One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things which have happened there in these days?"
"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says the LORD of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.
yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow."
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,
They saw them going, and many recognized him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him.
They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
and ran around that whole region, and began to bring those who were sick, on their mats, to where they heard he was.
As he was going out into the way, one ran to him, knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
They said to him, "Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left hand, in your glory."
For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
He, casting away his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Many spread their garments on the way, and others were cutting down branches from the trees, and spreading them on the road.
Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.
But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions."
A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.
"Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near;
He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.
The Scripture was fulfilled, which says, "He was numbered with transgressors."
One ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to take him down."
When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn't have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.
But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also.
which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."
In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times!
He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.
He said, "Yes." When he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?"
Peter said to him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Therefore the children are exempt.
even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.
"Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.
for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.
When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?
I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'
"Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn't help you?'
They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.
Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.
Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lachish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion; For the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
For the LORD restores the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel; for the destroyers have destroyed them, and ruined their vine branches.
The shield of his mighty men is made red. The valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots flash with steel in the day of his preparation, and the pine spears are brandished.
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.
The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with the kill, and his dens with prey.
The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,
Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cup bearer to the king.
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple, for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into." The king granted my requests, because of the good hand of my God on me.
and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the mountain, and get olive branches, and branches of wild olive, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written."
had prepared for him a great room, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the wave offerings for the priests.
Then I commanded, and they cleansed the rooms: and there brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meal offerings and the frankincense.
Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran.
When the tabernacle is to move, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it up. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death.
"Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran.
Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the presence of Aaron their father.
You shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death."
Those who encamp before the tabernacle eastward, in front of the Tent of Meeting toward the sunrise, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary for the duty of the children of Israel. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death.
then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory.
On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher
and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.
On the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the Tent of the Testimony: and at evening it was over the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning.
So it was continually. The cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.
The children of Israel went forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud stayed in the wilderness of Paran.
Pagiel the son of Ochran was over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher.
The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium.
A young man ran, and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!"
Afterward the people traveled from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.
Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of the LORD: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.
So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.
They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two; [they brought] also of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
They went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you, or whoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD; as you do, so he shall do.
For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner [with you], a statute forever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the foreigner be before the LORD.
One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner with you.'"
and all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly.
You shall have one law for him who does anything unwittingly, for him who is native-born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them.
to be a memorial to the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, who isn't of the seed of Aaron, comes near to burn incense before the LORD; that he not be as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD spoke to him by Moses.
Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and behold, the plague has begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people.
They shall be joined to you, and keep the responsibility of the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come near to you.
You and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death."
He who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening: and it shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner among them, for a statute forever.
Why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink."
Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.
These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.
Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.
"If she is [married] to a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul,
But if her husband disallow her in the day that he hears it, then he shall make void her vow which is on her, and the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul: and the LORD will forgive her.
and Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
from Mount Hor you shall mark out to the entrance of Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad;
For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the foreigner living among them, shall these six cities be for refuge; that everyone who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.
"'Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death.
"'You shall take no ransom for him who is fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.
How Esau will be ransacked! How his hidden treasures are sought out!
In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots for Jerusalem, even you were like one of them.
for your partnership in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now;
Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
But you know the proof of him, that, as a child serves a father, so he served with me in furtherance of the Good News.
But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.
She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.
Let them be for yourself alone, not for strangers with you.
My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.
that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.
What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.
Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things.
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger. Hold it for a wayward woman!
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.
"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don't have a man's understanding.
The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks.
Hold them guilty, God. Let them fall by their own counsels; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.
He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed, forevermore. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins. Let them not have dominion over me. Then I will be upright. I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
send you help from the sanctuary, grant you support from Zion,
May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your counsel.
We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May the LORD grant all your requests.
Don't remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Remember me according to your loving kindness, for your goodness' sake, the LORD.
I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am your salvation."
As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.
"Hear my prayer, the LORD, and give ear to my cry. Don't be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.
Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Sinners shall be converted to you.
For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.
Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.
God is to us a God of deliverance. To the LORD, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.
Draw near to my soul, and redeem it. Ransom me because of my enemies.
I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
It sent out its branches to the sea, Its shoots to the River.
the stock which your right hand planted, the branch that you made strong for yourself.
There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.
Show us your loving kindness, the LORD. Grant us your salvation.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.
He opened the rock, and waters gushed out. They ran as a river in the dry places.
Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.
Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously!
The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.
It is like the precious oil on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard; that came down on the edge of his robes;
the LORD, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
I John, your brother and partner with you in oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in Christ Jesus, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of God's Word and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
"I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can't tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
"I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first.
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.
If anyone is to go into captivity, he will go into captivity. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, he must be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived.
and cinnamon, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, sheep, horses, chariots, and people's bodies and souls.
The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Won't the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law?
whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;
Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;
don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.
You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
For I don't desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,
the LORD grant you that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband." Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
The fig tree ripens her green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away." Lover
Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?
Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, to the hill of frankincense.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all kinds of spices!
Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits: henna with spikenard plants,
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
I went down into the nut tree grove, to see the green plants of the valley, to see whether the vine budded, and the pomegranates were in flower.
Let's go early up to the vineyards. Let's see whether the vine has budded, its blossom is open, and the pomegranates are in flower. There I will give you my love.
The mandrakes give forth fragrance. At our doors are all kinds of precious fruits, new and old, which I have stored up for you, my beloved.
I would lead you, bringing you into my mother's house, who would instruct me. I would have you drink spiced wine, of the juice of my pomegranate.
Hear now, Joshua the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you; for they are men who are a sign: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant, the Branch.
I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"
I said, "What is it?" He said, "This is the ephah basket that is appearing." He said moreover, "This is their appearance in all the land
and speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of Armies, "Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of the LORD;
In that day you will not be disappointed for all your doings, in which you have transgressed against me; for then I will take away out of the midst of you your proudly exulting ones, and you will no more be haughty in my holy mountain.
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