Day 268

The 297 Day Bible – Day 268
Christ in the Prophets
Micah Chapter 3

1 And I said:
Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel:
is it not for you to know justice?

2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who rob their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones; yea, they chop them in pieces, as that which is in the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.

4 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but He will not answer them; yea, He will hide His face from them at that time, according as they have wrought evil in their doings. {P}

5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people to err; that cry:
‘Peace’, when their teeth have any thing to bite; and whoso putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:

6 Therefore it shall be night unto you, that ye shall have no vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be black over them.

7 And the seers shall be put to shame, and the diviners confounded; yea, they shall all cover their upper lips; for there shall be no answer of God.

8 But I truly am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of justice, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. {S}

9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, that abhor justice, and pervert all equity;

10 That build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say:
‘Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us’?

12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest. {P}

Micah Chapter 4

1 But in the end of days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established as the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall go and say:
‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths’; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 And He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide concerning mighty nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken.

5 For let all the peoples walk each one in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever. {P}

6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven away, and her that I have afflicted;

7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a mighty nation; and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from thenceforth even for ever. {P}

8 And thou, Migdal-eder, the hill of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come; yea, the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.

9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? Is there no King in thee, is thy Counsellor perished, that pangs have taken hold of thee as of a woman in travail?

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and shalt dwell in the field, and shalt come even unto Babylon; there shalt thou be rescued; there shall the LORD redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 And now many nations are assembled against thee, that say:
‘Let her be defiled, and let our eye gaze upon Zion.’

12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they His counsel; for He hath gathered them as the sheaves to the threshing-floor.

13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples; and thou shalt devote their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

14 Now shalt thou gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops; they have laid siege against us; they smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. {S}

Christ in the Writings
Ezra Chapter 2

1 Now these are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and that returned unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;

2 who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: {S}

3 The children of Parosh, two thousand a hundred seventy and two. {S}

4 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two. {S}

5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five. {S}

6 The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve. {S}

7 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. {S}

8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five. {S}

9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore. {S}

10 The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two. {S}

11 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three. {S}

12 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two. {S}

13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six. {S}

14 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six. {S}

15 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four. {S}

16 The children of Ater, of Hezekiah, ninety and eight. {S}

17 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three. {S}

18 The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve. {S}

19 The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three. {S}

20 The children of Gibbar, ninety and five. {S}

21 The children of Beth-lehem, a hundred twenty and three. {S}

22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six.

23 The men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty and eight. {S}

24 The children of Azmaveth, forty and two. {S}

25 The children of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three. {S}

26 The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty and one. {S}

27 The men of Michmas, a hundred twenty and two. {S}

28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three. {S}

29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two. {S}

30 The children of Magbish, a hundred fifty and six. {S}

31 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. {S}

32 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. {S}

33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five. {S}

34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five. {S}

35 The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty. {S}

36 The priests:
the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three. {S}

37 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two. {S}

38 The children of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven. {S}

39 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen. {S}

40 The Levites:
the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy and four. {S}

41 The singers:
the children of Asaph, a hundred twenty and eight. {P}

42 The children of the porters:
the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, in all a hundred thirty and nine. {P}

43 The Nethinim: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth;

44 the children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon;

45 the children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub;

46 the children of Hagab, the children of Salmai, the children of Hanan;

47 the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah;

48 the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam;

49 the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai;

50 the children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephusim;

51 the children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur;

52 the children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha;

53 the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah;

54 the children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. 55 The children of Solomon’s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Hassophereth, the children of Peruda;

56 the children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel;

57 the children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the children of Ami.

58 All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon’s servants, were three hundred ninety and two. {S}

59 And these were they that went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not tell their fathers’ houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:

60 the children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two. {S}

61 And of the children of the priests:
the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name.

62 These sought their register, that is, the genealogy, but it was not found; therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood.

63 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim.

64 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

65 beside their men-servants and their maid-servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven; and they had two hundred singing men and singing women.

66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;

67 their camels, four hundred thirty and five; their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty. {P}

68 And some of the heads of fathers’ houses, when they came to the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to set it up in its place;

69 they gave after their ability into the treasury of the work threescore and one thousand darics of gold, {S} and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred priests’ tunics. {S}

70 So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities. {S}

Ezra Chapter 3

1 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, {S} the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. {S}

2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God.

3 And they set the altar upon its bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of the countries, and they offered burnt-offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt-offerings morning and evening.

4 And they kept the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt-offerings by number, according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required;

5 and afterward the continual burnt-offering, and the offerings of the new moons, and of all the appointed seasons of the LORD that were hallowed, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill-offering unto the LORD.

6 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD; but the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid.

7 They gave money also unto the hewers, and to the carpenters; and food, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar-trees from Lebanon to the sea, unto Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia. {P}

8 Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the rest of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to have the oversight of the work of the house of the LORD. {P}

9 Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, and Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to have the oversight of the workmen in the house of God; {S} the sons of Henadad also, with their sons and their brethren the Levites.

10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the direction of David king of Israel.

11 And they sang one to another in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD:
‘for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever toward Israel.’
And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. {S}

12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, the old men that had seen the first house standing on its foundation, wept with a loud voice, when this house was before their eyes; and many shouted aloud for joy;

13 so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people; for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off. {P}

רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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help in trouble, JESUSbible III


46,1 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah; upon Alamoth. A Song.

46,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

46,3 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, and though the mountains be moved into the heart of the seas;

46,4 Though the waters thereof roar and foam, though the mountains shake at the swelling thereof.


46,5 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.

46,6 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, at the approach of morning.

46,7 Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

46,8 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower.


46,9 Come, behold the works of the LORD, who hath made desolations in the earth.

46,10 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; {N}
He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.

46,11 ‘Let be, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’

46,12 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower.

Selah {P}

רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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