he who carries them shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (11) 'Likewise, whomever the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (12) 'However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water. (13) 'Now when the man with the discharge becomes cleansed from his discharge, then he shall count off for himself seven days for his cleansing; he shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water and will become clean. (14) 'Then on the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD to the doorway of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest; (15) and the priest shall offer them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf before the LORD because of his discharge. (16) 'Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening. (17) 'As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening. (18) 'If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (19) 'When a woman has a discharge, if her discharge in her body is blood, she shall continue in her menstrual impurity for seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. (20) 'Everything also on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean, and everything on which she sits shall be unclean. (21) 'Anyone who touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (22) 'Whoever touches any thing on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (23) 'Whether it be on the bed or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. (24) 'If a man actually lies with her so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean. (25) 'Now if a woman has a discharge of her blood many days, not at the period of her menstrual impurity, or if she has a discharge beyond that period, all the days of her impure discharge she shall continue as though in her menstrual impurity; she is unclean. (26) 'Any bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her like her bed at menstruation; and every thing on which she sits shall be unclean, like her uncleanness at that time. (27) 'Likewise, whoever touches them shall be unclean and shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. (28) 'When she becomes clean from her discharge, she shall count off for herself seven days; and afterward she will be clean. (29) 'Then on the eighth day she shall take for herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them in to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting. (30) 'The priest shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement on her behalf before the LORD because of her impure discharge.' (31) "Thus you shall keep the sons of Israel separated from their uncleanness, so that they will not die in their uncleanness by their defiling My tabernacle that is among them." (32) This is the law for the one with a discharge, and for the man who has a seminal emission so that he is unclean by it, (33) and for the woman who is ill because of menstrual impurity, and for the one who has a discharge, whether a male or a female, or a man who lies with an unclean woman.


Leviticus 16:29-34, "This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you; (30) for it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the LORD. (31) "It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute. (32) "So the priest who is anointed and ordained to serve as priest in his father's place shall make atonement: he shall thus put on the linen garments, the holy garments, (33) and make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar. He shall also make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. (34) "Now you shall have this as a permanent statute, to make atonement for the sons of Israel for all their sins once every year." And just as the LORD had commanded Moses, so he did.


Leviticus 17:1-9, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, 'This is what the LORD has commanded, saying, (3) "Any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp, (4) and has not brought it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguiltiness is to be reckoned to that man. He has shed blood and that man shall be cut off from among his people. (5) "The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing in the open field, that they may bring them in to the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD. (6) "The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and offer up the fat in smoke as a soothing aroma to the LORD. (7) "They shall no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations."' (8) "Then you shall say to them, 'Any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, (9) and does not bring it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to offer it to the LORD, that man also shall be cut off from his people.


Leviticus 17:10-14, 'And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. (11) 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.' (12) "Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.' (13) "So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. (14) "For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.'


Leviticus 17:15, "When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.


Leviticus 18:6-18, 'None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD. (7) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. (8) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness. (9) 'The nakedness of your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover. (10) 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours. (11) 'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness. (12) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative. (13) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative. (14) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt. (15) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness. (16) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness. (17) 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is lewdness. (18) 'You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.


Leviticius 18:16, 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.


Leviticus 18:22,29, 'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination...(29) 'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.


Leviticus 19:12, 'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.


Leviticus 19:13, 'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

Leviticus 19:17, 'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.


Leviticus 19:18, 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.


Leviticus 19:33-34, 'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. (34) 'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.


Leviticus 20:10, 'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.


Leviticus 20:13, 'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.


Leviticus 20:15-16, 'If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. (16) 'If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.


Leviticus 20:17-21, 'If there is a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he bears his guilt. (18) 'If there is a man who lies with a menstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow, and she has exposed the flow of her blood; thus both of them shall be cut off from among their people. (19) 'You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for such a one has made naked his blood relative; they will bear their guilt. (20) 'If there is a man who lies with his uncle's wife he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless. (21) 'If there is a man who takes his brother's wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They will be childless.


Leviticus 20:21, 'If there is a man who takes his brother's wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They will be childless.


Leviticus 21:14, 'A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,


Leviticus 21:7, 'They shall not take a woman who is profaned by harlotry, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.


Leviticus 21:10-15, 'The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes; (11) nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother; (12) nor shall he go out of the sanctuary nor profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am the LORD. (13) 'He shall take a wife in her virginity. (14) 'A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people, (15) so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"


Leviticus 23:6-7, 'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. (7) 'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.


Leviticus 23:14, 'Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.


Leviticus 23:26-32, The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (27) "On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD. (28) "You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God. (29) "If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. (30) "As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. (31) "You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. (32) "It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath."


Leviticus 23:34-36,Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. {35} On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. {36} Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.


Leviticus 23:39-43, 'On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day. (40) 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. (41) 'You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. (42) 'You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths, (43) so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"


Leviticus 24:5-9, "Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. (6) "You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD. (7) "You shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to the LORD. (8) "Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before the LORD continually; it is an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel. (9) "It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the LORD'S offerings by fire, his portion forever."


Leviticus 24:14,23, "Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him...(23) Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


Leviticus 24:16, 'Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

Leviticus 24:17, 'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 24:18-20, 'The one who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life. (19) 'If a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him: (20) fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.


Leviticus 25:23-28, 'The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. (24) 'Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. (25) 'If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold. (26) 'Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption, (27) then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property. (28) 'But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property.


Leviticus 25:35-37, 'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. (36) 'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. (37) 'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.


Leviticus 27:30-33, 'Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; it is holy to the LORD. (31) 'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it. (32) 'For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD. (33) 'He is not to be concerned whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and its substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.'"


Numbers 3:11-13, Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (12) "Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine. (13) "For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the LORD."


Numbers 3:47-51, you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), (48) and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons." (49) So Moses took the ransom money from those who were in excess, beyond those ransomed by the Levites; (50) from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, 1,365. (51) Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


Numbers 4:3, from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.


Numbers 5:6-7, "Speak to the sons of Israel, 'When a man or woman commits any of the sins of mankind, acting unfaithfully against the LORD, and that person is guilty, (7) then he shall confess his sins which he has committed, and he shall make restitution in full for his wrong and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to him whom he has wronged.


Numbers 5:11-31, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (12) "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him, (13) and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act, (14) if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself, (15) the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of memorial, a reminder of iniquity. (16) 'Then the priest shall bring her near and have her stand before the LORD, (17) and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water. (18) 'The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and place the grain offering of memorial in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse. (19) 'The priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, "If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse; (20) if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you" (21) (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), "the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORD'S making your thigh waste away and your abdomen swell; (22) and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away." And the woman shall say, "Amen. Amen." (23) 'The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness. (24) 'Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness. (25) 'The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman's hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the LORD and bring it to the altar; (26) and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water. (27) 'When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people. (28) 'But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children. (29) 'This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself, (30) or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all this law to her. (31) 'Moreover, the man will be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.'"


Numbers 6:1-4, Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (2) "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When a man or woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to dedicate himself to the LORD, (3) he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes. (4) 'All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.


Numbers 9:11-12, 'In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (12) 'They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.


Numbers 11:16-17, The LORD therefore said to Moses, "Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you. (17) "Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.


Numbers 12:10-15, But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous. (11) Then Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned. (12) "Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother's womb!" (13) Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, "O God, heal her, I pray!" (14) But the LORD said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again." (15) So Miriam was shut up outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on until Miriam was received again.


Numbers 13:23-24, Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs. (24) That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.


Numbers 14:11-20, The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst? (12) "I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they." (13) But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst, (14) and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. (15) "Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say, (16) 'Because the LORD could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.' (17) "But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared, (18) 'The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.' (19) "Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." (20) So the LORD said, "I have pardoned them according to your word;


Numbers 15:22-31, 'But when you unwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses, (23) even all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day when the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations, (24) then it shall be, if it is done unintentionally, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering. (25) 'Then the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error. (26) 'So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through error. (27) 'Also if one person sins unintentionally, then he shall offer a one year old female goat for a sin offering. (28) 'The priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who goes astray when he sins unintentionally, making atonement for him that he may be forgiven. (29) 'You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. (30) 'But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. (31) 'Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'"


Numbers 15:35-36, Then the LORD said to Moses, "The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp." (36) So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


Numbers 15:37-41, The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, (38) "Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. (39) "It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, (40) so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. (41) "I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God."


Numbers 18:16, "As to their redemption price, from a month old you shall redeem them, by your valuation, five shekels in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.


Numbers 18:20-24, Then the LORD said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel. (21) "To the sons of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they perform, the service of the tent of meeting. (22) "The sons of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting again, or they will bear sin and die. (23) "Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance. (24) "For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, 'They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.'"


Numbers 19:11-22, 'The one who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days. (12) 'That one shall purify himself from uncleanness with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then he will be clean; but if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean. (13) 'Anyone who touches a corpse, the body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him. (14) 'This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent shall be unclean for seven days. (15) 'Every open vessel, which has no covering tied down on it, shall be unclean. (16) 'Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days. (17) 'Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel. (18) 'A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave. (19) 'Then the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify him from uncleanness, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean by evening. (20) 'But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean. (21) 'So it shall be a perpetual statute for them. And he who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening. (22) 'Furthermore, anything that the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.'"


Numbers 20:16, 'But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.


Numbers 22:31-33, Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed all the way to the ground. (32) The angel of the LORD said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way was contrary to me. (33) "But the donkey saw me and turned aside from me these three times. If she had not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed you just now, and let her live."


Numbers 26:52-56, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (53) "Among these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. (54) "To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them. (55) "But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. (56) "According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups."


Numbers 27:1-7, Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph, came near; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah. (2) They stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and all the congregation, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, saying, (3) "Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons. (4) "Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers." (5) So Moses brought their case before the LORD. (6) Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (7) "The daughters of Zelophehad are right in their statements. You shall surely give them a hereditary possession among their father's brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.


Numbers 27:8-11, "Further, you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter. (9) 'If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. (10) 'If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers. (11) 'If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.'"


Numbers 28:9, 'Then on the sabbath day two male lambs one year old without defect, and two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and its drink offering:


Numbers 29:7-11, 'Then on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall humble yourselves; you shall not do any work. (8) 'You shall present a burnt offering to the LORD as a soothing aroma: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect; (9) and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram, (10) a tenth for each of the seven lambs; (11) one male goat for a sin offering, besides the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.


Numbers 29:12-40, 'Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work, and you shall observe a feast to the LORD for seven days. (13) 'You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire as a soothing aroma to the LORD: thirteen bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old, which are without defect; (14) and their grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, (15) and a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs; (16) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering. (17) 'Then on the second day: twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (18) and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (19) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings. (20) 'Then on the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (21) and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (22) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering. (23) 'Then on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (24) their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (25) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering. (26) 'Then on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (27) and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (28) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering. (29) 'Then on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (30) and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (31) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offerings. (32) 'Then on the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect; (33) and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (34) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering. (35) 'On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work. (36) 'But you shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect; (37) their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance; (38) and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering. (39) 'You shall present these to the LORD at your appointed times, besides your votive offerings and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings and for your grain offerings and for your drink offerings and for your peace offerings.'" (40) Moses spoke to the sons of Israel in accordance with all that the LORD had commanded Moses.


Numbers 30:2, "If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.


Numbers 33:54, 'You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.


Numbers 34:11, and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down and reach to the slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.


Numbers 36:1-13, And the heads of the fathers' households of the family of the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders, the heads of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel, (2) and they said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the land by lot to the sons of Israel as an inheritance, and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. (3) "But if they marry one of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of our fathers and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; thus it will be withdrawn from our allotted inheritance. (4) "When the jubilee of the sons of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers." (5) Then Moses commanded the sons of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, "The tribe of the sons of Joseph are right in their statements. (6) "This is what the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.' (7) "Thus no inheritance of the sons of Israel shall be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the sons of Israel shall each hold to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. (8) "Every daughter who comes into possession of an inheritance of any tribe of the sons of Israel shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so that the sons of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers. (9) "Thus no inheritance shall be transferred from one tribe to another tribe, for the tribes of the sons of Israel shall each hold to his own inheritance." (10) Just as the LORD had commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did: (11) Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad married their uncles' sons. (12) They married those from the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained with the tribe of the family of their father. (13) These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded to the sons of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.


Deuteronomy 1:16-17, "Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him. (17) 'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'


Deuteronomy 3:17, the Arabah also, with the Jordan as a border, from Chinnereth even as far as the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Deuteronomy 4:29, "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.


Deuteronomy 6:4-6, "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! (5) "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (6) "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.


Deuteronomy 6:7-9, "You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. (8) "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. (9) "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:13, "You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

Deuteronomy 6:16, "You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.


Deuteronomy 7:1-3,
"When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you, (2) and when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. (3) "Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.


Deuteronomy 7:15, "The LORD will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.


Deuteronomy 8:7-9,
"For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; (8) a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; (9) a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.


Deuteronomy 11:13-21, "It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul, (14) that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil. (15) "He will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. (16) "Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them. (17) "Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you. (18) "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. (19) "You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. (20) "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, (21) so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.


Deuteronomy 11:19, "You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.


Deuteronomy 12:19, "Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.


Deuteronomy 13:1-3, Deuteronomy 13:1-3 "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, (2) and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' (3) you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.


Deuteronomy 13:4-11, "You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. (5) "But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you. (6) "If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known, (7) of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end), (8) you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him. (9) "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. (10) "So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (11) "Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such a wicked thing among you.


Deuteronomy 14:1-10, "You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead. (2) "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. (3) "You shall not eat any detestable thing. (4) "These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, (5) the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep. (6) "Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in two and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. (7) "Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you. (8) "The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses. (9) "These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat, (10) but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.


Deuteronomy 14:11-20, "You may eat any clean bird. (12) "But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, (13) and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, (14) and every raven in its kind, (15) and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, (16) the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, (17) the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, (18) the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. (19) "And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. (20) "You may eat any clean bird.


Deuteronomy 14:22-29, "You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year. (23) "You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always. (24) "If the distance is so great for you that you are not able to bring the tithe, since the place where the LORD your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you when the LORD your God blesses you, (25) then you shall exchange it for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses. (26) "You may spend the money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household. (27) "Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you. (28) "At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. (29) "The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.


Deuteronomy 16:3, "You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.


Deuteronomy 16:13-15, "You shall celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat; (14) and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns. (15) "Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.


Deuteronomy 16:16, "Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.


Deuteronomy 17:6, "On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.


Deuteronomy 17:7, "The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.


Deuteronomy 18:9-14, "When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. (10) "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, (11) or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. (12) "For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. (13) "You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. (14) "For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.


Deuteronomy 18:15-19, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. (16) "This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.' (17) "The LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well. (18) 'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. (19) 'It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.


Deuteronomy 18:20-22, 'But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' (21) "You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' (22) "When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.


Deuteronomy 19:15, "A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.


Deuteronomy 19:16-19, "If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, (17) then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days. (18) "The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, (19) then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 19:20-21, "The rest will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such an evil thing among you. (21) "Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.


Deuteronomy 20:19-20, "When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you? (20) "Only the trees which you know are not fruit trees you shall destroy and cut down, that you may construct siegeworks against the city that is making war with you until it falls.


Deuteronomy 21:1-9, "If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him, (2) then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one. (3) "It shall be that the city which is nearest to the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke; (4) and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley. (5) "Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and every assault shall be settled by them. (6) "All the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; (7) and they shall answer and say, 'Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it. (8) 'Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.' And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them. (9) "So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.


Deuteronomy 21:10-14, "When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive, (11) and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire for her and would take her as a wife for yourself, (12) then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails. (13) "She shall also remove the clothes of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and mourn her father and mother a full month; and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. (14) "It shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go wherever she wishes; but you shall certainly not sell her for money, you shall not mistreat her, because you have humbled her.


Deuteronomy 21:15-17, "If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, (16) then it shall be in the day he wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn. (17) "But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn.


Deuteronomy 21:18-21, "If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them, (19) then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown. (20) "They shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.' (21) "Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.


Deuteronomy 21:22-23, "If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, (23) his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.

Deutoronomy 22:6, "If you happen to come upon a bird's nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;


Deuteronomy 22:12, "You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of your garment with which you cover yourself.


Deuteronomy 22:13-19, "If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her, (14) and charges her with shameful deeds and publicly defames her, and says, 'I took this woman, but when I came near her, I did not find her a virgin,' (15) then the girl's father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate. (16) "The girl's father shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, but he turned against her; (17) and behold, he has charged her with shameful deeds, saying, "I did not find your daughter a virgin." But this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. (18) "So the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him, (19) and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl's father, because he publicly defamed a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he cannot divorce her all his days.


Deuteronomy 22:20-21, "But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, (21) then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed an act of folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father's house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you.


Deuteronomy 22:22, "If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.


Deuteronomy 22:23-24, "If there is a girl who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her, (24) then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.


Deuteronomy 22:25-27, "But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die. (26) "But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death, for just as a man rises against his neighbor and murders him, so is this case. (27) "When he found her in the field, the engaged girl cried out, but there was no one to save her.


Deuteronomy 22:28-29, "If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered, (29) then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.


Deuteronomy 23:9-11, "When you go out as an army against your enemies, you shall keep yourself from every evil thing. (10) "If there is among you any man who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he must go outside the camp; he may not reenter the camp. (11) "But it shall be when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may reenter the camp.


Deuteronomy 23:12-14, "You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, (13) and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement. (14) "Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see anything indecent among you or He will turn away from you.


Deuteronomy 23:17-18, "None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute. (18) "You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.


Deuteronomy 23:19-20, "You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. (20) "You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.


Deuteronomy 23:21-23,
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you. (22) "However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you. (23) "You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God, what you have promised.


Deuteronomy 24:1-4, "When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house, (2) and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man's wife, (3) and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, (4) then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.


Deuteronomy 24:6, "No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.


Deuteronomy 24:10-13, "When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. (11) "You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. (12) "If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. (13) "When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.


Deuteronomy 24:14-15, "You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns. (15) "You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.


Deuteronomy 25:5-10, "When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her. (6) "It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. (7) "But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.' (8) "Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,' (9) then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.' (10) "In Israel his name shall be called, 'The house of him whose sandal is removed.'


Deuteronomy 27:12, "When you cross the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.


Deuteronomy 27:19, 'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'


Deuteronomy 29:22-24, "Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it, will say, (23) 'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.' (24) "All the nations will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?'


Deuteronomy 30:3-4, then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you. (4) "If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back.


Deuteronomy 31:12-13, "Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law. (13) "Their children, who have not known, will hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live on the land which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."


Deuteronomy 32:4, "The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.


Deuteronomy 32:11-12, "Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions. (12) "The LORD alone guided him, And there was no foreign god with him.


Deuteronomy 32:30, "How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?


Deuteronomy 32:46, he said to them, "Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.


Deuteronomy 34:4-7, Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there." (5) So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. (6) And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day. (7) Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated.


Joshua 2:1-14, Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there. (2) It was told the king of Jericho, saying, "Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land." (3) And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land." (4) But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. (5) "It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them." (6) But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof. (7) So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate. (8) Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof, (9) and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you. (10) "For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. (11) "When we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. (12) "Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me a pledge of truth, (13) and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death." (14) So the men said to her, "Our life for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the LORD gives us the land that we will deal kindly and faithfully with you."


Joshua 5:13-15, Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" (14) He said, "No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, "What has my lord to say to his servant?" (15) The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua 7:15, 'It shall be that the one who is taken with the things under the ban shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful thing in Israel.'"


Joshua 7:24-25, Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the mantle, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent and all that belonged to him; and they brought them up to the valley of Achor. (25) Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.


Joshua 10:12-14, Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon." (13) So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. (14) There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.


Joshua 11:2, and to the kings who were of the north in the hill country, and in the Arabah—south of Chinneroth and in the lowland and on the heights of Dor on the west—


Joshua 12:3, and the Arabah as far as the Sea of Chinneroth toward the east, and as far as the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward toward Beth-jeshimoth, and on the south, at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah;


Joshua 19:15, Included also were Kattah and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages.


Joshua 19:24-31, Now the fifth lot fell to the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families. (25) Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph, (26) and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath. (27) It turned toward the east to Beth-dagon and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; then it proceeded on north to Cabul, (28) and Ebron and Rehob and Hammon and Kanah, as far as Great Sidon. (29) The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and it ended at the sea by the region of Achzib. (30) Included also were Ummah, and Aphek and Rehob; twenty-two cities with their villages. (31) This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.


Joshua 21:10-11, and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirs first. (11) Thus they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its surrounding pasture lands.


Joshua 24:32, Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the piece of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph's sons.


Judges 1:31-32, Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: {32} But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.


Judges 3:1-4, Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan; (2) only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly). (3) These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. (4) They were for testing Israel, to find out if they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers through Moses.


Judges 5:11, "At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places, There they shall recount the righteous deeds of the LORD, The righteous deeds for His peasantry in Israel. Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.


Judges 6:17-22, So Gideon said to Him, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me. (18) "Please do not depart from here, until I come back to You, and bring out my offering and lay it before You." And He said, "I will remain until you return." (19) Then Gideon went in and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from an ephah of flour; he put the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, and brought them out to him under the oak and presented them. (20) The angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth." And he did so. (21) Then the angel of the LORD put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight. (22) When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."


Judges 6:23, The LORD said to him, "Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die."


Judges 6:34-35, So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called together to follow him. (35) He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, and they also were called together to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they came up to meet them.


Judges 6:36-40, Then Gideon said to God, "If You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken, (37) behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken." (38) And it was so. When he arose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece, he drained the dew from the fleece, a bowl full of water. (39) Then Gideon said to God, "Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground." (40) God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.


Judges 7:9-15, Now the same night it came about that the LORD said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hands. (10) "But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp, (11) and you will hear what they say; and afterward your hands will be strengthened that you may go down against the camp." So he went with Purah his servant down to the outposts of the army that was in the camp. (12) Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore. (13) When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, "Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat." (14) His friend replied, "This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian and all the camp into his hand." (15) When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship. He returned to the camp of Israel and said, "Arise, for the LORD has given the camp of Midian into your hands."


Judges 9:50-55, Then Abimelech went to Thebez, and he camped against Thebez and captured it. (51) But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower. (52) So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire. (53) But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, crushing his skull. (54) Then he called quickly to the young man, his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that it will not be said of me, 'A woman slew him.'" So the young man pierced him through, and he died. (55) When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, each departed to his home.


Judges 19:20, The old man said, "Peace to you. Only let me take care of all your needs; however, do not spend the night in the open square."

Judges 19:22, While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him."


Ruth 3:1-18, Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? (2) "Now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. (3) "Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. (4) "It shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do." (5) She said to her, "All that you say I will do." (6) So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. (7) When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. (8) It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. (9) He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative." (10) Then he said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. (11) "Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. (12) "Now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. (13) "Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning." (14) So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor." (15) Again he said, "Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it." So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Then she went into the city. (16) When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "How did it go, my daughter?" And she told her all that the man had done for her. (17) She said, "These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, 'Do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'" (18) Then she said, "Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today."


Ruth 4:1-10, Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down. (2) He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down. (3) Then he said to the closest relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. (4) "So I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if not, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.'" And he said, "I will redeem it." (5) Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the deceased, in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance." (6) The closest relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it." (7) Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel. (8) So the closest relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he removed his sandal. (9) Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon. (10) "Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today."


1 Samuel 1:1, Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite...(19) Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned again to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. (20) It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of the LORD."


1 Samuel 2:1-10, Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. (2) "There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. (3) "Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. (4) "The bows of the mighty are shattered, But the feeble gird on strength. (5) "Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes. (6) "The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. (7) "The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. (8) "He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them. (9) "He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail. (10) "Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."


1 Samuel 7:10, Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel.


1 Samuel 9:11, As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?"


1 Samuel 12:16-18, "Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes. (17) "Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king." (18) So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.


1 Samuel 13:8-13, Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. (9) So Saul said, "Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings." And he offered the burnt offering. (10) As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. (11) But Samuel said, "What have you done?" And Saul said, "Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, (12) therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering." (13) Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.


1 Samuel 15:10a, Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel,


1 Samuel 15:12-21, Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, "Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on down to Gilgal." (13) Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD." (14) But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?" (15) Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed." (16) Then Samuel said to Saul, "Wait, and let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night." And he said to him, "Speak!" (17) Samuel said, "Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the LORD anointed you king over Israel, (18) and the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, 'Go and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are exterminated.' (19) "Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD, but rushed upon the spoil and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD?" (20) Then Saul said to Samuel, "I did obey the voice of the LORD, and went on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. (21) "But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."


1 Samuel 15:22-23, Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. (23) "For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king."


1 Samuel 15:24-26,
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. (25) "Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the LORD." (26) But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."

1 Samuel 17:4, Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.


1 Samuel 19:10-11, Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night. (11) Then Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death."


1 Samuel 20:6, "If your father misses me at all, then say, 'David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.'


1 Samuel 21:1-10, Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone and no one with you?" (2) David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, 'Let no one know anything about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.' (3) "Now therefore, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever can be found." (4) The priest answered David and said, "There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women." (5) David answered the priest and said to him, "Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will their vessels be holy?" (6) So the priest gave him consecrated bread; for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence which was removed from before the LORD, in order to put hot bread in its place when it was taken away. (7) Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's shepherds. (8) David said to Ahimelech, "Now is there not a spear or a sword on hand? For I brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's matter was urgent." (9) Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me." (10) Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.


1 Samuel 22:9-22, Then Doeg the Edomite, who was standing by the servants of Saul, said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. (10) "He inquired of the LORD for him, gave him provisions, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine." (11) Then the king sent someone to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's household, the priests who were in Nob; and all of them came to the king. (12) Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." And he answered, "Here I am, my lord." (13) Saul then said to him, "Why have you and the son of Jesse conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he would rise up against me by lying in ambush as it is this day?" (14) Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king's son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house? (15) "Did I just begin to inquire of God for him today? Far be it from me! Do not let the king impute anything to his servant or to any of the household of my father, for your servant knows nothing at all of this whole affair." (16) But the king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's household!" (17) And the king said to the guards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it to me." But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD. (18) Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn around and attack the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. (19) And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword. (20) But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. (21) Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. (22) Then David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have brought about the death of every person in your father's household.


1 Samuel 25:1-6, Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. (2) Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel (3) (now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite), (4) that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. (5) So David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, visit Nabal and greet him in my name; (6) and thus you shall say, 'Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.


1 Samuel 25:1, Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

1 Samuel 25:6, and thus you shall say, 'Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.


1 Samuel 25:12-13, So David's young men retraced their way and went back; and they came and told him according to all these words. (13) David said to his men, "Each of you gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.


1 Samuel 25:18-20, Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread and two jugs of wine and five sheep already prepared and five measures of roasted grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys. (19) She said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal. (20) It came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.


1 Samuel 28:3, Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had removed from the land those who were mediums and spiritists.


1 Samuel 28:12-19, When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, "Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul." (13) The king said to her, "Do not be afraid; but what do you see?" And the woman said to Saul, "I see a divine being coming up out of the earth." (14) He said to her, "What is his form?" And she said, "An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe." And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. (15) Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do." (16) Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary? (17) "The LORD has done accordingly as He spoke through me; for the LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, to David. (18) "As you did not obey the LORD and did not execute His fierce wrath on Amalek, so the LORD has done this thing to you this day. (19) "Moreover the LORD will also give over Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines, therefore tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. Indeed the LORD will give over the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines!"


1 Samuel 31:11-13, Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, (12) all the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there. (13) They took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

2 Samuel 6:12-13, Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God." David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness. (13) And so it was, that when the bearers of the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.


2 Samuel 6:20, But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!"


2 Samuel 7:4a, But in the same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,


2 Samuel 7:12-13, "When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. (13) "He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.


2 Samuel 7:14, "I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,


2 Samuel 11:1-27, Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. (2) Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. (3) So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" (4) David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her; and when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house. (5) The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, "I am pregnant." (6) Then David sent to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." So Joab sent Uriah to David. (7) When Uriah came to him, David asked concerning the welfare of Joab and the people and the state of the war. (8) Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king's house, and a present from the king was sent out after him. (9) But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. (10) Now when they told David, saying, "Uriah did not go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?" (11) Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing." (12) Then David said to Uriah, "Stay here today also, and tomorrow I will let you go." So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. (13) Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with his lord's servants, but he did not go down to his house. (14) Now in the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. (15) He had written in the letter, saying, "Place Uriah in the front line of the fiercest battle and withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die." (16) So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men. (17) The men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David's servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died. (18) Then Joab sent and reported to David all the events of the war. (19) He charged the messenger, saying, "When you have finished telling all the events of the war to the king, (20) and if it happens that the king's wrath rises and he says to you, 'Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? (21) 'Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?'—then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'" (22) So the messenger departed and came and reported to David all that Joab had sent him to tell. (23) The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us and came out against us in the field, but we pressed them as far as the entrance of the gate. (24) "Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead." (25) Then David said to the messenger, "Thus you shall say to Joab, 'Do not let this thing displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another; make your battle against the city stronger and overthrow it'; and so encourage him." (26) Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. (27) When the time of mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house and she became his wife; then she bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the LORD.


2 Samuel 12:1-14, Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said, "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor. (2) "The rich man had a great many flocks and herds. (3) "But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb Which he bought and nourished; And it grew up together with him and his children. It would eat of his bread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom, And was like a daughter to him. (4) "Now a traveler came to the rich man, And he was unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd, To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him; Rather he took the poor man's ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him." (5) Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die. (6) "He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion." (7) Nathan then said to David, "You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. (8) 'I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these! (9) 'Why have you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. (10) 'Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.' (11) "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight. (12) 'Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.'" (13) Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die. (14) "However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die."


2 Samuel 15:23, While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over toward the way of the wilderness.


2 Samuel 17:1-23,
Furthermore, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Please let me choose 12,000 men that I may arise and pursue David tonight. (2) "I will come upon him while he is weary and exhausted and terrify him, so that all the people who are with him will flee. Then I will strike down the king alone, (3) and I will bring back all the people to you. The return of everyone depends on the man you seek; then all the people will be at peace." (4) So the plan pleased Absalom and all the elders of Israel. (5) Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say." (6) When Hushai had come to Absalom, Absalom said to him, "Ahithophel has spoken thus. Shall we carry out his plan? If not, you speak." (7) So Hushai said to Absalom, "This time the advice that Ahithophel has given is not good." (8) Moreover, Hushai said, "You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are fierce, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an expert in warfare, and will not spend the night with the people. (9) "Behold, he has now hidden himself in one of the caves or in another place; and it will be when he falls on them at the first attack, that whoever hears it will say, 'There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.' (10) "And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men. (11) "But I counsel that all Israel be surely gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea in abundance, and that you personally go into battle. (12) "So we shall come to him in one of the places where he can be found, and we will fall on him as the dew falls on the ground; and of him and of all the men who are with him, not even one will be left. (13) "If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel shall bring ropes to that city, and we will drag it into the valley until not even a small stone is found there." (14) Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom. (15) Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "This is what Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what I have counseled. (16) "Now therefore, send quickly and tell David, saying, 'Do not spend the night at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means cross over, or else the king and all the people who are with him will be destroyed.'" (17) Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En-rogel, and a maidservant would go and tell them, and they would go and tell King David, for they could not be seen entering the city. (18) But a lad did see them and told Absalom; so the two of them departed quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard, and they went down into it. (19) And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well's mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known. (20) Then Absalom's servants came to the woman at the house and said, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" And the woman said to them, "They have crossed the brook of water." And when they searched and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. (21) It came about after they had departed that they came up out of the well and went and told King David; and they said to David, "Arise and cross over the water quickly for thus Ahithophel has counseled against you." (22) Then David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed the Jordan; and by dawn not even one remained who had not crossed the Jordan. (23) Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.


2 Samuel 20:8-10, When they were at the large stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came to meet them. Now Joab was dressed in his military attire, and over it was a belt with a sword in its sheath fastened at his waist; and as he went forward, it fell out. (9) Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him. (10) But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab's hand so he struck him in the belly with it and poured out his inward parts on the ground, and did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.


2 Samuel 23:3, "The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,


1 Kings 2:10-11, Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. (11) The days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years he reigned in Hebron and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem.


1 Kings 2:35, The king appointed Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in his place, and the king appointed Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar.


1 Kings 2:36-46, Now the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, "Build for yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, and do not go out from there to any place. (37) "For on the day you go out and cross over the brook Kidron, you will know for certain that you shall surely die; your blood shall be on your own head." (38) Shimei then said to the king, "The word is good. As my lord the king has said, so your servant will do." So Shimei lived in Jerusalem many days. (39) But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath." (40) Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath. (41) It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and had returned. (42) So the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and solemnly warn you, saying, 'You will know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere, you shall surely die'? And you said to me, 'The word which I have heard is good.' (43) "Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the command which I have laid on you?" (44) The king also said to Shimei, "You know all the evil which you acknowledge in your heart, which you did to my father David; therefore the LORD shall return your evil on your own head. (45) "But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever." (46) So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him so that he died. Thus the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.


1 Kings 4:25, So Judah and Israel lived in safety, every man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.


1 Kings 5:1-12, Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram had always been a friend of David. (2) Then Solomon sent word to Hiram, saying, (3) "You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet. (4) "But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune. (5) "Behold, I intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he will build the house for My name.' (6) "Now therefore, command that they cut for me cedars from Lebanon, and my servants will be with your servants; and I will give you wages for your servants according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians." (7) When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people." (8) So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying, "I have heard the message which you have sent me; I will do what you desire concerning the cedar and cypress timber. (9) "My servants will bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place where you direct me, and I will have them broken up there, and you shall carry them away. Then you shall accomplish my desire by giving food to my household." (10) So Hiram gave Solomon as much as he desired of the cedar and cypress timber. (11) Solomon then gave Hiram 20,000 kors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty kors of beaten oil; thus Solomon would give Hiram year by year. (12) The LORD gave wisdom to Solomon, just as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a covenant.

1 Kings 7:23-24, Now he made the sea of cast metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and thirty cubits in circumference. (24) Under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the rest.


1 Kings 8:10-11, It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, (11) so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.


1 Kings 9:11-14, (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. (12) So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him. (13) He said, "What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?" So they were called the land of Cabul to this day. (14) And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.


1 Kings 10:1-3, Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions. (2) So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. (3) Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.


1 Kings 11:1-5, Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, (2) from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, "You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love. (3) He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. (4) For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. (5) For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom the detestable idol of the Ammonites.


1 Kings 11:6-8, Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD fully, as David his father had done. (7) Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon. (8) Thus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.


1 Kings 15:11-15, Asa did what was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father. (12) He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made. (13) He also removed Maacah his mother from being queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah; and Asa cut down her horrid image and burned it at the brook Kidron. (14) But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the LORD all his days. (15) He brought into the house of the LORD the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.


1 Kings 15:17, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.


1 Kings 16:6, And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah, and Elah his son became king in his place.


1 Kings 16:24, He bought the hill Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.


1 Kings 16:29-33, Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. (30) Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him. (31) It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him. (32) So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria. (33) Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.


1 Kings 17:1 w/18:1, Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word." (18:1) Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth."


1 Kings 17:2-3, The word of the LORD came to him, saying, (3) "Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.


1 Kings 17:4, "It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."


1 Kings 17:5-7, So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. (6) The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook. (7) It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.


1 Kings 17:8-16, Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, (9) "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you." (10) So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink." (11) As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand." (12) But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die." (13) Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. (14) "For thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.'" (15) So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. (16) The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.


1 Kings 17:17-22, Now it came about after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became sick; and his sickness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. (18) So she said to Elijah, "What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!" (19) He said to her, "Give me your son." Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed. (20) He called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, by causing her son to die?" (21) Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, I pray You, let this child's life return to him." (22) The LORD heard the voice of Elijah, and the life of the child returned to him and he revived.


1 Kings 18:36-39, At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. (37) "Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again." (38) Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. (39) When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."


1 Kings 19:1-4, Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. (2) Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time." (3) And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. (4) But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."


1 Kings 19:5-8, He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat." (6) Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. (7) The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you." (8) So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.


1 Kings 19:18, "Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him."


1 Kings 21:1-4, Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. (2) Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money." (3) But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers." (4) So Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and ate no food.


1 Kings 21:5-7, But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, "How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?" (6) So he said to her, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, 'Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you a vineyard in its place.' But he said, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'" (7) Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now reign over Israel? Arise, eat bread, and let your heart be joyful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."


1 Kings 21:8-12, So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and sent letters to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city. (9) Now she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people; (10) and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death." (11) So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them. (12) They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people.


1 Kings 21:13, Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.


1 Kings 21:14-16, Then they sent word to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth has been stoned and is dead." (15) When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead." (16) When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.


1 Kings 22:34-37, Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and take me out of the fight; for I am severely wounded." (35) The battle raged that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and died at evening, and the blood from the wound ran into the bottom of the chariot. (36) Then a cry passed throughout the army close to sunset, saying, "Every man to his city and every man to his country." (37) So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.


2 Kings 1:1-2, Now Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. (2) And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover from this sickness."


2 Kings 1:8, They answered him, "He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."


2 Kings 1:9-12, Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him, and behold, he was sitting on the top of the hill. And he said to him, "O man of God, the king says, 'Come down.'" (10) Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. (11) So he again sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he said to him, "O man of God, thus says the king, 'Come down quickly.'" (12) Elijah replied to them, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.


2 Kings 2:11, As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.


2 Kings 3:9-20, So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey, and there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them. (10) Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! For the LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab." (11) But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah." (12) Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. (13) Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother." And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the LORD has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab." (14) Elisha said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you. (15) "But now bring me a minstrel." And it came about, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him. (16) He said, "Thus says the LORD, 'Make this valley full of trenches.' (17) "For thus says the LORD, 'You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts. (18) 'This is but a slight thing in the sight of the LORD; He will also give the Moabites into your hand. (19) 'Then you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and fell every good tree and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.'" (20) It happened in the morning about the time of offering the sacrifice, that behold, water came by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.


2 Kings 4:1-7, Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves." (2) Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil." (3) Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few. (4) "And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full." (5) So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured. (6) When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped. (7) Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

2 Kings 4:12-31, Then he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." And when he had called her, she stood before him. (13) He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?'" And she answered, "I live among my own people." (14) So he said, "What then is to be done for her?" And Gehazi answered, "Truly she has no son and her husband is old." (15) He said, "Call her." When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. (16) Then he said, "At this season next year you will embrace a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant." (17) The woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her. (18) When the child was grown, the day came that he went out to his father to the reapers. (19) He said to his father, "My head, my head." And he said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother." (20) When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then died. (21) She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door behind him and went out. (22) Then she called to her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and return." (23) He said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath." And she said, "It will be well." (24) Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, "Drive and go forward; do not slow down the pace for me unless I tell you." (25) So she went and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite. (26) "Please run now to meet her and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" And she answered, "It is well." (27) When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, "Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me." (28) Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?" (29) Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad's face." (30) The mother of the lad said, "As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." And he arose and followed her. (31) Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad's face, but there was no sound or response. So he returned to meet him and told him, "The lad has not awakened."


2 Kings 4:32-36, When Elisha came into the house, behold the lad was dead and laid on his bed. (33) So he entered and shut the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD. (34) And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm. (35) Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes. (36) He called Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, "Take up your son."


2 Kings 5:1-14, Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man with his master, and highly respected, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but he was a leper. (2) Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman's wife. (3) She said to her mistress, "I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy." (4) Naaman went in and told his master, saying, "Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Israel." (5) Then the king of Aram said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." He departed and took with him ten talents of silver and six thousand shekels of gold and ten changes of clothes. (6) He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "And now as this letter comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy." (7) When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider now, and see how he is seeking a quarrel against me." (8) It happened when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent word to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel." (9) So Naaman came with his horses and his chariots and stood at the doorway of the house of Elisha. (10) Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean." (11) But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.' (12) "Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. (13) Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, "My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?" (14) So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.


2 Kings 5:15-19, When he returned to the man of God with all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, "Behold now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now." (16) But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing." And he urged him to take it, but he refused. (17) Naaman said, "If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules' load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD. (18) "In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter." (19) He said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him some distance.


2 Kings 6:1-17, Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us. (2) "Please let us go to the Jordan and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go." (3) Then one said, "Please be willing to go with your servants." And he answered, "I shall go." (4) So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. (5) But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed." (6) Then the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron float. (7) He said, "Take it up for yourself." So he put out his hand and took it. (8) Now the king of Aram was warring against Israel; and he counseled with his servants saying, "In such and such a place shall be my camp." (9) The man of God sent word to the king of Israel saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there." (10) The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice. (11) Now the heart of the king of Aram was enraged over this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you tell me which of us is for the king of Israel?" (12) One of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom." (13) So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and take him." And it was told him, saying, "Behold, he is in Dothan." (14) He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. (15) Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" (16) So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." (17) Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.


2 Kings 7:1-20, Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'" (2) The royal officer on whose hand the king was leaning answered the man of God and said, "Behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?" Then he said, "Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of it." (3) Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, "Why do we sit here until we die? (4) "If we say, 'We will enter the city,' then the famine is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but die." (5) They arose at twilight to go to the camp of the Arameans; when they came to the outskirts of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no one there. (6) For the Lord had caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us." (7) Therefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents and their horses and their donkeys, even the camp just as it was, and fled for their life. (8) When these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried from there silver and gold and clothes, and went and hid them; and they returned and entered another tent and carried from there also, and went and hid them. (9) Then they said to one another, "We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent; if we wait until morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household." (10) So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and they told them, saying, "We came to the camp of the Arameans, and behold, there was no one there, nor the voice of man, only the horses tied and the donkeys tied, and the tents just as they were." (11) The gatekeepers called and told it within the king's household. (12) Then the king arose in the night and said to his servants, "I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are hungry; therefore they have gone from the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, 'When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and get into the city.'" (13) One of his servants said, "Please, let some men take five of the horses which remain, which are left in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished, so let us send and see." (14) They took therefore two chariots with horses, and the king sent after the army of the Arameans, saying, "Go and see." (15) They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king. (16) So the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. Then a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD. (17) Now the king appointed the royal officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate; but the people trampled on him at the gate, and he died just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him. (18) It happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, "Two measures of barley for a shekel and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, will be sold tomorrow about this time at the gate of Samaria." (19) Then the royal officer answered the man of God and said, "Now behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, could such a thing be?" And he said, "Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of it." (20) And so it happened to him, for the people trampled on him at the gate and he died.


2 Kings 9:13, Then they hurried and each man took his garment and placed it under him on the bare steps, and blew the trumpet, saying, "Jehu is king!"


2 Kings 10:35, And Jehu slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son became king in his place.


2 Kings 11:13-16, When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people in the house of the LORD. (14) She looked and behold, the king was standing by the pillar, according to the custom, with the captains and the trumpeters beside the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced and blew trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!" (15) And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks, and whoever follows her put to death with the sword." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD." (16) So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses' entrance of the king's house, she was put to death there.


2 Kings 13:9, And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria; and Joash his son became king in his place.


2 Kings 13:20-21, Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year. (21) As they were burying a man, behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man touched the bones of Elisha he revived and stood up on his feet.


2 Kings 16:1-3, In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, became king. (2) Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done. (3) But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.


2 Kings 17:3-6, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute. (4) But the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, who had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and had offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison. (5) Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land and went up to Samaria and besieged it three years. (6) In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and carried Israel away into exile to Assyria, and settled them in Halah and Habor, on the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.


2 Kings 17:24, The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Avva and from Hamath and Sephar-vaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the sons of Israel. So they possessed Samaria and lived in its cities.


2 Kings 17:25-33, At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them which killed some of them. (26) So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations whom you have carried away into exile in the cities of Samaria do not know the custom of the god of the land; so he has sent lions among them, and behold, they kill them because they do not know the custom of the god of the land." (27) Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, "Take there one of the priests whom you carried away into exile and let him go and live there; and let him teach them the custom of the god of the land." (28) So one of the priests whom they had carried away into exile from Samaria came and lived at Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD. (29) But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the houses of the high places which the people of Samaria had made, every nation in their cities in which they lived. (30) The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, (31) and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of Sepharvaim. (32) They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places. (33) They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.


2 Kings 17:34-41, To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the LORD commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel; (35) with whom the LORD made a covenant and commanded them, saying, "You shall not fear other gods, nor bow down yourselves to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them. (36) "But the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow yourselves down, and to Him you shall sacrifice. (37) "The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods. (38) "The covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods. (39) "But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies." (40) However, they did not listen, but they did according to their earlier custom. (41) So while these nations feared the LORD, they also served their idols; their children likewise and their grandchildren, as their fathers did, so they do to this day.


2 Kings 20:1-7, In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" (2) Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, (3) "Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (4) Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, (5) "Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. (6) "I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David's sake."'" (7) Then Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.


2 Kings 20:8-11, Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?" (9) Isaiah said, "This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?" (10) So Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps." (11) Isaiah the prophet cried to the LORD, and He brought the shadow on the stairway back ten steps by which it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.


2 Kings 20:20, Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?


2 Kings 21:1-6, Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hephzibah. (2) He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel. (3) For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. (4) He built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name." (5) For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. (6) He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking Him to anger.


2 Kings 23:4-14, Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. (5) He did away with the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the surrounding area of Jerusalem, also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the constellations and to all the host of heaven. (6) He brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and ground it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people. (7) He also broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving hangings for the Asherah. (8) Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the city gate. (9) Nevertheless the priests of the high places did not go up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers. (10) He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech. (11) He did away with the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire. (12) The altars which were on the roof, the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, the king broke down; and he smashed them there and threw their dust into the brook Kidron. (13) The high places which were before Jerusalem, which were on the right of the mount of destruction which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the sons of Ammon, the king defiled. (14) He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.


2 Kings 25:18, Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.

1 Chronicles 3:15, The sons of Josiah were Johanan the firstborn, and the second was Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.


1 Chronicles 5:23, Now the sons of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon they were numerous.


1 Chronicles 9:32, Some of their relatives of the sons of the Kohathites were over the showbread to prepare it every sabbath.


1 Chronicles 10:13-14, So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it, (14) and did not inquire of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.


1 Chronicles 24:1-19, Now the divisions of the descendants of Aaron were these: the sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. (2) But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no sons. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests. (3) David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their offices for their ministry. (4) Since more chief men were found from the descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: there were sixteen heads of fathers' households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers' households. (5) Thus they were divided by lot, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the descendants of Eleazar and the descendants of Ithamar. (6) Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites; one father's household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar. (7) Now the first lot came out for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah, (8) the third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim, (9) the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin, (10) the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah, (11) the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah, (12) the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim, (13) the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab, (14) the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer, (15) the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez, (16) the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel, (17) the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul, (18) the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah. (19) These were their offices for their ministry when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.


1 Chronicles 25:8, They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.

2 Chronicles 4:2-5, Also he made the cast metal sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits and its circumference thirty cubits. (3) Now figures like oxen were under it and all around it, ten cubits, entirely encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast in one piece. (4) It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them and all their hindquarters turned inwards. (5) It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom; it could hold 3,000 baths.


2 Chronicles 5:13-14, in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, "He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting," then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, (14) so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.


2 Chronicles 7:1-3, Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the house. (2) The priests could not enter into the house of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house. (3) All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the LORD, saying, "Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting."


2 Chronicles 7:14, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.


2 Chronicles 9:1-2, Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart. (2) Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from Solomon which he did not explain to her.

 

2 Chronicles 16:13-14, So Asa slept with his fathers, having died in the forty-first year of his reign. (14) They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.


2 Chronicles 24:15-22, Now when Jehoiada reached a ripe old age he died; he was one hundred and thirty years old at his death. (16) They buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done well in Israel and to God and His house. (17) But after the death of Jehoiada the officials of Judah came and bowed down to the king, and the king listened to them. (18) They abandoned the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols; so wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt. (19) Yet He sent prophets to them to bring them back to the LORD; though they testified against them, they would not listen. (20) Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people and said to them, "Thus God has said, 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD and do not prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has also forsaken you.'" (21) So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD. (22) Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, "May the LORD see and avenge!"


2 Chronicles 28:27, So Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.


2 Chronicles 29:15-16, They assembled their brothers, consecrated themselves, and went in to cleanse the house of the LORD, according to the commandment of the king by the words of the LORD. (16) So the priests went in to the inner part of the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and every unclean thing which they found in the temple of the LORD they brought out to the court of the house of the LORD. Then the Levites received it to carry out to the Kidron valley.


2 Chronicles 29:30, Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with joy, and bowed down and worshiped.


2 Chronicles 30:13-14, Now many people were gathered at Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month, a very large assembly. (14) They arose and removed the altars which were in Jerusalem; they also removed all the incense altars and cast them into the brook Kidron.


2 Chronicles 32:2-8, Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that he intended to make war on Jerusalem, (3) he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him. (4) So many people assembled and stopped up all the springs and the stream which flowed through the region, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?" (5) And he took courage and rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down and erected towers on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number. (6) He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying, (7) "Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. (8) "With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


2 Chronicles 35:25, Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.


Ezra 1:1-4, Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying: (2) "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. (3) 'Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem. (4) 'Every survivor, at whatever place he may live, let the men of that place support him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.'"


Ezra 2:36-39, The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973; (37) the sons of Immer, 1,052; (38) the sons of Pashhur, 1,247; (39) the sons of Harim, 1,017.


Ezra 2:62, These searched among their ancestral registration, but they could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood.


Ezra 4:1-3, Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel, (2) they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' households, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we, like you, seek your God; and we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us up here." (3) But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of fathers' households of Israel said to them, "You have nothing in common with us in building a house to our God; but we ourselves will together build to the LORD God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us."


Ezra 9:1-15, Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites. (2) "For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness." (3) When I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled. (4) Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel on account of the unfaithfulness of the exiles gathered to me, and I sat appalled until the evening offering. (5) But at the evening offering I arose from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the LORD my God; (6) and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens. (7) "Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to open shame, as it is this day. (8) "But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage. (9) "For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem. (10) "Now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments, (11) which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end and with their impurity. (12) 'So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.' (13) "After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since You our God have requited us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us an escaped remnant as this, (14) shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape? (15) "O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."


Ezra 10:1-12, Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly. (2) Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. (3) "So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law. (4) "Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act." (5) Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this proposal; so they took the oath. (6) Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib. Although he went there, he did not eat bread nor drink water, for he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles. (7) They made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should assemble at Jerusalem, (8) and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded from the assembly of the exiles. (9) So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain. (10) Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful and have married foreign wives adding to the guilt of Israel. (11) "Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives." (12) Then all the assembly replied with a loud voice, "That's right! As you have said, so it is our duty to do.


Ezra 10:13-17, "But there are many people; it is the rainy season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter. (14) "Let our leaders represent the whole assembly and let all those in our cities who have married foreign wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each city, until the fierce anger of our God on account of this matter is turned away from us." (15) Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, with Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them. (16) But the exiles did so. And Ezra the priest selected men who were heads of fathers' households for each of their father's households, all of them by name. So they convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter. (17) They finished investigating all the men who had married foreign wives by the first day of the first month.


Nehemiah 3:32, Between the upper room of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants carried out repairs.


Nehemiah 8:16-17, So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim. (17) The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in them. The sons of Israel had indeed not done so from the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was great rejoicing.


Nehemiah 8:18, He read from the book of the law of God daily, from the first day to the last day. And they celebrated the feast seven days, and on the eighth day there was a solemn assembly according to the ordinance.


Nehemiah 9:20, "You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, Your manna You did not withhold from their mouth, And You gave them water for their thirst.


Nehemiah 12:39, and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.


Nehemiah 13:10, I also discovered that the portions of the Levites had not been given them, so that the Levites and the singers who performed the service had gone away, each to his own field.


Nehemiah 13:23-25, In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab. (24) As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people. (25) So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.


Nehemiah 13:28-30, Even one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite, so I drove him away from me. (29) Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites. (30) Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,


Esther 3:8-11, Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king's laws, so it is not in the king's interest to let them remain. (9) "If it is pleasing to the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who carry on the king's business, to put into the king's treasuries." (10) Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. (11) The king said to Haman, "The silver is yours, and the people also, to do with them as you please."


Esther 8:7-8, So King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, "Behold, I have given the house of Haman to Esther, and him they have hanged on the gallows because he had stretched out his hands against the Jews. (8) "Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's signet ring may not be revoked."


Job 1:1-5, There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. (2) Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. (3) His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east. (4) His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. (5) When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, "Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.


Job 1:6, Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.


Job 1:7, The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."


Job 1:8, The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil."


Job 1:9-12, Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? (10) "Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. (11) "But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face." (12) Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him." So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.


Job 1:13-19, Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, (14) a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, (15) and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." (16) While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you." (17) While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." (18) While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, (19) and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you."


Job 1:20-22, Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. (21) He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." (22) Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.


Job 2:1-3, Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. (2) The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." (3) The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause."


Job 2:4-7, Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. (5) "However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face." (6) So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life." (7) Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.


Job 2:13, Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.


Job 4:7, "Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?


Job 8:20, "Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.


Job 11:5-6, "But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you, (6) And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.


Job 14:14, "If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.


Job 18:15, "There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.


Job 19:25-27, "As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. (26) "Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God; (27) Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!


Job 22:5-10, "Is not your wickedness great, And your iniquities without end? (6) "For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked. (7) "To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread. (8) "But the earth belongs to the mighty man, And the honorable man dwells in it. (9) "You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed. (10) "Therefore snares surround you, And sudden dread terrifies you,

Job 24:15-17, "The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face. (16) "In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light. (17) "For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.


Job 27:7-10, "May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust. (8) "For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life? (9) "Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him? (10) "Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call on God at all times?


Job 30:10, "They abhor me and stand aloof from me, And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.


Job 35:13,
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.


Job 37:1-5, "At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. (2) "Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth. (3) "Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth. (4) "After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard. (5) "God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.


Job 38:7, When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalms 1:1-3 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! (2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. (3) He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.


Psalms 2:1-12, Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? (2) The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, (3) "Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!" (4) He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. (5) Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, (6) "But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain." (7) "I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. (8) 'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. (9) 'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'" (10) Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. (11) Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. (12) Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!


Psalm 8:4, What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?


Psalm 11:6, Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.

Psalms 14:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.


Psalm 16:5, The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.


Psalm 16:8-11, I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (9) Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. (10) For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. (11) You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.


Psalm 18
:2, The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.


Psalm 18:13, The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.


Psalms 18:40-41, You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me. (41) They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.


Psalms 22:1-31, For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. (2) O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest. (3) Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. (4) In You our fathers trusted; They trusted and You delivered them. (5) To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed. (6) But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people. (7) All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying, (8) "Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." (9) Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts. (10) Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb. (11) Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help. (12) Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. (13) They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion. (14) I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me. (15) My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death. (16) For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. (17) I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; (18) They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots. (19) But You, O LORD, be not far off; O You my help, hasten to my assistance. (20) Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog. (21) Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me. (22) I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. (23) You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel. (24) For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard. (25) From You comes my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him. (26) The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever! (27) All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You. (28) For the kingdom is the LORD'S And He rules over the nations. (29) All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive. (30) Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation. (31) They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.


Psalms 23:1-6, A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. (2) He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. (3) He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. (4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (5) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. (6) Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


Psalms 33:16-22, The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength. (17) A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. (18) Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, (19) To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine. (20) Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. (21) For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. (22) Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.


Psalm 34:7, The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.


Psalms 34:17-19, The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. (18) The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. (19) Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalms 35:13, But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.


Psalm 37:3-6, Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (4) Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. (5) Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. (6) He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.


Psalm 37:25, I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.

Psalms 38:1-22, A Psalm of David, for a memorial. O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger. (2) For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me. (3) There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin. (4) For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. (5) My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly. (6) I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long. (7) For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh. (8) I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart. (9) Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. (10) My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me. (11) My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off. (12) Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long. (13) But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth. (14) Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments. (15) For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God. (16) For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me." (17) For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me. (18) For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. (19) But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully. (20) And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good. (21) Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me! (22) Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Psalms 39:4-5, "LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am. (5) "Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalms 40:6-8, Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. (7) Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. (8) I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."


Psalm 41:9, Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.


Psalms 49:14-15, As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation. (15) But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.


Psalms 51:15-17, O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. (16) For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. (17) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.


Psalm 66:18, If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;


Psalm 68:25, The singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.


Psalms 69:1-4, For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life. (2) I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me. (3) I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God. (4) Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.


Psalms 69:5-7, O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You. (6) May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel, (7) Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face.


Psalms 69:8-9, I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons. (9) For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.


Psalms 69:10-12, When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach. (11) When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. (12) Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.


Psalms 69:13-19, But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. (14) Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters. (15) May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me. (16) Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me, (17) And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly. (18) Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies! (19) You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.


Psalms 69:20-21, Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none. (21) They also gave me gall for my food And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.


Psalms 69:22-28, May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap. (23) May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually. (24) Pour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burning anger overtake them. (25) May their camp be desolate; May none dwell in their tents. (26) For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded. (27) Add iniquity to their iniquity, And may they not come into Your righteousness. (28) May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous.


Psalms 69:29-31, But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high. (30) I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving. (31) And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.


Psalms 69:32-36, The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive. (33) For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners. (34) Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them. (35) For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it. (36) The descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name will dwell in it.


Psalm 75:8, For a cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams; It is well mixed, and He pours out of this; Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.


Psalms 78:68-72, But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved. (69) And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever. (70) He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds; (71) From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. (72) So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.


Psalms 89:1-52, A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth. (2) For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness." (3) "I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant, (4) I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah. (5) The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. (6) For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD, (7) A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him? (8) O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. (9) You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. (10) You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. (11) The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them. (12) The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name. (13) You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted. (14) Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You. (15) How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. (16) In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted. (17) For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted. (18) For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. (19) Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. (20) "I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, (21) With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him. (22) "The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. (23) "But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him. (24) "My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted. (25) "I shall also set his hand on the sea And his right hand on the rivers. (26) "He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.' (27) "I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. (28) "My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him. (29) "So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven. (30) "If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments, (31) If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments, (32) Then I will punish their transgression with the rod And their iniquity with stripes. (33) "But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness. (34) "My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. (35) "Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. (36) "His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me. (37) "It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah. (38) But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed. (39) You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust. (40) You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin. (41) All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors. (42) You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice. (43) You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle. (44) You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground. (45) You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah. (46) How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire? (47) Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men! (48) What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah. (49) Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness? (50) Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples, (51) With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed. (52) Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.


Psalm 89:26-27, "He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.' (27) "I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.


Psalm 90:10, As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.


Psalm 91:3-8, For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. (4) He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. (5) You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; (6) Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. (7) A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. (8) You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked.


Psalm 91:10, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.


Psalms 91:11-12, For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. (12) They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone.


Psalm 91:14-16, "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. (15) "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. (16) "With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation."


Psalm 103:3, Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;

Psalm 105:33, He struck down their vines also and their fig trees, And shattered the trees of their territory.


Psalm 109:25, I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.


Psalms 110:1-7, A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." (2) The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies." (3) Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. (4) The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek." (5) The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath. (6) He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country. (7) He will drink from the brook by the wayside; Therefore He will lift up His head.


Psalms 113:1-9, Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD. (2) Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forever. (3) From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the LORD is to be praised. (4) The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens. (5) Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high, (6) Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? (7) He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap, (8) To make them sit with princes, With the princes of His people. (9) He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!


Psalms 114:1-8, When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, (2) Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion. (3) The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back. (4) The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs. (5) What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? (6) O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? (7) Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob, (8) Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water.


Psalms 115:1-18, Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. (2) Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?" (3) But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. (4) Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands. (5) They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; (6) They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell; (7) They have hands, but they cannot feel; They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat. (8) Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them. (9) O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (10) O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (11) You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. (12) The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. (13) He will bless those who fear the LORD, The small together with the great. (14) May the LORD give you increase, You and your children. (15) May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth. (16) The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men. (17) The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence; (18) But as for us, we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forever. Praise the LORD!


Psalms 116:1-19, I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications. (2) Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live. (3) The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow. (4) Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!" (5) Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. (6) The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. (7) Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. (8) For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling. (9) I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living. (10) I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted." (11) I said in my alarm, "All men are liars." (12) What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me? (13) I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD. (14) I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people. (15) Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones. (16) O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds. (17) To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD. (18) I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people, (19) In the courts of the LORD'S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!


Psalms 117:1-2, Praise the LORD, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples! (2) For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!


Psalms 118:1-29, Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. (2) Oh let Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting." (3) Oh let the house of Aaron say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting." (4) Oh let those who fear the LORD say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting." (5) From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place. (6) The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? (7) The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me. (8) It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man. (9) It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes. (10) All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off. (11) They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off. (12) They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off. (13) You pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD helped me. (14) The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. (15) The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. (16) The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. (17) I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD. (18) The LORD has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death. (19) Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. (20) This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it. (21) I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation. (22) The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. (23) This is the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. (24) This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. (25) O LORD, do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity! (26) Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD. (27) The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. (28) You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You. (29) Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


Psalms 118:22-23, The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. (23) This is the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.


Psalm 132:16, "Her priests also I will clothe with salvation, And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.


Psalm 146:3, Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.


Psalms 146:5-10, How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God, (6) Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever; (7) Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free. (8) The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous; (9) The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. (10) The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!


Proverbs 1:24-32, "Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention; (25) And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof; (26) I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, (27) When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (28) "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, (29) Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD. (30) "They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. (31) "So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices. (32) "For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.


Proverbs 4:14, Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 5:1-13, My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. (2) Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you've learned. (3) For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. (4) But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword. (5) Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. (6) For she cares nothing about the path to life. She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn't realize it. (7) So now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say: (8) Stay away from her! Don't go near the door of her house! (9) If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved. (10) Strangers will consume your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor. (11) In the end you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body. (12) You will say, "How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings! (13) Oh, why didn't I listen to my teachers? Why didn't I pay attention to my instructors? [New Living Translation]


Proverbs 6:6-11, Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, (7) Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, (8) Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. (9) How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? (10) "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest"— (11) Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.


Proverbs 6:30-31, Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry; (31) But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.

Proverbs 7:1-27, Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. (2) Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. (3) Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. (4) Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family. (5) Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman. (6) While I was at the window of my house, looking through the curtain, (7) I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense. (8) He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman, strolling down the path by her house. (9) It was at twilight, in the evening, as deep darkness fell. (10) The woman approached him, seductively dressed and sly of heart. (11) She was the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home. (12) She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner. (13) She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said, (14) "I've just made my peace offerings and fulfilled my vows. (15) You're the one I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are! (16) My bed is spread with beautiful blankets, with colored sheets of Egyptian linen. (17) I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. (18) Come, let's drink our fill of love until morning. Let's enjoy each other's caresses, (19) for my husband is not home. He's away on a long trip. (20) He has taken a wallet full of money with him and won't return until later this month. " (21) So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery. (22) He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter. He was like a stag caught in a trap, (23) awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart. He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life. (24) So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words. (25) Don't let your hearts stray away toward her. Don't wander down her wayward path. (26) For she has been the ruin of many; many men have been her victims. (27) Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death. [New Living Translation]


Proverbs 10:22, It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.


Proverbs 11:24-25, There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. (25) The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.


Proverbs 12:15, The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.


Proverbs 14:12, There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.


Proverbs 15:9, The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.


Proverbs 15:29, The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 16:6, By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.


Proverbs 16:18, Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.


Proverbs 19:17, One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Proverbs 20:22, Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.


Proverbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.


Proverbs 22:24-25, Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, (25) Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.

Proverbs 24:29, Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."


Proverbs 28:8, He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.


Proverbs 28:9, He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.


Proverbs 29:1, A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.


Proverbs 29:25, The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.


Proverbs 30:19, The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.


Proverbs 31:4-5, It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink, (5) For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.


Ecclesiastes 5:10-13, He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. (11) When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on? (12) The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep. (13) There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.


Ecclesiastes 10:17, Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time—for strength and not for drunkenness.


Isaiah 1:1-31, The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. (2) Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, "Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me. (3) "An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand." (4) Alas, sinful nation, People weighed down with iniquity, Offspring of evildoers, Sons who act corruptly! They have abandoned the LORD, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away from Him. (5) Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint. (6) From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, Only bruises, welts and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil. (7) Your land is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire, Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your presence; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers. (8) The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, Like a watchman's hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city. (9) Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah. (10) Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah. (11) "What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats. (12) "When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts? (13) "Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies—I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly. (14) "I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. (15) "So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood. (16) "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, (17) Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. (18) "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. (19) "If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land; (20) "But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword." Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken. (21) How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers. (22) Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water. (23) Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them. (24) Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, "Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes. (25) "I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy. (26) "Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city." (27) Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness. (28) But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end. (29) Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen. (30) For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away Or as a garden that has no water. (31) The strong man will become tinder, His work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together And there will be none to quench them.


Isaiah 2:1-4, The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. (2) Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. (3) And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (4) And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.


Isaiah 2:7-11, Their land has also been filled with silver and gold And there is no end to their treasures; Their land has also been filled with horses And there is no end to their chariots. (8) Their land has also been filled with idols; They worship the work of their hands, That which their fingers have made. (9) So the common man has been humbled And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them. (10) Enter the rock and hide in the dust From the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty. (11) The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.


Isaiah 2:10,19-21, Enter the rock and hide in the dust From the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty...(19) Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble. (20) In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship, (21) In order to go into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs Before the terror of the LORD and the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.


Isaiah 5:1-7,
Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. (2) He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones. (3) "And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard. (4) "What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones? (5) "So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground. (6) "I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it." (7) For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.


Isaiah 6:9-10, He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.' (10) "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."


Isaiah 7:14, "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.


Isaiah 8:16, Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.


Isaiah 8:20, To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.


Isaiah 9:6-7, For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (7) There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.


Isaiah 11:1-9, Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. (2) The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. (3) And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear; (4) But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. (5) Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist. (6) And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. (7) Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox. (8) The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den. (9) They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.


Isaiah 12:3, Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.


Isaiah 13:6-13, Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. (7) Therefore all hands will fall limp, And every man's heart will melt. (8) They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame. (9) Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it. (10) For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light; The sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light. (11) Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless. (12) I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir. (13) Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger.


Isaiah 13:19-22, And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (20) It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation; Nor will the Arab pitch his tent there, Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. (21) But desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there. (22) Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.


Isaiah 22:9-11, And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool. (10) Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And tore down houses to fortify the wall. (11) And you made a reservoir between the two walls For the waters of the old pool. But you did not depend on Him who made it, Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.


Isaiah 22:22, "Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, When he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open.


Isaiah 23:1,
The oracle concerning Tyre. Wail, O ships of Tarshish, For Tyre is destroyed, without house or harbor; It is reported to them from the land of Cyprus.


Isaiah 26:19, Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.


Isaiah 27:12-13, In that day the LORD will start His threshing from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel. (13) It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.


Isaiah 28:7, And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.


Isaiah 29:13, Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,


Isaiah 30:20, Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.


Isaiah 30:33, For Topheth has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king. He has made it deep and large, A pyre of fire with plenty of wood; The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.


Isaiah 32:14-15, Because the palace has been abandoned, the populated city forsaken. Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever, A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks; (15) Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest.

Isaiah 34:1-15, Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. (2) For the LORD'S indignation is against all the nations, And His wrath against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to slaughter. (3) So their slain will be thrown out, And their corpses will give off their stench, And the mountains will be drenched with their blood. (4) And all the host of heaven will wear away, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree. (5) For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction. (6) The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, It is sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. (7) Wild oxen will also fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust become greasy with fat. (8) For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (9) Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch. (10) It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever. (11) But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness. (12) Its nobles—there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king—And all its princes will be nothing. (13) Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches. (14) The desert creatures will meet with the wolves, The hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place. (15) The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.


Isaiah 34:8-10, For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (9) Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch. (10) It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever.


Isaiah 35:1-10, The wilderness and the desert will be glad, And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; Like the crocus (2) It will blossom profusely And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God. (3) Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. (4) Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you." (5) Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. (6) Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah. (7) The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water; In the haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass becomes reeds and rushes. (8) A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it. (9) No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there, (10) And the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.


Isaiah 38:1-5, In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" (2) Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, (3) and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (4) Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying, (5) "Go and say to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.


Isaiah 40:1-2, "Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God. (2) "Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."


Isaiah 40:3-5, A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. (4) "Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley; (5) Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."


Isaiah 40:31, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.


Isaiah 41:18, "I will open rivers on the bare heights And springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land fountains of water.


Isaiah 42:1-4, "Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. (2) "He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. (3) "A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. (4) "He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."


Isaiah 42:6-7, "I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, (7) To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.


Isaiah 42:16, "I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone."


Isaiah 43:25, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.


Isaiah 44:3, 'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;


Isaiah 45:23, "I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.


Isaiah 47:1-2, "Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate. (2) "Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.


Isaiah 50:4-5, The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple. (5) The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back.


Isaiah 50:6, I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.


Isaiah 51:17, Rouse yourself! Rouse yourself! Arise, O Jerusalem, You who have drunk from the LORD'S hand the cup of His anger; The chalice of reeling you have drained to the dregs.


Isaiah 52:7-12, How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (8) Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion. (9) Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. (10) The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God. (11) Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD. (12) But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.


Isaiah 52:13-14, Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted. (14) Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.


Isaiah 53:1-12, Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? (2) For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. (3) He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. (4) Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. (5) But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. (6) All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. (7) He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. (8) By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due? (9) His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. (10) But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. (11) As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. (12) Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.


Isaiah 53:4-5 (BBE), But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God's punishment had come. (5) But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.

Isaiah 55:1, "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Isaiah 55:8-9 (BBE), For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


Isaiah 55:11 (BBE), So will my word be which goes out of my mouth: it will not come back to me with nothing done, but it will give effect to my purpose, and do that for which I have sent it.


Isaiah 57:1 (BBE), The upright man goes to his death, and no one gives a thought to it; and god-fearing men are taken away, and no one is troubled by it; for the upright man is taken away because of evil-doing, and goes into peace.


Isaiah 58:6-7 (BBE), Is not this the holy day for which I have given orders: to let loose those who have wrongly been made prisoners, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the crushed go free, and every yoke be broken? (7) Is it not to give your bread to those in need, and to let the poor who have no resting-place come into your house? to put a robe on the unclothed one when you see him, and not to keep your eyes shut for fear of seeing his flesh?


Isaiah 58:11 (BBE), And the Lord will be your guide at all times; in dry places he will give you water in full measure, and will make strong your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like an ever-flowing spring.


Isaiah 61:1-4 (BBE), The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again; (2) To give knowledge that the year of the Lord's good pleasure has come, and the day of punishment from our God; to give comfort to all who are sad; (3) To give them a fair head-dress in place of dust, the oil of joy in place of the clothing of grief, praise in place of sorrow; so that they may be named trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, and so that he may have glory. (4) And they will be building again the old broken walls, and will make new the old waste places, and will put up again the towns which have been waste for long generations.


Isaiah 63:17 (BBE), O Lord, why do you send us wandering from your ways, making our hearts hard, so that we have no fear of you? Come back, because of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.


Isaiah 65:17 (BBE), For see, I am making a new heaven and a new earth: and the past things will be gone completely out of mind.


Isaiah 66:15-16, For behold, the LORD will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. (16) For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.


Isaiah 66:22, "For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me," declares the LORD, "So your offspring and your name will endure.

Isaiah 66:24, "Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind."


Jeremiah 1:1-2, The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, (2) to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.


Jeremiah 3:1, God says, "If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely polluted? But you are a harlot with many lovers; Yet you turn to Me," declares the LORD.


Jeremiah 3:6-8, Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there. (7) "I thought, 'After she has done all these things she will return to Me'; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. (8) "And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.


Jeremiah 5:21-23, 'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear. (22) 'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it. (23) 'But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed.


Jeremiah 6:19-30, "Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also. (20) "For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me." (21) Therefore, thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people. And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish." (22) Thus says the LORD, "Behold, a people is coming from the north land, And a great nation will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth. (23) "They seize bow and spear; They are cruel and have no mercy; Their voice roars like the sea, And they ride on horses, Arrayed as a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Zion!" (24) We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth. (25) Do not go out into the field And do not walk on the road, For the enemy has a sword, Terror is on every side. (26) O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth And roll in ashes; Mourn as for an only son, A lamentation most bitter. For suddenly the destroyer Will come upon us. (27) "I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way." (28) All of them are stubbornly rebellious, Going about as a talebearer. They are bronze and iron; They, all of them, are corrupt. (29) The bellows blow fiercely, The lead is consumed by the fire; In vain the refining goes on, But the wicked are not separated. (30) They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.


Jeremiah 7:1-34, The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, (2) "Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house and proclaim there this word and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the LORD!'" (3) Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. (4) "Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.' (5) "For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor, (6) if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin, (7) then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. (8) "Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. (9) "Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known, (10) then come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered!'—that you may do all these abominations? (11) "Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have seen it," declares the LORD. (12) "But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel. (13) "And now, because you have done all these things," declares the LORD, "and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you did not answer, (14) therefore, I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to the place which I gave you and your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. (15) "I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brothers, all the offspring of Ephraim. (16) "As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you. (17) "Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? (18) "The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me. (19) "Do they spite Me?" declares the LORD. "Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?" (20) Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched." (21) Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh. (22) "For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. (23) "But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.' (24) "Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward. (25) "Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them. (26) "Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers. (27) "You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you. (28) "You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. (29) 'Cut off your hair and cast it away, And take up a lamentation on the bare heights; For the LORD has rejected and forsaken The generation of His wrath.' (30) "For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight," declares the LORD, "they have set their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. (31) "They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind. (32) "Therefore, behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place. (33) "The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away. (34) "Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a ruin.


Jeremiah 7:11, "Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have seen it," declares the LORD.


Jeremiah 8:12-13, "Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD. (13) "I will surely snatch them away," declares the LORD; "There will be no grapes on the vine And no figs on the fig tree, And the leaf will wither; And what I have given them will pass away."'"


Jeremiah 9:17, Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come!


Jeremiah 11:9-11, Then the LORD said to me, "A conspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (10) "They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers." (11) Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.


Jeremiah 11:12-14, "Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster. (13) "For your gods are as many as your cities, O Judah; and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to the shameful thing, altars to burn incense to Baal. (14) "Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster.


Jeremiah 14:10-12, Thus says the LORD to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account." (11) So the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the welfare of this people. (12) "When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence."


Jeremiah 16:5-9, For thus says the LORD, "Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people," declares the LORD, "My lovingkindness and compassion. (6) "Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them. (7) "Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother. (8) "Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink." (9) For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride.


Jeremiah 17:5, Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.


Jeremiah 19:10-13, "Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you (11) and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place for burial. (12) "This is how I will treat this place and its inhabitants," declares the LORD, "so as to make this city like Topheth. (13) "The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled like the place Topheth, because of all the houses on whose rooftops they burned sacrifices to all the heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods."'"


Jeremiah 23:1-8, "Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD. (2) Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds," declares the LORD. (3) "Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply. (4) "I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD. (5) "Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land. (6) "In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.' (7) "Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when they will no longer say, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,' (8) but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.' Then they will live on their own soil."


Jeremiah 25:3-9, "From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened. (4) "And the LORD has sent to you all His servants the prophets again and again, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear, (5) saying, 'Turn now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds, and dwell on the land which the LORD has given to you and your forefathers forever and ever; (6) and do not go after other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will do you no harm.' (7) "Yet you have not listened to Me," declares the LORD, "in order that you might provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm. (8) "Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Because you have not obeyed My words, (9) behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.


Jeremiah 25:15-16, For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, "Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it. (16) "They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them."


J
eremiah 26:22-23, Then King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: Elnathan the son of Achbor and certain men with him went into Egypt. (23) And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the burial place of the common people.

Jeremiah 29:11, 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.


Jeremiah 30:1-24, The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, (2) "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book. (3) 'For behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.' The LORD says, 'I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.'" (4) Now these are the words which the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah: (5) "For thus says the LORD, 'I have heard a sound of terror, Of dread, and there is no peace. (6) 'Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? (7) 'Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob's distress, But he will be saved from it. (8) 'It shall come about on that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves. (9) 'But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them. (10) 'Fear not, O Jacob My servant,' declares the LORD, 'And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar And your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, And no one will make him afraid. (11) 'For I am with you,' declares the LORD, 'to save you; For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, Only I will not destroy you completely. But I will chasten you justly And will by no means leave you unpunished.' (12) "For thus says the LORD, 'Your wound is incurable And your injury is serious. (13) 'There is no one to plead your cause; No healing for your sore, No recovery for you. (14) 'All your lovers have forgotten you, They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, With the punishment of a cruel one, Because your iniquity is great And your sins are numerous. (15) 'Why do you cry out over your injury? Your pain is incurable. Because your iniquity is great And your sins are numerous, I have done these things to you. (16) 'Therefore all who devour you will be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity; And those who plunder you will be for plunder, And all who prey upon you I will give for prey. (17) 'For I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'Because they have called you an outcast, saying: "It is Zion; no one cares for her."' (18) "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob And have compassion on his dwelling places; And the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the palace will stand on its rightful place. (19) 'From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant. (20) 'Their children also will be as formerly, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all their oppressors. (21) 'Their leader shall be one of them, And their ruler shall come forth from their midst; And I will bring him near and he shall approach Me; For who would dare to risk his life to approach Me?' declares the LORD. (22) 'You shall be My people, And I will be your God.'" (23) Behold, the tempest of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, A sweeping tempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked. (24) The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this.


Jeremiah 31:15, Thus says the LORD, "A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more."


Jeremiah 32:6-12, And Jeremiah said, "The word of the LORD came to me, saying, (7) 'Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, "Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it."' (8) "Then Hanamel my uncle's son came to me in the court of the guard according to the word of the LORD and said to me, 'Buy my field, please, that is at Anathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.' Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD. (9) "I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle's son, and I weighed out the silver for him, seventeen shekels of silver. (10) "I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales. (11) "Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions and the open copy; (12) and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle's son and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard.


Jeremiah 32:17, 'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,


Jeremiah 32:36-42, "Now therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning this city of which you say, 'It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine and by pestilence.' (37) "Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety. (38) "They shall be My people, and I will be their God; (39) and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them. (40) "I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. (41) "I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. (42) "For thus says the LORD, 'Just as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bring on them all the good that I am promising them.


Jeremiah 33:14-18, 'Behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. (15) 'In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. (16) 'In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety; and this is the name by which she will be called: the LORD is our righteousness.' (17) "For thus says the LORD, 'David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; (18) and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually.'"

Jeremiah 34:16 "Yet you turned and profaned My name, and each man took back his male servant and each man his female servant whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your male servants and female servants."'


Jeremiah 35:14-17, "The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, which he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are observed. So they do not drink wine to this day, for they have obeyed their father's command. But I have spoken to you again and again; yet you have not listened to Me. (15) "Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: 'Turn now every man from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to worship them. Then you will dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me. (16) 'Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.'"' (17) "Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am bringing on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them; because I spoke to them but they did not listen, and I have called them but they did not answer.'"


Jeremiah 43:4-7, So Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces, and all the people, did not obey the voice of the LORD to stay in the land of Judah. (5) But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces took the entire remnant of Judah who had returned from all the nations to which they had been driven away, in order to reside in the land of Judah— (6) the men, the women, the children, the king's daughters and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, together with Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah— (7) and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the LORD) and went in as far as Tahpanhes.


Jeremiah 44:1, The word that came to Jeremiah for all the Jews living in the land of Egypt, those who were living in Migdol, Tahpanhes, Memphis, and the land of Pathros, saying,


Jeremiah 44:2-12, "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'You yourselves have seen all the calamity that I have brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are in ruins and no one lives in them, (3) because of their wickedness which they committed so as to provoke Me to anger by continuing to burn sacrifices and to serve other gods whom they had not known, neither they, you, nor your fathers. (4) 'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate." (5) 'But they did not listen or incline their ears to turn from their wickedness, so as not to burn sacrifices to other gods. (6) 'Therefore My wrath and My anger were poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become a ruin and a desolation as it is this day. (7) 'Now then thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, "Why are you doing great harm to yourselves, so as to cut off from you man and woman, child and infant, from among Judah, leaving yourselves without remnant, (8) provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, burning sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to reside, so that you might be cut off and become a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth? (9) "Have you forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? (10) "But they have not become contrite even to this day, nor have they feared nor walked in My law or My statutes, which I have set before you and before your fathers."' (11) "Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am going to set My face against you for woe, even to cut off all Judah. (12) 'And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their mind on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine. Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach.


Jeremiah 44:21-22, "As for the smoking sacrifices that you burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your forefathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them and did not all this come into His mind? (22) "So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

Jeremiah 44:24-26 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, "Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt, (25) thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, as follows: 'As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, "We will certainly perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her." Go ahead and confirm your vows, and certainly perform your vows!' (26) "Nevertheless hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, 'Behold, I have sworn by My great name,' says the LORD, 'never shall My name be invoked again by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As the Lord GOD lives."


Jeremiah 48:40, For thus says the LORD: "Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.


Jeremiah 49:22, Behold, He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Jeremiah 52:20-21, The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve bronze bulls that were under the sea, and the stands, which King Solomon had made for the house of the LORD—the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight. (21) As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.


Jeremiah 52:24, Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.


Lamentations 1:8, Jerusalem sinned greatly, Therefore she has become an unclean thing. All who honored her despise her Because they have seen her nakedness; Even she herself groans and turns away.


Lamentations 3:21-23, This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. (22) The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. (23) They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.


Lamentations 4:19, Our pursuers were swifter Than the eagles of the sky; They chased us on the mountains, They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.


Ezekiel 3:4-7, Then He said to me, "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. (5) "For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, (6) nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you; (7) yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.


Ezekiel 4:12-15, "You shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over human dung." (13) Then the LORD said, "Thus will the sons of Israel eat their bread unclean among the nations where I will banish them." (14) But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth." (15) Then He said to me, "See, I will give you cow's dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread."


Ezekiel 7:1-9, Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying, (2) "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel, 'An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land. (3) 'Now the end is upon you, and I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways and bring all your abominations upon you. (4) 'For My eye will have no pity on you, nor will I spare you, but I will bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am the LORD!' (5) "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming! (6) 'An end is coming; the end has come! It has awakened against you; behold, it has come! (7) 'Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land. The time has come, the day is near—tumult rather than joyful shouting on the mountains. (8) 'Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; judge you according to your ways and bring on you all your abominations. (9) 'My eye will show no pity nor will I spare. I will repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, the LORD, do the smiting.


Ezekiel 8:17-18, He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose. (18) "Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."


Ezekiel 11:16-20, "Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone."' (17) "Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."' (18) "When they come there, they will remove all its detestable things and all its abominations from it. (19) "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, (20) that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.


Ezekiel 12:2, "Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 12:3-5, "Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house. (4) "Bring your baggage out by day in their sight, as baggage for exile. Then you will go out at evening in their sight, as those going into exile. (5) "Dig a hole through the wall in their sight and go out through it.

Ezekiel 13:19, "For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death some who should not die and to keep others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies."'"


Ezekiel 16:36-37, Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your lewdness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered through your harlotries with your lovers and with all your detestable idols, and because of the blood of your sons which you gave to idols, (37) therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you hated. So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness.


Ezekiel 17:3-7, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar. (4) "He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders. (5) "He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow. (6) "Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches. (7) "But there was another great eagle with great wings and much plumage; and behold, this vine bent its roots toward him and sent out its branches toward him from the beds where it was planted, that he might water it.


Ezekiel 20:34-38, "I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; (35) and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. (36) "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 Lord GOD. (37) "I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; (38) and I will purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.


Ezekiel 23:31-33, 'You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give her cup into your hand.' (32) "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'You will drink your sister's cup, Which is deep and wide. You will be laughed at and held in derision; It contains much. (33) 'You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, The cup of horror and desolation, The cup of your sister Samaria.


Ezekiel 23:43-47, "Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, 'Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?' (44) "But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women. (45) "But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands. (46) "For thus says the Lord GOD, 'Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder. (47) 'The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.


Ezekiel 28:11-15, Again the word of the LORD came to me saying, (12) "Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. (13) "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared. (14) "You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. (15) "You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you.


Ezekiel 28:21-23, "Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, prophesy against her (22) and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, And I will be glorified in your midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her, And I will manifest My holiness in her. (23) "For I will send pestilence to her And blood to her streets, And the wounded will fall in her midst By the sword upon her on every side; Then they will know that I am the LORD.


Ezekiel 30:3, "For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.


Ezekiel 31:3-14, 'Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds. (4) 'The waters made it grow, the deep made it high. With its rivers it continually extended all around its planting place, And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field. (5) 'Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field And its boughs became many and its branches long Because of many waters as it spread them out. (6) 'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade. (7) 'So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; For its roots extended to many waters. (8) 'The cedars in God's garden could not match it; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches. No tree in God's garden could compare with it in its beauty. (9) 'I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches, And all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God, were jealous of it. (10) 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness, (11) therefore I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it. According to its wickedness I have driven it away. (12) "Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it. (13) "On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches (14) so that all the trees by the waters may not be exalted in their stature, nor set their top among the clouds, nor their well-watered mighty ones stand erect in their height. For they have all been given over to death, to the earth beneath, among the sons of men, with those who go down to the pit."

Ezekiel 33:1-20, And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, (2) "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, (3) and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, (4) then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. (5) 'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. (6) 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.' (7) "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. (8) "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. (9) "But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life. (10) "Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus you have spoken, saying, "Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?"' (11) "Say to them, 'As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?' (12) "And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, 'The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.' (13) "When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. (14) "But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, (15) if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. (16) "None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live. (17) "Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right. (18) "When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it. (19) "But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them. (20) "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways."


Ezekiel 34:1-10, Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, (2) "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? (3) "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock. (4) "Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them. (5) "They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered. (6) "My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them."'" (7) Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: (8) "As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock; (9) therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: (10) 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep. So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them."'"


Ezekiel 34:22-24, therefore, I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep and another. (23) "Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd. (24) "And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be prince among them; I the LORD have spoken.


Ezekiel 34:25-29, "I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. (26) "I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing. (27) "Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. (28) "They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid. (29) "I will establish for them a renowned planting place, and they will not again be victims of famine in the land, and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.


Ezekiel 37:1-6, The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. (2) He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. (3) He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." (4) Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.' (5) "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. (6) 'I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'"


Ezekiel 37:7-10, So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. (8) And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. (9) Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life."'" (10) So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.


Ezekiel 37:11-14, Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.' (12) "Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. (13) "Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. (14) "I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it," declares the LORD.'"


Ezekiel 37:21-25, "Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; (22) and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. (23) "They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God. (24) "My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them. (25) "They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.


Ezekiel 38:21-22, "I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains," declares the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother. (22) "With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.

Ezekiel 40:2-3, In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city. (3) So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.

Ezekiel 42:15-20, Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around. (16) He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds by the measuring reed. (17) He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed. (18) On the south side he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. (19) He turned to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. (20) He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall all around, the length five hundred and the width five hundred, to divide between the holy and the profane.


Ezekiel 45:21, "In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.


Daniel 2:25-30, Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. {26} The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? {27} Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king; {28} But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; {29} As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. {30} But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.


Daniel 2:31-35, "You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome. (32) "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, (33) its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. (34) "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. (35) "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.


Daniel 2:36-45, "This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king. (37) "You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory; (38) and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. (39) "After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth. (40) "Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. (41) "In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. (42) "As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. (43) "And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. (44) "In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. (45) "Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."


Daniel 2:44, "In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.


Daniel 4:10-12, 19-22, 'Now these were the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed: I was looking, and behold, there was a tree in the midst of the earth and its height was great. (11) 'The tree grew large and became strong And its height reached to the sky, And it was visible to the end of the whole earth. (12) 'Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it...(19) "Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries! (20) 'The tree that you saw, which became large and grew strong, whose height reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth (21) and whose foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt and in whose branches the birds of the sky lodged— (22) it is you, O king; for you have become great and grown strong, and your majesty has become great and reached to the sky and your dominion to the end of the earth.


Daniel 5:5-6, Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. (6) Then the king's face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.


Daniel 6:16-17, Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you." (17) A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel.

Daniel 7:7-8, "After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. (8) "While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.


Daniel 7:13-14, I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. (14) "And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.


Daniel 7:21-22, "I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them (22) until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.


Daniel 7:23-27, "Thus he said: 'The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. (24) 'As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. (25) 'He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. (26) 'But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. (27) 'Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.'

Daniel 8:23-25, "In the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise, Insolent and skilled in intrigue. (24) "His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree And prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men and the holy people. (25) "And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; And he will magnify himself in his heart, And he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, But he will be broken without human agency.

Daniel 9:24-25, "Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. (25) "So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.

Daniel 9
:26, "Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined.


Daniel 10:1-3, In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision. (2) In those days, I, Daniel, had been mourning for three entire weeks. (3) I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.


Daniel 10:18-19, Then this one with human appearance touched me again and strengthened me. (19) He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."


Daniel 11:29-33, "At the appointed time he will return and come into the South, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before. (30) "For ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. (31) "Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. (32) "By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. (33) "Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.

Daniel 12:1, "Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.

Daniel 12:11-13, "From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. (12) "How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! (13) "But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age."


Hosea 2:9-12, "Therefore, I will take back My grain at harvest time And My new wine in its season. I will also take away My wool and My flax Given to cover her nakedness. (10) "And then I will uncover her lewdness In the sight of her lovers, And no one will rescue her out of My hand. (11) "I will also put an end to all her gaiety, Her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths And all her festal assemblies. (12) "I will destroy her vines and fig trees, Of which she said, 'These are my wages Which my lovers have given me.' And I will make them a forest, And the beasts of the field will devour them.

Hosea 4:6, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.


Hosea 5:3-6, I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself. (4) Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a spirit of harlotry is within them, And they do not know the LORD. (5) Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them. (6) They will go with their flocks and herds To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn from them.


Hosea 6:2, "He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.


Hosea 6:6, For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.


Hosea 7:1-2, When I would heal Israel, The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, And the evil deeds of Samaria, For they deal falsely; The thief enters in, Bandits raid outside, (2) And they do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds are all around them; They are before My face.


Hosea 8:1, Put the trumpet to your lips! Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the LORD, Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law.


Hosea 8:12-14, Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, They are regarded as a strange thing. (13) As for My sacrificial gifts, They sacrifice the flesh and eat it, But the LORD has taken no delight in them. Now He will remember their iniquity, And punish them for their sins; They will return to Egypt. (14) For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; And Judah has multiplied fortified cities, But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.


Hosea 10:8, Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"


Hosea 11:1, When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.


Hosea 13:14, Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.


Joel 2:1-3, Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near, (2) A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations. (3) A fire consumes before them And behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them But a desolate wilderness behind them, And nothing at all escapes them.


Joel 2:4-11, Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run. (5) With a noise as of chariots They leap on the tops of the mountains, Like the crackling of a flame of fire consuming the stubble, Like a mighty people arranged for battle. (6) Before them the people are in anguish; All faces turn pale. (7) They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like soldiers; And they each march in line, Nor do they deviate from their paths. (8) They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks. (9) They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief. (10) Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. (11) The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?


Joel 2:12-17, "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; (13) And rend your heart and not your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil. (14) Who knows whether He will not turn and relent And leave a blessing behind Him, Even a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God? (15) Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, (16) Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber. (17) Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations. Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'"


Joel 2:18-27, Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people. (19) The LORD will answer and say to His people, "Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations. (20) "But I will remove the northern army far from you, And I will drive it into a parched and desolate land, And its vanguard into the eastern sea, And its rear guard into the western sea. And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up, For it has done great things." (21) Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, For the LORD has done great things. (22) Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full. (23) So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before. (24) The threshing floors will be full of grain, And the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil. (25) "Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. (26) "You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; Then My people will never be put to shame. (27) "Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people will never be put to shame.


Joel 2:28-29, "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. (29) "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.


Joel 2:30-31, "I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. (31) "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.


Joel 2:32, "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.


Joel 3:1-2, "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, (2) I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.


Joel 3:9-15,
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up! (10) Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man." (11) Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones. (12) Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations. (13) Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. (14) Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. (15) The sun and moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.


Amos 1:1-2, The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders from Tekoa, which he envisioned in visions concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. (2) He said, "The LORD roars from Zion And from Jerusalem He utters His voice; And the shepherds' pasture grounds mourn, And the summit of Carmel dries up."


Amos 1:3-5, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Damascus and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron. (4) "So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael And it will consume the citadels of Ben-hadad. (5) "I will also break the gate bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden; So the people of Aram will go exiled to Kir," Says the LORD.


Amos 1:6-8, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they deported an entire population To deliver it up to Edom. (7) "So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza And it will consume her citadels. (8) "I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish," Says the Lord GOD.


Amos 1:9-10, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Tyre and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom And did not remember the covenant of brotherhood. (10) "So I will send fire upon the wall of Tyre And it will consume her citadels."


Amos 1:11-12, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever. (12) "So I will send fire upon Teman And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah."


Amos 1:13-15, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their borders. (14) "So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah And it will consume her citadels Amid war cries on the day of battle, And a storm on the day of tempest. (15) "Their king will go into exile, He and his princes together," says the LORD.


Amos 2:1-3, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Moab and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime. (2) "So I will send fire upon Moab And it will consume the citadels of Kerioth; And Moab will die amid tumult, With war cries and the sound of a trumpet. (3) "I will also cut off the judge from her midst And slay all her princes with him," says the LORD.


Amos 2:4-5, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked. (5) "So I will send fire upon Judah And it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem."

Amos 2:6, Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Amos 2:7 "These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless Also turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father resort to the same girl In order to profane My holy name.

Amos 5:18-20, Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light; (19) As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him. (20) Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?


Amos 5:21-23, "I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies. (22) "Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. (23) "Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.


Amos 5:24, "But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.


Amos 9:11, "In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old;


Obadiah 1:17, "But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.


Jonah 1:3, But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.


Jonah 1:17, And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.


Jonah 2:10, Then the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.


Micah 3:1-4, And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice? (2) "You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones, (3) Who eat the flesh of my people, Strip off their skin from them, Break their bones And chop them up as for the pot And as meat in a kettle." (4) Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.

Micah 4:1-2,  And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it.  (2)  Many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


Micah 4:3-4, And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war. (4) Each of them will sit under his vine And under his fig tree, With no one to make them afraid, For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.


Micah 5:1, "Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.


Micah 5:2, "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."


Micah 6:6-8, With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves? (7) Does the LORD take delight in thousands of rams, In ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? (8) He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?


Zephaniah 1:7-13, Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is near, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice, He has consecrated His guests. (8) "Then it will come about on the day of the LORD'S sacrifice That I will punish the princes, the king's sons And all who clothe themselves with foreign garments. (9) "And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold, Who fill the house of their lord with violence and deceit. (10) "On that day," declares the LORD, "There will be the sound of a cry from the Fish Gate, A wail from the Second Quarter, And a loud crash from the hills. (11) "Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off. (12) "It will come about at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good or evil!' (13) "Moreover, their wealth will become plunder And their houses desolate; Yes, they will build houses but not inhabit them, And plant vineyards but not drink their wine."


Zephaniah 1:14-18, The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. {15} That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, {16} A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. {17} And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. {18} Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.


Zephaniah 2:3, Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.


Zechariah 1:1-2, In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo saying, (2) "The LORD was very angry with your fathers.


Zechariah 3:4, He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes."


Zechariah 3:10, 'In that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.'"


Zechariah 4:10, "For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth."


Zechariah 5:1-4, Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying scroll. (2) And he said to me, "What do you see?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits." (3) Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side. (4) "I will make it go forth," declares the LORD of hosts, "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones."


Zechariah 7:8-13, Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah saying, (9) "Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; (10) and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.' (11) "But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing. (12) "They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. (13) "And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen," says the LORD of hosts;


Zechariah 8:19, "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'The fast of the fourth, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth months will become joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so love truth and peace.'


Zechariah 9:9, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.


Zechariah 11:12-13, I said to them, "If it is good in your sight, give me my wages; but if not, never mind!" So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages. (13) Then the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter, that magnificent price at which I was valued by them." So I took the thirty shekels of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.


Zechariah 12:9-10, "And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. (10) "I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.


Zechariah 13:6, "And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will say, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'


Zechariah 13:7, "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Zechariah 13:8-9,  "It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, "That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it.  (9)  "And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"


Zechariah 14:1-3, Behold, a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. (2) For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. (3) Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.


Zechariah 14:4, In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.


Zechariah 14:8, And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.


Zechariah 14:16-19, Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. (17) And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. (18) If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. (19) This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.


Malachi 2:11-12, "Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god. (12) "As for the man who does this, may the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the LORD of hosts.


Malachi 2:13-15, "This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. (14) "Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. (15) "But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.


Malachi 2:16, "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."


Malachi 3:1-5, "Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts. (2) "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. (3) "He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness. (4) "Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. (5) "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.


Malachi 3:8-12, "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. (9) "You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! (10) "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. (11) "Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," says the LORD of hosts. (12) "All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts.


Malachi 4:5-6, "Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. (6) "He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT

Unless otherwise noted, New Testament Scripture quotations cited in this frame are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV), Crossway Bibles, a ministry of the Good News Publishers of Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

 

Matthew 1:11, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.


Matthew 1:18-25, Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. (19) And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. (20) But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. (21) She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (22) All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: (23) "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). (24) When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, (25) but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.


Matthew 1:19, And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.


Matthew 1:20, But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.


Matthew 2:1-3, Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, (2) saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." (3) When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;


Matthew 2:9-12, After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. (10) When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. (11) And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (12) And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

Matthew 2:16-18, Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. (17) Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: (18) "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more."


Matthew 2:22-23, But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. (23) And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.


Matthew 3:1-2, In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, (2) "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


Matthew 3:7-9, But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (8) Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (9) And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.


Matthew 3:10, Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.


Matthew 3:16-17, And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; (17) and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."


Matthew 4:1-11, Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (2) And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (3) And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." (4) But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (5) Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple (6) and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,' and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" (7) Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'" (8) Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. (9) And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." (10) Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" (11) Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.


Matthew 4:12, Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.


Matthew 4:13-17, And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, (14) so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: (15) "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— (16) the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned." (17) From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


Matthew 4:18-22, While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. (19) And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (20) Immediately they left their nets and followed him. (21) And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. (22) Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.


Matthew 4:23-25, And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. (24) So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. (25) And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.


Matthew 5:1, Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

Matthew 5:3, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:5, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Matthew 5:7, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.


Matthew 5:10, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 5:11, "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.


Matthew 5:12, Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.


Matthew 5:14-16, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (15) Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. (16) In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


Matthew 5:17-18, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (18) For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.


Matthew 5:19-20, Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (20) For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 5:21-24, "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' (22) But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire. (23) So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, (24) leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.


Matthew 5:25-26, Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. (26) Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.


Matthew 5:27-28, "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' (28) But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.


Matthew 5:31-32,
"It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' (32) But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


Matthew 5:33-37, "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.' (34) But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, (35) or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. (36) And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. (37) Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil.


Matthew 5:39-42, But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (40) And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. (41) And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. (42) Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.


Matthew 5:44, But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:48, You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Matthew 6:1-4, "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (2) "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (3) But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, (4) so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.


Matthew 6:5-8, "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (6) But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (7) "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. (8) Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.


Matthew 6:9-15, Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (10) Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (11) Give us this day our daily bread, (12) and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (14) For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, (15) but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Matthew 6:16-18, "And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (17) But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, (18) that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.


Matthew 6:19-21, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, (20) but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


Matthew 6:22-23, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, (23) but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!


Matthew 6:7, "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.


Matthew 6:10, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:13, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Matthew 6:22-23, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, (23) but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!


Matthew 6:24, "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.


Matthew 6:25-30, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? (26) Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (27) And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (28) And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, (29) yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (30) But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?


Matthew 6:31-
32, Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' (32) For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.


Matthew 6:33-34, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (34) "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 7:1-2, "Judge not, that you be not judged. (2) For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.


Matthew 7:3-5, Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (4) Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? (5) You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.


Matthew 7:6, "Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.


Matthew 7:7-11, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (8) For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (9) Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? (10) Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? (11) If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!


Matthew 7:12, "So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.


Matthew 7:13-14, "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. (14) For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Matthew 7:15-20, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. (16) You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (17) So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. (18) A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. (19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.


Matthew 7:19, Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.


Matthew 7:21-23, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (22) On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' (23) And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'


Matthew 8:1-4, When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. (2) And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." (3) And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (4) And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them."


Matthew 8:5-12, When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, (6) "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly." (7) And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." (8) But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. (9) For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." (10) When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. (11) I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, (12) while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."


Matthew 8:13, And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; let it be done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.


Matthew 8:14-15, And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. (15) He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him.


Matthew 8:16-18, That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. (17) This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases." (18) Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.


Matthew 8:20, And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."


Matthew 8:23-27, And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. (24) And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. (25) And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." (26) And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (27) And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"


Matthew 8:28-34, And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. (29) And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?" (30) Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them. (31) And the demons begged him, saying, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs." (32) And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters. (33) The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men. (34) And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.


Matthew 9:1, And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.


Matthew 9:2, And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven."


Matthew 9:3-5, And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." (4) But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? (5) For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'?


Matthew 9:6, But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he then said to the paralytic—"Rise, pick up your bed and go home."


Matthew 9:8, When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


Matthew 9:9, As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.


Matthew 9:10-13, And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. (11) And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" (12) But when he heard it, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. (13) Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."


Matthew 9:14, Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

Matthew 9:15, And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Matthew 9:18-26, While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live." (19) And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples...(23) And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, (24) he said, "Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him. (25) But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. (26) And the report of this went through all that district.


Matthew 9:20-21, And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, (21) for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I will be made well."


Matthew 9:22, Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.


Matthew 9:27-30, And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." (28) When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." (29) Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." (30) And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, "See that no one knows about it."


Matthew 9:31-33, But they went away and spread his fame through all that district. (32) As they were going away, behold, a demon-oppressed man who was mute was brought to him. (33) And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel."


Matthew 9:34, But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."


Matthew 9:35-38, And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. (36) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (37) Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; (38) therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."


Matthew 10:1, And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.


Matthew 10:2-4, The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (3) Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; (4) Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.


Matthew 10:5-42, These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, (6) but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7) And proclaim as you go, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' (8) Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. (9) Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, (10) no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. (11) And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. (12) As you enter the house, greet it. (13) And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. (14) And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. (15) Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town. (16) "Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. (17) Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, (18) and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. (19) When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. (20) For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (21) Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, (22) and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. (23) When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. (24) "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. (25) It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. (26) "So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (27) What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. (28) And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (29) Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (30) But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. (31) Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (32) So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, (33) but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. (34) "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. (35) For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. (36) And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. (37) Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (38) And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (39) Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (40) "Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. (41) The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. (42) And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward."


Matthew 10:8, Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

Matthew 10:9-10, Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, (10) no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food.

Matthew 10:17, Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues,


Matthew 10:33, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.


Matthew 11:1, When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.


Matthew 11:2-6, Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples (3) and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" (4) And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: (5) the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. (6) And blessed is the one who is not offended by me."


Matthew 11:8-11, What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. (9) What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. (10) This is he of whom it is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.' (11) Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.


Matthew 11:12, From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.


Matthew 11:19, The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."


Matthew 11:20, Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.


Matthew 11:21-24, "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22) But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. (23) And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (24) But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."


Matthew 11:25-27, At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; (26) yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. (27) All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.


Matthew 11:28-30, Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


Matthew 12:1-2, At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. (2) But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath."


Matthew 12:3-5, He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: (4) how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? (5) Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?


Matthew 12:6-8, I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. (7) And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. (8) For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."


Matthew 12:9-12, He went on from there and entered their synagogue. (10) And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"—so that they might accuse him. (11) He said to them, "Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? (12) Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."


Matthew 12:13, Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.


Matthew 12:14, But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

Matthew 12:15, Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all.


Matthew 12:22,28, Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw...(28) But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.


Matthew 12:23, And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"


Matthew 12:24, But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons."


Matthew 12:25-30, Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. (26) And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? (27) And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. (28) But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (29) Or how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house. (30) Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.


Matthew 12:31-32, Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. (32) And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.


Matthew 12:33-37, "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. (34) You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (35) The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. (36) I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, (37) for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."


Matthew 12:38, Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you."


Matthew 12:39-40, But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. (40) For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


Matthew 12:43-45, "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. (44) Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. (45) Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation."


Matthew 12:46-50, While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. (48) But he replied to the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" (49) And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! (50) For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."


Matthew 13:1-2, That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. (2) And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach.


Matthew 13:3-9, And he told them many things in parables, saying: "A sower went out to sow. (4) And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. (5) Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, (6) but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. (7) Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. (8) Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (9) He who has ears, let him hear."


Matthew 13:10-11, Then the disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" (11) And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.


Matthew 13:12, For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.


Matthew 13:14-15, Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: "'"You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive." (15) For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'

Matthew 13:18-23, "Hear then the parable of the sower: (19) When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. (20) As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, (21) yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. (22) As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. (23) As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."


Matthew 13:31-32, He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. (32) It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."


Matthew 13:33, He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."


Matthew 13:36-43, Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." (37) He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. (38) The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, (39) and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. (40) Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. (41) The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, (42) and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (43) Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.


Matthew 13:47-50, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. (48) When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. (49) So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous (50) and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 13:54, and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?


Matthew 13:55-56, Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? (56) And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"


Matthew 13:58, And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.


Matthew 14:1-2, At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus, (2) and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him."


Matthew 14:3-5, For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, (4) because John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." (5) And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.


Matthew 14:6-9,
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod, (7) so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. (8) Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter." (9) And the king was sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given.


Matthew 14:10-11, He sent and had John beheaded in the prison, (11) and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.


Matthew 14:12-13, And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and they went and told Jesus. (13) Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.


Matthew 14:14-20, When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. (15) Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." (16) But Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." (17) They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." (18) And he said, "Bring them here to me." (19) Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. (20) And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.


Matthew 14:21, And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.


Matthew 14:22-32, Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. (23) And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, (24) but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. (25) And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. (26) But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" and they cried out in fear. (27) But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid." (28) And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." (29) He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. (30) But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." (31) Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" (32) And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.


Matthew 14:23, And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,


Matthew 14:27, But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."


Matthew 14:28-29, And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." (29) He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.


Matthew 14:30-31, But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." (31) Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"


Matthew 14:32, And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.


Matthew 14:33, And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."


Matthew 14:34-36, And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. (35) And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick (36) and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.


Matthew 15:1-9, Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, (2) "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." (3) He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? (4) For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' (5) But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, "What you would have gained from me is given to God," (6) he need not honor his father.' So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. (7) You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: (8) "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; (9) in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"


Matthew 15:10-17, And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: (11) it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." (12) Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?" (13) He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. (14) Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." (15) But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us." (16) And he said, "Are you also still without understanding? (17) Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?


Matthew 15:18-20, But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. (19) For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. (20) These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone."


Matthew 15:21-28, And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. (22) And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon." (23) But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying out after us." (24) He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (25) But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." (26) And he answered, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." (27) She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." (28) Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.


Matthew 15:29-31, Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. (30) And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, (31) so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.


Matthew 15:32-38, Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way." (33) And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?" (34) And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." (35) And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, (36) he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. (37) And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over. (38) Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.


Matthew 15:39, And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.


Matthew 16:1, And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.


Matthew 16:2-4, He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' (3) And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. (4) An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." So he left them and departed.


Matthew 16:5-12, When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. (6) Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (7) And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread." (8) But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? (9) Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? (10) Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? (11) How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (12) Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


Matthew 16:13-19, Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" (14) And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." (15) He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" (16) Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (17) And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. (18) And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (19) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."


Matthew 16:20, Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.


Matthew 16:21, From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.


Matthew 16:24-26, Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (25) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (26) For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?


Matthew 16:27, For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.


Matthew 16:28, Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."


Matthew 17:1-3, And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. (2) And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. (3) And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.


Matthew 17:5, He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."


Matthew 17:9,12, And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead..."(12) But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands."


Matthew 17:14-18, And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, (15) said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. (16) And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him." (17) And Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." (18) And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly.


Matthew 17:20, He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."


Matthew 17:22-23, As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, (23) and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day." And they were greatly distressed.

Matthew 17:24-26, When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the tax?" (25) He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?" (26) And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free.


Matthew 17:27, However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself."


Matthew 18:1-2, At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" (2) And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them.


Matthew 18:3-4, And said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (4) Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 18:5-6, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, (6) but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.


Matthew 18:7-10, "Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! (8) And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. (9) And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. (10) "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.


Matthew 18:11-14 (NASB), ["For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.] (12) "What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? (13) "If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. (14) "So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.


Matthew 18:15-18, "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. (16) But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. (17) If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. (18) Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.


Matthew 18:19-20, Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. (20) For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."


Matthew 18:21-22, Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" (22) Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.


Matthew 18:23-35, "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. (24) When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. (25) And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. (26) So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' (27) And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. (28) But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.' (29) So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' (30) He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. (31) When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. (32) Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. (33) And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' (34) And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. (35) So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart."


Matthew 19:3-8, And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?" (4) He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, (5) and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? (6) So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." (7) They said to him, "Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?" (8) He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.


Matthew 19:9, And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery."


Matthew 19:10-12, The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." (11) But he said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. (12) For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it."


Matthew 19:16-20, And behold, a man came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" (17) And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." (18) He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, (19) Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (20) The young man said to him, "All these I have kept. What do I still lack?"


Matthew 19:21-22, Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." (22) When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.


Matthew 19:27-30, Then Peter said in reply, "See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?" (28) Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (29) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. (30) But many who are first will be last, and the last first.


Matthew 19:29, And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.


Matthew 20:1-16, "For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. (2) After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. (3) And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, (4) and to them he said, 'You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.' (5) So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. (6) And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?' (7) They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.' (8) And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.' (9) And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. (10) Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. (11) And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, (12) saying, 'These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' (13) But he replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? (14) Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. (15) Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?' (16) So the last will be first, and the first last."


Matthew 20:17-19, And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, (18) "See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death (19) and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day."


Matthew 20:20-21, Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. (21) And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom."


Matthew 20:22-24, Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able." (23) He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." (24) And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers.


Matthew 20:24-28, And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. (25) But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. (26) It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, (27) and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, (28) even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."


Matthew 20:29-34, And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. (30) And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" (31) The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" (32) And stopping, Jesus called them and said, "What do you want me to do for you?" (33) They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened." (34) And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.


Matthew 21:9,15, And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!...(15) But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant,


Matthew 21:10-11, And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?" (11) And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."


Matthew 21:12-13, And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (13) He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."


Matthew 21:14, And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.


Matthew 21:15, But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant,


Matthew 21:18-20, In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. (19) And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once. (20) When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?"


Matthew 21:21-22, And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen. (22) And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."


Matthew 21:23-27, And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" (24) Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. (25) The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?" And they discussed it among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' (26) But if we say, 'From man,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet." (27) So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.


Matthew 21:28-32, "What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' (29) And he answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind and went. (30) And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go. (31) Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. (32) For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.


Matthew 21:45-46, When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. (46) And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.


Matthew 22:1-8, And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, (2) "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, (3) and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. (4) Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast."' (5) But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, (6) while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. (7) The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. (8) Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.


Matthew 22:9-13, Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.' (10) And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. (11) "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. (12) And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. (13) Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'


Matthew 22:14, For many are called, but few are chosen."


Matthew 22:15-22, Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. (16) And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. (17) Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" (18) But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? (19) Show me the coin for the tax." And they brought him a denarius. (20) And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" (21) They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (22) When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.


Matthew 22:23-33, The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, (24) saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.' (25) Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother. (26) So too the second and third, down to the seventh. (27) After them all, the woman died. (28) In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her." (29) But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. (30) For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. (31) And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God: (32) 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not God of the dead, but of the living." (33) And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.


Matthew 22:34-40, But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. (35) And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. (36) "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" (37) And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (38) This is the great and first commandment. (39) And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (40) On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."


Matthew 22:41-45, Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, (42) saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "The son of David." (43) He said to them, "How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, (44) "'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet"'? (45) If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?"


Matthew 23:1-3, Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, (2) "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, (3) so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.


Matthew 23:4, They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.


Matthew 23:5-7, They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, (6) and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues (7) and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.


Matthew 23:8-10, But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. (9) And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. (10) Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.


Matthew 23:11-12, The greatest among you shall be your servant. (12) Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


Matthew 23:13, "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.


Matthew 23:14 (NASB) ["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]


Matthew 23:15, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.


Matthew 23:16-17, "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' (17) You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?


Matthew 23:18-22, And you say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.' (19) You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? (20) So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. (21) And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. (22) And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.


Matthew 23:23-24, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. (24) You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!


Matthew 23:25-28, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. (26) You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. (27) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. (28) So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.


Matthew 23:29-33, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, (30) saying, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' (31) Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. (32) Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. (33) You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?


Matthew 23:34-36, Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, (35) so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. (36) Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

Matthew 23:37-39,  “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!  (38)  See, your house is left to you desolate.  (39)  For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”


Matthew 24:3, As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"


Matthew 24:4-12, And Jesus answered them, "See that no one leads you astray. (5) For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray. (6) And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (7) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. (8) All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. (9) "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. (10) And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. (11) And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. (12) And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.


Matthew 24:13, But the one who endures to the end will be saved.


Matthew 24:14, And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.


Matthew 24:15-19, "So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), (16) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (17) Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, (18) and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. (19) And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!


Matthew 24:20, Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.


Matthew 24:21-22, For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. (22) And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.


Matthew 24:23-24, Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. (24) For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.


Matthew 24:25-28, See, I have told you beforehand. (26) So, if they say to you, 'Look, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. (27) For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (28) Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.


Matthew 24:29-31, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (30) Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (31) And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


Matthew 24:32-34, "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. (33) So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. (34) Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.


Matthew 24:35, Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.


Matthew 24:36, "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.


Matthew 24:37-39, For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (38) For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, (39) and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.


Matthew 24:40-42, Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. (41) Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. (42) Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.


Matthew 24:42-51, Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (43) But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. (44) Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (45) "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? (46) Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. (47) Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. (48) But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' (49) and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, (50) the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know (51) and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 25:1-13, "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. (2) Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. (3) For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, (4) but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. (5) As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. (6) But at midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' (7) Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. (8) And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' (9) But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' (10) And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. (11) Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' (12) But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' (13) Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.


Matthew 25:14-30, "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. (15) To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. (16) He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. (17) So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. (18) But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. (19) Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. (20) And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.' (21) His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' (22) And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.' (23) His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' (24) He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, (25) so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' (26) But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? (27) Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. (28) So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. (29) For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (30) And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'


Matthew 25:31-40, "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. (32) Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (33) And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. (34) Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (35) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, (36) I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' (37) Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? (38) And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? (39) And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' (40) And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'


Matthew 25:41-46, "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (42) For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, (43) I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' (44) Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' (45) Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' (46) And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."


Matthew 26:1-2, When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, (2) "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."


Matthew 26:3-5, Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, (4) and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. (5) But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people."


Matthew 26:6-13, Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, (7) a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. (8) And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? (9) For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor." (10) But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. (11) For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. (12) In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. (13) Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her."


Matthew 26:14-16, Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests (15) and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. (16) And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.


Matthew 26:17-20, Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?" (18) He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'" (19) And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. (20) When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.


Matthew 26:21-22, And as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." (22) And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?"


Matthew 26:23-24, He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. (24) The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."


Matthew 26:25, Judas, who would betray him, answered, "Is it I, Rabbi?" He said to him, "You have said so."


Matthew 26:31-32, Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' (32) But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."


Matthew 26:33-35, Peter answered him, "Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away." (34) Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." (35) Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!" And all the disciples said the same.


Matthew 26:36-46, Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray." (37) And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (38) Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me." (39) And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." (40) And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour? (41) Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (42) Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done." (43) And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. (44) So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. (45) Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. (46) Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."


Matthew 26:48, Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I will kiss is the man; seize him."


Matthew 26:51-52, And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. (52) Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.


Matthew 26:57-59, Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. (58) And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end. (59) Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,


Matthew 26:60-61, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward (61) and said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.'"


Matthew 26:62-66, And the high priest stood up and said, "Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?" (63) But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." (64) Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven." (65) Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy. (66) What is your judgment?" They answered, "He deserves death."


Matthew 26:69-75, Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." (70) But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean." (71) And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth." (72) And again he denied it with an oath: "I do not know the man." (73) After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you." (74) Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. (75) And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly.


Matthew 27:1-2, When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. (2) And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.


Matthew 27:3-5, Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, (4) saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself." (5) And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.

 

Matthew 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so..."(29) and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!.."
(37) And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."


Matthew 27:18, For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.


Matthew 27:19, Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream."


Matthew 27:20-23, Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. (21) The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas." (22) Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said, "Let him be crucified!" (23) And he said, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"


Matthew 27:24-25, So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves." (25) And all the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"


Matthew 27:26-31, Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. (27) Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. (28) And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, (29) and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" (30) And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. (31) And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.


Matthew 27:32, As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.


Matthew 27:33, And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),


Matthew 27:34,48, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink…{48} And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.


Matthew 27:35-38, And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. (36) Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. (37) And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews." (38) Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.


Matthew 27:39-44, And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads (40) and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross." (41) So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, (42) "He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. (43) He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" (44) And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.


Matthew 27:45-49, Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. (46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (47) And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, "This man is calling Elijah." (48) And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. (49) But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."


Matthew 27:50, And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.


Matthew 27:51, And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.


Matthew 27:52-53, The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, (53) and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.


Matthew 27:54, When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"


Matthew 27:55-56, There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, (56) among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.


Matthew 27:57-59, When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. (58) He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. (59) And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud


Matthew 27:60, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.


Matthew 27:61, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.


Matthew 27:62-64, The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate (63) and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.' (64) Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."


Matthew 27:65-66, Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can." (66) So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.


Matthew 28:1, Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.


Matthew 28:2-4, And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. (3) His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. (4) And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.


Matthew 28:5-7, But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. (6) He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. (7) Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you."


Matthew 28:8, So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.


Matthew 28:9-10, And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. (10) Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."


Matthew 28:11-15, While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. (12) And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers (13) and said, "Tell people, 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' (14) And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." (15) So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.


Matthew 28:16-17, Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. (17) And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.


Matthew 28:18-20, And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."


Mark 1:4-5, John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (5) And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.


Mark 1:16-20, Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. (17) And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." (18) And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (19) And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. (20) And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.


Mark 1:21-22,29,
And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. (22) And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes...(29) And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.


Mark 1:23-26, And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, (24) "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God." (25) But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" (26) And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.


Mark 1:27, And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."


Mark 1:29-31, And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. (30) Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. (31) And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.


Mark 1:32-37,
That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. (33) And the whole city was gathered together at the door. (34) And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. (35) And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. (36) And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, (37) and they found him and said to him, "Everyone is looking for you."


Mark 1:34, And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.


Mark 1:35, And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.


Mark 1:40-45, And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean." (41) Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, "I will; be clean." (42) And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. (43) And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once, (44) and said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them." (45) But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.


Mark 2:1-2, And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. (2) And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.


Mark 2:3-12, And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. (4) And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. (5) And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." (6) Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, (7) "Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" (8) And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question these things in your hearts? (9) Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'? (10) But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he said to the paralytic— (11) "I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home." (12) And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"


Mark 2:7, "Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"


Mark 2:8, And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question these things in your hearts?

Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he said to the paralytic—


Mark 2: 11-12, "I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home." (12) And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"


Mark 2:13, He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.


Mark 2:14-16, And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him. (15) And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. (16) And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"


Mark 2:15, And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.


Mark 2:17, And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

Mark 2:19-20, And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. (20) The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.


Mark 2:23-27, One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. (24) And the Pharisees were saying to him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?" (25) And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: (26) how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?" (27) And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.


Mark 2:28, So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."


Mark 3:1-6, Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. (2) And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. (3) And he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come here." (4) And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. (5) And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. (6) The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.


Mark 3:7-10, Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea (8) and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him. (9) And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him, (10) for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed around him to touch him.


Mark 3:11-12, And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." (12) And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.


Mark 3:13-15, And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. (14) And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach (15) and have authority to cast out demons.


Mark 3:16-19, He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); (17) James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); (18) Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot, (19) and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.


Mark 3:20-21, Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. (21) And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, "He is out of his mind."


Mark 3:22, And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "by the prince of demons he casts out the demons."


Mark 3:23-29, And he called them to him and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? (24) If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25) And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. (26) And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. (27) But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house. (28) "Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, (29) but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"—


Mark 3:30, for they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."


Mark 3:31-35, And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. (32) And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you." (33) And he answered them, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" (34) And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! (35) For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother."


Mark 4:1-9, Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. (2) And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: (3) "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. (4) And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. (5) Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. (6) And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. (7) Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. (8) And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold." (9) And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Mark 4:10, And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.


Mark 4:11-12, And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, (12) so that "they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven."


Mark 4:30-32, And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? (31) It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, (32) yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."


Mark 4:35-41, On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." (36) And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. (37) And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. (38) But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (39) And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (40) He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?" (41) And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"


Mark 5:1-20, They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. (2) And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. (3) He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, (4) for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. (5) Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. (6) And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. (7) And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me." (8) For he was saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!" (9) And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is Legion, for we are many." (10) And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. (11) Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, (12) and they begged him, saying, "Send us to the pigs; let us enter them." (13) So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea. (14) The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened. (15) And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. (16) And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. (17) And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. (18) As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. (19) And he did not permit him but said to him, "Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." (20) And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.


Mark 5:9,13, And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is Legion, for we are many..."(13) So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.


Mark 5:22, Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet


Mark 5:22,36, Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet...(36) But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe."


Mark 5:25-33, And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, (26) and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. (27) She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. (28) For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I will be made well." (29) And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. (30) And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my garments?" (31) And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, 'Who touched me?'" (32) And he looked around to see who had done it. (33) But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.


Mark 5:34, And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease."


Mark 5:35-36, While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?" (36) But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe."


Mark 5:37-41, And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. (38) They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. (39) And when he had entered, he said to them, "Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping." (40) And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. (41) Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Talitha cumi," which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."


Mark 5:42, And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.


Mark 6:1-2, He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. (2) And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?


Mark 6:3, Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.


Mark 6:6, And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.


Mark 6:7, And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.


Mark 6:8-13, He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— (9) but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. (10) And he said to them, "Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. (11) And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them." (12) So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. (13) And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.


Mark 6:14-16, King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him." (15) But others said, "He is Elijah." And others said, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." (16) But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised."


Mark 6:17-18, For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. (18) For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."


Mark 6:19-20, And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, (20) for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.


Mark 6:21-23, But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. (22) For when Herodias's daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you." (23) And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."


Mark 6:24-25, And she went out and said to her mother, "For what should I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." (25) And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."


Mark 6:26-28, And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. (27) And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison (28) and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.


Mark 6:29, When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.


Mark 6:30-32, The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. (31) And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. (32) And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.


Mark 6:33-34, Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. (34) When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.


Mark 6:35-44, And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. (36) Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat." (37) But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." And they said to him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?" (38) And he said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they had found out, they said, "Five, and two fish." (39) Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. (40) So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. (41) And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. (42) And they all ate and were satisfied. (43) And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. (44) And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.


Mark 6:45, Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.


Mark 6:46, And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.


Mark 6:47-49, And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. (48) And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, (49) but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,


Mark 6:50, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."


Mark 6:51, And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,


Mark 6:53-56, When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. (54) And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him (55) and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. (56) And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.


Mark 7:1-4, Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, (2) they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (3) (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, (4) and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.)


Mark 7:5-9, And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?" (6) And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; (7) in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' (8) You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men." (9) And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!


Mark 7:10-13, For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' (11) But you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban"' (that is, given to God)— (12) then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, (13) thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do."


Mark 7:14-23, And he called the people to him again and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand: (15) There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him." (17) And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. (18) And he said to them, "Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, (19) since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.) (20) And he said, "What comes out of a person is what defiles him. (21) For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, (22) coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. (23) All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."


Mark 7:24-30, And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. (25) But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. (26) Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. (27) And he said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." (28) But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." (29) And he said to her, "For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter." (30) And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.


Mark 7:29, And he said to her, "For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."


Mark 7:31-37, Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. (32) And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. (33) And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. (34) And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." (35) And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. (36) And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. (37) And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."


Mark 8:1-4, In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, (2) "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. (3) And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away." (4) And his disciples answered him, "How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?"


Mark 8:5-9, And he asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven." (6) And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. (7) And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. (8) And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. (9) And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.


Mark 8:10, And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.


Mark 8:11-12, The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. (12) And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."


Mark 8:13, And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.


Mark 8:14-15, Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. (15) And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."


Mark 8:16-21,
And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. (17) And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? (18) Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? (19) When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They said to him, "Twelve." (20) "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said to him, "Seven." (21) And he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?"


Mark 8:22-25, And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. (23) And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, "Do you see anything?" (24) And he looked up and said, "I see people, but they look like trees, walking." (25) Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.


Mark 8:26, And he sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village."


Mark 8:27-30, And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" (28) And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets." (29) And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ." (30) And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.


Mark 8:31, And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.


Mark 8:32-33, And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. (33) But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."


Mark 8:34-37, And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (35) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. (36) For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (37) For what can a man give in return for his soul?


Mark 9:2-6, And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, (3) and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. (4) And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. (5) And Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." (6) For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.


Mark 9:7-10, And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him." (8) And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. (9) And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. (10) So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean.


Mark 9:11-13, And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?" (12) And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? (13) But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him."


Mark 9:14-16, And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. (15) And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. (16) And he asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?"


Mark 9:17-27, And someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. (18) And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." (19) And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." (20) And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. (21) And Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. (22) And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." (23) And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes." (24) Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" (25) And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again." (26) And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, "He is dead." (27) But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.


Mark 9:19, And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me."


Mark 9:21-22, And Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. (22) And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."


Mark 9:23, And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes."


Mark 9:24, Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!"


Mark 9:25, And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."


Mark 9:31, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise."


Mark 9:32, But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.


Mark 9:33-34, And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?" (34) But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.


Mark 9:41, For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.


Mark 9:49-50, For everyone will be salted with fire. (50) Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."


Mark 10:2-4, And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" (3) He answered them, "What did Moses command you?" (4) They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away."


Mark 10:5-9,
And Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. (6) But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' (7) 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, (8) and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. (9) What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."


Mark 10:10-12, And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. (11) And he said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, (12) and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."


Mark 10:13-16, And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. (14) But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (15) Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." (16) And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.


Mark 10:21, And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."


Mark 10:29-31, Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, (30) who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. (31) But many who are first will be last, and the last first."


Mark 10:32-34, And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, (33) saying, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. (34) And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise."

 

Mark 10:35-37, And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." (36) And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" (37) And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."


Mark 10:38-40, Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" (39) And they said to him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, (40) but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."


Mark 10:46-51, And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. (47) And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" (48) And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" (49) And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart. Get up; he is calling you." (50) And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. (51) And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" And the blind man said to him, "Rabbi, let me recover my sight."


Mark 10:52, And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.


Mark 11:11-12, And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. (12) On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.


Mark 11:13-14, And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. (14) And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.


Mark 11:15-18, And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. (16) And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. (17) And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers." (18) And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.


Mark 11:19, And when evening came they went out of the city.


Mark 11:20-22, As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. (21) And Peter remembered and said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered." (22) And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.


Mark 11:23, Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.


Mark 11:24, Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


Mark 11:25-26 (NASB), "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. (26) ["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]


Mark 12:12-17, And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away. (13) And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. (14) And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?" (15) But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it." (16) And they brought one. And he said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." (17) Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at him.


Mark 12:28-31, And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?" (29) Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. (30) And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' (31) The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."


Mark 12:38-40, And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces (39) and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, (40) who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."


Mark 12:41-44, And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. (42) And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. (43) And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. (44) For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."


Mark 13:3-4, And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, (4) "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?"


Mark 13:5-8,
And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray. (6) Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray. (7) And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. (8) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.


Mark 13:9-11, "But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. (10) And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. (11) And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.


Mark 13:12-13, And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. (13) And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.


Mark 13:14-18, "But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (15) Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, (16) and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. (17) And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! (18) Pray that it may not happen in winter.


Mark 13:19, For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.


Mark 13:20-21, And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days. (21) And then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.


Mark 13:22-23, For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. (23) But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.


Mark 13:24-25, "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, (25) and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.


Mark 13:26-27, And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. (27) And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.


Mark 13:28-30, "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. (29) So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. (30) Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.


Mark 13:31-33, Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (32) "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (33) Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.


Mark 13:34-37, It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. (35) Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— (36) lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. (37) And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."


Mark 14:1-2, It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, (2) for they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people."


Mark 14:3-5, And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. (4) There were some who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment wasted like that? (5) For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they scolded her.


Mark 14:6-9, But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. (7) For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. (8) She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. (9) And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."


Mark 14:10-11, Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. (11) And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.


Mark 14:12-17, And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?" (13) And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, (14) and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' (15) And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us." (16) And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. (17) And when it was evening, he came with the twelve.


Mark 14:18-21, And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me." (19) They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, "Is it I?" (20) He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. (21) For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."


Mark 14:22-26, And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." (23) And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. (24) And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. (25) Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." (26) And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.


Mark 14:27-28, And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' (28) But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."


Mark 14:29-30, Peter said to him, "Even though they all fall away, I will not." (30) And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times."


Mark 14:31, But he said emphatically, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." And they all said the same.


Mark 14:32-42, And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." (33) And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. (34) And he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch." (35) And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. (36) And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." (37) And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? (38) Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (39) And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. (40) And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. (41) And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. (42) Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."


Mark 14:61-62, But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" (62) And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."


Mark 14:63-65, And the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further witnesses do we need? (64) You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?" And they all condemned him as deserving death. (65) And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, "Prophesy!" And the guards received him with blows.


Mark 14:66-68, And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, (67) and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus." (68) But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you mean." And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed.


Mark 14:69-72, And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, "This man is one of them." (70) But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, "Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean." (71) But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know this man of whom you speak." (72) And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." And he broke down and wept.


Mark 15:1-5, And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. (2) And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so." (3) And the chief priests accused him of many things. (4) And Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you." (5) But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.


Mark 15:6-9, Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. (7) And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. (8) And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. (9) And he answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"


Mark 15:10, For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.


Mark 15:11-15, But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. (12) And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?" (13) And they cried out again, "Crucify him." (14) And Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him." (15) So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


Mark 15:16-20, And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. (17) And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. (18) And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!" (19) And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. (20) And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.


Mark 15:21-24, And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. (22) And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). (23) And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. (24) And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.


Mark 15:25, And it was the third hour when they crucified him.


Mark 15:26-28 (NLT), A sign announced the charge against Him. It read, "The King of the Jews." (27) Two revolutionaries were crucified with Him, one on His right and one on His left. (28) [ And the Scripture was fulfilled that said, "He was counted among those who were rebels."]


Mark 15:29-32, And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, (30) save yourself, and come down from the cross!" (31) So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself. (32) Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.


Mark 15:33, And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.


Mark 15:34-35 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (35) And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah."


Mark 15:36, And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."


Mark 15:40-41, There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. (41) When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.


Mark 15:43-47, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. (44) Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. (45) And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. (46) And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. (47) Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.


Mark 16:1, When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.


Mark 16:2-8, And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. (3) And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" (4) And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. (5) And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. (6) And he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. (7) But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you." (8) And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


Mark 16:9-11, [[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. (10) She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. (11) But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.


Mark 16:12-13, After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. (13) And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.


Mark 16:14, Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.


Mark 16:15-16, And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (16) Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.


Mark 16:17, And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;


Mark 16:18, they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."


Luke 1:5, In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

Luke 1:13-15,  But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.  (14)  And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,  (15)  for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Luke 1:17, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared."


Luke 1:28,42, And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!..."(42) and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!


Luke 1:36, And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.


Luke 1:37, For nothing will be impossible with God."


Luke 1:46-55, And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, (47) and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, (48) for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; (49) for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. (50) And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. (51) He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; (52) he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; (53) he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. (54) He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, (55) as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever."


Luke 1:68-75, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people (69) and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, (70) as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, (71) that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; (72) to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, (73) the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us (74) that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, (75) in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.


Luke 1:76-79, And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, (77) to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, (78) because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high (79) to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."


Luke 1:80, And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.


Luke 2:1-3, In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. (2) This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. (3) And all went to be registered, each to his own town.


Luke 2:7, And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


Luke 2:12, And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."


Luke 2:22-24, And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (23) (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") (24) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."


Luke 2:25-35, Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (26) And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. (27) And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, (28) he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, (29) "Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; (30) for my eyes have seen your salvation (31) that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, (32) a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel." (33) And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. (34) And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed (35) (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."


Luke 2:36-38, And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, (37) and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. (38) And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.


Luke 2:41-45, Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. (42) And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. (43) And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, (44) but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, (45) and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.


Luke 2:46-47, After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (47) And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.


Luke 2:48-50, And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress." (49) And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (50) And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.


Luke 2:51-52, And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. (52) And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.


Luke 3:1-2, In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, (2) during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.


Luke 3:7-9, He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (8) Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. (9) Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."


Luke 3:10-11, And the crowds asked him, "What then shall we do?" (11) And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise."


Luke 3:12-13, Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?" (13) And he said to them, "Collect no more than you are authorized to do."


Luke 3:14, Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages."


Luke 3:15-18, As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, (16) John answered them all, saying, "I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (17) His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." (18) So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people.


Luke 3:19-20, But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, (20) added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.


Luke 3:21-22, Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, (22) and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."


Luke 3:23, AJesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,


Luke 3:38, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.


Luke 4:15, And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.


Luke 4:16,28-30, And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read...(28) When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. (29) And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. (30) But passing through their midst, he went away.


Luke 4:18-19,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, (19) to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Luke 4:20, And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.


Luke 4:28-30, When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. (29) And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. (30) But passing through their midst, he went away.


Luke 4:31, And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath,


Luke 4:33-37, And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, (34) "Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God." (35) But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. (36) And they were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!" (37) And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.


Luke 4:38-39, And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. (39) And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.


Luke 4:40-41, Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. (41) And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.


Luke 4:42-44, And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, (43) but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose." (44) And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.


Luke 5:1-11, On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, (2) and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. (3) Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. (4) And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." (5) And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." (6) And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. (7) They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. (8) But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." (9) For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, (10) and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." (11) And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.


Luke 5:2, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.


Luke 5:4-9, And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." (5) And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." (6) And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. (7) They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. (8) But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." (9) For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken,


Luke 5:12-14, While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." (13) And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him. (14) And he charged him to tell no one, but "go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them."


Luke 5:15-16, But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. (16) But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.


Luke 5:17, On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal.


Luke 5:18-19, And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, (19) but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus.


Luke 5:20-24, And when he saw their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." (21) And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" (22) When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them, "Why do you question in your hearts? (23) Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? (24) But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he said to the man who was paralyzed—"I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home."


Luke 5:27-28, After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, "Follow me." (28) And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.


Luke 5:29-32, And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. (30) And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" (31) And Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. (32) I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."


Luke 5:33-35, And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink." (34) And Jesus said to them, "Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? (35) The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days."


Luke 6:1-5, On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands
. (2) But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?" (3) And Jesus answered them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him? (4) how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?" (5) And he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath."


Luke 6:6-7, On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. (7) And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him.


Luke 6:8, But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.


Luke 6:9-11, And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?" (10) And after looking around at them all he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored. (11) But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.


Luke 6:12, In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.


Luke 6:13-16, And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: (14) Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, (15) and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, (16) and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.


Luke 6:17-18, And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, (18) who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.


Luke 6:19, And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.


Luke 6:20-23, And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. (21) "Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. (22) "Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! (23) Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.


Luke 7:1-10, After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. (2) Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. (3) When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. (4) And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him, (5) for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue." (6) And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. (7) Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. (8) For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." (9) When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." (10) And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.


Luke 7:11-15, Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. (12) As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. (13) And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." (14) Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." (15) And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.


Luke 7:16, Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"


Luke 7:18-23, The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, (19) calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" (20) And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" (21) In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. (22) And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. (23) And blessed is the one who is not offended by me."


Luke 7:30, but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)


Luke 7:36-38, One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. (37) And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, (38) and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.


Luke 7:39, Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."


Luke 7:40-46, And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "Say it, Teacher." (41) "A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. (42) When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?" (43) Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly." (44) Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. (45) You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. (46) You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.


Luke 7:47, Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little."


Luke 7:48, And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."


Luke 7:49, Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"

Luke 8:2-3, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, (3) and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.


Luke 8:4-8, And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, (5) "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. (6) And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. (7) And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. (8) And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Luke 8:10, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'


Luke 8:27-35, When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. (28) When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me." (29) For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) (30) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," for many demons had entered him. (31) And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. (32) Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. (33) Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned. (34) When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. (35) Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.


Luke 8:38-39, The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, (39) "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.


Luke 8:40-41, Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. (41) And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus' feet, he implored him to come to his house,


Luke 8:42, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him.


Luke 8:43, And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.


Luke 8:44-48, She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. (45) And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!" (46) But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me." (47) And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. (48) And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."


Luke 8:49-55, While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more." (50) But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well." (51) And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. (52) And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, "Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping." (53) And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. (54) But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise." (55) And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat.


Luke 8:50, But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well."


Luke 9:7-9, Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, (8) by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. (9) Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him.


Luke 9:10, On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.


Luke 9:11-17, When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. (12) Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place." (13) But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people." (14) For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each." (15) And they did so, and had them all sit down. (16) And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. (17) And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.


Luke 9:18-21, Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" (19) And they answered, "John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen." (20) Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God." (21) And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,


Luke 9:22, saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

Luke 9:23-24, And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (24) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Luke 9:37-42, On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. (38) And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. (39) And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him. (40) And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not." (41) Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here." (42) While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.


Luke 9:43-44, And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, (44) "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men."


Luke 9:45, But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.


Luke 9:46-48, An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. (47) But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side (48) and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great."


Luke 9:49-50, John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us." (50) But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you."


Luke 9:51-56, When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. (52) And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. (53) But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. (54) And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" (55) But he turned and rebuked them. (56) And they went on to another village.


Luke 9:57-58, As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." (58) And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."


Luke 9:59-60, To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." (60) And Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."


Luke 9:61-62, Yet another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home." (62) Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."


Luke 10:1-3, After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. (2) And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (3) Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.


Luke 10:4-8, Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. (5) Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house!' (6) And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. (7) And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. (8) Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.


Luke 10:9, Heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'


Luke 10:10-11, But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, (11) 'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'


Luke 10:12-14, I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. (13) "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. (14) But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

Luke 10:16, "The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me."


Luke 10:17-20, The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!" (18) And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. (19) Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. (20) Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."


Luke 10:21-22, In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. (22) All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."


Luke 10:25-28, And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (26) He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" (27) And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." (28) And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."


Luke 10:29-37, But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (30) Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. (31) Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. (32) So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. (33) But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. (34) He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. (35) And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' (36) Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" (37) He said, "The one who showed him mercy." And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise."


Luke 10:38-42, Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. (39) And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. (40) But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." (41) But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, (42) but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."


Luke 11:1-4, Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." (2) And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. (3) Give us each day our daily bread, (4) and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation."


Luke 11:14, Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled.


Luke 11:15-16, But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons," (16) while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.


Luke 11:17-19, But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. (18) And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. (19) And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.


Luke 11:20-22, But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (21) When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; (22) but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.


Luke 11:23, Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.


Luke 11:24-26, "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' (25) And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. (26) Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first."


Luke 11:29-32, When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. (30) For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. (31) The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. (32) The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.


Luke 11:33-36, "No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. (34) Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. (35) Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. (36) If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light."


Luke 11:37-38, While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. (38) The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.


Luke 11:39, And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.


Luke 11:45-51, One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also." (46) And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. (47) Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. (48) So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs. (49) Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,' (50) so that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation, (51) from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation.


Luke 11:52, Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."


Luke 12:1, In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.


Luke 12:13-14, Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." (14) But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?"


Luke 12:15-21, And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." (16) And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, (17) and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' (18) And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. (19) And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry."' (20) But God said to him, 'Fool! This nig