Humility, prosperity, honor, life

Trust in Christ will bring you
humility, prosperity,honor and life.
Proverbs 22:4
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Day 282

The 297 Day Bible – Day 282
Christ* in the Prophets
Zechariah Chapter 13

1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David* and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for purification and for sprinkling.

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered; and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

3 And it shall come to pass that, when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begot him shall say unto him:
‘Thou shalt not live, for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD’;
and his father and his mother that begot him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be brought to shame every one through his vision, when he prophesieth; neither shall they wear a hairy mantle to deceive;

5 but he shall say:
‘I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I have been made a bondman from my youth.’

6 And one shall say unto him:
‘What are these wounds between thy hands?’
Then he shall answer:
‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’ {P}

7 Awake, O sword, against My shepherd, and against the man that is near unto Me, saith the LORD of hosts; smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn My hand upon the little ones.

8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say:
‘It is My people’,
and they shall say:
‘The LORD* is my God.’ {P}

Zechariah Chapter 14

1 Behold, a day of the LORD* cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the LORD* go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fighteth in the day of battle.

4 And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleft in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, so that there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azel; yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all the holy ones with Thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light, but heavy clouds and thick;

7 And there shall be one day which shall be known as the LORD’S, not day, and not night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be light.

8 And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem:
half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter shall it be.

9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one.

10 All the land shall be turned as the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel unto the king’s winepresses.

11 And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more extermination; but Jerusalem shall dwell safely. {S}

12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

14 And Judah also shall fight against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in those camps, as this plague.

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso of the families of the earth goeth not up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, upon them there shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, they shall have no overflow; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that go not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses:
HOLY UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the basins before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy unto the LORD of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein; and in that day there shall be no more a trafficker in the house of the LORD of hosts. {P}

Christ in the Writings
1 Chronicles Chapter 7

1 And of the sons of Issachar:
Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four. {S}

2 And the sons of Tola:
Uzzi and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valour according to their generations, even of Tola; their number in the days of David was two and twenty thousand and six hundred. {S}

3 And the sons of Uzzi:
Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah:
Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Isshiah, five; all of them chief men.

4 And with them, by their generations, after their fathers’ houses, were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valour, reckoned in all by genealogy, were fourscore and seven thousand. {S}

6 [The sons of] Benjamin:
Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

7 And the sons of Bela:
Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers’ houses, mighty men of valour; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

8 And the sons of Becher:
Zemirah, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jeremoth, and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher.

9 And they were reckoned by genealogy, after their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valour, twenty thousand and two hundred.

10 And the sons of Jediael:
Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan:
Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tarshish, and Ahishahar.

11 All these were sons of Jediael, even heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valour, seventeen thousand and two hundred, that were able to go forth in the host for war.

12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the sons of Ir, Hushim, the son of another.

13 The sons of Naphtali:
Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah. {P}

14 The sons of Manasseh:
Asriel, whom his wife bore–
his concubine the Aramitess bore Machir the father of Gilead;

15 and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister’s name was Maacah–
and the name of the second was Zelophehad; and Zelophehad had daughters.

16 And Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.

17 And the sons of Ulam:
Bedan.
These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18 And his sister Hammolecheth bore Ish-hod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah.

19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam. {P}

20 And the sons of Ephraim:
Shuthelah–
and Bered was his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his son, and Tahath his son,

21 and Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son–
and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in the land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

23 And he went in to his wife, and she conceived, and bore a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

24 And his daughter was Sheerah, who built Beth-horon the nether and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah.

25 And Rephah was his son, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son;

26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son;

27 Nun his son, Joshua his son.

28 And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Aiah and the towns thereof;

29 and by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and the towns thereof, Taanach and the towns thereof, Megiddo and the towns thereof, Dor and the towns thereof. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel. {P}

30 The sons of Asher:
Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

31 And the sons of Beriah:
Heber, and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

32 And Heber begot Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.

33 And the sons of Japhlet:
Pasach, and Bimhal, and Asvath. These are the children of Japhlet.

34 And the sons of Shemer:
Ahi, and Rohgah, and Hubbah, and Aram.

35 And the sons of Helem his brother:
Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah:
Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah;

37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilsha, and Ithran, and Beera.

38 And the sons of Jether:
Jephunneh, and Pispa, and Ara.

39 And the sons of Ulla:
Arah, and Hanniel, and Rizia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of the fathers’ houses, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number of them reckoned by genealogy for service in war was twenty and six thousand men. {S}

1 Chronicles Chapter 8

1 And Benjamin begot Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third;

2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

3 And Bela had sons, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud;

4 and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah;

5 and Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.

6 And these are the sons of Ehud–
these are the heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried captive to Manahath;

7 and Naaman, and Ahijah, and Gera, were they that carried them captive–
and he begot Uzza, and Ahihud.

8 And Shaharaim begot children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away, to wit, Hushim and Baara his wives;

9 he begot of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcam;

10 and Jeuz, and Sachiah, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ houses.

11 and of Hushim he begot Abitub, and Elpaal.

12 And the sons of Elpaal:
Eber, and Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof;

13 and Beriah, and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath.

14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth;

15 and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Eder;

16 and Michael, and Ishpah, and Joha, were the sons of Beriah.

17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hizki, and Heber;

18 and Ishmerai, and Izliah, and Jobab, were the sons of Elpaal.

19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi;

20 and Elienai, and Zillethai, and Eliel;

21 and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, were the sons of Shimei.

22 And Ishpan, and Ebed, and Eliel;

23 and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan;

24 and Hananiah, and Elam, and Anthothiah;

25 and Iphdeiah, and Penuel, were the sons of Shashak.

26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah;

27 and Jaareshiah, and Elijah, and Zichri, were the sons of Jeroham.

28 These were heads of fathers’ houses throughout their generations, chief men; these dwelt in Jerusalem.

29 And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon, [Jeiel,] whose wife’s name was Maacah;

30 and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab;

31 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecher.

32 And Mikloth begot Shimeah. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. {S}

33 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

34 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micah.

35 And the sons of Micah; Pithon, and Melech, and Taarea, and Ahaz.

36 And Ahaz begot Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza;

37 and Moza begot Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.

38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these:
Azrikam, Bocru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39 And the sons of Eshek his brother:
Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers; and had many sons, and sons’ sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin. {P}

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31 December, 2015 08:54

Devotion 365/365
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
“And the LORD showed him the whole land.” Climb the mountain today. See 2016. A Promi

Who will lead me, JESUSbible III

Psalms

60,1 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach;

60,2 when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, {N}
and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.

60,3 O God, Thou hast cast us off, Thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; O restore us.

60,4 Thou hast made the land to shake, Thou hast cleft it; heal the breaches thereof; for it tottereth.

60,5 Thou hast made Thy people to see hard things; Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.

60,6 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.

Selah

60,7 That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me.

60,8 God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult; that I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

60,9 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.

60,10 Moab is my washpot; upon Edom do I cast my shoe; Philistia, cry aloud because of me!

60,11 Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me unto Edom?

60,12 Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.

60,13 Give us help against the adversary; for vain is the help of man.

60,14 Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that will tread down our adversaries. {P}
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let them know, JESUSbible III

Psalms

59,1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, {N}
and they watched the house to kill him.

59,2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; set me on high from them that rise up against me.

59,3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.

59,4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the impudent gather themselves together against me; {N}
not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

59,5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves; awake Thou to help me, and behold.

59,6 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; {N}
show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors.

Selah

59,7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.

59,8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips:

‘For who doth hear?’

59,9 But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.

59,10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.

59,11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.

59,12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

59,13 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, {N}
let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.

59,14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; {N}
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth.

Selah

59,15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;

59,16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.

59,17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; {N}
for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.

59,18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises; for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. {P}

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30 December, 2015 05:27

And there was much rejoicing.

30 December, 2015 05:19

Certainly YOU O GOD have done all these things and the generations testify. So we with assurance slept in peace, and awake

29 December, 2015 13:39

there is a reward, JESUSbible III

Psalms

58,1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.

58,2 Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company? Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?

58,3 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.

58,4 The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.

58,5 Their venom is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;

58,6 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.

58,7 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

58,8 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; {N}
when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.

58,9 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away; like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.

58,10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.

58,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

58,12 And men shall say:
‘Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.’ {P}
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28 December, 2015 17:21

Thank You GOD. It was a good day.

Day 279

The 297 Day Bible – Day 279
Christ in the Prophets
Zechariah Chapter 7

1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chislev;

2 When Bethel-sarezer, and Regem-melech and his men, had sent to entreat the favour of the LORD,

3 and to speak unto the priests of the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying:
‘Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?’ {P}

4 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying:

5 ‘Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying:
When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even these seventy years, did ye at all fast unto Me, even to Me?

6 And when ye eat, and when ye drink, are ye not they that eat, and they that drink?

7 Should ye not hearken to the words which the LORD hath proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, and the South and the Lowland were inhabited?’ {P}

8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying:

9 ‘Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying:
Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother;

10 and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

11 But they refused to attend, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His spirit by the hand of the former prophets; therefore came there great wrath from the LORD of hosts.

13 And it came to pass that, as He called, and they would not hear; so they shall call, and I will not hear, said the LORD of hosts;

14 but I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned; for they laid the pleasant land desolate.’ {P}

Zechariah Chapter 8

1 And the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying:

2 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great fury.

3 Thus saith the LORD:
I return unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. {S}

4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
There shall yet old men and old women sit in the broad places of Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand for very age.

5 And the broad places of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the broad places thereof. {S}

6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvellous in Mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts. {P}

7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country;

8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. {S}

9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words from the mouth of the prophets that were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, even the temple, that it might be built.

10 For before those days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the adversary; for I set all men every one against his neighbour.

11 But now I will not be unto the remnant of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.

12 For as the seed of peace, the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.

13 And it shall come to pass that, as ye were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing; fear not, but let your hands be strong. {S}

14 For thus saith the LORD of host:
As I purposed to do evil unto you, when your fathers provoked Me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not;

15 so again do I purpose in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear ye not.

16 These are the things that ye shall do:
Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

17 and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.’ {S}

18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying:

19 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful seasons; therefore love ye truth and peace. {P}

20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities;

21 and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying:
Let us go speedily to entreat the favour of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will go also.

22 Yea, many peoples and mighty nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favour of the LORD. {S}

23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying:
We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ {S}

Christ in the Writings
1 Chronicles Chapter 1

1 Adam, Seth, Enosh;

2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared;

3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;

4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. {S}

5 The sons of Japheth:
Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. {S}

6 And the sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, and Diphath, and Togarmah. {S}

7 And the sons of Javan:
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. {S}

8 The sons of Ham:
Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

9 And the sons of Cush:
Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raama, and Sabteca.
And the sons of Raama:
Sheba, and Dedan. {S}

10 And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. {S}

11 And Mizraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

12 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim–
from whence came the Philistines–
and Caphtorim. {S}

13 And Canaan begot Zidon his first-born, and Heth;

14 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite;

15 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite;

16 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. {S}

17 The Sons of Shem:
Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. {S}

18 And Arpachshad begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber.

19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

20 And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah;

21 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah;

22 and Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba;

23 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. {S}

24 Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah;

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu; 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah;

27 Abram–
the same is Abraham. {S}

28 The sons of Abraham:
Isaac, and Ishmael. {S}

29 These are their generations:
the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedem. These are the sons of Ishmael. {S}

32 And the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine:
she bore Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
And the sons of Jokshan:
Sheba, and Dedan. {S}

33 And the sons of Midian:
Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah.
All these were the sons of Keturah. {S}

34 And Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac:
Esau, and Israel. {S}

35 The sons of Esau:
Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jalam and Korah. {S}

36 The sons of Eliphaz:
Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek. {S}

37 The sons of Reuel:
Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. {S}

38 And the sons of Seir:
Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. {S}

39 And the sons of Lotan:
Hori, and Homam; and Timna was Lotan’s sister. {S}

40 The sons of Shobal:
Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam.
And the sons of Zibeon:
Aiah, and Anah. {S}

41 The sons of Anah:
Dishon.
And the sons of Dishon:
Hamran, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer:
Bilhan, and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan:
Uz, and Aran. {P}

43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before their reigned any king over the children of Israel:
Bela the son of Beor; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

44 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

45 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

46 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Avith.

47 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

48 And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead.

49 And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

50 And Baal-hanan died, and Hadad reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

51 And Hadad died. {P}
And the chiefs of Edom were:
the chief of Timna, the chief of Alvah, the chief of Jetheth;

52 the chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon;

53 the chief of Kenaz, the chief of Teman, the chief of Mibzar;

54 the chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom. {P}

1 Chronicles Chapter 2

1 These are the sons of Israel:
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;

2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. {P}

3 The sons of Judah:
Er, and Onan, and Shelah; which three were born unto him of Bath-shua the Canaanitess. And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and He slew him. {S}

4 And Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five. {S}

5 The sons of Perez:
Hezron, and Hamul. {S}

6 And the sons of Zerah:
Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara:
five of them in all. {S}

7 And the sons of Carmi:
Achar, the troubler of Israel, who committed a trespass concerning the devoted thing. {S}

8 And the sons of Ethan:
Azariah. {S}

9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him:
Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.

10 And Ram begot Amminadab; and Amminadab begot Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah;

11 and Nahshon begot Salma, and Salma begot Boaz;

12 and Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse;

13 and Jesse begot his first-born Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third;

14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth;

15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh.

16 And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.
And the sons of Zeruiah:
Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

17 And Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begot children of Azubah his wife–
and of Jerioth–
and these were her sons:
Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.

19 And Azubah died, and Caleb took unto him Ephrath, who bore him Hur.

20 And Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot Bezalel. {S}

21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead; whom he took to wife when he was threescore years old; and she bore him Segub.

22 And Segub begot Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead. {S}

23 And Geshur and Aram took Havvoth-jair from them, with Kenath, and the villages thereof, even threescore cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.

24 And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephrath, then Abiah Hezron’s wife bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. {S}

25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the first-born of Hezron were Ram the first-born, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, Ahijah.

26 And Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. {S}

27 And the sons of Ram the first-born of Jerahmeel were Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.

28 And the sons of Onam were Shammai, and Jada; and the sons of Shammai:
Nadab, and Abishur.

29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail; and she bore him Ahban, and Molid.

30 And the sons of Nadab:
Seled, and Appaim; but Seled died without children.

31 And the sons of Appaim:
Ishi.
And the sons of Ishi:
Sheshan.
And the sons of Sheshan:
Ahlai.

32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai:
Jether, and Jonathan:
and Jether died without children. {S}

33 And the sons of Jonathan:
Peleth, and Zaza.
These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.

35 So Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bore him Attai.

36 And Attai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad;

37 and Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot Obed;

38 and Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah;

39 and Azariah begot Helez, and Helez begot Eleasah;

40 and Eleasah begot Sisamai, and Sisamai begot Shallum;

41 and Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishama. {S}

42 And the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his first-born, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

43 And the sons of Hebron:
Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.

44 And Shema begot Raham, the father of Jorkeam; and Rekem begot Shammai.

45 And the son of Shammai was Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.

46 And Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, and Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begot Gazez. {S}

47 And the sons of Jahdai:
Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

48 Maacah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.

49 And [the wife of] Shaaph the father of Madmannah bore Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was Achsah. {S}

50 These were the sons of Caleb. The sons of Hur the first-born of Ephrath:
Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim;

51 Salma the father of Beth-lehem, Hareph the father of Beth-gader.

52 And Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim had sons:
Haroeh, and half of the Menuhoth.

53 And the families of Kiriath-jearim:
the Ithrites, and the Puthites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zorathites, and the Eshtaolites. {S}

54 The sons of Salma:
Beth-lehem, and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.

55 And the families of scribes that dwelt at Jabez:
the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab. {S}

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I will awake the dawn, JESUSbible.III

Psalms

57,1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

57,2 Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me, for in Thee hath my soul taken refuge; {N}
yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge, until calamities be overpast.

57,3 I will cry unto God Most high; unto God that accomplisheth it for me.

57,4 He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth;

Selah {N}

God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

57,5 My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame; {N}
even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

57,6 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.

57,7 They have prepared a net for my steps, my soul is bowed down; {N}
they have digged a pit before me, they are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.

Selah

57,8 My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.

57,9 Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn.

57,10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.

57,11 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies.

57,12 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth. {P}

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28 December, 2015 02:48

Shadow dancing on the wall keeps the beat of Heaven’s call. Light through port reflects the tree branches praising Him wit

Devotion 361/365

​Time for New Year’s resolutions ?
Consider the past before you present the future.​

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of ages past;
Ask your father, he will inform you,
Your elders, they will tell you:

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Day 278

The 297 Day Bible – Day 278
Christ in the Prophets
Zechariah Chapter 5

1 Then again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold a flying roll.

2 And he said unto me:
‘What seest thou?’
And I answered:
‘I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.’

3 Then said he unto me:
‘This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole land; for every one that stealeth shall be swept away on the one side like it; and every one that sweareth shall be swept away on the other side like it.

4 I cause it to go forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by My name; and it shall abide in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.’

5 Then the angel that spoke with me went forth, and said unto me:
‘Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.’

6 And I said:
‘What is it?’
And he said:
‘This is the measure that goeth forth.’
He said moreover:
‘This is their eye in all the land–

7 and, behold, there was lifted up a round piece of lead–
and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the measure.’

8 And he said:
‘This is Wickedness.’
And he cast her down into the midst of the measure, and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. {S}

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came forth two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork; and they lifted up the measure between the earth and the heaven.

10 Then said I to the angel that spoke with me:
‘Whither do these bear the measure?’

11 And he said unto me:
‘To build her a house in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place. {S}

Zechariah Chapter 6

1 And again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between the two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.

2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

3 and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled bay horses.

4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that spoke with me:
‘What are these, my lord?’

5 And the angel answered and said unto me:
‘These chariots go forth to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.

6 That wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north country; and the white went forth after them; and the grizzled went forth toward the south country;

7 and the bay went forth’.
And they sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth; and he said:
‘Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth.’
So they walked to and fro through the earth.

8 Then cried he upon me, and spoke unto me, saying:
‘Behold, they that go toward the north country have eased My spirit in the north country.’ {S}

9 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:

10 ‘Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, that are come from Babylon; and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;

11 yea, take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set the one upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest;

12 and speak unto him, saying:
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying:
Behold, a man whose name is the Shoot, and who shall shoot up out of his place, and build the temple of the LORD;

13 even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and there shall be a priest before his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, as a memorial in the temple of the LORD.

15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And it shall come to pass, if ye will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God–.’ {S}

Christ in the Writings
Nehemiah Chapter 12

1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra;

2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush;

3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth;

4 Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah;

5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah;

6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah;

7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chiefs of the priests and their brethren in the days of Jeshua. {P}

8 Moreover the Levites:
Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.

9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in wards.

10 And Jeshua begot Joiakim, and Joiakim begot Eliashib, and Eliashib begot Joiada,

11 and Joiada begot Jonathan and Jonathan begot Jaddua.

12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers’ houses:
of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

13 of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;

14 of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;

15 of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;

16 of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;

17 of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin; of Moadiah, Piltai;

18 of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;

19 and of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;

20 of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;

21 of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.

22 The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded heads of fathers’ houses; also the priests, in the reign of Darius the Persian. {P}

23 The sons of Levi, heads of fathers’ houses, were written in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.

24 And the chiefs of the Levites:
Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brethren over against them, to praise and give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward against ward.

25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the ward at the store-houses of the gates.

26 These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest the scribe. {P}

27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the Plain round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites;

29 also from Beth-gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth; for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.

30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies that gave thanks and went in procession:
on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate;

32 and after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah;

33 and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,

34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah; {S}

35 and certain of the priests’ sons with trumpets:
Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;

36 and his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them;

37 and by the fountain gate, and straight before them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.

38 And the other company of them that gave thanks went to meet them, and I after them, with the half of the people, upon the wall, above the tower of the furnaces, even unto the broad wall;

39 and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the gate of the old city and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even unto the sheep gate; and they stood still in the gate of the guard.

40 So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;

41 and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

42 and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.

43 And they offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced; for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and the women also and the children rejoiced; so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

44 And on that day were men appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the heave-offerings, for the first-fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them, according to the fields of the cities, the portions appointed by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that took their stations.

45 And they kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, and so did the singers and the porters, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.

46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, as every day required; and they hallowed for the Levites; and the Levites hallowed for the sons of Aaron. {P}

Nehemiah Chapter 13

1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God for ever;

2 because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, to curse them; howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.

3 And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the alien mixture.

4 Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied unto Tobiah,

5 had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the priests.

6 But in all this time I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went unto the king, and after certain days asked I leave of the king;

7 and I came to Jerusalem, and understood the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.

8 And it grieved me sore; therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.

9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers; and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meal-offerings and the frankincense. {P}

10 And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled every one to his field.

11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said:
‘Why is the house of God forsaken?’
And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the wine and the oil unto the treasuries.

13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren. {P}

14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the wards thereof.

15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in heaps of corn, and lading asses therewith; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I forewarned them in the day wherein they sold victuals.

16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, who brought in fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.

17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them:
‘What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.’ {P}

19 And it came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath; and some of my servants set I over the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.

20 So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

21 Then I forewarned them, and said unto them:
‘Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you.’
From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath. {S}

22 And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember unto me, O my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Thy mercy. {P}

23 In those days also saw I the Jews that had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab;

24 and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews’ language, but according to the language of each people.

25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God:
‘Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves.

26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless even him did the foreign women cause to sin.

27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to break faith with our God in marrying foreign women?’

28 And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite; therefore I chased him from me.

29 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

30 Thus cleansed I them from everything foreign, and appointed wards for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

31 and for the wood-offering, at times appointed, and for the first-fruits. Remember me, O my God, for good. {P}

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