Our Daily Bread

Reading 3.ii
Genesis ‘12,14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 12,15 And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 12,16 And he dealt well with Abram for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. 12,17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 12,18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said:

‘What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 12,19 Why saidst thou:…

She is my sister? so that I took her to be my wife; now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.’

12,20 And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him; and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had. 13,1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. 13,2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 13,3 And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Ai; 13,4 unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and Abram called there on the name of the LORD.

Writings:2 Chronicles 13 “vain men, base fellows”

2 Chronicles Chapter 13

1 In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah. 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. 3 And Abijah joined battle with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men; {S}
and Jeroboam set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, who were mighty men of valour. {S}
4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in the hill-country of Ephraim, and said: ‘Hear me, O Jeroboam and all Israel; 5 ought ye not to know that the LORD, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt? {P}

6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up, and rebelled against his lord. 7 And there were gathered unto him vain men, base fellows that strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and faint-hearted, and could not withstand them. 8 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye are a great multitude, and there are with you the golden calves which Jeroboam made you for gods. 9 Have ye not driven out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the peoples of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same becometh a priest of them that are no gods. {S}
10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and we have priests ministering unto the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites in their work; 11 and they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt-offerings and sweet incense; the showbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening; for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken Him. 12 And, behold, God is with us at our head, and His priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD, the God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.’

13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them; so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them. 14 And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind them; and they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded with the trumpets. 15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout; and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand. 17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter; so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. 18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD, the God of their fathers. 19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof. 20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah; and the LORD smote him, and he died. {P}

21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and took unto himself fourteen wives, and begot twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters. 22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the commentary of the prophet Iddo. 23 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and Asa his son reigned in his stead; in his days the land was quiet ten years. {P}

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Writings:2 Chronicles 12 “Ye have forsaken Me”

2 Chronicles Chapter 12

{Hope everyone had a nice weekend.]

1 And it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him. {P}

2 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had dealt treacherously with the LORD, 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 Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians. 4 And he took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah, and came unto Jerusalem. {S}
5 Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them:

‘Thus saith the LORD:
Ye have forsaken Me, therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.’

6 Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said:

‘The LORD is righteous.’

7 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying:

‘They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance, and My wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. 8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.’ {S}

9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; he took all away; he took away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 10 And king Rehoboam made in their stead shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, that kept the door of the king’s house. 11 And it was so, that as oft as the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and bore them, and brought them back into the guard-chamber. 12 And when he humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned from him, that He would not destroy him altogether; and moreover in Judah there were good things found. {S}
13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned; for Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there; and his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess. 14 And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek the LORD. {S} 15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David; and Abijah his son reigned in his stead. {P}

Part 2.vi,vii “Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands”

Part 2.vi,VII – Genesis 9,18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan. 9,19 These three were the sons of Noah, and of these was the whole earth overspread. 9,20 And Noah the husbandman began, and planted a vineyard. 9,21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 9,22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 9,23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. 9,24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him. 9,25 And he said: Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 9,26 And he said:
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant. 9,27 God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant. 9,28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 9,29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died. {P}
10,1
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah:
Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and unto them were sons born after the flood. 10,2 The sons of Japheth:
Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 10,3 And the sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 10,4 And the sons of Javan:
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 10,5 Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. 10,6 And the sons of Ham:
Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. 10,7 And the sons of Cush:
Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. 10,8 And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 10,9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; wherefore it is said:

‘Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.’

10,10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 10,11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, 10,12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah–

the same is the great city.

10,13 And Mizraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 10,14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim–

whence went forth the Philistines–and Caphtorim. {S}

10,15 And Canaan begot Zidon his firstborn, and Heth; 10,16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite; 10,17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite; 10,18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad. 10,19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Zidon, as thou goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. 10,20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations. {S}
10,21
And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born. 10,22 The sons of Shem:
Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. 10,23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 10,24 And Arpachshad begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber. 10,25 And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 10,26 And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah; 10,27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah; 10,28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba; 10,29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan. 10,30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, unto the mountain of the east. 10,31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 10,32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations; and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. {P}

Part 2.iv,v “swarm in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply”

Part 2.iv Genesis 8,15 And God spoke unto Noah, saying:

8,16 ‘Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. 8,17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both fowl, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may swarm in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.’

8,18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him; 8,19 every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, whatsoever moveth upon the earth, after their families; went forth out of the ark. 8,20 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. 8,21 And the LORD smelled the sweet savour; and the LORD said in His heart:

‘I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 8,22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.’

9,1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them:

‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. 9,2 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, and upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and upon all the fishes of the sea:
into your hand are they delivered. 9,3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all. 9,4 Only flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 9,5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, will I require the life of man. 9,6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man. 9,7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.’ {S}

Yom Shemini
Part 2.v Genesis 9,8 And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying:

9,9 ‘As for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 9,10 and with every living creature that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. 9,11 And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.’

9,12 And God said:

‘This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
9,13 I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth. 9,14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the cloud, 9,15 that I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 9,16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.’

9,17 And God said unto Noah:

‘This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.’ {P}

Part 2.iii “And God remembered Noah”

Part 2.iii Genesis 7,17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. 7,18 And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 7,19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. 7,20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 7,21 And all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, and beast, and every swarming thing that swarmeth upon the earth, and every man; 7,22 all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, whatsoever was in the dry land, died. 7,23 And He blotted out every living substance which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping thing, and fowl of the heaven; and they were blotted out from the earth; and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark. 7,24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days. 8,1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; 8,2 the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. 8,3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually; and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 8,4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 8,5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. 8,6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. 8,7 And he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8,8 And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground. 8,9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him to the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth; and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto him into the ark. 8,10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. 8,11 And the dove came in to him at eventide; and lo in her mouth an olive-leaf freshly plucked; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 8,12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again unto him any more. 8,13 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 dried. 8,14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dry. {S}

Part 2.ii “But I will establish My covenant with thee”

Reading for 9-23-13 —
Part 2.i Genesis 6,9 These are the generations of Noah.

Noah was in his generations a man righteous and whole-hearted; Noah walked with God. 6,10 And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 6,11 And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 6,12 And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. {S}

6,13 And God said unto Noah:

‘The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 6,14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 6,15 And this is how thou shalt make it:
the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 6,16 A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 6,17 And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall perish. 6,18 But I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. 6,19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 6,20 Of the fowl after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. 6,21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.’

6,22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Writings: 2 Chronicles 5 “the house of the LORD was finished”

2 Chronicles Chapter 5

1 Thus all the work that Solomon wrought for the house of the LORD was finished. {S}
And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had hallowed; even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of God. {P}

2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers’ houses of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 3 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king at the feast, which was in the seventh month.* 4 And all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark. 5 And they brought up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; these did the priests and the Levites bring up. 6 And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude. 7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto its place, into the Sanctuary of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim. 8 For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above. 9 And the staves were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the Sanctuary; but they could not be seen without; and there they are unto this day. 10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt. {P}

* [n.b. we are in the 7th Month. The only Feast in which all of the nations are expected to celebrate, come to Jerusalem to greet the Messiah]

11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place–

for all the priests that were present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their courses; 12 also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brethren, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets–

13 it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD:

‘for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever’;

that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. {P}

20 September, 2013 14:23

Parasha 1.vi,vii Genesis
5,1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; 5,2 male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. 5,3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth. 5,4 And the days of Adam after he begot Seth were eight hundred years; and he begot sons and daughters. 5,5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. {S}
5,6 And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. 5,7 And Seth lived after he begot Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died. {S} 5,9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Kenan. 5,10 And Enosh lived after he begot Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,11 And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died. {S}
5,12 And Kenan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel. 5,13 And Kenan lived after he begot Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,14 And all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died. {S} 5,15 And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years, and begot Jared. 5,16 And Mahalalel lived after he begot Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,17 And all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years; and he died. {S}
5,18 And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begot Enoch. 5,19 And Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years; and he died. {S}
5,21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begot Methuselah. 5,22 And Enoch walked with God after he begot Methuselah three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years. 5,24 And Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him. {S}
1.VII
5,25 And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begot Lamech. 5,26 And Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years; and he died. {S}
5,28 And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begot a son. 5,29 And he called his name Noah, saying:

‘This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, which cometh from the ground which the LORD hath cursed.’

5,30 And Lamech lived after he begot Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begot sons and daughters. 5,31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years; and he died. {S}
5,32 And Noah was five hundred years old; and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 6,1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 6,2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives, whomsoever they chose. 6,3 And the LORD said:

‘My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for that he also is flesh; therefore shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.’

6,4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. {P}

6,5 And the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6,6 And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. 6,7 And the LORD said:

‘I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them.’

6,8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. {P

Writings: 2 Chronicles 3,4 “Solomon began to build the house of the LORD”

2 Chronicles Chapter 3

1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared unto David his father; for which provision had been made in the Place of David, in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign. 3 Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the ancient measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. 4 And the porch that was before [the house], the length of it, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the height a hundred and twenty; and he overlaid it within with pure gold. 5 And the greater house he covered with cypress-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and wrought thereon palm-trees and chains. 6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim. 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubim on the walls. {S}
8 And he made the most holy place; the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents. 9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. 10 And in the most holy place he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold. 11 And the wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub. 12 And the wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits; and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward. {S}
14 And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubim thereon. {S}
15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the capital that was on the top of each of them was five cubits. {S}
16 And he made chains in the Sanctuary, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains. 17 And he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz. {S}

2 Chronicles Chapter 4

1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof. {S}
2 Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about, for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about. The oxen were in two rows, cast when it was cast. 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set upon them above, and all their hinder parts were inward. 5 And it was a handbreadth thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths. {S}
6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them; such things as belonged to the burnt-offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in. {S}
7 And he made the ten candlesticks of gold according to the ordinance concerning them; and he set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left. {S}
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. {S}
9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass. 10 And he set the sea on the right side [of the house] eastward, toward the south. 11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. So Huram made an end of doing the work that he wrought for king Solomon in the house of God:
12 the two pillars, and the bowls, and the two capitals which were on the top of the pillars; and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars; 13 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks: two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars. 14 He made also the bases, and the lavers made he upon the bases; 15 one sea, and the twelve oxen under it. 16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all the vessels thereof, did Huram his master craftsman make for king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass. 17 In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah. 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance; for the weight of the brass could not be found out. {S} 19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon was the showbread; 20 and the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn according to the ordinance before the Sanctuary, of pure gold; 21 and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold; 22 and the snuffers, and the basins, and the pans, and the fire-pans, of pure gold. And as for the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house, that is, of the temple, were of gold.

Part 1.iv “the man is become as one of us”

Part 1.iv Day 4
Genesis 3,22 And the LORD God said:

‘Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.’

3,23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 3,24 So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way to the tree of life. {S}
4,1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bore Cain, and said:

‘I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.’

4,2 And again she bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 4,3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4,4 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; 4,5 but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 4,6 And the LORD said unto Cain:

‘Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 4,7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.’

4,8 And Cain spoke unto Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. 4,9 And the LORD said unto Cain:

‘Where is Abel thy brother?’

And he said:

‘I know not; am I my brother’s keeper?’

4,10 And He said:

‘What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground. 4,11 And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand. 4,12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.’

4,13 And Cain said unto the LORD:

‘My punishment is greater than I can bear. 4,14 Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me.’

4,15 And the LORD said unto him:

‘Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.’

And the LORD set a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should smite him. 4,16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 4,17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch; and he builded a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch. 4,18 And unto Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael; and Mehujael begot Methushael; and Methushael begot Lamech.

Writings: 2 Chronicles 1,2 “Solomon the son of David was strengthened”

2 Chronicles Chapter 1

[nb. First Chronicles recorded all of the geneaologies up to the Davidic Kingdom; Second Chronicles records all of the kings from Solomon (the last United Kingdom) through the Exile.]
[n.b. doubling up today. will shut down 9-19 for first assembly of Sukkot.]

1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2 And Solomon spoke unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ houses. 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tent of meeting of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kiriath-jearim to the place that David had prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, had been put before the tabernacle of the LORD; and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon offered there, upon the brazen altar before the LORD, which was at the tent of meeting, he offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it. 7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him:

‘Ask what I shall give thee.’

8 And Solomon said unto God:

‘Thou hast shown great kindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead. 9 Now, O LORD God, let Thy promise unto David my father be established; for Thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this Thy people, that is so great?’ {S}

11 And God said to Solomon:

‘Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge My people, over whom I have made thee king; 12 wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee, and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.’

13 So Solomon came [from his journey] to the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting, unto Jerusalem; and he reigned over Israel. {P}

14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 And the king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore-trees that are in the Lowland, for abundance. 16 And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; also out of Keve, the king’s merchants buying them of the men of Keve at a price. 17 And they fetched up, and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Aram, did they bring them out by their means. 18 Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

2 Chronicles Chapter 2

1 And Solomon counted out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand men that were hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them. {P}
2 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 [, even so deal with me]. 3 Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to Him, and to burn before Him incense of sweet spices, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt-offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the appointed seasons of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. 4 And the house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods. 5 But who is able to build Him a house, seeing the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? who am I then, that I should build Him a house, save only to offer before Him? 6 Now therefore send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that hath skill to grave all manner of gravings, to be with the skilful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide. 7 Send me also cedar-trees, cypress-trees, and sandal-wood, out of Lebanon; for I know that thy servants have skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, 8 even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great and wonderful. 9 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.’ {S}

10 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon:

‘Because the LORD loveth His people, He hath made thee king over them.’

11 Huram said moreover:

‘Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for the LORD, and a house for his kingdom. 12 And now I have sent a skilful man, endued with understanding, even Huram my master craftsman, 13 the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to devise any device; to do whatever may be set before him, with thy skilful men, and with the skilful men of my lord David thy father. 14 Now therefore the wheat and the barley, the oil and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants; 15 and we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need; and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.’ {P}

16 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found a hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 17 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people at work.

Part 1.iii “God made for Adam and for his wife garments”

day 3
1.iii
Genesis 2,20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.

2,21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the place with flesh instead thereof. 2,22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from the man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. 2,23 And the man said:

‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’

2,24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. 2,25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

3,1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman:

‘Yea, hath God said:
Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’

3,2 And the woman said unto the serpent:

‘Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3,3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said:
Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’

3,4 And the serpent said unto the woman:

‘Ye shall not surely die; 3,5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.’

3,6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. 3,7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves girdles.
3,8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden toward the cool of the day; and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 3,9 And the LORD God called unto the man, and said unto him:

‘Where art thou?’

3,10 And he said:

‘I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.’

3,11 And He said:

‘Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?’

3,12 And the man said:

‘The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.’

3,13 And the LORD God said unto the woman:

‘What is this thou hast done?’

And the woman said:

‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’

3,14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent:

‘Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou from among all cattle, and from among all beasts of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. 3,15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise their heel.’ {S}

3,16 Unto the woman He said:

‘I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy travail; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.’ {S}

3,17 And unto Adam He said:

‘Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying:
Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. 3,18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. 3,19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.’

3,20 And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 3,21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them. {P}

Writings:1 Chronicles 29 “with a whole heart they offered willingly”

1 Chronicles Chapter 29

1 And David the king said unto all the congregation:

‘Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great; for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God. 2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the brass for the things of brass, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. 3 Moreover also, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, seeing that I have a treasure of mine own of gold and silver, I give it unto the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 4 even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, wherewith to overlay the walls of the houses; 5 of gold for the things of gold, and of silver for the things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. Who then offereth willingly to consecrate himself this day unto the LORD?’

6 Then the princes of the fathers’ houses, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king’s work, offered willingly; 7 and they gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand darics, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and of iron a hundred thousand talents. 8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, under the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with a whole heart they offered willingly to the LORD; and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. {P}

10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation; and David said:

‘Blessed be Thou, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. 11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honour come of Thee, and Thou rulest over all; and in Thy hand is power and might; and in Thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name. 14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee. 15 For we are strangers before Thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were:
our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. 16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build Thee a house for Thy holy name cometh of Thy hand, and is all Thine own. 17 I know also, my God, that Thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy Thy people, that are present here, offer willingly unto Thee. 18 O LORD, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever, even the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Thy people, and direct their heart unto Thee; 19 and give unto Solomon my son a whole heart, to keep Thy commandments, Thy testimonies, and Thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made, provision.’ {P}

20 And David said to all the congregation:

‘Now bless the LORD your God.’

And all the congregation blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and prostrated themselves before the LORD, and before the king. 21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel; 22 and did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be prince, and Zadok to be priest. 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel hearkened to him. 24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king. 25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. {P}

26 Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. 28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour; and Solomon his son reigned in his stead. 29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the words of Samuel the seer, and in the words of Nathan the prophet, and in the words of Gad the seer; 30 with all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries. {P}