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The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible
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The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, 1944 Edition, by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Robert J. Matthews, A Plainer Translation: Joseph Smith's Translation of the Bible, A History and Commentary, Brigham Young University Press, 1985 (below named Plainer)
Note: The main differences between the KJV and the JST are four types: text, punctuation, order of ideas and the numbering of the verses. In the document below, some verses contain only differences of punctuation. Differences in punctuation are included only when they affect the meaning.
The Old Testament
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THE OLD TESTAMENT
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A revelation given to Joseph the Seer, June 1830
The words of God which he spake unto Moses, at a time when Moses was caught up into an exceeding high mountain, and he saw God face to face, and he talked with him, and the glory of God was upon Moses; therefore Moses could endure his presence.
And God spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, I am the Lord God Almighty, and endless is my name, for I am without beginning of days or end of years; and is not this endless?
And behold, thou art my son, wherefore look, and I will show thee the workmanship of mine hands, but not all; for my works are without end, and also my words, for they never cease; wherefore, no man can behold all my works except he behold all my glory; and no man can behold all my glory, and afterwards remain in the flesh, on the earth.
And I have a work for thee, Moses, my son; and thou art in the similitude of mine Only Begotten; and my Only Begotten is and shall be the Savior, for he is full of grace and truth; but there is no God beside me; and all things are present with me, for I know them all.
And now, behold, this one thing I show unto thee, Moses, my son; for thou art in the world, and now I show it unto thee.
And it came to pass, that Moses looked and beheld the world upon which he was created. And as Moses beheld the world, and the ends thereof, and all the children of men, which are and which were created; of the same he greatly marvelled, and wondered. And the presence of God withdrew from Moses, that his glory was not upon Moses; and Moses was left unto himself; and as he was left unto himself, he fell unto the earth.
And it came to pass, that it was for the space of many hours before Moses did again receive his natural strength like unto man; and he said unto himself, Now, for this cause, I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed; but now mine eyes have beheld God; but not mine natural but my spiritual eyes, for mine natural eyes could not have beheld, for I should have withered and died in his presence; but his glory was upon me, and I beheld his face, for I was transfigured before him.
And now it came to pass, that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him, saying, Moses, son of man, worship me. And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan, and said, Who art thou, for behold I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee? For, behold, I could not look upon God except his glory should come upon me, and I were transfigured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man. Is it not so surely?
Blessed be the name of my God, for his Spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from me; or else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me, and I can judge between thee and God; for God said unto me, Worship God, for him only shalt thou serve. Get thee hence, Satan, deceive me not; for God said unto me, Thou art after the similitude of mine Only Begotten.
And he also gave unto me commandment, when he called unto me out of the burning bush, saying, Call upon God in the name of mine Only Begotten, and worship me.
And again, Moses said, I will not cease to call upon God. I have other things to inquire of him; for his glory has been upon me, and it is glory unto me; wherefore, I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan.
And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and went upon the earth, and commanded, saying, I am the Only Begotten, worship me.
And it came to pass, that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell; nevertheless, calling upon God he received strength, and he commanded, saying, Depart hence, Satan; for this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory.
And now, Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook, and Moses received strength and called upon God in the name of the Only Begotten [of his Son, Plainer, p. 154], saying to Satan, Depart hence.
And it came to pass, that Satan cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and departed hence; yea, from the presence of Moses, that he beheld him not.
And now, of this thing Moses bore record; but because of wickedness, it is not had among the children of men.
And it came to pass, that when Satan had departed from the presence of Moses, that Moses lifted up his eyes unto heaven, being filled with the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of the Father and the Son; and calling upon the name of God, he beheld again his glory; for it rested upon him, and he heard a voice, saying, Blessed art thou, Moses, for I, the Almighty, have chosen thee, and thou shalt be made stronger than many waters; for they shall obey thy command even as if thou wert God.
And lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days, for thou shalt deliver my people from bondage; even Israel my chosen.
And it came to pass, as the voice was still speaking, he cast his eyes and beheld the earth; yea, even all the face of it; and there was not a particle of it which he did not behold, discerning it by the Spirit of God. And he beheld also the inhabitants thereof, and there was not a soul which he beheld not, and he discerned them by the Spirit of God, and their numbers were great, even as numberless as the sand upon the seashore. And he beheld many lands, and each land was called earth; and there were inhabitants on the face thereof.
And it came to pass, that Moses called upon God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, why these things are so, and by what thou madest them? And behold the glory of God was upon Moses, so that Moses stood in the presence of God, and he talked with him face to face.
And the Lord God said unto Moses, For mine own purpose have I made these things. Here is wisdom, and it remaineth in me. And by the word of my power have I created them, which is mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth. And worlds without number have I created, and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many. But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you; for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power; and there are many also which now stand, and numberless are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me; for they are mine, and I know them.
And it came to pass, that Moses spake unto the Lord, saying, Be merciful unto thy servant, O God, and tell me concerning this earth, and the inhabitants thereof; and also the heavens, and then thy servant will be content.
And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying, The heavens, they are many and they can not be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man.
And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto you concerning this earth upon which thou standest; and thou shalt write the things which I shall speak. And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught, and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write, behold I will raise up another like unto thee, and they shall be had again among the children of men, among even as many as shall believe.
These words were spoken unto Moses in the mount, the name of which shall not be known among the children of men. And now they are spoken unto you. Amen.
The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
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And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven and this earth; write the words which I speak.
I am the Beginning and the End; the Almighty God. By mine Only Begotten I created these things.
1 Yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep. And my Spirit moved upon the face of the waters, for I am God.
3 And I, God, said, Let there be light, and there was light.
4 And I, God, saw the light, and that light was good. And I, God, divided the light from the darkness.
5 And I, God, called the light day, and the darkness I called night. And this I did by the word of my power; and it was done as I spake. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And again, I, God, said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters; and it was so, even as I spake. And I said, Let it divide the waters from the waters; and it was done.
7 And I, God, made the firmament, and divided the waters; yea, the great waters under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so, even as I spake.
8 And I, God, called the firmament heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And I, God, said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place; and it was so. And I, God, said, Let there be dry land; and it was so.
10 And I, God, called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called I the sea. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good.
11 And I, God, said, Let the earth bring forth grass; the herb yielding seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind; and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself, upon the earth; and it was so, even as I spake.
12 And the earth brought forth grass; every herb yielding seed after his kind; and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself, after his kind. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And I, God, said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and for years,
15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth; and it was so.
16 And I, God, made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the greater light was the sun, and the lesser light was the moon. And the stars also were made, even according to my word;
17 and I, God, set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth;
18 and the sun to rule over the day, and the moon to rule over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And I, God, said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that hath life, and fowl which may fly above the earth, in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And I, God, created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind; and every winged fowl, after his kind.
22 And I, God, saw that all things which I had created were good; and I, God, blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the sea, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And I, God, said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature, after his kind; cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, after their kind; and it was so.
25 And I, God, made the beasts of the earth, after their kind; and cattle after their kind; and everything which creepeth upon the earth, after his kind. And I, God, saw that all these things were good.
26 And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so. And I, God, said, Let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 And I, God, created man in mine own image, in the image of mine Only Begotten created I him; male and female created I them.
28 And I, God, blessed them and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And I, God, said unto man, Behold, I have given you every herb, bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth; and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree, yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein I grant life, there shall be given every clean herb for meat; and it was so, even as I spake.
31 And I, God, saw everything that I had made, and behold, all things which I had made were very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1 Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day, I, God, ended my work, and all things which I had made; and I rested on the seventh day from all my work; and all things which I had made were finished. And I, God, saw that they were good.
3 And I, God, blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it I had rested from all my work, which I, God, had created and made.
4 And now, behold, I say unto you, that these are the generations of the heaven, and of the earth, when they were created in the day that I the Lord God made the heaven and the earth,
5 And every plant of the filed before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; For I, the Lord God, created all things of which I have spoken spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth; for I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men, and not yet a man to till the ground, for in heaven created I them, and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air;
6 But I, the Lord God, spake, and there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul; the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also;
Nevertheless, all things were before created, but spiritually were they created and made, according to my word.
8 And I, the Lord God, planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there I put the man whom I had formed.
9 And out of the ground, made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man, and man could behold it, and it became also a living soul; for it was spiritual in the day that I created it; for it remaineth in the sphere in which I, God, created it; yea, even all things which I prepared for the use of man; and man saw that it was good for food.
And I, the Lord God, planted the tree of life also, in the midst of the garden; and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And I, the Lord God, caused a river to go out of Eden, to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 And I, the Lord God, called the name of the first Pison, and it compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where I, the Lord, created much gold;
12 And the gold of that land was good, and there was bdellium, and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river was called Gihon, the same that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river was Hiddekel, that which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river was Euphrates.
15 And I, the Lord God, took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it.
16 And I, the Lord God, commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: Nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee; but remember that I forbid it; For in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, that it was not good that the man should be alone; Wherefore, I will make an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground, I the Lord God, formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and commanded that they should come unto Adam, to see what he would call them. And they were also living souls; for I, God, breathed into them the breath of life, and commanded that whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that should be the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept, and I took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof;
22 and the rib, which I, the Lord God had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This I know now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.
they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying, That Satan whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning;
And he came before me, saying, Behold I, send me, I will be thy Son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore, give me thine honor.
But behold, my beloved Son, which was my beloved and chosen from the beginning, said unto me: Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.
Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him; and also that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten I caused that he should be cast down; and he became Satan.
Yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive, and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.
1 And now, the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field, which I, the Lord God, had made. And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, for he had drawn away many after him; and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God; wherefore, he sought to destroy the world. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden. And he spake by the mouth of the serpent.
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 But of the fruit of the tree which thou beholdest in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die;
5 for God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it became pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make her wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they had been naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God, as they were walking in the garden, in the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife went to hide themselves from the presence of the Lord God, amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And I, the Lord God, called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where goest thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice, in the garden, and I was afraid, because I beheld that I was naked, and I hid myself.
11 And I, the Lord God, said unto Adam, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, if so thou shouldst surely die?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest me, and commanded that she should remain with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And I, the Lord God, said unto the woman, What is this thing which thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman; between thy seed and her seed; and he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman, I, the Lord God, said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow, and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children, and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam, I, the Lord God, said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the fruit of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou shalt return unto the ground, for thou shalt surely die; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou wast, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living; for thus have I, the Lord God, called the first of all women, which are many.
21 Unto Adam, and also unto his wife, did I, the Lord God, make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and partake also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever;
23 Therefore, I, the Lord God, will send him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken;
For, as I, the Lord God, liveth, even so my words cannot return void, for, as thy go forth out of my mouth, they must be fulfilled.
24 So I drove out the man, and I placed at the east of the garden of Eden, cherubim, and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
(And these are the words which I spake unto my servant Moses. And they are true, even as I will.
have spoken them unto you. See thou show them unto no man, until I
command you, except they that believe.) Amen.
And it came to pass, that after I, the Lord God, had driven them out, that Adam began to till the earth, and to have dominion over all the beasts of the field, and to eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, as I, the Lord had commanded him, and Eve also, his wife, did labor with him.
And Adam knew his wife, and she bare unto him sons and daughters, and they began to multiply, and to replenish the earth.
And from that time forth, the sons and daughters of Adam began to divide, two and two, in the land, and to till the land, and to tend flocks; and they also begat sons and daughters.
And Adam called upon the name of the Lord, and Eve also, his wife; and they heard the voice of the Lord, from the way towards the garden of Eden, speaking unto them, and they saw him not; for they were shut out from his presence.
And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship the Lord their God; and should offer the firstlings of their flocks for an offering unto the Lord.
And Adam was obedient unto the commandments of the Lord. And after many days, an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying, Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam said unto him, I know not, save the Lord commanded me.
And then the angel spake, saying, This thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth;
Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest, in the name of the Son. And thou shalt repent, and call upon God, in the name of the Son for evermore.
And in that day, the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the Father and the Son, saying, I am the Only Begotten of the Father from the beginning, henceforth and forever; that, as thou hast fallen, thou mayest be redeemed, and all mankind, even as many as will.
And in that day Adam blessed God, and was filled, and began to prophesy concerning all the families of the earth; saying, Blessed be the name of God, for, because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again, in the flesh I shall see God.
And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying, Were it not for our transgression, we should never had seed, and should never had known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.
And Adam and Eve blessed the name of God; and they made all things known unto their sons and daughters.
And Satan came among them, saying, I am also a son of God, and he commanded them, saying, Believe it not. And they believed it not; and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual and devilish.
And the Lord God called upon men, by the Holy Ghost, everywhere, and commanded them that they should repent;
And as many as believed in the Son, and repented of their sins, should be saved. And as many as believed not, and repented not, should be damned. And the words went forth out of the mouth of God, in a firm decree, wherefore they must be fulfilled.
And Adam ceased not to call upon God; and Eve also his wife.
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But, behold, also Cain hearkened not saying, Who is the Lord, that I should know him?
2 And she again conceived, and bare his brother Abel. And Abel hearkened unto the voice of the Lord. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And Cain loved Satan more than God. And Satan commanded him, saying, Make an offering unto the Lord. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought, of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof; and the Lord had respect unto Abel, and to his offering,
5 But unto Cain, and to his offering, he had not respect. Now Satan knew this, and it pleased him. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? Why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well thou shalt be accepted, and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and Satan desireth to have thee, and except thou shalt hearken unto my commandments, I will deliver thee up, and it shall be unto thee according to his desire; and thou shalt rule over him, for from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies.
Thou shalt be called Perdition, for thou wast also before the world, and it shall be said in time to come, that these abominations were had from Cain, for he rejected the greater counsel, which was had from God; and this is a cursing which I will put upon thee, except thou repent.
And Cain was wroth, and listened not any more to the voice of the Lord, neither to Abel his brother, who walked in holiness before the Lord.
And Adam also, and his wife, mourned before the Lord, because of Cain and his brethren.
And it came to pass, that Cain took one of his brother's daughters to wife, and they loved Satan more than God.
And Satan said unto Cain, Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it they shall surely die; and this that thy father may not know it; and this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands.
And Satan swear unto Cain, that he would do according to his commands. And all these things were done in secret.
And Cain said, Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan; and he gloried in his wickedness.
8 And Cain went into the field, and Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, that while they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
And Cain gloried in that which he had done, saying, I am free; surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands.
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel, thy brother? And he said, I know not, am I my brother's keeper?
10 And the Lord said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood cries unto me from the ground.
11 And now, thou shalt be cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, Satan tempted me, because of my brother's flock; and I was wroth also, for his offering thou didst accept, and not mine. My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Lord, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that he that findeth me shall slay me, because of mine iniquities, for these things are not hid from the Lord.
15 And I, the Lord, said unto him, Whosoever slayeth thee, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold; and I, the Lord, set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain was shut out from the presence of the Lord, and with his wife and many of his brethren, dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bare Enoch, and he also begat many sons and daughters. And he builded a city, and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad, and other sons and daughters, and Irad begat Mehujael, and other sons and daughters. And Mehujael begat Methusael, and other sons and daughters. And Methusael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto himself two wives, the name of one being Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal; he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and they were keepers of cattle;
21 and his brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal Cain was called Naamah.
23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech; hearken unto my speech, for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech shall be seventy and sevenfold.
For, Lamech having entered into a covenant with Satan, after the manner of Cain, wherein he became Master Mahan, master of that great secret which was administered unto Cain by Satan;
And Irad, the son of Enoch, having known their secret, began to reveal it unto the sons of Adam; wherefore, Lamech, being angry, slew him, not like unto Cain his brother Abel for the sake of getting gain; but he slew him for the oath's sake;
For, from the days of Cain, there was a secret combination, and their works were in the dark, and they knew every man his brother.
Wherefore the Lord cursed Lamech and his house, and all they that had covenanted with Satan; for they kept not the commandments of God. And it displeased God, and he ministered not unto them.
And their works were abominations, and began to spread among all the sons of men. And it was among the sons of men.
And among the daughters of men, these things were not spoken; because that lamech had spoken the secret unto his wives, and they rebelled against him, and declared these things abroad, and had not compassion.
Wherefore Lamech was despised, and cast out, and came not among the sons of men, lest he should die.
And thus the works of darkness began to prevail among all the sons of men.
And God cursed the earth with a sore curse, and was angry with the wicked, with all the sons of men whom he had made, for they would not hearken unto his voice, nor believe on his Only Begotten Son, even him whom he declared should come in the meridian of time; who was prepared from before the foundation of the world.
And thus the gospel began to be preached from the beginning, being declared by holy angels, sent forth from the presence of God; and by his own voice, and by the gift of the Holy Ghost.
And thus all things were confirmed unto Adam by an holy ordinance; and the gospel preached; and a decree sent forth that it should be in the world until the end thereof; and thus it was. Amen.
And Adam hearkened unto the voice of God, and called upon his sons to repent.
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bare a son, and he called his name Seth. And Adam glorified the name of God, for he said, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew.
26 And God revealed himself unto Seth, and he rebelled not, but offered an acceptable sacrifice like unto his brother Abel. And to him also was born a son, and he called his name Enos. And then began these men to call upon the name of the Lord; and the Lord blessed them; and a book of remembrance was kept in the which was recorded in the language of Adam, for it was given unto as many as called upon God, to write by the Spirit of inspiration;
And by them their children were taught to read and write, having a language which was pure and undefiled.
Now this same priesthood which was in the beginning, shall be in the end of the world also.
this prophecy Adam spake, as he was moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
1 And a genealogy was kept of the children of God. And this was the book of the generations of Adam, saying, In the day that God created man, (in the likeness of God made he him,) in the image of his own body,
2 male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created, and became living souls, in the land, upon the footstool of God.
3 And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his own image, and called his name Seth.
4 And the days of Adam, after he had begotten Seth, were eight hundred years. And he begat many sons and daughters.
5 And all the days that Adam lived, were nine hundred and thirty [one thousand, Plainer, p. 84] years; and he died.
6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begat Enos, and prophesied in all his days, and taught his son Enos in the ways of God. Wherefore Enos prophesied also.
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begat many sons and daughters.
And the children of men were numerous upon all the face of the land. And in those days, Satan had great dominion among men, and raged in their hearts; and from thenceforth came wars and bloodshed.
8 And a man's hand was against his own brother in administering death, because of secret works, seeking for power. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan. And Enos, and the residue of the people of God, came out from the land which was called Shulon, and dwelt in a land of promise, which he called after his own son, whom he had named Cainan.
10 And Enos lived, after he begat Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat many sons and daughters.
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel.
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five years, and begat Jared.
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
18 And Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begat Enoch.
19 And Jared lived, after he begat Enoch, eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And Jared taught Enoch in all the ways of God.
And this is the genealogy of the sons of Adam, who was the son of God, with whom God himself conversed.
And they were preachers of righteousness, and spake and prophesied, and called upon all men everywhere to repent. And faith was taught unto the children of men.
20 And it came to pass, that all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begat Methuselah. And it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land, among the people; and as he journeyed the Spirit of God descended out of heaven, and abode upon him;
And he heard a voice from heaven, saying, Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people, and say unto them, Repent, for thus saith the Lord, I am angry with this people, and my fierce anger is kindled against them; for their hearts have waxed hard, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off.
And for these many generations, even since the day that I created them, have they gone astray, and have denied me, and have sought their own counsels in the dark; and in their own abominations have they devised murder, and have not kept the commandments which I gave unto their father Adam.
Wherefore, they have forsworn themselves, and by their oaths they have brought upon themselves death.
And an hell I have prepared for them, if they repent not;
And this is a decree which I have sent forth in the beginning of the world, from mine own mouth, from the foundation thereof; and by the mouths of my servants, thy fathers, have I decreed it; even as it shall be sent forth in the world, unto the end thereof.
And when Enoch had heard these words, he bowed himself to the earth, before the Lord, and spake before the Lord, saying, Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me, for I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?
And the Lord said unto Enoch, Go forth, and do as I have commanded thee, and no man shall pierce thee.
Open thy mouth, and it shall be filled, and I will give thee utterance; for all flesh is in my hands, and I will do as seemeth me good.
Say unto this people, choose ye this day to serve the Lord God who made you.
Behold, my Spirit is upon you; wherefore all thy words will I justify, and the mountains shall flee before you, and the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me.
And the Lord spake unto Enoch, and said unto him, Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see; and he did so.
And he beheld the spirits that God had created, and he beheld also things which were not visible to the natural eye; and from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land, A seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people.
And it came to pass, that Enoch went forth in the land, among the people, standing upon the hills, and the high places, and cried with a loud voice, testifying against their works.
And all men were offended because of him; and they came forth to hear him upon the high places, saying unto the tent-keepers, Tarry ye here and keep the tents while we go yonder to behold the seer, for he prophesieth; and there is a strange thing in the land, a wild man hath come among us.
And it came to pass when they heard him, no man laid hands on him, for fear came on them all that heard him, for he walked with God.
And there came a man unto him, whose name was Mahijah, and said unto him, Tell us plainly who thou art, and from whence thou comest.
And he said unto them, I came out from the land of Cainan, the land of my fathers, a land of righteousness unto this day; and my father taught me in all the ways of God.
And it came to pass, as I journeyed from the land of Cainan by the sea east, I beheld a vision; and lo, the heavens I saw, and the Lord spake with me, and gave me commandment; wherefore for this cause, to keep the commandment, I speak forth these words.
And Enoch continued his speech, saying, The Lord which spake with me, the same is the God of heaven, and he is my God and your God, and ye are my brethren; and why counsel ye yourselves, and deny the God of heaven?
The heavens he made; the earth is his footstool, and the foundation thereof is his; behold, he laid it, and hosts of men hath he brought in upon the face thereof.
And death hath come upon our fathers; nevertheless, we know them, and cannot deny, and even the first of all we know, even Adam; for a book of remembrance we have written among us, according to the pattern given by the finger of God; and it is given in our own language.
And as Enoch spake forth the words of God, the people trembled and could not stand in his presence.
And he said unto them, Because that Adam fell, we are; and by his fall came death, and we are made partakers of misery and woe.
Behold, Satan hath come among the children of men, and tempteth them to worship him; and men have become carnal, sensual, and devilish, and are shut out from the presence of God.
But God hath made known unto our fathers, that all men must repent.
And he called upon our father Adam, by his own voice, saying, I am God; I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh.
And he also said unto him, If thou wilt, turn unto me and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask it shall be given you.
And our father Adam spake unto the Lord, and said, Why is it that men must repent, and be baptized in water?
And the Lord said unto Adam, Behold, I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the garden of Eden.
Hence came the saying abroad among the people, that the Son of God hath atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world.
And the Lord spake unto Adam, saying, Inasmuch as thy children are conceived in sin, even so, when they begin to grow up sin conceiveth in their hearts, and they taste the bitter, that they may know to prize the good.
And it is given unto them to know good from evil; wherefore, they are agents unto themselves.
And I have given unto you another law and commandment; wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God.
For no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name; and the name of his Only Begotten is the son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.
Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children, saying, that by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death; and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so become of dust a living soul;
Even so ye must be born again, into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye may be sanctified from all sin; and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come; even immortal glory.
For, by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified; and by the blood ye are sanctified.
Therefore it is given to abide in you, the record of heaven, the Comforter, the peaceable things of immortal glory, the truth of all things, that which quickeneth all things which maketh alive all things, that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice and judgment.
And now, behold, I say unto you, This is the plan of salvation unto all men, through the blood of mine Only Begotten, who shall come in the meridian of time.
And, behold, all things have their likeness; and all things are created and made to bear record of me; both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath, all things bear record of me.
And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam our father, that Adam cried unto the Lord, and he was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord, and was carried down into the water, and was laid under the water, and was brought forth out of the water; and thus he was baptized.
And the Spirit of God descended upon him, and thus he was born of the Spirit, and became quickened in the inner man.
And he heard a voice out of heaven, saying, Thou art baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost; this is the record of the Father and the Son, from henceforth and forever;
And thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years, from all eternity to all eternity.
Behold, thou art one in me, a son of God; and thus may all become my sons. Amen.
And it came to pass, that Enoch continued his speech, saying, Behold, our father Adam taught these things, and many have believed, and become the sons of God; and many have believed not, and have perished in their sins, and are looking forth with fear, in torment, for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God to be poured out upon them.
And from that time forth, Enoch began to prophesy, saying unto the people, that, as I was journeying, and stood in the place Mahujah, and cried unto the Lord, there came a voice out of heaven, saying, Turn ye and get ye upon the mount Simeon.
And it came to pass, that I turned and went up on the mount; and as I stood upon the mount, I beheld the heavens open, and I was clothed upon with glory.
And I saw the Lord, and he stood before my face, and he talked with me, even as a man talketh one with another, face to face; and he said unto me, Look, and I will show unto thee the world for the space of many generations.
And it came to pass, that I beheld in the valley of Shum, and, lo! a great people which dwelt in tents, which were the people of shum.
And again the Lord said unto me, Look, and I looked towards the north, and I beheld the people of Canaan, which dwelt in tents.
And the Lord said unto me, Prophesy; and I prophesied saying,
Behold, the people of Canaan which are numerous, shall go forth in battle array against the people of Shum, and shall slay them, that they shall be utterly destroyed.
And the people of Canaan shall divide themselves in the land, and the land shall be barren and unfruitful, and none other people shall dwell there, but the people of Canaan; for, behold, the Lord shall curse the land with much heat, and the barrenness thereof shall go forth forever.
And there was blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people.
And it came to pass, that the Lord said unto me, Look, and I looked, and I beheld the land of Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and the land of Omner, and the land of Heni, and the land of Shem, and the land of Haner, and the land of Hanannihah, and all the inhabitants thereof.
And the Lord said unto me, Go forth to this people, and say unto them, Repent; lest I come out and smite them with a curse, and they die.
And he gave unto me a commandment, that I should baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, who is full of grace and truth, and the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the Father and the Son.
And it came to pass, that Enoch continued to call upon the people, save it were the people of Canaan, to repent.
And so great was the faith of Enoch, that he led the people of God, and their enemies came to battle against them, and he spake the word of the Lord, and the earth trembled, and the mountains fled, even according to his command.
And the rivers of water were turned out of their course, and the roar of the lions was heard out of the wilderness.
And all nations feared greatly, so powerful was the word of Enoch, and so great was the power of the language which God had given him.
There also came up a land out of the depths of the sea; and so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God, that they fled and stood afar off, and went upon the land which came up out of the depths of the sea.
And the giants of the land also stood afar off; and there went forth a curse upon all the people which fought against God.
And from that time forth, there were wars, and bloodshed among them; but the Lord came and dwelt with his people, and they dwelt in righteousness.
And the fear of the Lord was upon all nations, so great was the glory of the Lord which was upon his people.
And the Lord blessed the land, and they were blessed upon the mountains, and upon the high places, and did flourish.
And the Lord called his people, Zion, because they were of one heart and of one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there were no poor among them.
And Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness unto the people of God.
And it came to pass in his days, that he built a city that was called the city of Holiness, even Zion.
And it came to pass, that Enoch talked with the Lord, and he said unto the Lord, Surely, Zion shall dwell in safety forever. But the Lord said unto Enoch, Zion have I blessed, but the residue of the people have I cursed.
And it came to pass, that the Lord showed unto Enoch all the inhabitants of the earth, and he beheld, and lo! Zion in process of time was taken up into heaven.
And the Lord said unto Enoch, Behold mine abode forever.
And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam, and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam, save it were the seed of Cain; for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them.
And after that Zion was taken up into heaven, Enoch beheld, and lo, all the nations of the earth were before him; and there came generation upon generation.
And Enoch was high and lifted up, even in the bosom of the Father and the Son of Man; and, behold, the powers of Satan were upon all the face of the earth; and he saw angels descending out of heaven, and he heard a loud voice, saying, Woe! woe! be unto the inhabitants of the earth!
And he beheld Satan, and he had a great chain in his hand, and it veiled the whole face of the earth with darkness; and he looked up and laughed, and his angels rejoiced.
And Enoch beheld angels descending out of heaven, bearing testimony of the Father, and of the Son.
And the Holy Ghost fell on many, and they were caught up by the powers of heaven into Zion.
And it came to pass, that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and wept; and Enoch bore record of it, saying, How is it that the heavens weep, and shed forth their tears as the rain upon the mountains? And Enoch said unto the Lord, How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity?
And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, and millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations;
And thy curtains are stretched out still, and thou art there, and thy presence is there; and also, thou art just, thou art merciful and kind forever;
Thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom, from all thy creations, from all eternity to all eternity; and naught but peace, justice, and truth is the habitation of thy throne; and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end. How is it that thou canst weep?
The Lord said unto Enoch, Behold, these thy brethren, they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their intelligence.
And in the garden of Eden man had agency; and unto thy brethren have I said, and also gave commandment, that they should love one another; and that they should serve me their God.
But, behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood; and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them; and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them; for my fierce anger is kindled against them.
Behold, I am God; Man of Holiness is my name; Man of Counsel is my name; and Endless and Eternal is my name also. Wherefore I can stretch forth my hands and hold all the creations which I have made, and mine eye can pierce them also.
And among all the workmanship of my hands there has not been so great wickedness as among thy brethren; but, behold, their sins shall be upon the heads of their fathers; Satan shall be their father, and misery shall be their doom; and the whole heavens shall weep over them, even all the workmanship of my hands.
Wherefore should not the heavens weep, seeing these shall suffer? But, behold, these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods; and, behold, I will shut them up; a prison have I prepared for them, and he whom I have chosen hath pleaded before my face;
Wherefore he suffereth for their sins, inasmuch as they will repent, in the day that my chosen shall return unto me; and until that day they shall be in torment.
Wherefore for this shall the heavens weep, yea, and all the workmanship of my hands.
And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Enoch, and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men.
Wherefore Enoch knew and looked upon their wickedness, and their misery; and wept, and stretched forth his arms, and he beheld eternity, and his bowels yearned, and all eternity shook.
And Enoch saw Noah also, and his family, that the posterity of all the sons of Noah should be saved with a temporal salvation.
Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah built an ark, and the Lord smiled upon it, and held it in his own hand; but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods and swallowed them up.
And as Enoch saw thus, he had bitterness of soul, and wept over his brethren, and said unto the heavens, I will refuse to be comforted.
But the Lord said unto Enoch, Lift up your heart and be glad, and look. And it came to pass, that Enoch looked, and from Noah he beheld all the families of the earth, and he cried unto the Lord, saying, When shall the day of the Lord come? When shall the blood of the righteous be shed, that all they that mourn may be sanctified, and have eternal life?
And the Lord said, It shall be in the meridian of time; in the days of wickedness and vengeance.
And, behold, Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of Man, even in the flesh; and his soul rejoiced, saying, The righteous is lifted up; and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world; and through faith I am in the bosom of the Father; and behold, Zion is with me!
And it came to pass, that Enoch looked upon the earth, and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying, Woe! woe! is me, the mother of men! I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children! When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which has gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?
And when Enoch heard the earth mourn, he wept, and cried unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, wilt thou not have compassion upon the earth? wilt thou not bless the children of Noah?
And it came to pass, that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord, saying, I ask thee, O Lord, in the name of thine Only Begotten, even Jesus Christ, that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah, and his seed, that the earth might never more be covered by the floods.
And the Lord could not withhold; and he covenanted with Enoch, and sware unto him with an oath, that the would stay the floods; that he would call upon the children of Noah; and he sent forth an unalterable decree, that a remnant of his seed should always be found among all nations, while the earth should stand.
And the Lord said, Blessed is he through whose seed Messiah shall come; for he saith, I am Messiah, the King of Zion, the Rock of heaven, which is broad as eternity; and whoso cometh in at the gate, and climbeth up by me shall never fall.
Wherefore blessed are they of whom I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy.
And it came to pass, that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying, When the Son of Man cometh in the flesh shall the earth rest? I pray thee show me these things.
And the Lord said unto Enoch, Look; and he looked, and beheld the Son of Man lifted up on the cross, after the manner of men.
And he heard a loud voice, and the heavens were veiled; and all the creations of God mourned, and the earth groaned; and the rocks were rent; and the saints arose, and were crowned at the right hand of the son of Man, with crowns of glory.
And as many of the spirits as were in prison came forth and stood on the right hand of God. And the remainder were reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day.
And again Enoch wept, and cried unto the Lord, saying, When shall the earth rest?
And Enoch beheld the Son of Man ascend up unto the Father; and he called unto the Lord, saying, Wilt thou not come again upon the earth? for inasmuch as thou art God, and I know thee, and thou hast sworn unto me, and commanded me that I should ask in the name of thine Only Begotten; thou hast made me, and given unto me a right to thy throne, and not of myself, but through thine own grace; and wherefore I ask thee if thou wilt not come again on the earth?
And the Lord said unto Enoch, As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance, to fulfill the oath which I made unto you concerning the children of Noah.
And the day shall come that the earth shall rest. But before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth.
And great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men.
And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem.
And the Lord said unto Enoch, Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there; and we will receive them into our bosom; and they shall see us, and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other;
And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years shall the earth rest.
And it came to pass, that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth, in righteousness, for the space of a thousand years.
But before that day, he saw great tribulation among the wicked; and he also saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men's hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judgment of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked.
And the Lord showed Enoch all things, even unto the end of the world. And he saw the day of the righteous, the hour of their redemption, and received a fullness of joy.
And all the days of Zion, in the days of Enoch, were three hundred and sixty-five years.
22, 24 And Enoch and all his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of Zion. And it came to pass, that Zion was not, for God received it up into his own bosom; and from thence went forth the saying, Zion is fled.
23 And all the days of Enoch were four hundred and thirty years.
And it came to pass, that Methuselah, the son of Enoch, was not taken, that the covenants of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to Enoch; for he truly covenanted with Enoch, that Noah should be of the fruit of his loins.
And it came to pass, that Methuselah prophesied that from his loins should spring all the kingdoms of the earth; (through Noah,) and he took glory unto himself.
And there came forth a great famine into the land, and the Lord cursed the earth with a sore curse, and many of the inhabitants thereof died.
25 And it came to pass, that Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begat Lamech;
26 and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begat sons and daughters.
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty- nine years, and he died.
28 And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and begat a son,
29 and he called his name Noah, saying, This son shall comfort us concerning our work, and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah, five hundred and ninety- five years, and begat sons and daughters.
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.
Noah was four hundred and fifty years old, and begat Japheth, and
forty-two years afterwards, he begat Shem, of her who was the mother
of Japheth, and when he was five hundred years old, he begat Ham.
And Noah and his sons hearkened unto the Lord, and gave heed; and they were called the sons of God.
1 And when these men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 the sons of men saw that their daughters were fair, and they took them wives even as they chose.
And the Lord said unto Noah, The daughters of thy sons have sold themselves, for behold, mine anger is kindled against the sons of men, for they will not hearken to my voice.
And it came to pass, that Noah prophesied, and taught the things of God, even as it was in the beginning.
3 And the Lord said unto Noah, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for he shall know that all flesh shall die, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years; and if men do not repent, I will send in the floods upon them.
4 And in those days there were giants on the earth, and they sought Noah to take away his life; [end of verse below]
But the Lord was with Noah, and the power of the Lord was upon him; and the Lord ordained Noah after his own order, and commanded him that he should go forth and declare his gospel unto the children of men, even as it was given unto Enoch.
And it came to pass that Noah called upon the children of men, that they should repent, but they hearkened not unto his words.
4 [end]. And also, after that they had heard him, they came up before him, saying, Behold, we are the sons of God, have we not taken unto ourselves the daughters of men? and are we not eating and drinking, and marrying and given in marriage? and our wives bear unto us children, and the same are mighty men, which are like unto them of old, men of great renown. And they hearkened not unto the words of Noah.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man had become great in the earth; and every man was lifted up in the imagination of the thoughts of his heart; being only evil continually.
And it came to pass, that Noah continued his preaching unto the people, saying, Hearken and give heed unto my words, believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers did, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all things made manifest;
And if you do not this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless, they hearkened not.
6 And it repented Noah, and his heart was pained, that the Lord had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created, from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air. For it repenteth Noah that I have created them, and that I have made them; and he hath called upon me, for they have sought his life.
8 And thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord;
9 for Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation; and he walked with God,
10 and also his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth was corrupt before God; and it was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence, and behold, I will destroy all flesh from off the earth.
14 Make thee therefore, an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch;
15 And the length of the ark thou shalt make three hundred cubits; the breadth of it fifty cubits; and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 And windows shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; lower, second, and third chambers shalt thou make in it.
17 And behold, I, even I will bring in a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that liveth on the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant, even as I have sworn unto thy father, Enoch, that of thy posterity shall come all nations. And thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with them.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every kind shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind; two of every kind shalt thou take into the ark, to keep alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather fruit of every kind unto thee in the ark, and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah, according to all that God commanded him.
1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house, into the ark; for thee only have I seen righteous before me, in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female;
3 Of fowls also of the air, by sevens, the male and his female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days, and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that were not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 there went in two and two, unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass, after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, and 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 on the earth, after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, and every bird of every sort;
15 And they went 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 lifted up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the face of the earth, and all the high hills, under the whole heavens were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits and upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the face of the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man.
22 All in whose nostrils the Lord had breathed the breath of life, of all that were on 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 fowls of the air; and they were destroyed from the earth; And Noah only remained, and they that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
1 And God remembered Noah, and all that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged.
2 The fountains also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 and the waters returned from off the earth. And after the end of the hundred and fifty days, the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountain of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased until the tenth month; and in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made,
7 and he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 He also sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters had not receded from off the face of the whole earth; then he put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark,
11 and the dove came in to him in the evening; and lo, in her mouth an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth a dove, which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And it came to pass, in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife, and they sons, and the sons' wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him.
19 And every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20 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; and gave thanks unto the Lord, and rejoiced in his heart.
21 And the Lord spake unto Noah, and he blessed him. And Noah smelled a sweet savor, and he said in his heart; I will call on the name of the Lord, that he will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; and that he will not again smite any more every thing living, as he hath done,
22 while the earth remaineth; And, that seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, may not cease with man.
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you, and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But, the blood of all flesh which I have given you for meat, shall be shed upon the ground, which taketh life thereof, and the blood ye shall not eat.
5 And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.
6 And whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for man shall not shed the blood of man.
For a commandment I give, that every man's brother shall preserve the life of man, for in mine own image have I made man.
7 And a commandment I give unto you, Be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly on the earth, and multiply therein.
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I will establish my covenant with you, which I made unto your father Enoch, concerning your seed after you.
10 And it shall come to pass, that every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, and of the cattle, and of the beast of the earth that is with you, which shall go out of the ark, shall not altogether perish; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you, which I made unto Enoch, concerning the remnants of your posterity.
12 And God made a covenant with Noah, and said, This shall be the token of the covenant I make between me and you, and for every living creature with you, for perpetual generations;
13 I will set my bow in the cloud; and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud;
15 and I will remember my covenant, which I have made between me and you, for every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant, which I made unto thy father Enoch; that, when men should keep all my commandments, Zion should again come on the earth, the city of Enoch which I have caught up unto myself.
And this is mine everlasting covenant, that when thy posterity shall embrace the truth, and look upward, then shall Zion look downward, and all the heavens shall shake with gladness, and the earth shall tremble with joy;
And the general assembly of the church of the firstborn shall come down out of heaven, and possess the earth, and shall have place until the end come. And this is mine everlasting covenant, which I made with thy father Enoch.
And the bow shall be in the cloud, and I will establish my covenant unto thee, which I have made between me and thee, for every living creature of all flesh that shall be upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and thee; for all flesh that shall be upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
19 These were the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to till the earth, and he was an husbandman; and he planted a vineyard,
21 and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent;
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his brethren without;
23 and Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid upon both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him,
25 and he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant, and a veil of darkness shall cover him, that he shall be known among all men.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 And Noah lived after the flood, three hundred and fifty years.
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.
1 Now these were 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, Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meschech, and Tiras.
3 And these are 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 the same 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 Sabtecha. 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 in the land. Wherefore, it is said; Even as Nimrod, the mighty hunter in the land.
10 And he began a kingdom, 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 was 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 Girgashite,
17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 and the Arvadite, and Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the borders of the Canaanites were from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboiim even unto Lasha.
20 These were the sons of Ham, after their families, after the same tongue, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 Unto Shem also, which was the elder, children were born; and he was the father of Eber, and even to him were children born.
22 And these are the children of Shem; Eber, and Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And these were the children of Aram; Us, 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, Peleg, the other Joktan. And Peleg was a mighty man, for in his days was the earth divided.
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 Ophar, and Havilah, and Jobab; and 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 were the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These were the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations; and by these were the nations divided on the earth, after the flood.
1 And the whole earth was of the same language, and of the same speech.
2 And it came to pass, that many journeyed from the east, and as they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there in the plain of Shinar.
3 And they said one to another, Come, go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had slime for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, go to, let us build us a city, and a tower whose top will be high, nigh unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the Lord came down, beholding the city and the tower which the children of men were building;
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people are the same, and they all have the same language; and this tower they begin to build, and now, nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined,
7 except I, the Lord, confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So I, the Lord, will scatter them abroad from thence, upon all the face of the land, and unto every quarter of the earth. And they were confounded, and left off to build the city, and they hearkened not unto the Lord,
9 therefore, is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord was displeased with their works, and did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face thereof.
10 And these were the generations of Shem. And Shem being an hundred years old, begat Arphaxad two years after the flood;
11 and Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah;
13 and Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber;
15 and Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg;
17 and Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu;
19 and Peleg lived after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug;
21 and Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor;
23 and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah;
25 and Nahor lived after he begat Terah and hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27 Now these were the generations of Terah; Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah, in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives; and the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah;
30 but Sarai was barren, and she bear no child.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
1 Now, the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee;
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing;
3 and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee; and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, and the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.
7 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, leaving Beth-el on the west, and Hai was on the east. And there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine became grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold, now I know thee to be a fair woman to look upon;
12 therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive;
13 say I pray thee unto them, I am his sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
14 And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commanded her to be brought before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What hast thou done unto me in this thing? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her unto me to wife; now therefore, behold I say unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded men concerning him; and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, unto the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journey from the south, even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle, that they could not dwell together.
And the Canaanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we are brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me; if thou go to the left hand, then I will go to the right; if thou go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom becoming sinners, and exceedingly wicked before the Lord, the Lord was angry with them.
14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward;
And remember the covenant which I make with thee; for it shall be an everlasting covenant; and thou shalt remember the days of Enoch thy father;
15 For all the land which thou seest, will I give thee, and to thy seed for ever;
16 and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed shall also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it, for I will give it unto thee.
Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of
Mamre, which was in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the
1 And it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
2 That these kings made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea;
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which was by the wilderness.
7 And they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, in Hazezontamar.
8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar; And they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim was filled with slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain which was called Hanabal.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods and departed.
13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, the man of God, for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eschol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.
14 And when Abram heard that Lot, his brother's son, was taken captive, he armed his trained men, and they which were born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued unto Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his men, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which was on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back Lot, his brother's son, and all his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom also went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which was the king's dale.
18 And Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine; and he break bread and blest it; and he blest the wine, he being the priest of the most high God,
19 And he gave to Abram, and he blessed him, and said, Blessed Abram, thou art a man of the most high God, possessor of heaven and of earth;
20 And blessed is the name of the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thine hand. And Abram gave him tithes of all he had taken.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth.
23 And have sworn that I will not take of thee from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take anything that is thine, (lest thou shouldst say, I have made Abram rich;)
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eschol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram.
Now Melchizedek was a man of faith, who wrought righteousness; and when a child he feared God, and stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire.
And thus, having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch,
It being after the order of the son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God;
And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name.
For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course;
To put at defiance the armies of nations, to divide the earth, to break every band, to stand in the presence of God; to do all things according to his will, according to his command, subdue principalities and powers; and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world.
And men having this faith, coming up unto this order of God, were translated and taken up into heaven.
And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace.
And his people wrought righteousness, and obtained heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch which God had before taken, separating it from the earth, having reserved it unto the latter days, or the end of the world;
And hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire.
And this Melchizedek, having thus established righteousness, was called the king of heaven by his people, or, in other words, the King of peace.
And he lifted up his voice, and he blessed Abram, being the high priest, and the keeper of the storehouse of God;
Him whom God had appointed to receive tithes for the poor.
Wherefore, Abram paid unto him tithes of all that he had, of all the riches which he possessed, which God had given him more than that which he had need.
And it came to pass, that God blessed Abram, and gave unto him riches, and honor, and lands for an everlasting possession; according to the covenant which he had made, and according to the blessing wherewith Melchizedek had blessed him.
1 And it came to pass, that after these things, the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying; Fear not, Abram; I will be thy shield; I will be thy exceeding great reward. And according to the blessings of my servant, I will give unto thee.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and Eliezer of Damascus was made the steward of my house?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed; and lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him again, saying, This shalt not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and he said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, so shall thy seed be.
And Abram said, Lord God, how wilt thou give me this land for an everlasting inheritance?
And the Lord said, Though thou wast dead, yet am I not able to give it thee?
And if thou shalt die, yet thou shalt possess it, for the day cometh, that the son of man shall live; but how can he live if he be not dead? he must first be quickened.
6 And it came to pass that Abram looked forth and saw the days of the Son of Man, and was glad, and his soul found rest, and he believed in the Lord; and the Lord counted it unto him for righteousness.
7 And the Lord said unto him, I, the Lord, brought thee out of Ur, of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And Abram said, Lord, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? yet he believed God.
9 And the Lord said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he took unto him all these, and he divided them in the midst, and he laid each piece one against the other; but the birds divided he not.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a great horror of darkness fell upon him.
13 And the Lord spake, and he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that they seed shall be a stranger in a land which shall not be theirs, and shall serve strangers; and they shall be afflicted, and serve them four hundred years;
14 and also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge; and afterwards shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt die, and 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.
17 And it came to pass, that when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp which passed between those pieces which Abram had divided.
18 And in that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates;
19 The Kenites, and the Kenazites, and the Kadmonites,
20 and Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children. And she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing; I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened unto the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband, Abram, to be his wife.
4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong is upon thee; I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes; the Lord judge between me and thee.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hands; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7 And an angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence comest thou, and whither wilt thou go? and she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself unto her hands.
10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, The Lord will multiply thy seed exceedingly, so that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shall call him name Ishmael: because the Lord hath heard thy afflictions.
12 And he will be a wild man; and his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the angel of the Lord. And he spake unto her, saying, Knowest thou that God seest thee? And she said, I know that God seest me, for I have also here looked after him.
14 And there was a well between Kadesh and Bered, near where Hagar saw the angel.
And the name of the angel was Beer-la-hai-roi; wherefore the well was called Beer-la-hai-roi for a memorial.
15 And Hagar bear Abram a son; and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bear, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was four-score and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
1 And when Abram was ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I, the Almighty God, give unto thee a commandment; that thou shalt walk uprightly before me, and be perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And it came to pass, that Abram fell on his face, and called upon the name of the Lord. And God talked with him, saying,
My people have gone astray from my precepts, and have not kept mine ordinances, which I gave unto their fathers;
And they have not observed mine anointing, and the burial, or baptism wherewith I commanded them;
But have turned from the commandment, and taken unto themselves the washing of children, and the blood of sprinkling;
And have said that the blood of the righteous Abel was shed for sins; and have not known wherein they are accountable before me.
4 But as for thee, behold, I will make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 And this covenant I make, that thy children may be known among all nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be called Abraham; for, a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come of thee, and of thy seed.
7 And I will establish a covenant of circumcision with thee, and it shall be my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations; that thou mayest know forever that children are not accountable before me until they are eight years old. And thou shalt observe to keep all my covenants wherein I covenanted with thy fathers; and thou shalt keep the commandments which I have given thee with mine own mouth, and I will be a God unto thee and thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee and thy seed after thee, a land wherein thou art a stranger; all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
9 And God said unto Abraham, Therefore thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee, in their generations.
10 And this shall be my covenant which ye shall keep between me and thee 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.
12 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.
15 And God said unto Abraham, as for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah thou shalt call her name.
16 And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son of her; yea, I will bless her, and she shall be blessed, The mother of nations; kings and people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell on his face and rejoiced, and said in his heart, There shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old, and Sarah that is ninety years old shall bear.
18 And Abraham said unto God, Oh that Ishmael might live uprightly before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bare thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him also, for an everlasting covenant with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
22 And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.
23 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 and nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son;
all the men of his house, which were born in his house, and bought
with money of strangers, were also circumcised with him.
1 And the Lord appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre. And he sat in his tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him; and when he saw, he ran to meet them from his tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 and said; My brethren, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away I pray you 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 you shall pass on; for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf, tender and good, and gave it unto a young man, and he hasted to dress it.
8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set them before them, and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And one of them blessed Abraham, and he said, I will certainly return unto thee from my journey, and lo, according to the time of life, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard him, in the tent door.
11 And now Abraham and Sarah being old, and stricken in age; therefore it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women;
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I have waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed, behold, I will return unto thee from my journey, which the Lord hath sent me; and according to the time of life thou mayest know that Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh.
16 And the angels rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the angel of the Lord, said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which the Lord will do for him;
18 seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children, and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
20 And the angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, The Lord said unto us, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will destroy them.
21 And I will send you, and ye shall go down now, and see that their iniquities are rewarded unto them. And ye shall have all things done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me.
And if ye do it not, it shall be upon your heads; for I will destroy them, and you shall know that I will do it, for it shall be before your eyes.
22 And the angels which were holy men, and were sent forth after the order of God, turned their faces from thence and went toward Sodom. But Abraham stood yet before the Lord, remembering the things which had been told him.
23 And Abraham drew near to Sodom, and said unto the Lord, calling upon his name, saying, Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked? Wilt thou not spare them?
24 Peradventure there may be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that may be therein?
25 O may that be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked. O God, may that be far from thee, for shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the Lord said unto Abraham, If thou findest in Sodom, fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold, now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which is able to destroy the city, and lay all the people in dust and ashes;
28 Will the Lord spare them peradventure there lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the city for their wickedness, if I find there forty and five righteous? And he said, I will not destroy, but spare them.
29 And he spake unto him again, and said, Peradventure there should be forty found there? And he said, I will not destroy it for forty's sake.
30 And he said again unto the Lord, O, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there?
And he said, I will not destroy them if thou shalt find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord; wilt thou destroy them if peradventure there shall twenty be found there? And he said, I will not destroy them for twenty's sake.
32 And Abraham said unto the Lord, O, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once, peradventure ten shall be found there? And the Lord said, I will not destroy them for ten's sake. And the Lord ceased speaking with Abraham.
33 And as soon as he had left communing with the Lord, Abraham went his way. And it came to pass that Abraham returned unto his tent.
1 And it came to pass, that there came three angels to Sodom in the evening; and Lot sat in the door of his house, in the city of Sodom. And Lot, seeing the angels, 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 to rest, the men of the city of Sodom compassed the house round, even men which were both old and young, even the people from every quarter;
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in unto thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out of the door, unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 and said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 [after verse 9].
9 [beginning]. And they said unto him, Stand back. And they were angry with him. And they said among themselves, This one man came in to sojourn among us, and he will needs now make himself to be a judge; now we will deal worse with him than with them. [end of verse after verse 8]
Wherefore they said unto the man, We will have the men, and thy daughters also; and we will do with them as seemeth us good.
Now this was after the wickedness of Sodom.
8 And Lot said, Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, plead with my brethren that I may not bring them out unto you; and ye shall not do unto them as seemeth good in your eyes; For God will not justify his servant in this thing; wherefore, let me plead with my brethren, this once only, that unto these men ye do nothing, that they may have peace in my house; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 [end]. And they were angry with Lot and came near to break the door,
10 but the angels of God, which were holy men, put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house unto them, and shut the door.
11 And they smote the men with blindness, both small and great, that they could not come at the door. And they were angry, so that they wearied themselves to find the door, and could not find it.
12 And these holy men said unto Lot, Hast thou any here besides thy sons-in-law, and thy son's sons and thy daughters? And they commanded Lot, saying, Whatsoever thou hast in the city, thou shalt bring out of this place,
13 for we will destroy this place; Because the cry of them is waxen great, and their abominations have come up 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 ye 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 came, 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 angels 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 them; and they brought them forth, and set them down without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad that they said unto them, Escape for your lives; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the plain; escape to the mountain lest you be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto one of them, Oh, not so my Lord!
19 behold now, thy servant has 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 overtake me, and I die.
20 Behold now, here is another city, and this is near to flee unto and it is a little one; oh, let me escape thither, and may the Lord not destroy it, and my soul shall live.
21 And the angel 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 anything until thou be come thither. And the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 Therefore the sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
And the Lord did not destroy Sodom until Lot had entered into Zoar.
24 And then, when Lot had entered into Zoar, the Lord rained upon Sodom, and upon Gomorrah; for the angels called upon the name of the Lord for brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
25 And thus they overthrew those cities and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But it came to pass, when Lot fled, his wife looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord;
28 and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and behold, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God had destroyed the cities of the plain, that God spake unto Abraham, saying, I have remembered Lot, and sent him out of the midst of the overthrow, that thy brother might not be destroyed, when I overthrew the city in the which thy brother Lot dwelt.
30 And Abraham was comforted. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar. And he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And the firstborn dealt wickedly, and said unto the younger, Our father has become old, and we have not a man on the earth to come in unto us, to live with us after the manner of all that live on the earth;
32 Therefore come, let us make out father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And they did wickedly, and made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou in and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also; and the younger arose, and lay with him, and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab; the father of the Moabites, the same which are unto this day.
the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben- ammi; the
father of the children which are Ammonites; the same which are unto
1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said again of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent and took Sarah.
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said unto him, Behold, thou hast taken a woman which is not thine own, for she is Abraham's wife.
And the Lord said unto him, Thou shalt return her unto Abraham, for it thou do it not thou shalt die.
4 And Abimelech had not come near her; for the Lord had not suffered him. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay me, and also a righteous nation?
5 Behold, said he not unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother; and in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst do this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me; therefore suffered I not thee to touch her.
7 Now, therefore, restore the man's wife to him, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou restore her not to him, know thou that thou shalt surely die; thou and all that are thine.
8 Therefore, Abimelech arose early in the morning, and called his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and in what have I offended thee that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done things unto me that ought not to be done.
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
11 And Abraham said, Because I thought assuredly the fear of God was not in this place, and they would slay me for my wife's sake;
12 And yet indeed she was my sister; she was the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This shall be thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me, at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave unto Abraham, and restored unto him Sarah his wife.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land lieth before thee; dwell where it pleaseth thee.
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he shall give unto thee a covering of the eyes, and it shall be a token unto all that thou mayest not be taken again from Abraham thy husband. And thus she was reproved.
17 So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants, and they bare unto him children.
18 For because of Sarah, Abraham's wife, the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech.
1 And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken by the mouth of his angels;
2 for Sarah conceived and bear Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which the angels of God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bear unto him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, he being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
6 And Sarah said, God has made me to rejoice; and also all that know me will rejoice with me.
7 And she said unto Abraham, Who would have said that Sarah should have given children suck? For I was barren, but the Lord promised, and I have borne unto Abraham a son in his old age.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned. And the day that Isaac was weaned, Abraham made a great feast,
9 and Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which Hagar had borne unto Abraham, mocking; and she was troubled.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, Isaac.
11 And this thing was very grievous unto Abraham because of his son.
12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave unto Hagar, and she took the child, and he sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15 And it came to pass that the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,
16 and she went and sat her down over against the child, a good way off, as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against the child, and lifted up her voice and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of the Lord 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 lieth;
18 arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand, for I will make of him a great nation.
19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink.
20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer;
21 and he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, he and his mother. And he took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at the time, that Abimelech and Phicol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.
23 Now therefore, sware unto me here, that, by the help of God thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son; but, that according to the kindness that I have shown unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech, because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants had recently taken away.
26 And Abimelech said, Thou didst not tell me; and I know not who hath done this thing; neither yet have I heard that it was done until this day.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What wilt thou do with these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
30 And he said, Seven ewe lambs shalt thou take at my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well.
31 And because they sware, both of them, wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba;
32 And thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba; Then Abimelech, and Phicol, the chief captain of his hosts, rose up, and they planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord; and they returned unto the land of the Philistines.
33 And Abraham worshiped the everlasting God,
34 and sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did try Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and Abraham said, Behold, here am I.
2 And the Lord said, Take now thy son, thine only Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering, upon one of the mountains of which I will tell thee.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, And clave the wood for the burnt offering; and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 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 you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come to you again.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon his back; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and Isaac his son; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. So they went both of them together;
9 and they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham! Abraham! And Abraham said, Here am I.
12 And the angel said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him; For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind a thicket, there was a ram caught in it by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering, in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said unto this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said,
16 Thus saith the Lord, I have sworn by myself, that because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me;
17 That in blessing I will bless thee; and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz is his firstborn, and Buz is his brother. And Kemuel is the father of Aram,
22 and Chesed, and Haza, and Bildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel;
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah. These eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother;
24 and his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.
1 And Sarah was an hundred and twenty-seven years old, and she died; and thus ended the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is now called Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her, his wife which was dead.
3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince among us; in the choicest of our sepulchers bury thou thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulcher, but that thou mayest bury they dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, and to the children of Heth;
8 and he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat Ephron the son of Zohar for me,
9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath in the end of his field; For, as much money as it is worth he shall have, if he will give it me for a possession of a burying-place among you.
10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, among all of them that went in at the gates of the city, saying,
11 Hearken, my lord, and hear me; the field I give thee, and the cave that is therein; I give it thee in the presence of the sons of my people; and I give it thee; therefore, bury thy dead.
12 And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land,
13 and he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, I pray thee, hear me; If thou wilt take it of me, I will give thee money for the field, and I will bury my dead there, but I will give thee money for it.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me; the land thou shalt have for four hundred shekels of silver; what shall that be betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead.
16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed unto Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, which was current with the merchant.
17 And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre; the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
18 unto Abraham for a possession, in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of the city.
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre; the same is called Hebron, in the land of Canaan.
20 And the field and the cave that was therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the sons of Heth.
1 And now Abraham was old, being will stricken in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had; Put forth I pray thee thy hand under my hand,
3 and I will make thee swear before the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son, of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell;
4 but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest.
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
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 swear unto me, saying, Unto thee will I give this land; He shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this thine oath, only bring not my son thither again.
9 And the servant put his hand under the hand of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city, by a well of water, at evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
12 And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee this day, that thou wouldst show kindness unto my master Abraham, and send me good speed.
13 Behold, I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water;
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also; let her be the one whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.
15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16 And the damsel being a virgin, very fair to look upon, such as the servant of Abraham had not seen, neither had any man known the like unto her; and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord; and she hasted and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the will to draw, and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, pondering in his heart whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a gold earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,
23 and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee; and is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She said moreover, unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord.
27 And he said, Blessed is the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left my master destitute of his mercy and his truth; and when I was in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28 And the damsel ran to the house, and told her mother these things.
29 And Rebekah had a brother, whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, unto the well.
30 And it came to pass when he saw the earrings, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the word of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me, and I came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house. And he unburdened his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that came with him.
33 And there was set before him food to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And Laban said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant;
35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great, and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold; and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to my master when she was old; and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell;
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me.
40 And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and he will prosper thy way; And thou shalt take a wife for my son, of my kindred, and of my father's house;
41 then shalt thou be clear of my oath. When thou comest to my kindred, and if they give thee not a wife for my son, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way which I go;
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;
44 And if she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels; the same is the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.
45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and she went down unto the well and drew water. And I said unto her, Let me drink I pray thee;
46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also; so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
47 And I asked her and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him. And I gave the earrings unto her, to put into her ears, and the bracelets upon her hands.
48 And I bowed down my head, and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
49 And now, if thou wilt deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.
52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard these words, he worshiped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.
53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother, and to her mother, precious things.
54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night. And they arose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
55 And her brother, and her mother, said, Let the damsel abide with us at the least ten days; after that she shall go.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away, that I may go unto my master.
57 And they said, We will call the damsel and inquire at her mouth.
58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, O thou, our sister, be thou blessed of thousands - of millions; and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man; and the servant took Rebekah and went his way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at eventide; and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold the camels coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel;
65 for she said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my master; therefore she took a veil and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
7 And these are the number of the years of Abraham's life, which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.
17 And these are the number of the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.
21 And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, that she might bare children, because she was barren. And the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her womb; and she said, If I am with child, why is it thus with me? And she went to inquire of the Lord.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of dying; and what shall this birthright profit me?
7 And the men of the place asked him concerning his wife; and he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, She in my wife; lest, the men of the place should kill him for to get Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety Rebekah is thy wife; and how saidst thou she is thy sister? And Isaac said unto him, I said it because I feared lest I die for her.
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 upon it.
the place of this stone which I have set for a pillar, shall be the
place of God's house; and of all that thou shalt give me I will
surely give the tenth unto thee.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, from whence are ye? And they said, From Haran.
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give unto me my wife, that I may go and take her, for my days of serving thee are fulfilled.
22 And Laban gave her to Jacob, and gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to Jacob, and she went in and slept with him.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah, his handmaid, to be a handmaid for her.
30 And he went in also and slept with Rachel, and he loved Rachel also, more than Leah, and served with Laban yet seven other years.
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in and lie with her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went and lay with her.
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her unto Jacob to wife.
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in and lie with me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day, that Jacob had fled.
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mothers with the children.
2 And this is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in and lay with her.
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go and marry thy brother's wife, and raise up seed unto thy brother.
9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he married his brother's wife, that he would not lie with her, lest he should raise up seed unto his brother.
16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in and lie with 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 and lie with me?
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 and slept with her, and she conceived by him.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the overseer of it.
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? knew ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before them all that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Joseph, saying, Behold, thy father is sick; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 And it was told Jacob, saying, Look, and behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee; and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, saith the Lord, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession.
5 And now, of thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt; behold, they are mine, and the God of my fathers shall bless them; even as Reuben and Simeon they shall be blessed, for they are mine; wherefore they shall be called after my name. (Therefore they were called Israel.)
6 And thy issue which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance, in the tribes; therefore they were called the tribes of Manasseh and of Ephraim.
And Jacob said unto Joseph, When the God of my fathers appeared unto me in Luz, in the land of Canaan; he sware unto me, that he would give unto me, and unto my seed, the land for an everlasting possession.
Therefore, O my son, he hath blessed me in raising thee up to be a servant unto me, in saving my house from death;
In delivering my people, thy brethren, from famine which was sore in the land; wherefore the God of thy fathers shall bless thee, and the fruit of thy loins, that they shall be blessed above thy brethren, and above thy father's house;
For thou hast prevailed, and thy father's house hath bowed down unto thee, even as it was shown unto thee, before thou wast sold into Egypt by the hands of thy brethren; wherefore thy brethren shall bow down unto thee, from generation to generation, unto the fruit of thy loins forever;
For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.
7 And therefore, as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way when we were yet but a little way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is called Bethlehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this land. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see well. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20 And he blessed them, that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh; and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I
took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my
1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
24 [beginning]. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die, and [end of verse 24 below] go unto my fathers; and I go down to my grave with joy. The God of my father Jacob be with you, to deliver you out of affliction in the days of your bondage; for the Lord hath visited me, and I have obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of my loins, the Lord God will raise up a righteous branch out of my loins; and unto thee, whom my father Jacob hath named Israel, a prophet; (not the Messiah who is called Shilo;) and this prophet shall deliver my people out of Egypt in the days of thy bondage.
And it shall come to pass that they shall be scattered again; and a branch shall be broken off, and shall be carried into a far country; nevertheless they shall be remembered in the covenants of the Lord, when the Messiah cometh; for he shall be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the Spirit of power; and shall bring them out of darkness into light; out of hidden darkness, and out of captivity unto freedom.
A seer shall the Lord my God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins.
Thus saith the Lord God of my fathers unto me, A choice seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren.
And he shall bring them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers; and he shall do whatsoever work I shall command him.
And I will make him great in mine eyes, for he shall do my work; and he shall be great like unto him whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a seer will I raise up to deliver my people out of the land of Egypt; and he shall be called Moses. And by this name he shall know that he is of thy house; for he shall be nursed by the king's daughter, and shall be called her son.
And again, a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins; and not to the bringing forth of my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have already gone forth among them in the last days;
Wherefore the fruit of thy loins shall write, and the fruit of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together unto the confounding of false doctrines, and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to a knowledge of their fathers in the latter days; and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
And out of weakness shall he be made strong, in that day when my work shall go forth among all my people, which shall restore them, who are of the house of Israel, in the last days.
And that seer will I bless, and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise I give unto you; for I will remember you from generation to generation; and his name shall be called Joseph, and it shall be after the name of his father; and he shall be like unto you; for the thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand shall bring my people unto salvation.
And the Lord sware unto Joseph that he would preserve his seed forever, saying, I will raise up Moses, and a rod shall be in his hand, and he shall gather together my people, and he shall lead them as a flock, and he shall smite the waters of the Red Sea with his rod.
And he shall have judgment, and shall write the word of the Lord. And he shall not speak many words, for I will write unto him my law by the finger of mine own hand. And I will make a spokesman for him, and his name shall be called Aaron.
24 [end]. And it shall be done unto thee in the last days also, even as I have sworn. Therefore, Joseph said unto his brethren, God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land, unto the land which he sware unto Abraham, and unto Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph confirmed many other things unto his brethren, and took an oath of the children of Israel, saying unto them, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died when he was an hundred and ten years old; and thy embalmed him, and they put him in a coffin in Egypt; and he was kept from burial by the children of Israel, that he might be carried up and laid in the sepulcher with his father. And thus they remembered the oath which they sware unto him.
The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus
1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man according to his household who came with Jacob.
2 And again, the presence of the Lord appeared unto him, in a flame of fire in 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 consumed.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand, and I will prosper thee; but Pharaoh will harden his heart, and he will not let the people go.
24 And it came to pass, that the Lord appeared unto him as he was in the way, by the inn. The Lord was angry with Moses, and his hand was about to fall upon him to kill him; for he had not circumcised his son.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and circumcised her son, and cast the stone at his feet, and said, Surely thou art a bloody husband unto me.
26 And the Lord spared Moses and let him go, because Zipporah, his wife, circumcised the child. And she said, Thou art a bloody husband. And Moses was ashamed, and hid his face from the Lord, and said, I have sinned before the Lord.
27 And the Lord said unto Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses, and he went and met him, in the mount of God; in the mount where God appeared unto him; and Aaron kissed him.
4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, lead the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
11 Go ye, get your straw where ye can find it; yet not aught of your work shall be diminished.
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob. I am the Lord God Almighty; the Lord JEHOVAH. And was not my name known unto them?
4 Yea, and I have also established my covenant with them, which I made with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage; I the Lord will do it.
12 And Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who is of uncircumcised lips?
14 These are the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.
26 These are the sons of Aaron, according to their families. And all these are the names of the children of Israel according to the heads of their families, that the Lord said unto Aaron and Moses, they should bring up out of the land of Egypt, according to their armies.
27 These are they concerning whom the Lord spake to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, that he should let them go. And he sent Moses and Aaron to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt.
28 And it came to pass, on the day the Lord spake unto Moses, in the land of Egypt,
29 that the Lord commanded Moses that he should speak unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, saying, I, the Lord, will do unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, all that I say unto thee.
30 And Moses said, before the Lord, Behold, I am of stammering lips, and slow of speech; how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a prophet to Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be thy spokesman.
2 Thou shalt speak unto thy brother all that I command thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
3 And Pharaoh will harden his heart, as I said unto thee; and thou shalt multiply my signs, and my wonders, in the land of Egypt.
4 But Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, therefore I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, my people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle that I may know you; then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
13 And Pharaoh hardened his heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
12 And Pharaoh hardened his heart, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses.
17 Therefore speak unto Pharaoh the thing which I command thee, who as yet exalteth himself that he will not let them go.
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh; for he hath hardened his heart, and the hearts of his servants, therefore I will show these my signs before him;
20 But Pharaoh hardened his heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
27 But Pharaoh hardened his heart, and he would not let them go.
8 And all these the servants of Pharaoh shall come down unto me, and bow themselves down unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; therefore my wonders shall be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and they went out from Pharaoh, and he was in [a, Plainer, p. 148] great anger. And Pharaoh hardened his heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We have found our firstborn all dead; therefore get ye out of the land lest we die also.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
4 And Pharaoh will harden his heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.
8 And Pharaoh hardened his heart, and he pursued after the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.
17 And I say unto thee the hearts of the Egyptians shall be hardened, and they shall follow them; and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to the Egyptians, but it gave light by night to the Israelites, so that the one came not near the other all the night.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till the people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
1 When Jethro, the high priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt;
23 Ye shall not make unto you gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to his door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.
8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed, not to sell her unto a strange nation; he shall have no power to do this, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
20 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be put to death.
21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, and recover, he shall not be put to death, for he is his servant.
18 Thou shalt not suffer a murderer to live.
28 Thou shalt not revile against God, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
3 Neither shalt thou countenance a wicked man in his cause.
8 Hollow with boards shalt thou make it; as it was showed thee in the mount, so shalt thou make it.
10 And the clothes of service, and the holy garments of Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.
12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath. Thy people will repent of this evil; therefore come thou not out against them.
14 And the Lord said unto Moses, If they will repent of the evil which they have done, I will spare them, and turn away my fierce wrath; but, behold, thou shalt execute judgment upon all that will not repent of this evil this day. Therefore, see thou do this thing that I have commanded thee, or I will execute all that which I had thought to do unto my people.
23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.
35 And the Lord plagued the people because they worshiped the calf, which Aaron made.
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it;
20 And he said unto Moses, Thou canst not see my face at this time, lest mine anger be kindled against thee also, and I destroy thee, and thy people; for there shall no man among them see me at this time, and live, for they are exceeding sinful. And no sinful man hath at any time, neither shall there be any sinful man at any time, that shall see my face and live.
21 And the Lord said, Behold, thou shalt stand upon a rock, and I will prepare a place by me for thee.
22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of a rock, and cover thee with my hand while I pass by.
23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts, but my face shall not be seen, as at other times; for I am angry with my people Israel.
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two other tables of stone, like unto the first, and I will write upon them also, the words of the law, according as they were written at the first on the tables which thou brakest; but it shall not be according to the first, for I will take away the priesthood out of their midst; therefore my holy order, and the ordinances thereof, shall not go before them; for my presence shall not go up in their midst, lest I destroy them.
2 But I will give unto them the law as at the first, but it shall be after the law of a carnal commandment; for I have sworn in my wrath, that they shall not enter into my presence, into my rest, in the days of their pilgrimage. Therefore do as I have commanded thee, and be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me, in the top of the mount.
4 And Moses hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and he rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the rebellious; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
14 For thou shalt worship no other god; for the Lord, whose name is Jehovah, is a jealous God.
35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with the Lord.
The Third Book of Moses, Called Leviticus
3 And in the eighth day, the man child shall be circumcised.
4 And she shall then continue in the time of her purifying which shall be three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
5 But if she bear a maid child, she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation; and she shall continue in the time of her purifying threescore and six days.
1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled with the dead among his people;
11 Neither shall he go in to touch any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or his mother;
9 They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die; therefore, if they profane not mine ordinances, I the Lord will sanctify them.
29 And if a man sell his dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.
The Fourth Book of Moses, Called Numbers
10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee; and seek ye the high priesthood also?
20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, if thou wilt go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, shalt thou speak.
The Fifth Book of Moses, Called Deuteronomy
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for he hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that the Lord thy God might deliver him into thy hand, as he hath done this day.
1 At that time the Lord said unto me, Hew thee two other tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me upon the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables, which thou breakest, save the words of the everlasting covenant of the holy priesthood, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
21 Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself; thou shalt not give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest not sell it unto an alien; for thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any graven image; which the Lord thy God hateth.
6 For the Lord took him unto his fathers, in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor; therefore no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.
Book of Joshua
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20 For it was of the Lord to destroy them utterly, because they hardened their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle; that they might have no favor, that they might destroy them in battle, as the Lord commanded Moses.
5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side of Jordan;
Book of Judges
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18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the Lord hearkened because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
First Book of Samuel
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11 I have set up Saul to be a king, and he repenteth not that he hath sinned, for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.
35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death; nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul; and the Lord rent the kingdom from Saul whom he had made king over Israel.
1 SAMUEL 16
14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit which was not of the Lord troubled him.
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit which is not of God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on a harp; and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit, which is not of God, is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit, which was not of God, was upon Saul, that David took a harp, and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
1 SAMUEL 18
10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit which was not of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house; and David played with his hand, as at other times; and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.
1 SAMUEL 19
9 And the evil spirit which was not of the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand; and David played with his hand.
1 SAMUEL 28
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land; wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die also, who hath not a familiar spirit?
11 Then said the woman, The word of whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up the word of Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw the words of Samuel, she cried with a loud voice; and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid; for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw the words of Samuel ascending out of the earth. And she said, I saw Samuel also.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, I saw an old man coming up, covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped, his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And these are the words of Samuel unto Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams; therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Second Book of Samuel
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13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath not put away thy sin that thou shalt not die.
2 SAMUEL 22
48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people unto me,
2 SAMUEL 24
16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord said unto him, Stay now thine hand, it is enough; for the people repented, and the Lord stayed the hand of the angel, that he destroyed not the people. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah, the Jebusite.
17 For David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.
First Book of the Kings
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7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king, instead of David, my father, over thy people.
8 And I know not how to lead them, to go out, or come in before them, and I, thy servant, am as a little child, in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people that cannot be numbered, nor counted for multitude.
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy people, so great a people?
12 Behold, I have done according to thy word; lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none made king over Israel like unto thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways to keep my statutes, and my commandments, then I will lengthen thy days, and thou shalt not walk in unrighteousness, as did thy father David.
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4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, and it became as the heart of David his father.
6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, as David his father, and went not fully after the Lord.
33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and my statutes, and my judgments, and his heart is become as David his father; and he repenteth not as did David his father, that I may forgive him.
34 Howbeit, I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him prince all the days of his life, for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes in that day.
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his sons's hand, and will give unto thee ten tribes. And unto his son will I give one tribe.
36 That David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shall be king over Israel.
38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did in the day that I blessed him; I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house as I built for David, and gave Israel unto thee.
39 And for the transgression of David, and also for the people, I have rent the kingdom, and for this I will afflict the seed of David, but not forever.
1 KINGS 13
18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also, even as thou, and an angel spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water, that I may prove him; and he lied not unto him.
26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the Lord; therefore the Lord hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake unto me.
1 KINGS 14
8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it thee, because he kept not my commandments. But thou hast not been as my servant David, when he followed me with all his heart only to do right in mine eyes.
1 KINGS 15
3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the Lord commanded David his father.
5 Because David did right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from all that he commanded him, to sin against the Lord; but repented of the evil all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite, wherein the Lord cursed him.
11 And Asa did right in the eyes of the Lord, as he commanded David his father.
12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made; and it pleased the Lord.
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37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and thou mayest turn their heart back again.
The Second Book of the Kings
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10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down out of heaven and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire out of heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down out of heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down out of heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
14 Behold, there came fire down out of heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties; therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.
2 KINGS 8
10 And Elisha said unto him, Thou wilt go, and say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover; howbeit, the Lord hath showed me that he shall surely die.
2 KINGS 18
33 Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all this land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
2 KINGS 19
35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand; and when they who were left arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
The First Book of the Chronicles
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69 And Ajalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs;
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13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, or against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking for counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
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20 O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1 CHRONICLES 21
15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it. And the angel stretched forth his hand unto Jerusalem to destroy it; and God said to the angel, Stay now thine hand, it is enough; for as he was destroying, the Lord beheld Israel, that he repented him of the evil; therefore the Lord stayed the angel that destroyed, as he stood by the threshing floor of Ornan, the Jebusite.
20 Now Ornan was threshing wheat, and his four sons with him; and Ornan turned back and saw the angel, and they hid themselves.
Second Book of the Chronicles
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3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, therefore, even so deal with me.
4 Behold, I build a house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the Lord our God. And this ordinance shall be kept in Israel forever.
5 And the house which I build shall be a great house; for great is the Lord our God above all gods.
7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that has skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon; for I know that thy servants have skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, I will send my servants with thy servants,
18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people at work.
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8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.
2 CHRONICLES 6
17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let the word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.
2 CHRONICLES 7
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them; therefore hath he brought evil upon them.
2 CHRONICLES 9
14 Besides that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
2 CHRONICLES 12
3 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen; and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubim, the Sukkim, and the Ethiopians.
2 CHRONICLES 13
3 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men; Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand men, being mighty men of valor.
2 CHRONICLES 16
8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.
2 CHRONICLES 18
20 Then there came out [of them, Plainer, p. 149] a lying spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will entice him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith?
21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail; go out, and do even so; for all these have sinned against me.
22 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath found a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.
2 CHRONICLES 20
2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar, which was called En-gedi.
6 And said, O Lord God of our fathers, thou God who art in heaven; and rulest over all the kingdoms of the heathen; and in thy hand thou hast power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee;
7 Thou our God didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend forever.
11 Behold, they reward us not, but have come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
17 Ye shall not go to fight in this day; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem; fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them; for the Lord will be with you.
2 CHRONICLES 22
2 Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
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9 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the Lord the collection Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel in the wilderness.
22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died he said, The Lord look upon me, and require me.
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18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that grew in Lebanon sent to the cedar that grew in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife; and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
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10 And the Lord spake to Manasseh, and to the people; but they would not hearken.
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16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the word of the king back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do.
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11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is mine enemy, that such a man as I would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
13 Therefore should I be afraid of him he hired, and do so as he said, and sin; and that they might have me for an evil report, that they might reproach me?
10 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.
11 The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and twelve.
13 The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.
15 The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two.
16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.
17 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
20 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
22 The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.
23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
24 The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve.
32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.
38 The children of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
44 The singers of the children of Asaph, a hundred twenty and eight.
45 The porters; the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, a hundred thirty and nine.
62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.
29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into an oath, that a curse should come upon them if they did not walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord their God, and his judgments and statutes.
30 And that they would not give their daughters unto the people of the land, nor take the daughters of the people for their sons.
The Book of Job
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6 Now there was a day when the children of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
1 Again there was a day when the children of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.
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6 For he hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved; never in adversity.
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit; and his heart is full of fraud; and under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
10 He croucheth to the strong ones, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his devices.
13 The wicked condemn God; wherefore he doth say in his heart, Thou wilt not require iniquity at my hand.
14 O Lord, thou hast seen all this, for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand. The poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
15 O Lord, thou wilt break the arm of the wicked, and of the evil; and seek out his wickedness until thou find none that remain.
16 And the Lord shall be king forever and ever over his people; for the wicked shall perish out of his land.
1 In that day thou shalt come, O Lord; and I will put my trust in thee. Thou shalt say unto thy people, for mine ear hath heard thy voice; thou shalt say unto every soul, Flee unto my mountain; and the righteous shall flee like a bird that is let go from the snare of the fowler.
2 For the wicked bend their bow; lo, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart, to destroy their foundation.
3 But the foundations of the wicked shall be destroyed, and what can they do?
4 For the Lord, when he shall come into his holy temple, sitting upon God's throne in heaven, his eyes shall pierce the wicked. Behold his eyelids shall try the children of men, and he shall redeem the righteous, and they shall be tried.
5 The Lord loveth the righteous, but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.
6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire, and brimstone, and a horrible tempest, the portion of their cup.
1 In that day thou shalt help, O Lord, the poor and the meek of the earth. For the godly man shall cease to be found, and the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They shall speak vanity every one with his neighbor; with flattering lips, with a double heart do they speak.
3 But the Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own, who shall be Lord over us?
5 Therefore, thus saith the Lord, I will arise in that day, I will stand upon the earth, and I will judge the earth for the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy; and their cry hath entered into mine ear. Therefore the Lord shall sit in judgment upon all those who say in their hearts, We all sit in safety; and puffeth at him.
6 These are the words of the Lord; yea, pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt save thy people, O Lord; thou shalt keep them; thou shalt preserve them from the wickedness of their generations forever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, and the vilest men are exalted; but in the day of their pride thou shalt visit them.
1 How long, O Lord, wilt thou withdraw thyself from me? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me, that I may not see thee? Wilt thou forget me, and cast me off from thy presence forever?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, sorrowing in my heart daily? How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider me, O Lord; and hear my cry, O my God; and lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the death of the ungodly;
4 lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him. Those that trouble me, rejoice when I am moved;
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no man that hath seen God. Because he showeth himself not unto us, therefore there is no God. Behold, they are corrupt; thy have done abominable works, and none of them doeth good.
2 For the Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, and by his voice said unto his servant, Seek ye among the children of men, to see if there are any that do understand God. And he opened his mouth unto the Lord, and said, Behold, all these who say they are thine.
3 The Lord answered, and said, They are all gone aside, they are together become filthy, thou canst behold none of them that are doing good, no, not one.
4 All they have for their teachers are workers of iniquity, and there is no knowledge in them. They are they who eat up my people. They eat bread and call not upon the Lord.
5 They are in great fear, for God dwells in the generation of the righteous. He is the counsel of the poor, because they are ashamed of the wicked, and flee unto the Lord, for their refuge.
6 They are ashamed of the counsel of the poor because the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh that Zion were established out of heaven, the salvation of Israel. O Lord, when wilt thou establish Zion? When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad.
1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in they holy hill of Zion?
4 In whose eyes a vile person is condemned; but he honoreth them that fear the Lord; sweareth not falsely to hurt any man, and changeth not.
2 Thou hast said unto me, that thou art the Lord my God, and, My goodness is extended unto thee;
3 And to all the saints that dwell in the earth, and the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 And the wicked, there is no delight in them; their sorrows shall be multiplied upon all those who hasten for to seek another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not accept, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 Therefore thou, Lord, art the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot.
1 Give me right words, O Lord; speak and thy servant shall hear thee; attend unto my cry, and give ear unto my prayer. I come not unto thee out of feigned lips.
3 Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me; thou shalt find nothing evil in me, for I am purposed my mouth shall not transgress
4 concerning the works of men. By the word of thy lips I have kept out of the paths of the destroyer.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear, O God, my speech, and incline thine ear unto me.
7 Show thy marvelous loving-kindness, O thou that savest them which put their trust in thee, by thy right hand from those that rise up.
9 My deadly enemies compass me about;
13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword;
14 from men by thy strong hand. Yea, O Lord, from men of the world; for their portion is in their life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy good things; they are full of children, and they die and leave the rest of their inheritance to their babes.
3 I will call upon the Lord, for he is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
30 O God, thy ways are perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; he is a buckler to all those who trust in him.
32 Our God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect?
41 They cried, but found none to save; unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
3 No speech nor language can be, if their voice is not heard.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins [acts, Plainer, p. 186]; let them not have dominion over me; then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
1 My God, why hast thou forsaken me? My God, hear the words of my roaring; thou art far from helping me.
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy that inhabitest the heavens; thou art worthy of the praises of Israel.
6 But I, a worm, am loved of no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou wast my God from my mother's breasts.
12 Many armies have compassed me; strong armies of Bashan have beset me around.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, like a ravening and a roaring lion.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth, for thou hast heard me speak from the secret places of the wilderness, through the horns of the unicorns.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, what he hath done.
7-8 Lift up your heads, O ye generations of Jacob; and be ye lifted up; and the Lord strong and mighty; the Lord mighty in battle, who is the king of glory, shall establish you forever.
And he will roll away the heavens; and will come down to redeem him people; to make you an everlasting name; to establish you upon his everlasting rock.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye generations of Jacob; lift up your heads, ye everlasting generations, and the Lord of hosts, the king of kings;
10 Even the king of glory shall come unto you; and shall redeem his people, and shall establish them in righteousness. Selah.
3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I am confident.
13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, thou wouldst deliver my soul into hell.
14 Thou didst say unto me, Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thy heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
5 For his anger kindleth against the wicked; they repent, and in a moment it is turned away, and they are in his favor, and he giveth them life; therefore, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
9 When I go down to the pit, my blood shall return to the dust. I will praise thee; my soul shall declare thy truth; for what profit am I, if I do it not?
12 To the end that my soul may give glory to thy name, and sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.
1 Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and who have no sins to be covered.
3 When I kept silence, my spirit failed within me; when I opened my mouth, my bones waxed old through my speaking all the day long.
4 For day and night thy Spirit was heavy upon me; my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
8 Thou hast said, I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye.
1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; to praise the Lord is comely for the upright in heart.
2 Praise the Lord with thy voice; sing unto him with the psaltery and harp, an instrument with ten strings.
4 For the word of the Lord is given to the upright, and all his works are done in truth.
9 For he spake, and it was finished; he commanded, and it stood fast.
12 Blessed are the nations and the people whom the Lord God hath chosen for his own inheritance.
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in a time of famine.
12 They rewarded me evil for good, for the purpose of the spoiling of my soul.
1 The wicked, who live in transgression, saith in their hearts, There is no condemnation; for there is no fear of God before their eyes.
2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes, until their iniquities are found to be hateful.
3 The words of their mouth are full of iniquity and deceit. The wicked man hath left off to be wise, and to do good;
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good.
5 O Lord, thou art in the heavens; they are full of thy mercy. And the thoughts of a righteous man ascendeth up unto thee whose throne is far above the clouds.
6 He is filled with thy righteousness like the great mountains, and with thy judgments like a great deep. O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
12 They are the workers of iniquity and shall fall; they shall be cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the end of the wicked shall come, and they shall be cut off.
7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome distress; and no soundness is found in my flesh.
8 I am feeble, and broken, and very sore. I have wept by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof because of my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
9 I was dumb, and opened not my mouth; because thou didst chasten me.
10 Remove thy stroke away from me, or I shall be consumed by the blow of thy hand.
3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his pains to cease, when he is laid in his bed of sickness.
2 My soul thirsteth for to see God, for to see the living God; when shall I come and appear before thee, O God?
3 My tears have been poured out unto thee day and night, while mine enemies continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4 When I remember these mine enemies, I pour out my soul unto thee; for I had gone with the multitude; I also went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with the multitude that kept holyday.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth shall be removed, and though the mountains shall be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 And the waters thereof roar, being troubled, and the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
4 Yet there shall be a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 For Zion shall come, and God shall be in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God shall help her right early.
6 The heathen shall be enraged, and their kingdoms shall be moved, and the Lord shall utter his voice, and the earth shall be melted.
7 The Lord of hosts who shall be with us, the God of Jacob our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he shall make in the earth in the latter days.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire, and saith unto the nations,
11 The Lord of hosts shall be with us, the God of Jacob our refuge. Selah.
7 None can by any means redeem his brother; Nor give to God a ransom for him
8 [after verse 9]
9 [beginning] that he should still live forever,
8 [end] that it ceaseth not forever
9 [end] to see corruption.
8 [beginning] For the redemption of their souls is through God, and precious.
10 For he seeth wise men die; likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others;
11 Their inward thought of their houses forever; their dwelling places, to all generations. Lands they called after their own names, and they are honorable.
12 Nevertheless, man in honor abideth not, he is also like the beasts that perish.
13 This I speak of them who walk in their way, and forsaketh the Almighty in their folly; yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set covenants in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none can deliver.
7 Lo, the man who made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
9 I will praise thee forever, because thou hast done wonderful works; I will wait on thy name; for thou art good before thy saints.
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Such are corrupt, and they have done abominable iniquity. There is none that doeth good.
3 [beginning]. Every one of them is gone back; they are altogether become filthy. [end of verse after verse 4]
4 The workers of iniquity have no knowledge; they eat up my people as they eat bread; they have not called upon God.
3 [end]. There is none that doeth good, no not one.
5 They were in great fear, for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against him. O Lord, thou hast put to shame those who have said in their hearts there was no fear, because thou hast despised them.
6 Oh that Zion were come, the salvation of Israel; for out of Zion shall they be judged, when God bringeth back the captivity of his people. And Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me, neither he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; if so, then I could have borne it; I would have hid myself from him;
13 But it was a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
20 They have put forth their hands against such as be at peace with them; they have broken the Lord's covenant.
21 The words of their mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in their heart. Their words were softer than oil, yet they have drawn swords.
3 What! am I afraid? I will trust in thee.
2 How long will ye suffer them to judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
13 Return us, O Lord. How long wilt thou hide thy face from thy servants? and let them repent of all their hard speeches they have spoken concerning thee.
13 Those that he planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people which shall be gathered shall praise the Lord.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with power and majesty;
26 There go the ships; and thou hast made leviathan to play therein.
42 For he remembered his holy promise unto Abraham his servant.
4 Remember me, O Lord, with the favor of thy people; oh visit me with thy salvation;
7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked thee at the sea, at the Red sea.
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and spared his people according to the multitude of his mercies.
11 Because they rebelled against the works of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High;
3 They compassed me about; they spake against me also, with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
4 And, notwithstanding my love, they are my adversaries; yet I will continue in prayer for them.
6 Set thou a wicked man over them; and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7 When they shall be judged, let them be condemned; and let their prayer become sin.
8 Let their days be few; let another take their office.
9 Let their children be fatherless; and their wives widows.
10 Let their children be continually vagabonds, and beg; let them seek also out of their desolate places.
11 Let the extortioner catch all that they have; and let the stranger spoil their labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto them; neither let there be any to favor their fatherless children.
13 Let their posterity be cut off in the generation following; let their names be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of their fathers be remembered before the Lord; and let not the sin of their mothers be blotted out.
16 Because they remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that they might even slay the broken in heart.
17 As they loved cursing, so let it come upon them; as they delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from them.
18 As they clothed themselves with cursing like as with their garments, so let it come into their bowels like water, and like oil into their bones.
19 Let it be unto them as a garment which covereth them, and for a girdle wherewith they are girded continually.
20 This shall be the reward of mine adversaries, from the Lord; and of them who speak evil against my soul.
21 But do thou deliver me, O Lord my God, for thy name's sake; because thy mercy is good, therefore deliver thou me.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill their streets with their dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
1 Praise ye the Lord, Blessed is the man who feareth the Lord, and delighteth greatly in his commandments.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see judgment executed upon his enemies.
1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name be glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord; he is thy help and thy shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord; he is thy help and thy shield.
11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; he is your help and your shield.
15 I will meditate upon thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
20 My heart breaketh, for my soul longeth after thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud; they are cursed who do err from thy commandments.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it to the end.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate upon thy statutes.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate upon thy precepts.
109 My soul is continually in thy hand; and I do not forget thy law.
126 And the time, O Lord, for me to work; for they have made void thy law.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; they give understanding unto the simple.
3 [after verse 4]
1 Now may Israel say,
2 If the Lord was not on our side when men rose up against us,
3 then they had swallowed us up quick when their wrath was kindled against us.
1 They that trust in the Lord in mount Zion, cannot be removed, but abide forever.
4 Do good, O Lord, unto the good, and unto the upright in their hearts.
14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will not repent himself concerning his servants.
21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion; Blessed be the Lord out of Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for that hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
8 The Lord will perfect me in knowledge, concerning his kingdom. I will praise thee O Lord, forever; for thou art merciful, and wilt not forsake the works of thine own hands.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet I knew none of them.
5 When the righteous smite me with the word of the Lord it is a kindness; and when they reprove me, it shall be an excellent oil, and shall not destroy my faith; for yet my prayer also shall be for them. I delight not in their calamities.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have long been dead.
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1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord; but a just weight is his delight.
20 They that are of a froward heart are an abomination to the Lord; but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbor, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
22 Whoso findeth a good wife hath obtained favor of the Lord.
12 For the eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge; but he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
30 A lion, which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away from any;
Ecclesiastes; or, the Preacher
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1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven;
The Songs of Solomon
[The manuscript of the Joseph Smith Translation states that "The Songs of Solomon are not inspired writings."]
The Book of the Prophet Isaiah
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16 Wash ye, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days when the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it;
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone astray, everyone to his wicked ways.
6 Therefore, O Lord, thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and hearken unto the soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
9 And the mean man boweth not down, and the great man humbleth himself not; therefore forgive them not.
10 O ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide ye in the dust; for the fear of the Lord and his majesty shall smite thee.
11 And it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of man shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts soon cometh upon all nations; yea, upon everyone; yea, upon the proud and lofty, and upon everyone who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.
13 Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come upon all the cedars of Lebanon, for they are high and lifted up; and upon all the oaks of Bashan;
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills, and upon all the nations which are lifted up;
15 And upon every people, and upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them, and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which he hath made for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them, and the majesty of the Lord shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
1 For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole staff of bread, and the whole stay of water,
4 And I will give children unto them to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, and shall say, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let not this ruin come under thy hand;
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; make me not a ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongues and their doings have been against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and doth declare their sin to be even as Sodom, they cannot hide it. Woe unto their souls! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
10 Say unto the righteous, that it is well with them; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe unto the wicked! for they shall perish; for the reward of their hands shall be upon them.
12 And as for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
14 The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard; and the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What mean ye? ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of hosts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of tinkling ornaments, and cauls, and round tires like the moon,
24 And it shall come to pass, instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth, burning instead of beauty.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate, and shall sit upon the ground.
1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass, they that are left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even everyone that is written among the living in Jerusalem;
5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shinning of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory of Zion shall be a defense.
1 And then will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill;
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, it brought forth wild grapes.
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard; I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down;
8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there can be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
9 In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, and great and fair cities without inhabitant.
11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink, and that continue until night, and wine inflame them!
21 Woe unto the wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Who unto the mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink;
28 Whose arrows shall be sharp, and all their bows bent, and their horses' hooves shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind; their roaring shall be like a lion.
29 They shall roar like young lions; yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry away safe, and none shall deliver.
30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea; and if they look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow; and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this has touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but they understood not; and see ye indeed, but they perceived not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and convert, and be healed.
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he said, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate.
12 And the Lord have removed men far away, for there shall be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it there shall be a tenth, and they shall return, and shall be eaten; as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, yea, even the son of Tabeal;
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.
23 And it shall come to pass in that day that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, which shall even be for briers and thorns.
1 Moreover the word of the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
4 For behold, the child shall not have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, before the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the Red sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and increased the joy; and they joy before thee, according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
8 The Lord sent his word unto Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but in his heart it is to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
10 As my hand hath founded the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and to her idols?
13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand, and by my wisdom I have done these things; for I am prudent, and I have moved the borders of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man.
23 For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in all the land.
2 Lift ye up my banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones, for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my highness.
4 The noise of the multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together; the Lord of hosts mustereth the hosts of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, yea, the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
15 Everyone that is proud shall be thrust through; and everyone that is joined to the wicked shall fall by the sword.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces; and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged; for I will destroy her speedily; yea, for I will be merciful unto my people, but the wicked shall perish.
2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place; yea, from far, unto the end of the earth, and they shall return to their land of promise, and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids; and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked and the scepters of the rulers.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and also the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall consider thee, and shall say, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 And made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; and opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, yea all of them, lie in glory, every one of them in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and the remnant of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
32 What shall then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; of his haughtiness and his pride, for he is very proud; and his wrath, his lies, and all his evil works.
1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from the terrible land.
10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no more strength in thee.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow; for thus hath the Lord said unto me, It shall be unto Ariel;
3 That I the Lord will camp against her round about, and will lay siege against her with a mount, and I will raise forts against her.
4 And she shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground and her speech shall be low out of the dust; and her voice shall be as of one that hath a familiar spirit out of the ground, and her speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of her strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away; yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 For they shall be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
8 Yea, it shall be unto them even as unto a hungry man who dreameth, and behold, he eateth, but he awaketh and his soul is empty; or like unto a thirsty man who dreameth, and behold, he drinketh, but he awaketh, and behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite. Yea, even so shall the multitude of all the nations be that fight against mount Zion.
9 For, behold, all ye that do iniquity, stay yourselves, and wonder; for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken, but not with wine; ye shall stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For, behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For, behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets, and your rulers; and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquities.
And it shall come to pass, that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book; and they shall be the words of them which have slumbered.
And behold, the book shall be sealed; and in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof.
Wherefore because of the things which are sealed up, the things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore, the book shall be kept from them.
But the book shall be delivered unto a man, and he shall deliver the words of the book, which are the words of those who have slumbered in the dust; and he shall deliver these words unto another, but the words that are sealed he shall not deliver, neither shall he deliver the book.
For the book shall be sealed by the power of God, and the revelation which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.
And the day cometh, that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the housetops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be, even unto the end of the earth.
Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it, save it be that three witnesses shall behold it by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.
And there is none other which shall view it, save it be a few according to the will of God, to bear testimony of his word unto the children of men; for the Lord God hath said, that the words of the faithful should speak as it were from the dead.
Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good will he establish his word; and woe be unto him that rejecteth the word of God.
11 But, behold, it shall come to pass, that the Lord God shall say unto him to whom he shall deliver the book, Take these words which are not sealed and deliver them to another, that he may show them unto the learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee. And the learned shall say, Bring hither the book and I will read them; and now because of the glory of the world, and to get gain will they say this, and not for the glory of God. And the man shall say, I cannot bring the book for it is sealed. Then shall the learned say, I cannot read it.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that the Lord God will deliver again the book and the words thereof to him that is not learned; and the man that is not learned shall say, I am not learned. Then shall the Lord God say unto him, The learned shall not read them, for they have rejected them, and I am able to do mine own work; wherefore thou shalt read the words which I shall give unto thee.
Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them forth in mine own due time; for I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do mine own work.
Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have commanded thee, and obtained the witnesses which I have promised unto thee, then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom to reveal all things unto the children of men.
For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men, save it be according to their faith.
13 And again it shall come to pass, that the Lord shall say unto him that shall read the words that shall be delivered him, Forasmuch as this people draw near unto me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their hearts far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precepts of men,
14 therefore I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people; yea, a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of their wise and learned shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent shall be hid.
15 And woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord. And their works are in the dark; and they say, Who seeth us and who knoweth us? And they also say, Surely, your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay.
16 But behold, I will show unto them, saith the Lord of hosts, that I know all their works. For, shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 But behold, saith the Lord of hosts, I will show unto the children of men, that it is not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field; and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest.
19 and the meek also shall increase, and their joy shall be in the Lord; and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For, assuredly as the Lord liveth, they shall see that the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off,
21 and they that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.
22 Therefore, thus saith the Lord who redeemed Abraham concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale;
23 but when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the houses of the city shall be left desolate; the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
2 O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee; be thou their arm every morning, their salvation also in the time of trouble.
18 Thine heart shall meditate in terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
7 And the reem shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
16 Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read the names written therein; no one of these shall fail; none shall want their mate; for my mouth it hath commanded, and my Spirit it hath gathered them.
17 And I have cast the lot for them, and I have divided it unto them by line; they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation they shall dwell therein.
8 And a highway shall be there; for a way shall be cast up, and it shall be called the way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over upon it; but it shall be cast up for those who are clean, and the wayfaring men, though they are accounted fools, shall not err therein.
5 I say, thy words are but vain when thou sayest, I have counsel and strength for war. Now, on whom dost thou trust that thou rebellest against me?
17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he hath sent to reproach the living God.
32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant; and they that escape out of Jerusalem shall come up upon mount Zion; the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.
36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand, and when they who were left arose, early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath healed me. I shall go softly all my years, that I may not walk in the bitterness of my soul.
16 Oh Lord, thou who art the life of my spirit, in whom I live; so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live; and in all these things I will praise thee.
17 Behold, I had great bitterness instead of peace, but thou hast in love to my soul, saved me from the pit of corruption, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures; there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed him not.
28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among men, and there was no counselor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
19 For I will send my servant unto you who are blind; yea, a messenger to open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf;
And they shall be made perfect notwithstanding their blindness, if they will hearken unto the messenger, the Lord's servant.
20 Thou art a people, seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears to hear, but thou hearest not.
21 The Lord is not well pleased with such a people, but for his righteousness' sake he will magnify the law and make it honorable.
22 Thou art a people robbed and spoiled; thine enemies, all of them, have snared thee in holes, and they have hid thee in prison houses; they have taken thee for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23 Who among them will give ear unto thee, or hearken and hear thee for the time to come?
24 and who give Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the Lord, he against whom they have sinned? For they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law;
25 therefore he hath poured upon them the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle; and they have set them on fire round about, yet they know not, and it burned them, yet they laid it not to heart.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand; I will work, and who shall let it?
23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their faces toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord; for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
25 But thus saith the Lord; even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for the mighty God shall deliver his covenant people. For thus saith the Lord, I will contend with them that contend with thee, and I will save thy children.
1 Yea, for thus saith the Lord, Have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off forever? For thus saith the Lord, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to which of my creditors have I sold you; yea, to whom have I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away;
2 wherefore, when I came there was no man; when I called there was none to answer. O house of Israel, is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem; or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make their rivers a wilderness; and their fish to stink, because the waters are dried up, and they die because of thirst.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season unto thee, O house of Israel, when ye are weary. He waketh morning by morning, he waketh mine ear to hear as the learned.
5 The Lord God hath appointed mine ears, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting,
7 for the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded; therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed,
8 and the Lord is near and he justifieth me. Who will contend with me? let us stand together. Who is mine adversary? let him come near me, and I will smite him with the strength of my mouth;
9 for the Lord God will help me; and all they which shall condemn me, behold all they shall wax old as a garment, and the moth shall eat them up.
11 Behold all ye that kindleth fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks which ye have kindled; this shall ye have of mine hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow.
1 Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness; ye that seek the Lord, look unto the rock from whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged.
7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy and holiness shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I am he, yea, I am he that comforteth you; behold, who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Behold, thou art my people.
18 And there is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
19 These two sons are come unto thee; they shall be sorry for thee, thy desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword; and by whom shall I comfort thee?
20 Thy sons have fainted save these two, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net; they are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
6 Therefore, my people shall know my name; yea, in that day they shall know that I am he that doth speak; behold, it is I.
7 And then shall they say, How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings unto them, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings unto them of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
15 So shall he gather many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my people be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
5 Inflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation; I the Lord will hasten it in my time.
4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate; but thou shall be called Delightful, and thy land Union; for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy God marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
17 O Lord, why hast thou suffered us to err from thy ways, and to harden our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
5 Thou meetest him that worketh righteousness, and rejoiceth him that remembereth thee in thy ways; in righteousness there is continuance, and such shall be saved.
6 But we have sinned; we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
1 I am found of them who seek after me, I give unto all them that ask of me; I am not found of them that sought me not, or that inquireth not after me. I said unto my servant, Behold me, look upon me; I will send you unto a nation that is not called after my name,
2 for I have spread out my hands all the day to a people who walketh not in my ways, and their works are evil and not good, and they walk after their own thoughts.
4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments; which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable beasts, and pollute their vessels;
20 In those days there shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall not die, but shall live to be an hundred years old; but the sinner, living to be an hundred years old, shall be accursed.
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24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will weary themselves; in her month they shall not find her.
2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lain with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and wickedness.
3 Therefore thy showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in the land that is not yours.
5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor;
5 If thou hast run with our footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm; and the man whose heart departeth from the Lord.
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will withhold the evil that I thought to do unto them.
10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will withhold the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
14 Will you not leave the snow of the fields of Lebanon; shall not the cold flowing waters that come from another place from the rock, be forsaken?
31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations; he will plead with all flesh; he will give the wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.
3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, and repent, I will turn away the evil which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
5 To hearken to the words of my servants, the prophets, whom I sent unto you, commanding them to rise up early, and sending them;
6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth; for ye have not hearkened unto my servants the prophets.
13 Therefore now, amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and repent, and the Lord will turn away the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Zion shall be ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house of the Lord as the high places of a forest.
19 Did Hezekiah, king of Judah, and all Judah put him at all to death? Did he not fear the Lord and beseech the Lord and repent? and the Lord turned away the evil which he had pronounced against them. Thus by putting Jeremiah to death we might procure great evil against our souls.
20 But there was a man among the priests, rose up and said, that, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, prophesied in the name of the Lord, who also prophesied against this city, and against this land, according to all the words of Jeremiah;
7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of their end come; and after that many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them.
11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let still remain in their own land, saith the Lord; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
12 Then shall ye call unto me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the Lord, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, commanding them to rise early, and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the Lord.
12 For thus saith the Lord, thy bruise is not incurable, although thy wounds are grievous.
13 Is there none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up? Hast thou no healing medicines?
14 Have all thy lovers forgotten thee, do they not seek thee? For I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquities; because thy sins are increased.
15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? Is thy sorrow incurable? It was for the multitude of thine iniquities, and because thy sins are increased I have done these things unto thee.
16 But all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts; for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth forever unto them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.
15 But ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment; notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, commanding you to rise early, and speaking to you, but ye hearkened not unto me.
15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, commanding them to rise up early, and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers; but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
30 Therefore thus saith the Lord unto Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David; and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
16 And Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and he remained there many days.
10 If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull down; I will plant you, and not pluck up; and I will turn away the evil that I have done unto you.
14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger for want of bread; and there will we dwell;
21 And now I have this day declared it to you, that ye have not obeyed the voice of the Lord your God, nor anything for the which he hath sent me unto you.
4 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, commanding them to rise early, and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
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9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have not deceived that prophet; therefore I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; wherefore turn ye and live.
10 Thy mother is like a vine, in my blood, planted by the waters; she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel; Thus saith the Lord God; Ye are polluted after the manner of your fathers, and ye commit whoredom after their abominations.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from me by them.
22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, by whom thy mind is alienated from me, and I will bring them against thee on every side;
28 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them by whom thy mind is alienated;
6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee; since thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that which was desolate; I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.
31 And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof; and the going up to it had eight steps.
37 And the posts thereof were toward the outer court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side; and the going up to it had eight steps.
1 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.
3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the outer court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits; and, lo, before the temple were a hundred cubits.
9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.
14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the outer court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.
19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the people.
21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures; and the name of the city from that day shall be called, Holy; for the Lord shall be there.
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28 UPHARSIN; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
11 And said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright; for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? My heart is turned toward thee, and my mercies are extended to gather thee.
6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are as the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and repent, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and he will turn away the evil from you.
14 Therefore repent, and who knoweth but he will return and leave a blessing behind him; that you may offer a meat offering, and a drink offering, unto the Lord your God?
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not known it?
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, until he revealeth the secret unto his servants the prophets.
3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, everyone before his enemy; and ye shall be cast out of your palaces, saith the Lord.
5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings; for thus do ye, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God.
6 Therefore I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places; yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and that say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue; for we may not make mention of the name of the Lord.
3 And the Lord said, concerning Jacob, Jacob shall repent for this, therefore I will not utterly destroy him, saith the Lord.
6 And the Lord said, concerning Jacob, Jacob shall repent of his wickedness; therefore I will not utterly destroy him, saith the Lord God.
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord with me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore.
8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon a sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord.
9 Who can tell, if we will repent, and turn unto God, but he will turn away from us his fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works that they turned from their evil way and repented; and God turned away the evil that he had said he would bring upon them.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the servants of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand before the Lord of the whole earth.
5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four servants of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth; and he said, Get ye hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.
7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will gather my people from the east country, and from the west country;
13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I gather you, and ye shall be a blessing; fear not, but let your hands be strong.
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
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6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon of her whom David had taken of Urias;
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobable;
13 and Zorobable begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
16 and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, as the prophets have written, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David, were fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon, were fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon until Christ, were fourteen generations.
18 Now, as it is written, the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise. After his mother, Mary, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
20 But while he thought on there things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a vision, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.
22 Now this took place, that all things might be fulfilled, which were spoken of the Lord, by the prophets, saying,
24 Then Joseph, awaking out of his vision, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife;
25 And knew her not until she had brought forth her first-born son; and they called his name Jesus.
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is the child that is born, the Messiah of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard of the child, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests, and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them, saying, Where is the place that is written of by the prophets, in which Christ should be born? For he greatly feared, yet he believed not the prophets.
5 And they said unto him, It is written by the prophets, that he should be born in Bethlehem of Judea, for thus have they said,
6 The word of the Lord came unto us, saying, And thou Bethlehem, which lieth in the land of Judea, in thee shall be born a prince, which art not the least among the princes of Judea; for out of thee shall come the Messiah, who shall save my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had called the wise men privily, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found the child, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord, appeared to Joseph in a vision, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and tarry thou there until I bring thee word; for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 And then he arose, and took the young child, and the child's mother, by night, and departed into Egypt;
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth; and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18 In Ramah there was a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning; Rachael weeping for the loss of her children, and would not be comforted because they were not.
19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a vision to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the young child's life.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea, in the stead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither; but notwithstanding, being warned of God in a vision, he went into the eastern part of Galilee;
And it came to pass that Jesus grew up with his brethren, and waxed strong, and waited upon the Lord for the time of his ministry to come.
And he served under his father, and he spake not as other men, neither could he be taught; for he needed not that any man should teach him.
And after many years, the hour of his ministry drew nigh.
1 And in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
3 For I am he who was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord and make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camels' hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
6 And many were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
Why is it that ye receive not the preaching of him whom God hath sent? If ye receive not this in your hearts, ye receive not me; and if ye receive not me, ye receive not him of whom I am sent to bear record; and for your sins ye have no cloak.
8 Repent, therefore, and bring forth fruits meet for repentance;
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We are the children of Abraham, and we only have power to bring seed unto our father Abraham; for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children into Abraham.
10 And now, also, the axe is laid unto the root of the trees; therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water, upon your repentance; and when he of whom I bear record cometh, who is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, (or whose place I am not able to fill,)as I said, I indeed baptize you before he cometh, that when he cometh he may baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire.
12 And it is he of whom I shall bear record, whose fan shall be in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but in the fullness of his own time will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Thus came John, preaching and baptizing in the river of Jordan; bearing record that he who was coming after him had power to baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire.
13 And then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan, unto John, to be baptized of him;
14 But John refused him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and why comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus, answering, said unto him, Suffer me to be baptized of thee, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
And John went down into the water and baptized him.
16 And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and John saw, and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Jesus.
17 And lo, he heard a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him.
1 Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit, into the wilderness, to be with God.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, and had communed with God, he was afterwards an hungered, and was left to be tempted of the devil,
4 But Jesus answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then Jesus was taken up into the holy city, and the Spirit setteth him on the pinnacle of the temple.
6 Then the devil came unto him and said, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
8 And again, Jesus was in the Spirit, and it taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them.
9 And the devil came unto him again, and said, All these things will I give unto thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then said Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him. And now Jesus knew that John was cast into prison, and he sent angels, and, behold, they came and ministered unto him.
12 And Jesus departed unto Galilee,
13 and leaving Nazareth, in Zebulun, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Nephthalim,
15 The land of Zebulun, and the land of Nephthalim, in the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 The people which sat in darkness saw a great light, and unto them that sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.
19 And he said unto them, I am he of whom it is written by the prophets; follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they, believing on his words, left their net, and straightway followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James, and John his brother, the sons of Zebedee, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their net; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left their father in the ship, and followed him.
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom; and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of diseases among the people which believed on his name.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases, and torments, and those who were possessed with devils, and those who were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and beyond Jordan.
1 And Jesus, seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him;
Blessed are they who shall believe on me; and again, more blessed are they who shall believe on your words, when ye shall testify that ye have seen me and that I am.
Yea, blessed are they who shall believe on your words, and come down into the depth of humility, and be baptized in my name; for they shall be visited with fire and the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.
3 Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit, who come unto me; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 And again, blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
5 And blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
6 And blessed are all they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost.
7 And blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
8 And blessed are all the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
9 And blessed are all the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are all they that are persecuted for my name's sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 And blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 For ye shall have great joy, and be exceeding glad; for great shall be your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall lose its savor, wherewith shall the earth be salted? the salt shall thenceforth be good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of the world; a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all that are in the house.
16 Therefore, let your light so shine before this world, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
18 For verily I say unto you, heaven and earth must pass away, but one jot or one tittle shall in now wise pass from the law, until all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so to do, he shall in no wise be saved in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach these commandments of the law until it be fulfilled, the same shall be called great, and shall be saved in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, except your righteousness shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time that, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment of God.
22 But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of his judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, or Rabcha, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore, if ye shall come unto me, or shall desire to come unto me, or if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that they brother hath aught against thee,
24 Leave thou thy gift before the altar, and go thy way unto thy brother, and first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time thine adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
27 Behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery.
28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart, for it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your cross, than that ye should be cast into hell.
29 Wherefore, if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 Or if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And now this I speak, a parable concerning your sins; wherefore, cast them from you, that ye may not be hewn down and cast into the fire.
31 It hath been written that, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.
32 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery.
33 Again, it hath been written by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have it; and it he sue thee again, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him a mile; and whosoever shall compel thee to go with him twain, thou shalt go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh of thee; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.
45 That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love only them which love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans the same?
48 Ye are therefore commanded to be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
1 And it came to pass that, as Jesus taught his disciples, he said unto them, Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore, when thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let it be unto thee as thy left hand not knowing what thy right hand doeth;
4 That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men; for, verily, I say unto you, they have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the hypocrites do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Therefore be ye not like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 Therefore after this manner shall ye pray, saying, Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven.
11 Give us this day, our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
13 And suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, who trespass against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;
15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your trespasses.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head and wash thy face,
18 that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
22 The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single to the glory of God, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light which is in thee be darkness, how great shall that darkness be.
And, again I say unto you, go ye into the world, and care not for the world; for the world will hate you, and will persecute you, and will turn you out of their synagogues.
Nevertheless, ye shall go forth from house to house, teaching the people; and I will go before you.
And your heavenly Father will provide for you, whatsoever things ye need for food, what ye shall eat; and for raiment, what ye shall wear or put on.
25 Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for you life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your bodies, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? How much more will he not feed you?
Wherefore take no thought for these things, but keep my commandments wherewith I have commanded you.
27 For which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature.
30 Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he not provide for you, if ye are not of little faith.
32 Why is it that ye murmur among yourselves, saying, We cannot obey thy word because ye have not all these things, and seek to excuse yourselves, saying that, After all these things do the Gentiles seek. Behold, I say unto you, that your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 Wherefore, seek not the things of this world but seek ye first to build up the kingdom of God, and to establish his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day shall be the evil thereof.
Now these are the words which Jesus taught his disciples that they should say unto the people.
1 Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged; but judge righteous judgment.
2 For with what judgment ye shall judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And again, ye shall say unto them, Why is it that thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and canst not behold a beam in thine own eye?
And Jesus said unto his disciples, Beholdest thou the Scribes, and the Pharisees, and the Priests, and the Levites? They teach in their synagogues, but do not observe the law, nor the commandments; and all have gone out of the way, and are under sin.
Go thou and say unto them, Why teach ye men the law and the commandments, when ye yourselves are the children of corruption?
5 Say unto them, Ye hypocrites, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Go ye into the world, saying unto all, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come nigh unto you.
6 And the mysteries of the kingdom ye shall keep within yourselves; for it is not meet to give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither cast ye your pearls unto swine, lest they trample them under their feet. For the world cannot receive that which ye yourselves, are not able to bear; wherefore ye shall not give your pearls unto them, lest they turn again and rend you.
7 Say unto them, Ask of God; ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
And then said his disciples unto him, they will say unto us, We ourselves are righteous, and need not that any man should teach us. God, we know, heard Moses and some of the prophets; but us he will not hear.
And they will say, We have the law for our salvation, and that is sufficient for us.
Then Jesus answered, and said unto his disciples, thus shall ye say unto them,
What man among you, having a son, and he shall be standing out, and shall say, Father, open thy house that I may come in and sup with thee, will not say, Come in, my son; for mine is thine, and thine is mine?
9 Or what man is there among you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Repent, therefore, and enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction [death, Plainer, p.155-156], and many there be who go in thereat.
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 And, again, beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing; but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits; for do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
21 Verily I say unto you, it is not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, that shall enter unto the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
For the day soon cometh, that men shall come before me to judgment, to be judged according to their works.
22 And many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name; and in thy name cast out devils; and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I say, Ye never knew me; depart from me ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock,
25 and the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;
27 and the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings with his disciples, the people were astonished at his doctrine;
29 For he taught them as one having authority from God, and not as having authority from the Scribes.
1 And when Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper worshipping him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
4 And Jesus said unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way and show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
10 And when they that followed him, heard this, they marveled. And when Jesus heard this, he said unto them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith; no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east, and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the wicked one shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
16 Now when the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the evil spirits with the word, and healed all that were sick.
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side of the sea.
19 And a certain scribe came unto him and said, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples came unto him.
25 And his disciples came unto him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, else we perish.
28 And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him a man possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass that way.
29 And, behold, he cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go into the herd of swine.
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their way into the city, and told everything which took place, and what was befallen the possessed of the devils.
1 And Jesus entered into a ship, and passes over, and came into his own city.
2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed; and Jesus, knowing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee; go thy way and sin no more.
4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore is it that ye think evil in your hearts?
5 For is it not easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee, than to say, Arise and walk?
6 But I said this that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins. Then Jesus said unto the sick of the palsy, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.
7 And he immediately arose, and departed to his house.
8 But when the multitude saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.
9 0 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the place where they received tribute, as was customary in those days, and he said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him, and with his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw them, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your master with publicans, and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard them, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what this meaneth; I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
14 And while he was thus teaching, there came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft but thy disciples fast not?
Then said the Pharisees unto him, Why will ye not receive us with our baptism, seeing we keep the whole law?
But Jesus said unto them, Ye keep not the law. If ye had kept the law, ye would have received me, for I am he who gave the law.
I receive not you with your baptism, because it profiteth you nothing.
For when that which is new is come, the old is ready to be put away.
16 For no man putteth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler and worshipped him, saying My daughter is even now dying; but come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and also his disciples, and much people thronged him.
26 And the fame of Jesus went abroad into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on us.
30 And their eyes were opened; and straitly he charged them, saying, Keep my commandments, and see ye tell no man in this place, that no man know it.
32 And as they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spake. And the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out the devils, through the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and disease among the people.
37 Then said he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.
1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the 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 publican; James the son of Alpheus; and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus;
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and enter ye not into any city of the Samaritans.
6 But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
11 And into whatsoever town or city ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them.
15 And, verily, I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise servants, and as harmless as doves.
22 And ye shall be hated of all the world for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in one city, flee ye into another; for verily, I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of Man be come.
24 Remember, the disciple is not above his master; nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough that the disciple be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household.
27 What I tell you in darkness, preach ye in light; and what ye hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them who are able to kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father knoweth it.
30 And the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
37 He who loveth father and mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
38 And he who taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He who seeketh to save his life shall lose it; and he who loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth me, receiveth him who sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward. He that receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.
2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he of whom it is written in the prophets that he should come, or do we look for another?
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John again of those things which ye do hear and see;
5 How the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, and the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached unto them.
6 And blessed is John, and whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? Was it a reed shaken with the wind? And they answered him, No.
8 And he said, But what went ye out for to see? Was it a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that wear soft raiment are in king's houses.
10 For this is the one of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
13 But the days will come, when the violent shall have no power; for all the prophets and the law prophesied that it should be thus until John.
14 Yea, as many as have prophesied have foretold of these days. And if ye will receive it, verily, he was the Elias, who was for to come and prepare all things.
17 and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned for you, and ye have not lamented.
19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But I say unto you, Wisdom is justified of her children.
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long since in sackcloth and ashes.
24 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 And at that time, there came a voice out of heaven, and Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight!
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and they to whom the Son will reveal himself; they shall see the Father also.
28 Then spake Jesus, saying, Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
2 But when the Pharisees saw them, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him?
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him; but only for the priests?
5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and ye say they are blameless?
8 For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogues.
10 And, behold, there was a man which had a withered hand. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
13 Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand; and he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, like unto the other.
15 But Jesus knew when they took counsel, and he withdrew himself from thence; and great multitudes followed him, and he healed their sick,
16 and charged them that they should not make him known;
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is this the Son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard that he had cast out the devil, they said, This man doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of devils.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself, shall no stand.
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast our devils? Therefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. For they also cast out devils by the Spirit of God, for unto them is given power over devils, that they may cast them out.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men who receive me and repent; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven unto men.
33 Either make the tree good and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by the fruit.
34 And Jesus said, O ye generation of vipers! how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
36 And again I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, ye behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the day of judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, ye behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Then came some of the Scribes and said unto him, Master, it is written that, Every sin shall be forgiven; but ye say, Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven. And they asked him, saying, How can these things be?
43 And he said unto them, When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest and findeth none;
44 but when a man speaketh against the Holy Ghost, then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth him empty, swept and garnished; for the good spirit leaveth him unto himself.
45 Then goeth the evil spirit, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there; and the last end of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
46 And while he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
48 But he answered and said unto the man that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
50 And he gave them charge concerning her, saying, I go my way, for my Father hath sent me. And whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
1 And it came to pass the same day, Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprung up; and when the sun was up, they were scorched, because they had no deepness of earth;
6 and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them.
8 But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit; some an hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, and some thirty-fold.
10 Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
12 For whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; But whosoever continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias concerning them, which saith, By hearing, ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing, ye shall see and shall not perceive.
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. And blessed are you because these things are come unto you, that you might understand them.
17 And verily, I say unto you, many righteous prophets have desired to see these days which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear that which you hear, and have not heard.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart; this is he who received seed by the wayside.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word and readily with joy receiveth it,
21 yet he hath not root in himself, and endureth but for a while; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also who received seed among the thorns, is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground, is he that heareth the word and understandeth and endureth; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred-fold, some sixty, and some thirty.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field;
25 But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the house-holder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the wheat into my barn; and the tares are bound in bundles to be burned.
31 And another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitudes in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them,
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house. And his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked.
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, or the destruction of the wicked. The reapers are the angels, or the messengers sent of heaven.
40 As, therefore, the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world, or the destruction of the wicked.
41 For in that day, before the Son of Man shall come, he shall send forth his angels and messengers of heaven. And they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity,
42 and shall cast them out among the wicked; and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
For the world shall be burned with fire.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hid in a field. And when a man hath found a treasure which is hid, he secureth it, and, straightway, for joy thereof, goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 And again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant-man, seeking goodly pearls,
46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world. And the world is the children of the wicked. The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 and shall cast them out into the world to be burned. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
51 Then Jesus said unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
52 Then said he unto them, Every scribe well instructed in the things of the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a householder; a man, therefore, which bringeth forth out of his treasure that which is new and old.
53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this Jesus this wisdom and these mighty works?
57 And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.
9 And the king was sorry; nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given.
13 When Jesus heard that John was beheaded, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart; and when the people had heard of him, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
17 And they said unto him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven he blessed and brake and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples, to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother; and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death which Moses shall appoint.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to father or mother, By whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me,
6 it is a gift from me and honor not his father or mother, it is well. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 O ye hypocrites! will did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines and the commandments of men.
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
17 Do ye not yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast into the draught?
20 These are things which defile a man. But to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
24 He answered, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master's table.
30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them some lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them;
32 Then Jesus called his disciples and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting; lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude.
36 And he took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake the bread, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples, to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up of the broken meat seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat, were four thousand men, besides women and children.
39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
1 The Pharisees also, with the Sadducees, came, and tempting Jesus, desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.
2 And he answered and said unto them, When it is evening ye say, The weather is fair, for the sky is red;
3 and in the morning ye say, The weather is foul today; for the sky is red and lowering. O hypocrites! ye can discern the face of the sky; but ye cannot tell the signs of the times.
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, He said this because we have taken no bread.
8 And when they reasoned among themselves, Jesus perceived it; and he said unto them, O ye of little faith! why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
11 How is it that ye do not understand, that I spake not unto you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
12 Then understand they, how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 And when Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?
14 And they said, Some say John the Baptist; some Elias; and others Jeremias; or one of the prophets.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and Scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord; this shall not be done unto thee.
23 But he turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offense unto me; for thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments.
25 Break not my commandments for to save your lives; for whosoever will save his life in this world, shall lose it in the world to come. And whosoever will lose his life in this world, for my sake, shall find it in the world to come.
26 Therefore, forsake the world, and save your souls; for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias.
6 And when the disciples heard the voice, they fell on their faces, and were sore afraid.
7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things, as the prophets have written.
12 And again I say unto you that Elias has come already, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and they knew him not, and have done unto him, whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of Man suffer of them.
But I say unto you, Who is Elias? Behold, this is Elias, whom I send to prepare the way before me.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist, and also of another who should come and restore all things, as it is written by the prophets.
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed; for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for, verily, I say unto you, If ye have faith as as grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
25 He said, Yea. And when he was come into the house, Jesus rebuked him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom, or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers?
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
8 Wherefore it thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
And a man's hand is his friend, and his foot, also; and a man's eye, are they of his own household.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
11 For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost, and to call sinners to repentance; but these little ones have no need of repentance, and I will save them.
13 And if it so be that he find it, verily, I say unto you, he rejoiceth more over that which was lost, than over the ninety and nine which went not astray.
19 Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, that they may not ask amiss, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him who owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 And the servant besought him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. The servant, therefore, fell down and worshipped him.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan.
2 And great multitudes followed him; and many believed on him, and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees came also unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he who made man at the beginning, made him, male and female.
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh?
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her that is put away, doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with a wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All cannot receive this saying; it is not for them save to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men; and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that as able to receive, let him receive my sayings.
13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them and pray. And the disciples rebuked them, saying, There is no need, for Jesus hath said, Such shall be saved.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid hands on them, and departed thence.
16 And, behold, one came and said, Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness.
19 Honor thy father and mother. And, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld their thoughts, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but if they will forsake all things for my sake, with God whatsoever things I speak are possible.
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, shall, in the resurrection, when the Son of Man shall come sitting on the throne of his glory, ye shall also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
30 But many of the first shall be last, and the last first.
1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man, an house-holder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour, and found others standing idle in the market place.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They said unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right ye shall receive.
9 And when they came that began about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received a penny, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12 saying, These last have wrought one hour only and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.
14 Take thine and go thy way; I will give unto this last even as unto thee.
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few chosen.
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests, and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn him to death;
19 and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify. And the third day he shall rise again.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping Jesus, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou that I should do?
21 And she said unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.
23 And he said unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hind, and on my left, is for whom it is prepared of my Father, but not mine to give.
24 And when the ten heard this, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them;
26 but it shall not be so among you. But whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passes by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, saying, they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David.
34 So Jesus had compassion, and touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
1 And when Jesus drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and they were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find a colt tied; loose it, and bring it unto me;
3 and if any shall say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of it; and straightway he will send it.
5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, and he is meek, and he is sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them;
7 and brought the colt, and put on it their clothes; and Jesus took the colt and sat thereon; and they followed him.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and also that followed after, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus of Nazareth, the prophet of Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money- changers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
15 And when the chief priests and Scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children of the kingdom crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! they were sore displeased,
16 and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said unto them, Yea; have ye never read the scriptures which saith, Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, O Lord, thou hast perfected praise?
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and there was not any fruit on it, but leaves only. And he said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward, for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw this, they marveled and said, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this to the fig tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, in faith believing, ye shall receive.
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them. I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I, likewise, will tell you by what authority I do these things.
26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people. For all people held John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus and said, We cannot tell. And he said, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, saying, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.
29 He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went.
30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I will serve; and went not.
31 Whether of these twain did the will of their father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and bore record of me, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him; and ye, afterward, when ye had seen me, repented not, that ye might believe him.
For he that believed not John concerning me, cannot believe me, except he first repent.
33 And except ye repent, the preaching of John shall condemn you in the day of judgment. And, again, hear another parable; for unto you that believe not, I speak in parables; that your unrighteousness may be rewarded unto you. Behold, there was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it; and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
40 And Jesus said unto them, When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41 They say unto him, He will destroy those miserable, wicked men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus said unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner; this is the Lord's doings, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
44 For whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
And they said among themselves, Shall this man think that he alone can spoil this great kingdom? And they were angry with him
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they learned that the multitude took him for a prophet.
And now his disciples came to him, and Jesus said unto them, Marvel ye at the words of the parable which I spake unto them?
Verily, I say unto you, I am the stone, and those wicked ones reject me.
I am the head of the corner. These Jews shall fall upon me, and shall be broken.
And the kingdom of God shall be taken from them, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof; (meaning the Gentiles.)
Wherefore, on whomsoever this stone shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
And when the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, he will destroy those miserable, wicked men, and will let again his vineyard unto other husbandmen, even in the last days, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
And then understood they the parable which he spake unto them, that the Gentiles should be destroyed also, when the Lord should descend out of heaven to reign in his vineyard, which is the earth and the inhabitants thereof.
1 And Jesus answered the people again, and spake unto them in parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son.
3 And when the marriage was ready, he sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come.
4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my oxen, and my fatlings have been killed, and my dinner is ready, and all things are prepared; therefore come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of the servants, and went their ways; one to his farm, another to his merchandise;
7 But when the king heard that his servants were dead, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready; but they who were bidden were not worthy.
11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not a wedding garment.
13 Then said the king unto his servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take and cast him away into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few chosen; wherefore all do not have on the wedding garment.
15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any; for thou regardest not the person of men.
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Ye hypocrites! why tempt ye me?
20 He said unto them, Whose image is this, and superscription?
21 They said unto him, Caesar's. Then said he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar, the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things which are God's.
22 And when they had heard him say these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.
23 The same day came the Sadducees to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
25 Now there were with us, seven brethren; and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased; and, having no issue, he left his wife unto his brother.
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, and even unto the seventh.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you of God, saying,
33 And when the multitude heard him, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, a lawyer, tempting him, asked, saying,
45 If David then called him Lord, how is he his son?
3 All, therefore, whatsoever they bid you observe, they will make you observe and do; for they are ministers of the law, and they make themselves your judges. But do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and lay on men's shoulders, and they are grievous to be borne; but they will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 And all their works they do to be seen of men. They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi, (which is master.)
8 But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your master, which is Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no one your creator upon the earth, or your heavenly Father; for one is your creator and heavenly Father, even he who is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters; for one is your master, even he whom your heavenly Father sent, which is Christ; for he hath sent him among you that ye might have life.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased of him; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted of him.
14 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees! for ye are hypocrites! Ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers; therefore ye shall receive the greater punishment.
15 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than he was before, like unto yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he committeth sin, and is a debtor.
17 You are fools and blind; for which is the greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And ye say, Whosoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 O fools, and blind! For which is the greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Verily I say unto you, Whoso, therefore, sweareth by it, sweareth by the altar, and by all things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him who dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him who sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin; and have omitted the weightier things of the law; judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, who strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel; who make yourselves appear unto men that ye would not commit the least sin, and yet ye yourselves, transgress the whole law.
25 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup, and of the platter; but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Ye blind Pharisees! Cleanse first the cup and platter within, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so, ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
31 Wherefore, ye are witnesses unto yourselves of your own wickedness, and ye are the children of them who killed the prophets;
32 And will fill up the measure then of your fathers; for ye, yourselves, kill the prophets like unto your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, and generation of vipers! How can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and of them ye shall kill and crucify; and of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
Ye bear testimony against your fathers, when ye, yourselves, are partakers of the same wickedness.
Behold your fathers did it through ignorance, but ye do not; wherefore, their sins shall be upon your heads.
Then Jesus began to weep over Jerusalem, saying,
37 O Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Ye who will kill the prophets, and will stone them who are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not.
39 For I say unto you, that ye shall not see me henceforth, and know that I am he of whom it is written by the prophets, until ye shall say, Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord, in the clouds of heaven, and all the holy angels with him.
Then understood his disciples that he should come again on the earth, after that he was glorified and crowned on the right hand of God.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him for to hear him, saying, Master, show us concerning the buildings of the temple; as thou hast said; They shall be thrown down and left unto you desolate.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? And do ye not understand them? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here upon this temple, one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And Jesus left them and went upon the mount of Olives.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be which thou hast said concerning the destruction of the temple, and the Jews; and what is the sign of thy coming; and of the end of the world? (or the destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world.)
6 [after verse 24]
7 [after verse 28]
8 [after verse 21]
13 But he that remaineth steadfast, and is not overcome, the same shall be saved.
14 [before verse 29]
15 When ye therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, then ye shall stand in the holy place. (Whoso readeth let him understand.)
16 Then let them who are in Judea, flee into the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop, flee, and not return to take anything out of his house.
18 Neither let him who is in the field, return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and unto them that give suck in those days!
20 Therefore, pray ye the Lord, that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day.
21 For then, in those days, shall be great tribulations on the Jews, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; such as was not before sent upon Israel, of God, since the beginning of their kingdom until this time; no, nor ever shall be sent again upon Israel.
8 All things which have befallen them, are only the beginning of the sorrows which shall come upon them;
22 and except, those days should be shortened, there should none of their flesh be saved. But for the elect's sake, according to the covenant, those days shall be shortened.
Behold these things I have spoken unto you concerning the Jews.
23 And again, after the tribulation of those days which shall come upon Jerusalem if any man shall say unto you Lo! here is Christ, or there; believe him not,
24 For in those days, there shall also arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant.
Behold, I speak these things unto you for the elect's sake.
6 And ye also shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled; for all I have told you must come to pass. But the end is not yet.
27 For as the light of the morning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, and covereth the whole earth; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 And now I show unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together; so likewise shall mine elect be gathered from the four quarters of the earth.
And they shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars. Behold, I speak unto you for mine elect's sake.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famine and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.
And again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of men shall wax cold; but he that shall not be overcome, the same shall be save.
14 And again, this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked.
And again shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled.
29 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
30, 31, 32, 33 [after verse 35]
34 Verily I say unto you, this generation, in which these things shall be shown forth, shall not pass away until all I have told you shall be fulfilled.
35 Although the days will come that heaven and earth shall pass away, yet my word shall not pass away; but all shall be fulfilled.
30 And as I said before, after the tribulation of those days, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn. And they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
And whoso treasureth up my words, shall not be deceived.
31 For the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together the remainder of his elect from the four winds; from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branches are yet tender, and it begins to put forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh at hand.
33 So likewise mine elect, when they shall see all these things, they shall know that he is near, even at the doors.
36 But of that day and hour no one knoweth; no, not the angels of God in heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
38 For it shall be with them as it was in the days which were before the flood; for until the day that Noah entered into the ark, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
Then shall be fulfilled that which is written, that, In the last days,
40 Two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left.
41 Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one taken and the other left.
42 And what I say unto one, I say unto all men; Watch, therefore, for ye know not at what hour hour Lord doth come.
43 But know this, if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to have been broken up; but would have been ready.
47 And, verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming;
51 and shall cut him asunder, and shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And thus cometh the end of the wicked according to the prophecy of Moses, saying, They should be cut off from among the people. But the end of the earth is not yet; but bye and bye.
1 And then, at the day, before the Son of Man comes, the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five of them were foolish.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Lest there be not enough for us and you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, Ye know me not.
13 Watch therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.
Now I will liken these things unto a parable.
14 For it is like as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway went on his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with the same; and gained other five talents.
17 And likewise he who received two talents, he also gained other two.
18 But he who had received one, went and digged in the earth and hid his lord's money.
20 And so he that had received the five talents came, and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained besides them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents; behold, I have gained two talents besides them.
24 Then he who had received the one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not scattered.
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth; and lo, here is thy talent; take it from me as thou hast from thine other servants, for it is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, O wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not scattered.
27 Having known this, therefore, thou oughtest to have put my money to the exchangers, and at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 I will take, therefore, the talent from you, and give it unto him who hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one who hath obtained other talents, shall be given, and he shall have an abundance. But from him that hath not obtained other talents, shall be taken away even that which he hath received.
30 And his lord shall say unto his servants, Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he shall sit upon the throne of his glory;
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth sheep from the goats;
33 the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.
And he shall sit upon his throne, and the twelve apostles with him.
35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;
36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee; or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it not unto me.
2 Ye know that after two days is the passover, and then the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the Scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
7 there came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he sat in the house.
8 But when some saw this, they had indignation, saying, Unto what purpose is this waste?
10 When they had said thus, Jesus understood them, and he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman [and from whence is this evil in your hearts, Plainer, p. 204]? For [verily I say unto you, Plainer, p. 204] she hath wrought a good work upon me.
12 For she hath poured this ointment on my body, for my burial.
13 And in this thing that she hath done, she shall be blessed; for verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this thing that this woman hath done, shall also be told for a memorial of her [for in that she hath done for me she hath obtained a blessing of my Father, Plainer, p. 204].
15 and said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Jesus.
17 Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came unto Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
19 And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
20 Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the twelve.
24 But the Son of Man goeth as it is written of him; but woe unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and brake it, and blessed it, and gave to his disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is in remembrance of my body which I give a ransom for you.
28 For this is in remembrance of my blood of the new testament, which is shed for as many as shall believe on my name, for the remission of their sins.
And I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall observe to do the things which ye have seen me do, and bear record of me even unto the end.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall come and drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
31 Then said Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, I will never be offended.
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now and take rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 And after they had slept he said unto them, Arise, and let us be going. Behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Judas, wherefore art thou come to betray me with a kiss? Then came they and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 And behold, one of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
55 In that same hour said Jesus unto the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves, for to take me? I sat daily with you in the temple, teaching, and ye laid no hold on me.
60 but found none. Yea, though many false witnesses came, they found none that could accuse him. At the last came two false witnesses,
61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
62 And the high priest arose and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? Knowest thou what these witness against thee?
66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty, and worthy of death.
67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
68 saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, who is it that smote thee?
71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another saw him, and said unto them that were there, This man was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath, saying, I do not know the man.
73 And after a while came they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee.
75 And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which he said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out and wept bitterly.
3 Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said unto him, What is that to us? See thou to it; thy sins be upon thee.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went, and hanged himself on a tree. And straightway he fell down, and his bowels gushed out, and he died.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them in the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
10 And therefore they took the pieces of silver, and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed by the mouth of Jeremy.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest truly; for thus it is written of me.
14 And he answered him not to his questions; yea, never a word, insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.
15 Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
19 When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a vision because of him.
21 And the governor said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate said unto them, What shall I do with Jesus, which is called Christ? And all said unto him, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but rather that a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see that ye do nothing unto him.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood come upon us and our children.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet [purple, Plainer, p. 306] robe.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, (that is to say, a place of burial,)
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall; and when he had tasted the vinegar, he would not drink.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him there.
37 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross, and the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS, in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew.
And the chief priests said unto Pilate, It should be written and set up over his head, his accusation, This is he that said he was Jesus, the King of the Jews.
But Pilate answered and said, What I have written, I have written; let it alone.
40 and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it again in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking with the Scribes and elders, said,
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now; if he will save him, let him save him; for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 One of the thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. But the other rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art under the same condemnation; and this man is just, and hath not sinned; and he cried unto the Lord that he would save him.
And the Lord said unto him, This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard him, said, This man calleth for Elias.
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.
49 The rest said, Let him be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus when he had cried again with a loud voice, saying, Father, it is finished, thy will is done, yielded up the ghost.
52 And the graves were opened; and the bodies of the saints which slept, arose, who were many.
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, went unto the holy city, and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, heard the earth quake, and saw those things which were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him for his burial;
56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
57 When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple;
64 Command therefore, that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so this last imposture will be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
1 In the end of the Sabbath day, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, early in the morning, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
2 And behold, there had been a great earthquake; for two angels of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 And their countenance was like lightning, and their raiment white as snow;
4 and for fear of them the keepers did shake, and became as though they were dead.
5 And the angels answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for we know that ye seek Jesus who was crucified.
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him while we slept.
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, unto the end of the world. Amen.
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5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and many were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 And John was clothed with camels' hair, and with a girdle of skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
8 I indeed have baptized you with water; but he shall not only baptize you with water, but with fire, and the Holy Ghost.
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And John bare record of it.
12 And immediately the Spirit took him into the wilderness.
13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, Satan seeking to tempt him; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God;
16 And now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.
20 And he called them; and straightway they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
24 saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee, who thou art, the Holy one of God.
30 And Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and they besought him for her.
31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she came and ministered unto them.
32 And at evening after sunset, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils;
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, said, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
44 and said unto him, See thou say nothing to any man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in solitary places; and they came to him from every quarter.
1 And again, he entered into Capernaum after many days; and it was noised abroad that he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive the multitude; no, not so much as about the door; and he preached the word unto them.
3 And they came unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four persons.
9 Is it not easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; than to say, Arise, and take up thy bed and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thy house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and many glorified God, saying, We never saw the power of God after this manner.
13 And Jesus went forth again by the seaside, and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the place where they receive tribute, as was customary in those days, and he said unto him, Follow me; and he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with him and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him.
17 When Jesus heard this, he said unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
18 And they came and said unto him, The disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast; and why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do thy disciples on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need and was an hungered, he, and they who were with him?
Wherefore the Sabbath was given unto man for a day of rest; and also that man should glorify God, and not that man should not eat;
28 For the Son of Man made the Sabbath day therefore the Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath.
2 And they watched him to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
3 And he said unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched out his hand; and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 But Jesus withdrew himself, with his disciples, to the sea; and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judea,
8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard what great things he did, came unto him.
9 And he spake unto his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth whom he would; and they came unto him.
21 And when his friends heard him speak, they went out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself.
23 Now Jesus knew this, and he called them, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, how can that kingdom stand?
26 And if Satan rise up against himself and be divided, he cannot stand; but speedily hath an end.
And then came certain men unto him, accusing him, saying, Why do ye receive sinners, seeing thou makest thyself the Son of God.
28 But he answered them and said, Verily I say unto you, All sins which men have committed, when they repent, shall be forgiven them; for I came to preach repentance unto the sons of men. And blasphemies, wherewith soever they shall blaspheme, shall be forgiven them that come unto me, and do the works which they see me do.
29 But there is a sin which shall not be forgiven. He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgiveness; but is in danger of being cut down out of the world. And they shall inherit eternal damnation.
30 And this he said unto them because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
31 While he was yet with them, and while he was yet speaking, there came then some of his brethren, and his mother; and standing without, sent unto him, calling unto him.
33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or who are my brethren?
2 And he taught them many things by parables. And he said unto them in his doctrine,
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow;
8 And other seed fell on good ground, and did yield fruit, that sprang up and increased, and brought forth, some thirty-fold, and some sixty and some an hundred.
10 And when he was alone with the twelve, and they that believed in him, they that were about him with the twelve, asked of him the parable.
16 And these are they likewise which receive the word on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,
17 and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time; and afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
18 And these are they who receive the word among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20 And these are they who receive the word on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit; some thirty-fold, some sixty and some an hundred.
21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick? I say unto you, Nay;
22 For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested; neither was anything kept secret, but that it should in due time come abroad.
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear; for with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you; and unto you that continue to receive, shall more be given;
25 for he that receiveth, to him shall be given; but he that continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
30 And he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?
33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to bear;
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat over into the ship;
38 and he was in the hinder part of the ship asleep on a pillow; and they awoke him, and said unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs, a man with an unclean spirit,
3 who had been dwelling among the tombs. And no man could bind him, no, not with chains;
8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, unclean spirit.
9 And he commanded him saying, Declare thy name. And he answered, saying, My name is Legion; for we are many.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told the people in the city, and in the country, all that was done unto the swine. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
16 And they that saw the miracle, told them that came out, how it befell him that was possessed with the devil, and how the devil was cast out, and concerning the swine.
17 And they began immediately to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil, spoke to Jesus, and prayed him that he might be with him.
21 And when Jesus had passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him; and he was nigh unto the sea.
23 and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24 And he went with him; and much people followed him and thronged him.
26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered but rather grew worse;
27 when she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, and touched his garment; for she said,
35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, a man who said, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as he spake, Jesus heard the word that was spoken, and said unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
2 And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing, were astonished at his words, saying, From whence hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this that is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and of Judah and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5 And he could do no mighty work there, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and they were healed.
7 And he called the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8 and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, nor bread, nor money in their purse;
9 but should be shod with sandals, and not take two coats.
10 And he said unto them, In whatsoever place ye enter into a house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; when ye depart thence shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, that for the city.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and they were healed.
14 And King Herod heard of Jesus; for his name was spread abroad; and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore, mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
16 But when Herod heard of him, he said, It is John whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead.
20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, and a holy man, and one who feared God and observed to worship him; and when he heard him he did many things for him, and heard him gladly.
21 But when Herod's birth-day was come, he made a supper for his lords, high captains, and the chief priests of Galilee.
22 And when the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
26 And the king was exceeding sorry; but for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
29 And when John's disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30 Now the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things; both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a solitary place, and rest a while; for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure, not so much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a solitary place by ship, privately.
33 And the people saw them departing; and many knew Jesus, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outran them, and came together unto him.
34 And Jesus when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him and said, This is a solitary place, and now the time for departure is come,
36 send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.
37 And he answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 He said unto them, How many loaves have ye? Go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and break the loaves, and gave to his disciples to set before the multitude; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before him, unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
48 and he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them. And about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, as if he would have passed by them.
49 And when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out;
52 For they considered not of the loaves; for their hearts were hardened.
54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway the people knew him,
56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment; and as many as touched him were made whole.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash hands oft, eat not; holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash their bodies, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.
5 And the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the traditions of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit, in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines and commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men; the washing of pots and of cups; and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Yea, altogether ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Full will is it written of you, by the prophets whom ye have rejected.
They testified these things of a truth, and their blood shall be upon you.
10 Ye have kept not the ordinances of God; for Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death of the transgressor, as it is written in your law; but ye keep not the law.
11 Ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me, he is of age.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his mother;
13 making the word of God of none effect through your tradition which ye have delivered; and many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one, and understand;
15 There is nothing from without, that entering into a man, can defile him, which is food; but the things which come out of him; those are they that defile the man, that proceedeth forth out of the heart.
17 And when he was entered into the house from among the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he said unto them, Are ye without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, cannot defile him;
20 And he said, That which cometh out of a man, defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would that no man should come unto him.
But he could not deny them; for he had compassion upon all men.
25 For a woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him and came and fell at his feet.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children of the kingdom first be filled; for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord; thou sayest truly, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found that the devil had gone out, and her daughter was laid upon the bed.
32 And they brought unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to put his hand upon him.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man; but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published him;
1 In those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples, and said unto them,
4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these, so great a multitude, with bread, here in the wilderness?
6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before the people; and they did set them before the people.
7 And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed them, and commanded to set them also before the people, that they should eat.
8 So they did eat and were filled, and they took up of the broken bread that was left, seven baskets.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be give unto this generation, save the sign of the prophet Jonah; for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so likewise shall the Son of Man be buried in the bowels of the earth.