A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.
Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Therefore, behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season.
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.
For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.
With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the heritage appointed to him by God."
"This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.
Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?
For what is the portion from God above, and the heritage from the Almighty on high?
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?
He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, "Spare your people, the LORD, and don't give your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"
I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land,
This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.
Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.
He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to eternal life; that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
Hasn't the Scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'"
but how he now sees, we don't know; or who opened his eyes, we don't know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself."
Therefore his parents said, "He is of age. Ask him."
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha.
Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met him.
nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
"Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I give you."
"Be strong and courageous; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you. Don't turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Whoever rebels against your commandment, and doesn't listen to your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous."
Joshua said to them, "Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed. Be strong and courageous, for the LORD will do this to all your enemies against whom you fight."
The border of the children of Reuben was the bank of the Jordan. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and its villages.
This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and its villages.
Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon. All the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah (or Gederothaim); fourteen cities with their villages.
Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Egypt, and the great sea with its coastline.
Goshen, Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
Humtah, Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
Kiriath Baal (the same is Kiriath Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En Gedi; six cities with their villages.
together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
Chephar Ammoni, Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.
Zelah, Eleph, the Jebusite (the same is Jerusalem), Gibeath, and Kiriath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages;
Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; four cities with their villages;
and all the villages that were around these cities to Baalath Beer, Ramah of the South. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.
Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
The border reached to Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth Shemesh. Their border ended at the Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities with their villages.
Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty-two cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
"Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left;
"But if you do at all go back, and hold fast to the remnant of these nations, even these who remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you;
for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way in which we went, and among all the peoples through the midst of whom we passed.
Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.
Ehud came to him; and he was sitting by himself alone in the cool upper room. Ehud said, "I have a message from God to you." He arose out of his seat.
that the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Israel: and he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
He said to them, "What have I now done in comparison with you? Isn't the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer?
Gideon the son of Joash died in a good old age, and was buried in the tomb of Joash his father, in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
then they said to him, "Now say 'Shibboleth;'" and he said "Sibboleth;" for he couldn't manage to pronounce it right: then they laid hold of him, and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time, forty-two thousand of Ephraim fell.
He restored the eleven hundred [pieces] of silver to his mother; and his mother said, "I most certainly dedicate the silver to the LORD from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image. Now therefore I will restore it to you."
When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred [pieces] of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah.
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do."
The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war.
When these went into Micah's house, and fetched the engraved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?"
The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and went in the midst of the people.
The children of Dan set up for themselves the engraved image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.
So they set them up Micah's engraved image which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.
The people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves, and set the battle again in array in the place where they set themselves in array the first day.
"'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. "'The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.
or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye, or an itching disease, or scabs, or who has damaged testicles;
But the houses of the villages which have no wall around them shall be reckoned with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.
"'You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am the LORD your God.
Your threshing shall reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,
Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."
It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them.
But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus.
It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God. With him were the twelve,
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the multitudes pressed against him.
They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News, and healing everywhere.
The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place."
and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.
For the Son of Man didn't come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." They went to another village.
Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.
It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.
Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.
"When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him,
He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
"The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'
"His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.
They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
It happened, when he drew near to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the mountain that is called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
saying, "Go your way into the village on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat. Untie it, and bring it.
Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's."
Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage.
But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.
Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.
They drew near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.
but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness."
I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says the LORD of Armies.
and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe."
He marveled because of their unbelief. He went around the villages teaching.
Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."
Wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch just the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched him were made well.
He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.
He sent him away to his house, saying, "Don't enter into the village, nor tell anyone in the village."
Jesus went out, with his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"
but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.
When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
and said to them, "Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him.
They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."
For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him.
These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages;
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.
Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.
What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.
When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, "This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food."
When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'
When they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
saying to them, "Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to me.
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'
He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God's angels in heaven.
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?"
For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,
While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
All her idols will be beaten to pieces, and all her temple gifts will be burned with fire, and all her images I will destroy; for of the hire of a prostitute has she gathered them, and to the hire of a prostitute shall they return."
They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
I will cut off your engraved images and your pillars out of your midst; and you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage. I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your heritage, who dwell by themselves in a forest, in the midst of fertile pasture land, let them feed; in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn't retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.
the LORD has commanded concerning you: "No more descendants will bear your name. Out of the house of your gods, will I cut off the engraved image and the molten image. I will make your grave, for you are vile."
The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.
Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children. Behold, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters have been brought into bondage. Neither is it in our power to help it; for other men have our fields and our vineyards."
Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this I didn't demand the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy on this people.
that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together in [one of] the villages in the plain of Ono." But they intended to harm me.
and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them.
and that we should bring the first fruits of our dough, and our wave offerings, and the fruit of all kinds of trees, the new wine and the oil, to the priests, to the rooms of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites; for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
As for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its towns, and in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,
Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom.
The sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites;
also from Beth Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them villages around Jerusalem.
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting on the work, and shall serve no more,
and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. Be courageous, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes."
"All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first fruits of them which they give to the LORD, to you have I given them.
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.
They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
Why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them?
For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.
Nobah went and took Kenath, and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured [stones], and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places:
yet for love's sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against the LORD.
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.
One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him. A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
Arise, the LORD, in your anger. Lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries. Awake for me. You have commanded judgment.
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Wait for the LORD. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the LORD. By David.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD. By David. A contemplative psalm.
The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
For you, God, have heard my vows. You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"
Don't reject me in my old age. Don't forsake me when my strength fails.
For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their engraved images.
The boar out of the wood ravages it. The wild animals of the field feed on it.
He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn't know.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
They will still bring forth fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green,
They break your people in pieces, the LORD, and afflict your heritage.
Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images, who boast in their idols. Worship him, all you gods!
They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped a molten image.
Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass.
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign language;
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
Behold, children are a heritage of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is his reward.
and gave their land for a heritage, a heritage to Israel, his people.
Even a heritage to Israel his servant; for his loving kindness endures forever:
In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.
They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenix of barley for a denarius! Don't damage the oil and the wine!"
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.