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.

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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}

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}