Day 140

The 300 Day Bible – Day 140

The Teaching –

Numbers Chapter 23

1 And Balaam said unto Balak:

‘Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.’

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak:

‘Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go; peradventure Jehovah will come to meet me; and whatsoever He showeth me I will tell thee.’

And he went to a bare height. 4 And God met Balaam; and he said unto Him:

‘I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.’

5 And Jehovah put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said:

‘Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.’

6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab. 7 And he took up his parable, and said:

From Aram Balak bringeth me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East:

‘Come, curse me Jacob, and come, execrate Israel.’

8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?
And how shall I execrate, whom Jehovah hath not execrated?
9 For from the top of the rocks I see him,
and from the hills I behold him:
lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone,
and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
10 Who hath counted the dust of Jacob,
or numbered the stock of Israel?
Let me die the death of the righteous,
and let mine end be like his!

11 And Balak said unto Balaam:

‘What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.’

12 And he answered and said:

‘Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah putteth in my mouth?’

13 And Balak said unto him:

‘Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all; and curse me them from thence.’

14 And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15 And he said unto Balak:

‘Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.’

16 And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said:

‘Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.’

17 And he came to him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him:

‘What hath Jehovah spoken?’

18 And he took up his parable, and said:

Arise, Balak, and hear;
give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor:
19 God is not a man, that He should lie;
neither the son of man, that He should repent:
when He hath said, will He not do it?
or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?
20 Behold, I am bidden to bless;
and when He hath blessed, I cannot call it back.
21 None hath beheld iniquity in Jacob,
neither hath one seen perverseness in Israel;
Jehovah his God is with him,
and the shouting for the King is among them.
22 God who brought them forth out of Egypt is for them like the lofty horns of the wild-ox.
23 For there is no enchantment with Jacob,
neither is there any divination with Israel;
now is it said of Jacob and of Israel:

‘What hath God wrought!’

24 Behold a people that riseth up as a lioness,
and as a lion doth he lift himself up;
he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey,
and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam:

‘Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.’

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak:

‘Told not I thee, saying: All that Jehovah speaketh, that I must do?’

27 And Balak said unto Balaam:

‘Come now, I will take thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.’

28 And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert. 29 And Balaam said unto Balak:

‘Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.’

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

The Preaching –

2 Kings Chapter 18

1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. 3 And he did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that David his father had done. 4 He removed the high places, and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah; and he broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made; for unto those days the sons of Israel did offer to it; and it was called Nehushtan. 5 He trusted in Jehovah God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among them that were before him. 6 For he cleaved to Jehovah, he departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments, which Jehovah commanded Moses. 7 And Jehovah was with him: whithersoever he went forth he prospered; and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not. 8 He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city. {P}

9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it. 10 And at the end of three years they took it; even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 And the king of Assyria carried Israel away unto Assyria, and put them in Halah, and in Habor, on the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes; 12 because they hearkened not to the voice of Jehovah their God, but transgressed His covenant, even all that Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded, and would not hear it, nor do it. {P}

13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying:

‘I have offended; return from me; that which thou puttest on me will I bear.’

And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the king’s house. 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of Jehovah, and from the door-posts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria. {P}

17 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rab-saris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army unto Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fullers’ field. 18 And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder. 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them:

‘Say ye now to Hezekiah: Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria: What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? 20 Sayest thou that a mere word of the lips is counsel and strength for the war? Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me? 21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it; so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him. 22 But if ye say unto me: We trust in Jehovah our God; is not that He, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and to Jerusalem: Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem? 23 Now therefore, I pray thee, make a wager with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them. 24 How then canst thou turn away the face of one captain, even of the least of my masters servants? and yet thou puttest thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen! 25 Am I now come up without Jehovah against this place to destroy it? Jehovah said unto me: Go up against this land, destroy it.’

26 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh:

‘Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Aramean language; for we understand it; and speak not with us in the Jews’ language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.’

27 But Rab-shakeh said unto them:

‘Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?’

28 Then Rab-shakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language, and spoke, saying:

‘Hear ye the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. 29 Thus saith the king: Let not Hezekiah beguile you; for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand; 30 neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Jehovah, saying: Jehovah will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 31 Hearken not to Hezekiah; for thus saith the king of Assyria: Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern; 32 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive-trees and of honey, that ye may live, and not die; and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying: Jehovah will deliver us. 33 Hath any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah? have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 35 Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of my hand, that Jehovah should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’

36 But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, saying:

‘Answer him not.’

37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh.

The Writing –

Psalms Chapter 140

1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

2 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man;
3 Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.
4 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers’ venom is under their lips.

Selah

5 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; {N}
who have purposed to make my steps slip.
6 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; {N}
they have set gins for me.

Selah

7 I have said unto Jehovah:

‘Thou art my God’;

give ear, O Jehovah, unto the voice of my supplications.
8 O Jehovah my Lord, the strength of my salvation, who hast screened my head in the day of battle,
9 Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device, so that they exalt themselves.

Selah

10 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
11 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
12 A slanderer shall not be established in the earth; the violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.
13 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the poor, and the right of the needy.
14 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name; the upright shall dwell in Thy presence. {P}

The Witness –

Revelation 16

1 And I heard a voice, which said to the seven angels:

Go forth, and pour those seven cups of the wrath of God upon the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured his cup upon the earth; and there was a malignant and painful ulcer upon those men who had the mark of the beast of prey, and who worshipped its image.
3 And the second angel poured his cup upon the sea; and it became blood, like that of a dead person; and every living soul of things in the sea, died.
4 And the third angel poured his cup upon the rivers and the fountains of water; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say:

Righteous art thou, who art and who wast, and art holy; because thou hast done this judgment.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets; and thou hast given them blood to drink, for they deserve it.
7 And I heard [one from] the altar say:

Yes, Lord God Almighty: true and righteous is thy judgment.

8 And the fourth poured his cup upon the sun: and it was permitted him, to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat; and men blasphemed the name of God, who hath authority over these plagues; and they repented not, to give glory to him.
10 And the fifth poured his cup on the throne of the beast of prey; and his kingdom became darkness; and they gnawed their tongues, from pain;
11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven, on account of their pains and their ulcers, and did not repent of their deeds.
12 And the sixth poured his cup upon the great river Euphrates; and its waters dried up, so that a way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun.
13 And I saw [issuing] from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth of the beast of prey, and from the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs:
14 (for they are the spirits of demons, who work prodigies;) and they go forth to all the kings of all the habitable world, to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty.
15 (And lo, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments; lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.)
16 And they collected them together in a place called, in Hebrew, Armageddon.
17 And the seventh poured his cup on the air; and there issued a loud voice from the temple, from the throne, which said:

It is done!

18 And there were lightnings, and thunders, and voices; and there was a great earthquake, the like of which there was never, since men were on the earth, such an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city became three parts. And the city of the nations fell; and Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the heat of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away; and the mountains were not found.
21 And a great hail, as it were of a talent weight, fell from heaven upon men: and the men blasphemed God, on account of the plague of hail; for the plague of it was very great.

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