Day 142

​The 300 Day Bible – Day 142

​The Teaching – ​

Numbers Chapter 25

1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab. 2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. 3 And Israel joined himself unto the Baal of Peor; and the anger of ​Jehovah
was kindled against Israel. 4 And ​Jehovah
said unto Moses:

‘Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto ​Jehovah
in face of the sun, that the fierce anger of ​Jehovah
may turn away from Israel.’

5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel:

‘Slay ye every one his men that have joined themselves unto the Baal of Peor.’

6 And, behold, one of the ​sons
of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the ​sons
of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand. 8 And he went after the man of Israel into the chamber, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9 And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand. {P}

10 And ​Jehovah
spoke unto Moses, saying:

11 ‘Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the ​sons
of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sake among them, so that I consumed not the ​sons
of Israel in My jealousy. 12 Wherefore say: Behold, I give unto him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the ​sons
of Israel.’

14 Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers’ house among the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a fathers’ house in Midian. {P}

16 And ​Jehovah
spoke unto Moses, saying:

17 ‘Harass the Midianites, and smite them; 18 for they harass you, by their wiles wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor.’

​The Preaching – ​

2 Kings Chapter 20

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him:

‘Thus saith ​Jehovah
: Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.’

2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto ​Jehovah
, saying:

3 ‘Remember now, O ​Jehovah
, I beseech Thee, how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a whole heart, and have done that which is good in Thy sight.’

And Hezekiah wept sore. {S} 4 And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out of the inner court of the city, that the word of ​Jehovah
came to him, saying:

5 ‘Return, and say to Hezekiah the prince of My people: Thus saith ​Jehovah
God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will heal thee; on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of ​Jehovah
. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for Mine own sake, and for My servant David’s sake.’

7 And Isaiah said:

‘Take a cake of figs.’

And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered. 8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah:

‘What shall be the sign that ​Jehovah
will heal me, and that I shall go up unto the house of ​Jehovah
the third day?’

9 And Isaiah said:

‘This shall be the sign unto thee from ​Jehovah
, that ​Jehovah
will do the thing that He hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 10 And Hezekiah answered: ‘It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten degrees; nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.’

11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto ​Jehovah
; and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Ahaz. {P}

12 At that time Berodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent a letter and a present unto Hezekiah; for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and showed them all his treasure-house, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oil, and the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures; there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not. 14 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him:

‘What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee?’

And Hezekiah said:

They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.’

15 And he said:

‘What have they seen in thy house?’

And Hezekiah answered:

‘All that is in my house have they seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.’

16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah:

‘Hear the word of ​Jehovah
. 17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thy house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, saith ​Jehovah
.18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be officers in the palace of the king of Babylon.’

19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah:

‘Good is the word of ​Jehovah
which thou hast spoken.’

He said moreover:

‘Is it not so, if peace and truth shall be in my days?’

20 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers; and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead. {P}

​The Writing –

Psalms Chapter 142

1 Maschil of David, {N}
when he was in the cave; a Prayer.

2 With my voice I cry unto ​Jehovah
; with my voice I make supplication unto ​Jehovah
3 I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble;
4 When my spirit fainteth within me–

Thou knowest my path– {N}

in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me.
5 Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; {N}
I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul.
6 I have cried unto Thee, O ​Jehovah
; {N}
I have said:

‘Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’

7 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low; {N}
deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me.
8 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto Thy name; {N}
the righteous shall crown themselves because of me; for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me. {P}

​The Witness –

​Revelation 18​

1 After these things, I saw another angel come down from heaven; and he had great authority and the earth was illumined by his glory.
2 And he cried with a strong voice, saying:

Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great: and hath become a cavern of demons, and the home of every unclean spirit, and the home of every unclean and hateful bird and the home of every unclean and hateful beast of prey.
3 For all the nations have drunken of the wine of her wrath; and the kings of the earth have practised whoredom with her; and the merchants of the earth have been enriched by the abundance of her luxuries.

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying:

Come ye out of her, my people; that ye may not participate in her sins, and may not partake of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached up to heaven; and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Recompense ye to her, as she also hath recompensed; and render to her double, according to her deeds; in the cup which she hath mixed, mix ye to her two fold.
7 As much as she pleased herself with lasciviousness, so much of anguish and sorrow give ye to her. Because she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and I shall see no sorrow;
8 therefore, in one day, shall these her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned with fire: for strong is ​Jehovah
God who judgeth her.
9 And the kings of the earth who committed whoredom and were lascivious with her, shall weep, and mourn, and bewail her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 standing afar off, from fear of her torment, [and] saying, Alas, alas ! that great city Babylon, that powerful city; for in one hour is thy judgment come!
11 And the merchants of the earth will mourn over her, because no one purchaseth their cargo;
12 no more, the cargo of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and every aromatic wood, and all vessels of ivory, and all vessels of very precious wood, and of brass, and of iron, and of marble,
13 and cinnamon, and amomum, and aromatics, and unguents, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts of burden, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and the bodies and souls of men.
14 And the fruits which thy soul desired, have departed from thee; and all things delicious and splendid have perished from thee; and the traders in them shall obtain them no more.
15 And they who were enriched from her, will stand afar off, for fear of her torment; and will weep and mourn,
16 saying: Alas, alas! that great city, which was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and gilded with gold, and precious stones, and pearls; because, in one hour, such riches are laid waste.
17 And every pilot, and every navigator to the place, and the sailors, and all who do business by sea) stood afar off,
18 and cried, when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: What [other] is like this great city !
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping, and mourning, and saying: Alas, alas that great city, in which all that have ships in the sea became rich, by her preciousness; for in one hour she hath become desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and ye Angels, and Legates, and Prophets; because God judgeth your cause with her.

21 And an angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying:

So shall Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and shall no more be found:
22 and the voice of harpers and musicians and pipers and trumpeters, shall no more be heard in thee; and no artificer of any trade, shall be found any more in thee.
23 And the light of a candle, shall not be seen in thee; and the voice of a bridegroom and bride, shall no more be heard in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth, because all nations were seduced by thy sorceries.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all those that have been slain on the earth.

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GOD your Father who is in Heaven

in love came to earth in Christ
to give you love
to following His Commandments