7/8/13

From Gary.... Beyond GENIUS




Last week I watched an old Johnny Carson tonight show re-run.  He was fantastic; his ability to "draw out" even the most shy individual was amazing.  When you couple his efforts with his sidekick Ed McMahon, you get an unbeatable combination.  Ed was a former carnival barker and had a way with words that I have always admired.  He just had a way of phrasing things that made them memorable!!!  So, when I saw the topmost picture today- naturally I liked it!!!  Frankly, it was a bit difficult to read the sentence, but when I did- WOW- What a MOUTHFUL!!! Then, when I learned that it had a incremental progression to it- honestly, I was blown away!!!  So much so that I sat down and tried to make one of these sentences myself.  Don't try it-- It gave me a HEADACHE!!!!  So, I am forced to agree with the author of the top picture- Whoever did this WAS A GENIUS!!!  Then, I saw the second picture and put the two together (and YES, the percentages add up to 100%) and asked myself... Is there anything that a bona fide genius couldn't figure out???  The answer came in the form of a question (verse 9) and that was encapsulated within the following passage from the book of Paul's letter to the Corinthians... 

1 Corinthians, Chapter 2

 1 When I came to you, brothers, I didn’t come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.  2 For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.  4 My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  5 that your faith wouldn’t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.  6 We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.  7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory,  8 which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn’t have crucified the Lord of glory.  9 But as it is written, 
“Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”



I consider Paul a genius- his insights into the Old Testament and revelations about God in the New are amazing.  When you combine this with the humility that he exhibits in this passage, you have one extraordinary individual.  Genius fits him!!!  Yet, he teaches us that what God knows is beyond our comprehension and would never even enter our minds!!!  And the topic that this applies to is one of the most basic of the human experience.  From the moment we come into this world, we are loved.  First by parents and family, then by others we gradually come in contact with over the course of our lives.  We think we know love, but the love of God is greater- and the blessings HE has in store for us is unfathomable!!! How does one think about these things and NOT be humbled.  Or perhaps you carry the same card as the character below???


Oh yes, one more thing....


From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 8




 Bible Reading and Study, July 8

July 8
2 Kings 10-12

2Ki 10:1 Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, even the elders, and to those who brought up the sons of Ahab, saying,
2Ki 10:2 Now as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fortified city also, and armor.
2Ki 10:3 Select the best and fittest of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.
2Ki 10:4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings didn't stand before him: how then shall we stand?
2Ki 10:5 He who was over the household, and he who was over the city, the elders also, and those who brought up the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are your servants, and will do all that you shall bid us; we will not make any man king: you do that which is good in your eyes.
2Ki 10:6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If you be on my side, and if you will listen to my voice, take the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by tomorrow this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who brought them up.
2Ki 10:7 It happened, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and killed them, even seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him to Jezreel.
2Ki 10:8 There came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. He said, Lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until the morning.
2Ki 10:9 It happened in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, You are righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and killed him; but who struck all these?
2Ki 10:10 Know now that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of Yahweh, which Yahweh spoke concerning the house of Ahab: for Yahweh has done that which he spoke by his servant Elijah.
2Ki 10:11 So Jehu struck all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his familiar friends, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
2Ki 10:12 He arose and departed, and went to Samaria. As he was at the shearing house of the shepherds in the way,
2Ki 10:13 Jehu met with the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are you? They answered, We are the brothers of Ahaziah: and we go down to Greet the children of the king and the children of the queen.
2Ki 10:14 He said, Take them alive. They took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.
2Ki 10:15 When he was departed there, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him; and he greeted him, and said to him, Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart? Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me your hand. He gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.
2Ki 10:16 He said, Come with me, and see my zeal for Yahweh. So they made him ride in his chariot.
2Ki 10:17 When he came to Samaria, he struck all who remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had destroyed him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to Elijah.
2Ki 10:18 Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu will serve him much.
2Ki 10:19 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his worshippers, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.
2Ki 10:20 Jehu said, Sanctify a solemn assembly for Baal. They proclaimed it.
2Ki 10:21 Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that didn't come. They came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was filled from one end to another.
2Ki 10:22 He said to him who was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. He brought them forth vestments.
2Ki 10:23 Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal; and he said to the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there are here with you none of the servants of Yahweh, but the worshippers of Baal only.
2Ki 10:24 They went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had appointed him eighty men outside, and said, If any of the men whom I bring into your hands escape, he who lets him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
2Ki 10:25 It happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and kill them; let none come forth. They struck them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
2Ki 10:26 They brought forth the pillars that were in the house of Baal, and burned them.
2Ki 10:27 They broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine, to this day.
2Ki 10:28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
2Ki 10:29 However from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israel to sin, Jehu didn't depart from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.
2Ki 10:30 Yahweh said to Jehu, Because you have done well in executing that which is right in my eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
2Ki 10:31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of Yahweh, the God of Israel, with all his heart: he didn't depart from the sins of Jeroboam, with which he made Israel to sin.
2Ki 10:32 In those days Yahweh began to cut off from Israel: and Hazael struck them in all the borders of Israel;
2Ki 10:33 from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
2Ki 10:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
2Ki 10:35 Jehu slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria. Jehoahaz his son reigned in his place.
2Ki 10:36 The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.
2Ki 11:1 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
2Ki 11:2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, even him and his nurse, and put them in the bedchamber; and they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not slain;
2Ki 11:3 He was with her hid in the house of Yahweh six years. Athaliah reigned over the land.
2Ki 11:4 In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains over hundreds of the Carites and of the guard, and brought them to him into the house of Yahweh; and he made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of Yahweh, and showed them the king's son.
2Ki 11:5 He commanded them, saying, This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
2Ki 11:6 A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so you shall keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
2Ki 11:7 The two companies of you, even all who go forth on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Yahweh about the king. 
2Ki 11:8 You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain: and be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in.
2Ki 11:9 The captains over hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded; and they took every man his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath, with those who were to go out on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
2Ki 11:10 The priest delivered to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been king David's, which were in the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 11:11 The guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, around the king.
2Ki 11:12 Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king.
2Ki 11:13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the house of Yahweh:
2Ki 11:14 and she looked, and behold, the king stood by the pillar, as the manner was, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and cried, Treason! treason!
2Ki 11:15 Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were set over the army, and said to them, Have her forth between the ranks; and him who follows her kill with the sword. For the priest said, Don't let her be slain in the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 11:16 So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house: and there was she slain.
2Ki 11:17 Jehoiada made a covenant between Yahweh and the king and the people, that they should be Yahweh's people; between the king also and the people.
2Ki 11:18 All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and broke it down; his altars and his images broke they in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. The priest appointed officers over the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 11:19 He took the captains over hundreds, and the Carites, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of Yahweh, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. He sat on the throne of the kings.
2Ki 11:20 So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. Athaliah they had slain with the sword at the king's house.
2Ki 11:21 Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.
2Ki 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu began Jehoash to reign; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2Ki 12:2 Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
2Ki 12:3 However the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
2Ki 12:4 Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the holy things that is brought into the house of Yahweh, in current money, the money of the persons for whom each man is rated, and all the money that it comes into any man's heart to bring into the house of Yahweh,
2Ki 12:5 let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.
2Ki 12:6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests, and said to them, Why don't you repair the breaches of the house? now therefore take no more money from your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:8 The priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of Yahweh: and the priests who kept the threshold put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 12:10 It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags and counted the money that was found in the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 12:11 They gave the money that was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of Yahweh: and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders, who worked on the house of Yahweh,
2Ki 12:12 and to the masons and the stone cutters, and for buying timber and cut stone to repair the breaches of the house of Yahweh, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
2Ki 12:13 But there were not made for the house of Yahweh cups of silver, snuffers, basins, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh;
2Ki 12:14 for they gave that to those who did the work, and repaired therewith the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 12:15 Moreover they didn't demand an accounting from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to give to those who did the work; for they dealt faithfully.
2Ki 12:16 The money for the trespass offerings, and the money for the sin offerings, was not brought into the house of Yahweh: it was the priests'.
2Ki 12:17 Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it; and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
2Ki 12:18 Jehoash king of Judah took all the holy things that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own holy things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and of the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.
2Ki 12:19 Now the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2Ki 12:20 His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goes down to Silla.
2Ki 12:21 For Jozacar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, struck him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his place.




The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about whatthe Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.

2 Kings



2 Kings 10 1
Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of
Jezreel, even the elders, and to those who brought up [the sons of] Ahab, saying,
Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to
the princes of Jizreel, to the elders, and to Ahab`s guardians, saying,
And Ahab hath seventy sons in Samaria, and Jehu writeth letters, and sendeth to
Samaria, unto the heads of Jezreel, the elders, and unto the supporters of Ahab,
saying,
2 Kings 10 2
Now as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master`s sons are with you, and there are
with you chariots and horses, a fortified city also, and armor;
And now, when this letter comes to you, seeing your master`s sons are with you, and
there are with you chariots, and horses, and a fortified city, and armour,
`And now, at the coming in of this letter unto you, and with you [are] sons of your
lord, and with you [are] the chariots and the horses, and a fenced city, and the
armour,
2 Kings 10 3
look you out the best and meet of your master`s sons, and set him on his father`s throne, and
fight for your master`s house.
look out the best and worthiest of your master`s sons, and set him on his father`s throne,
and fight for your master`s house.
and ye have seen the best and the uprightest of the sons of your lord, and have set
[him] on the throne of his father, and fight ye for the house of your lord.`
2 Kings 10 4
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings didn`t stand before him: how
then shall we stand?
And they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings stood not before him;
and how shall we stand?
And they fear very greatly, and say, `Lo, the two kings have not stood before him,
and how do we stand -- we?`
2 Kings 10 5
He who was over the household, and he who was over the city, the elders also, and those who
brought up [the children], sent to Jehu, saying, We are your servants, and will do all that you
shall bid us; we will not make any man king: you do that which is good in your eyes.
And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, and the elders, and the
guardians sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us;
we will not make any one king; do what is good in thy sight.
And he who [is] over the house, and he who [is] over the city, and the elders, and
the supporters, send unto Jehu, saying, `Thy servants we [are], and all that thou
sayest unto us we do; we do not make any one king -- that which [is] good in thine
eyes do.`
2 Kings 10 6
Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If you be on my side, and if you will
listen to my voice, take the heads of the men your master`s sons, and come to me to Jezreel by
tomorrow this time. Now the king`s sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the
city, who brought them up.
And he wrote a letter the second time to them saying, If ye are mine, and will hearken to
my voice, take the heads of the men your master`s sons, and come to me to Jizreel to-
morrow at this time. Now the king`s sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of
the city, who brought them up.
And he writeth unto them a letter a second time, saying, `If ye [are] for me, and to
my voice are hearkening, take the heads of the men -- the sons of your lord, and
come unto me about this time to-morrow, to Jezreel;` and the sons of the king
[are] seventy men, with the great ones of the city those bringing them up.
2 Kings 10 7
It happened, when the letter came to them, that they took the king`s sons, and killed them, even
seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him to Jezreel.
And it came to pass when the letter came to them, that they took the king`s sons, and
slaughtered seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him to
Jizreel.
And it cometh to pass, at the coming in of the letter unto them, that they take the
sons of the king, and slaughter seventy men, and put their heads in baskets, and
send unto him to Jezreel,
2 Kings 10 8
There came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king`s sons.
He said, Lay you them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until the morning.
And a messenger came and told him saying, They have brought the heads of the king`s
sons. And he said, Lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until the morning.
and the messenger cometh in, and declareth to him, saying, `They have brought in
the heads of the sons of the king,` and he saith, `Make them two heaps at the
opening of the gate till the morning.`
2 Kings 10 9
It happened in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, You are
righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and killed him; but who struck all these?
And it came to pass in the morning that he went out; and he stood, and said to all the
people, Ye are righteous! behold, I conspired against my master and killed him; but who
smote all these?
And it cometh to pass in the morning, that he goeth out, and standeth, and saith
unto all the people, `Righteous are ye; lo, I have conspired against my lord, and
slay him -- and who smote all these?
2 Kings 10 10
Know now that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of Yahweh, which Yahweh spoke
concerning the house of Ahab: for Yahweh has done that which he spoke by his servant Elijah.
Know now that nothing shall fall to the earth of the word of Jehovah, which Jehovah spoke
concerning the house of Ahab; for Jehovah has done that which he said through his
servant Elijah.
Know ye now, that nothing doth fall of the word of Jehovah to the earth that
Jehovah spake against the house of Ahab, and Jehovah hath done that which He
spake by the hand of His servant Elijah.`
2 Kings 10 11
So Jehu struck all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his
familiar friends, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
And Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jizreel, and all his great men, and
his acquaintances, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
And Jehu smiteth all those left to the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great
men, and his acquaintances, and his priests, till he hath not left to him a remnant.
2 Kings 10 12
He arose and departed, and went to Samaria. As he was at the shearing-house of the shepherds in
the way,
And he rose up and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shepherds`
meeting-place on the way,
And he riseth, and cometh in and goeth to Samaria; he [is] at the shepherds`
shearing-house in the way,
2 Kings 10 13
Jehu met with the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are you? They answered, We
are the brothers of Ahaziah: and we go down to Greet the children of the king and the children
of the queen.
Jehu found the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they said,
We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and have come down to salute the children of the king,
and the children of the queen.
and Jehu hath found the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and saith, `Who [are]
ye?` and they say, `Brethren of Ahaziah we [are], and we go down to salute the sons
of the king, and the sons of the mistress.`
2 Kings 10 14
He said, Take them alive. They took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing-house,
even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.
And he said, Take them alive! And they took them alive, and slew them at the well of the
meeting-place, forty-two men; and he left not one of them remaining.
And he saith, `Catch them alive;` and they catch them alive, and slaughter them at
the pit of the shearing-house, forty and two men, and he hath not left a man of
them.
2 Kings 10 15
When he was departed there, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him; and
he greeted him, and said to him, Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart? Jehonadab
answered, It is. If it be, give me your hand. He gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into
the chariot.
And he departed thence, and found Jehonadab the son of Rechab [coming] to meet him;
and he greeted him, and said to him, Is thy heart right, as my heart is with thy heart?
And Jehonadab said, It is. -- If it be, give [me] thy hand. -- And he gave [him] his hand;
and [Jehu] took him up to him into the chariot,
And he goeth thence, and findeth Jehonadab son of Rechab -- to meet him, and
blesseth him, and saith unto him, `Is thy heart right, as my heart [is] with thy
heart?` and Jehonadab saith, `It is;` -- `Then it is; give thy hand;` and he giveth
his hand, and he causeth him to come up into him into the chariot,
2 Kings 10 16
He said, Come with me, and see my zeal for Yahweh. So they made him ride in his chariot.
and said, Come with me, and see my zeal for Jehovah. So they made him ride in his
chariot.
and saith, `Come with me, and look on my zeal for Jehovah;` and they cause him to
ride in his chariot.
2 Kings 10 17
When he came to Samaria, he struck all who remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had
destroyed him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to Elijah.
And he came to Samaria, and smote all that remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had
destroyed him, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke to Elijah.
And he cometh in to Samaria, and smiteth all those left to Ahab in Samaria, till
his destroying him, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake unto Elisha.
2 Kings 10 18
Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu will
serve him much.
And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab served Baal a little:
Jehu will serve him much.
And Jehu gathereth the whole of the people, and saith unto them, `Ahab served
Baal a little -- Jehu doth serve him much:
2 Kings 10 19
Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his worshippers, and all his priests; let
none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice [to do] to Baal; whoever shall be wanting, he shall
not live. But Jehu did it in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.
And now call me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests: let none be
wanting; for I have a great sacrifice [to do] to Baal; whoever shall be wanting shall not
live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, in order that he might bring destruction upon the
servants of Baal.
and now, all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests, call ye unto
me; let not a man be lacking, for a great sacrifice I have for Baal; every one who is
lacking -- he doth not live;` and Jehu hath done [it] in subtilty, in order to
destroy the servants of Baal.
2 Kings 10 20
Jehu said, Sanctify a solemn assembly for Baal. They proclaimed it.
And Jehu said, Hallow a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed [it].
And Jehu saith, `Sanctify a restraint for Baal;` and they proclaim [it].
2 Kings 10 21
Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man
left that didn`t come. They came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was filled from one
end to another.
And Jehu sent into all Israel; and all the servants of Baal came, so that there was not a
man left that came not: and they entered into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was
full from one end to the other.
And Jehu sendeth into all Israel, and all the servants of Baal come in, and there
hath not been left a man who hath not come in; and they come in to the house of
Baal, and the house of Baal is full -- mouth to mouth.
2 Kings 10 22
He said to him who was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. He
brought them forth vestments.
And he said to him that was over the wardrobe, Bring forth vestments for all the servants
of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.
And he saith to him who [is] over the wardrobe, `Bring out clothing to all
servants of Baal;` and he bringeth out to them the clothing.
2 Kings 10 23
Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal; and he said to the
worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of
Yahweh, but the worshippers of Baal only.
And Jehu and Jehonadab the son of Rechab entered into the house of Baal, and said to the
servants of Baal, Search, and see that there be here with you none of the servants of
Jehovah, but the servants of Baal only.
And Jehu goeth in, and Jehonadab son of Rechab, to the house of Baal, and saith to
the servants of Baal, `Search and see, lest there be here with you of the servants of
Jehovah -- but, the servants of Baal by themselves.`
2 Kings 10 24
They went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had appointed him eighty men
outside, and said, If any of the men whom I bring into your hands escape, [he who lets him go],
his life shall be for the life of him.
And they entered in to offer sacrifices and burnt-offerings. Now Jehu appointed eighty
men without, and said, He that allows any of the men to escape that I have brought into
your hands, his life shall be for the life of him.
And they come in to make sacrifices and burnt-offerings, and Jehu hath set for
himself in an out-place eighty men, and saith, `The man who letteth escape [any]
of the men whom I am bringing in unto your hand -- his soul for his soul.`
2 Kings 10 25
It happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the
guard and to the captains, Go in, and kill them; let none come forth. They struck them with the
edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the
house of Baal.
And it came to pass as soon as they had ended offering up the burnt-offering, that Jehu
said to the couriers and to the captains, Go in, slay them; let none come forth. And they
smote them with the edge of the sword; and the couriers and the captains cast [them]
there. And they went to the city of the house of Baal,
And it cometh to pass at his finishing to make the burnt-offering, that Jehu saith
to the runners, and to the captains, `Go in, smite them, let none come out;` and
they smite them by the mouth of the sword, and the runners and the captains cast
[them] out; and they go unto the city, to the house of Baal,
2 Kings 10 26
They brought forth the pillars that were in the house of Baal, and burned them.
and brought forth the columns out of the house of Baal, and burned them;
and bring out the standing-pillars of the house of Baal, and burn them,
2 Kings 10 27
They broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-
house, to this day.
and they broke down the column of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a
draught-house to this day.
and break down the standing-pillar of Baal, and break down the house of Baal, and
appoint it for a draught-house unto this day.
2 Kings 10 28
Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
Thus Jehu extirpated Baal out of Israel.
And Jehu destroyeth Baal out of Israel,
2 Kings 10 29
However from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israel to sin, Jehu
didn`t depart from after them, [to wit], the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in
Dan.
Only, the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, from them Jehu
departed not: [from] the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.
only -- the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he caused Israel to sin, Jehu hath not
turned aside from after them -- the calves of gold that [are] at Beth-El, and in Dan.
2 Kings 10 30
Yahweh said to Jehu, Because you have done well in executing that which is right in my eyes,
[and] have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, your sons of the
fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
And Jehovah said to Jehu, Because thou hast executed well that which is right in my
sight, [and] hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, thy
children of the fourth [generation] shall sit on the throne of Israel.
And Jehovah saith unto Jehu, `Because that thou hast done well, to do that which
[is] right in Mine eyes -- according to all that [is] in My heart thou hast done to
the house of Ahab -- the sons of the fourth [generation] do sit for thee on the
throne of Israel.`
2 Kings 10 31
But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of Yahweh, the God of Israel, with all his heart: he
didn`t depart from the sins of Jeroboam, with which he made Israel to sin.
But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of Jehovah the God of Israel with all his heart; he
departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, who made Israel to sin.
And Jehu hath not taken heed to walk in the law of Jehovah, God of Israel, with all
his heart, he hath not turned aside from the sins of Jeroboam, that he caused
Israel to sin.
2 Kings 10 32
In those days Yahweh began to cut off from Israel: and Hazael struck them in all the borders of
Israel;
In those days Jehovah began to cut Israel short; and Hazael smote them in all the borders
of Israel;
In those days hath Jehovah begun to cut off [some] in Israel, and Hazael smiteth
them in all the border of Israel,
2 Kings 10 33
from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the
Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the
Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, both Gilead and Bashan.
from the Jordan, at the sun-rising, the whole land of Gilead, of the Gadite, and the
Reubenite, and the Manassahite (from Aroer, that [is] by the brook Arnon), even
Gilead and Bashan.
2 Kings 10 34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, aren`t they written in the
book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
And the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, are they not
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
And the rest of the matters of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, are they
not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
2 Kings 10 35
Jehu slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria. Jehoahaz his son reigned in his
place.
And Jehu slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria: and Jehoahaz his son
reigned in his stead.
And Jehu lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in Samaria, and reign doth
Jehoahaz his son in his stead.
2 Kings 10 36
The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.
Now the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.
And the days that Jehu hath reigned over Israel [are] twenty and eight years, in
Samaria.
2 Kings 11 1
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all
the seed royal.
And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose up and
destroyed all the royal seed.
And Athaliah [is] mother of Ahaziah, and she hath seen that her son [is] dead, and
she riseth, and destroyeth all the seed of the kingdom;
2 Kings 11 2
But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and
stole him away from among the king`s sons who were slain, even him and his nurse, [and put
them] in the bedchamber; and they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not slain;
But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, the sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of
Ahaziah and stole him from among the king`s sons that were slain, [and hid] him and his
nurse in the bedchamber; and they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
and Jehosheba daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, taketh Joash son of
Ahaziah, and stealeth him out of the midst of the sons of the king who are put to
death, him and his nurse, in the inner part of the bed-chambers, and they hide
him from the presence of Athaliah, and he hath not been put to death,
2 Kings 11 3
He was with her hid in the house of Yahweh six years. Athaliah reigned over the land.
And he was with her hid in the house of Jehovah six years. And Athaliah reigned over the
land.
and he is with her, in the house of Jehovah, hiding himself, six years, and Athaliah
is reigning over the land.
2 Kings 11 4
In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains over hundreds of the Carites and of
the guard, and brought them to him into the house of Yahweh; and he made a covenant with
them, and took an oath of them in the house of Yahweh, and showed them the king`s son.
And in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains of the hundreds, of the
bodyguard and the couriers, and brought them to him into the house of Jehovah, and
made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of Jehovah, and shewed
them the king`s son.
And in the seventh year hath Jehoiada sent and taketh the heads of the hundreds,
of the executioners and of the runners, and bringeth them in unto him, to the
house of Jehovah, and maketh with them a covenant, and causeth them to swear in
the house of Jehovah, and sheweth them the son of the king,
2 Kings 11 5
He commanded them, saying, This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in
on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king`s house;
And he commanded them saying, This is the thing which ye shall do: a third part of you,
that come in on the sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king`s house;
and commandeth them, saying, `This [is] the thing that ye do; The third of you
[are] going in on the sabbath, and keepers of the charge of the house of the king,
2 Kings 11 6
A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall you
keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the
couriers; and ye shall keep the watch of the house for a defence.
and the third [is] at the gate of Sur, and the third at the gate behind the runners,
and ye have kept the charge of the house pulled down;
2 Kings 11 7
The two companies of you, even all who go forth on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house
of Yahweh about the king.
And the two parts of you, all those that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the
watch of the house of Jehovah about the king.
and two parts of you, all going out on the sabbath -- they have kept the charge of
the house of Jehovah about the king,
2 Kings 11 8
You shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who
comes within the ranks, let him be slain: and be you with the king when he goes out, and when
he comes in.
And ye shall encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand;
and he that comes within the ranks shall be put to death; and ye shall be with the king
when he goes out and when he comes in.
and ye have compassed the king round about, each with his weapons in his hand,
and he who is coming unto the ranges is put to death; and be ye with the king in
his going out and in his coming in.`
2 Kings 11 9
The captains over hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded; and they
took every man his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath, with those who were to go
out on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
And the captains of the hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest
commanded; and they took every man his men, those that were to come in on the sabbath,
with them that were to go forth on the sabbath, and they came to Jehoiada the priest.
And the heads of the hundreds do according to all that Jehoiada the priest
commanded, and take each his men going in on the sabbath, with those going out
on the sabbath, and come in unto Jehoiada the priest,
2 Kings 11 10
The priest delivered to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been king
David`s, which were in the house of Yahweh.
And the priest gave to the captains of the hundreds king David`s spears and shields
which were in the house of Jehovah.
and the priest giveth to the heads of the hundreds the spears and the shields that
king David had, that [are] in the house of Jehovah.
2 Kings 11 11
The guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the
left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, by the king round about.
And the couriers stood by the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand,
from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, toward the altar and the
house.
And the runners stand, each with his weapons in his hand, from the right
shoulder of the house unto the left shoulder of the house, by the altar and by the
house, by the king round about;
2 Kings 11 12
Then he brought out the king`s son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony;
and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, [Long] live
the king.
And he brought forth the king`s son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the
testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and
said, Long live the king!
and he bringeth out the son of the king, and putteth on him the crown, and the
testimony, and they make him king, and anoint him, and smite the hand, and say,
`Let the king live.`
2 Kings 11 13
When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and of] the people, she came to the people into the
house of Yahweh:
And Athaliah heard the noise of the couriers [and] of the people; and she came to the
people into the house of Jehovah.
And Athaliah heareth the voice of the runners [and] of the people, and she cometh
in unto the people, to the house of Jehovah,
2 Kings 11 14
and she looked, and, behold, the king stood by the pillar, as the manner was, and the captains
and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets. Then
Athaliah tore her clothes, and cried, Treason! treason!
And she looked, and behold, the king stood on the dais, according to the custom, and the
princes and the trumpeters were by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and
blew with trumpets. And Athaliah rent her garments and cried, Conspiracy! Conspiracy!
and looketh, and lo, the king is standing by the pillar, according to the
ordinance, and the heads, and the trumpets, [are] by the king, and all the people
of the land are rejoicing, and blowing with trumpets, and Athaliah rendeth her
garments, and calleth, `Conspiracy! conspiracy!`
2 Kings 11 15
Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were set over the host, and said to
them, Have her forth between the ranks; and him who follows her kill with the sword. For the
priest said, Don`t let her be slain in the house of Yahweh.
And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds that were set over the
host, and said to them, Lead her forth without the ranks; and whosoever follows her, slay
with the sword; for the priest said, Let her not be put to death in the house of Jehovah.
And Jehoiada the priest commandeth the heads of the hundreds, inspectors of the
force, and saith unto them, `Bring her out unto the outside of the ranges, and him
who is going after her, put to death by the sword:` for the priest had said, `Let
her not be put to death in the house of Jehovah.`
2 Kings 11 16
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses` entry to the king`s house: and
there was she slain.
And they made way for her, and she went by the way by which the horses entered the
king`s house, and there was she put to death.
And they make for her sides, and she entereth the way of the entering in of the
horses to the house of the king, and is put to death there.
2 Kings 11 17
Jehoiada made a covenant between Yahweh and the king and the people, that they should be
Yahweh`s people; between the king also and the people.
And Jehoiada made a covenant between Jehovah and the king and the people, that they
should be the people of Jehovah; and between the king and the people.
And Jehoiada maketh the covenant between Jehovah and the king and the people,
to be for a people to Jehovah, and between the king and the people.
2 Kings 11 18
All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and broke it down; his altars and his images
broke they in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. The
priest appointed officers over the house of Yahweh.
Then all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and broke it down: his altars
and his images they broke in pieces completely, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal
before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of Jehovah.
And all the people of the land go in to the house of Baal, and break it down, its
altars and its images they have thoroughly broken, and Mattan priest of Baal they
have slain before the altars; and the priest setteth inspectors over the house of
Jehovah,
2 Kings 11 19
He took the captains over hundreds, and the Carites, and the guard, and all the people of the
land; and they brought down the king from the house of Yahweh, and came by the way of the gate
of the guard to the king`s house. He sat on the throne of the kings.
And he took the captains of the hundreds, and the bodyguard, and the couriers, and all
the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of Jehovah, and
came by the way through the gate of the couriers into the king`s house. And he sat upon
the throne of the kings.
and taketh the heads of the hundreds, and the executioners, and the runners, and
all the people of the land, and they bring down the king from the house of Jehovah,
and come by the way of the gate of the runners, to the house of the king, and he
sitteth on the throne of the kings.
2 Kings 11 20
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. Athaliah they had slain with the
sword at the king`s house.
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet; and they had slain
Athaliah with the sword [beside] the king`s house.
And all the people of the land rejoice, and the city [is] quiet, and Athaliah they
have put to death by the sword in the house of the king;
2 Kings 11 21
Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.
Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.
a son of seven years is Jehoash in his reigning.
2 Kings 12 1
In the seventh year of Jehu began Jehoash to reign; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem: and
his mother`s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign; and he reigned forty years in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
In the seventh year of Jehu reigned hath Jehoash, and forty years he hath reigned
in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Zibiah of Beer-Sheba,
2 Kings 12 2
Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all his days in which Jehoiada the priest
instructed him.
And Jehoash did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, all the days wherein Jehoiada the
priest instructed him.
and Jehoash doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days in which
Jehoiada the priest directed him,
2 Kings 12 3
However the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in
the high places.
Only, the high places were not removed: the people still sacrificed and burned incense
on the high places.
only, the high places have not turned aside, still are the people sacrificing and
making perfume in high places.
2 Kings 12 4
Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the holy things that is brought into the house of
Yahweh, in current money, the money of the persons for whom each man is rated, and all the
money that it comes into any man`s heart to bring into the house of Yahweh,
And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the hallowed things that is brought into
the house of Jehovah, the money of every one that passes [the account], the money at
which every man is valued, [and] all the money that comes into any man`s heart to bring
into the house of Jehovah,
And Jehoash saith unto the priests, `All the money of the sanctified things that is
brought in to the house of Jehovah, the money of him who is passing over, each the
money of his valuation, all the money that it goeth up on the heart of a man to
bring in to the house of Jehovah,
2 Kings 12 5
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the
breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.
let the priests take it, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of
the house, wherever any breach is found.
do the priests take to them, each from his acquaintance, and they strengthen the
breach of the house, in all [places] where there is found a breach.`
2 Kings 12 6
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired
the breaches of the house.
And it was [so that] in the twenty-third year of king Jehoash, the priests had not
repaired the breaches of the house.
And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and third year of king Jehoash, the priests
have not strengthened the breach of the house,
2 Kings 12 7
Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the [other] priests, and said to them,
Why don`t you repair the breaches of the house? now therefore take no [more] money from your
acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the priests, and said to them, Why
have ye not repaired the breaches of the house? And now receive no money of your
acquaintances, but give it for the breaches of the house.
and king Jehoash calleth to Jehoiada the priest, and to the priests, and saith unto
them, `Wherefore are ye not strengthening the breach of the house? and now,
receive no money from your acquaintances, but for the breach of the house give
it.`
2 Kings 12 8
The priests consented that they should take no [more] money from the people, neither repair the
breaches of the house.
And the priests consented to receive no money of the people, and that they should only
repair the breaches of the house.
And the priests consent not to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen
the breach of the house,
2 Kings 12 9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar,
on the right side as one comes into the house of Yahweh: and the priests who kept the threshold
put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh.
And Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid, and set it beside the
altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of Jehovah; and the priests that kept
the door put into it all the money brought into the house of Jehovah.
and Jehoiada the priest taketh a chest, and pierceth a hole in its lid, and putteth
it near the altar, on the right side, as one cometh in to the house of Jehovah, and
the priests keeping the threshold have put there all the money that is brought in
to the house of Jehovah.
2 Kings 12 10
It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king`s scribe and the
high priest came up, and they put up in bags and counted the money that was found in the house
of Yahweh.
And it came to pass when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the
king`s scribe and the high priest came up, and they tied up and counted the money that
was found in the house of Jehovah.
And it cometh to pass, at their seeing that the money [is] abundant in the chest,
that there goeth up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind [it]
up, and count the money that is found [in] the house of Jehovah,
2 Kings 12 11
They gave the money that was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had
the oversight of the house of Yahweh: and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders,
who worked on the house of Yahweh,
And they gave the money, weighed out into the hands of them that did the work, who
were appointed over the house of Jehovah; and they laid it out to the carpenters and
builders that wrought upon the house of Jehovah,
and have given the weighed money into the hands of those doing the work, those
inspecting the house of Jehovah, and they bring it out to those working in the
wood, and to builders who are working in the house of Jehovah,
2 Kings 12 12
and to the masons and the stone cutters, and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the
breaches of the house of Yahweh, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
and to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the
breaches of the house of Jehovah, and for all that had to be laid out on the house for
repairs.
and to those [repairing] the wall, and to hewers of stone, and to buy wood and
hewn stones to strengthen the breach of the house of Jehovah, and for all that
goeth out on the house, to strengthen it.
2 Kings 12 13
But there were not made for the house of Yahweh cups of silver, snuffers, basins, trumpets, any
vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh;
However there were not made for the house of Jehovah basons of silver, knives, bowls,
trumpets, nor any utensil of gold or utensil of silver, of the money that was brought
[into] the house of Jehovah;
Only, there is not made for the house of Jehovah basins of silver, snuffers, bowls,
trumpets, any vessel of gold, and vessel of silver, out of the money that is brought
into the house of Jehovah;
2 Kings 12 14
for they gave that to those who did the work, and repaired therewith the house of Yahweh.
but they gave that to the workmen, and repaired the house of Jehovah with it.
for to those doing the work they give it, and they have strengthened with it the
house of Jehovah,
2 Kings 12 15
Moreover they didn`t demand an accounting from the men into whose hand they delivered the
money to give to those who did the work; for they dealt faithfully.
And they did not reckon with the men into whose hand they gave the money to be
bestowed on workmen; for they dealt faithfully.
and they do not reckon with the men into whose hand they give the money to give
to those doing the work, for in faithfulness they are dealing.
2 Kings 12 16
The money for the trespass-offerings, and the money for the sin-offerings, was not brought into
the house of Yahweh: it was the priests`.
The money of trespass-offerings, and the money of sin-offerings, was not brought into the
house of Jehovah: it was for the priests.
The money of a trespass-offering, and the money of sin-offerings is not brought in
to the house of Jehovah -- for the priests it is.
2 Kings 12 17
Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it; and Hazael set his face
to go up to Jerusalem.
Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it. And Hazael set
his face to go up against Jerusalem.
Then go up doth Hazael king of Aram, and fighteth against Gath, and captureth it,
and Hazael setteth his face to go up against Jerusalem;
2 Kings 12 18
Jehoash king of Judah took all the holy things that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, his
fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own holy things, and all the gold that was found
in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and of the king`s house, and sent it to Hazael king of
Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.
And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and
Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all
the gold found in the treasures of the house of Jehovah and in the king`s house, and sent
it to Hazael king of Syria; and he went away from Jerusalem.
and Jehoash king of Judah taketh all the sanctified things that Jehoshaphat, and
Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had sanctified, and his own
sanctified things, and all the gold that is found in the treasures of the house of
Jehovah and of the house of the king, and sendeth to Hazael king of Aram, and he
goeth up from off Jerusalem.
2 Kings 12 19
Now the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, aren`t they written in the book of the
chronicles of the kings of Judah?
And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of
the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
And the rest of the matters of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written on
the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2 Kings 12 20
His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, [on the way]
that goes down to Silla.
And his servants rose up and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash in the house of Millo, at
the descent of Silla.
And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of
Millo, that is going down to Silla:
2 Kings 12 21
For Jozacar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, struck him, and
he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned
in his place.
And Jozachar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote
him and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David. And Amaziah
his son reigned in his stead.
yea, Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shemer, his servants, have
smitten him, and he dieth, and they bury him with his fathers in the city of

David, and reign doth Amaziah his son, in his stead.

Study Questions

How many sons of Ahab were killed? 10:7

How many sons of Ahaziah were killed? 10:13-14

How long did Jehu reign over Israel? 10:36

What priest arranged for Joash to be guarded? 11:4-9

Another name for Joash is? 11:2 with 11:21

How did Jehoash stop an invasion by Hazael, king of Aram? 12:18

Who became king after Joash? 12:21


Jul. 8, 9
Acts 7

Act 7:1 The high priest said, "Are these things so?"
Act 7:2 He said, "Brothers and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
Act 7:3 and said to him, 'Get out of your land, and from your relatives, and come into a land which I will show you.'
Act 7:4 Then he came out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and lived in Haran. From there, when his father was dead, God moved him into this land, where you are now living.
Act 7:5 He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child.
Act 7:6 God spoke in this way: that his seed would live as aliens in a strange land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.
Act 7:7 'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God, 'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.'
Act 7:8 He gave him the covenant of circumcision. So Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day. Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.
Act 7:9 "The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,
Act 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
Act 7:11 Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food.
Act 7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers the first time.
Act 7:13 On the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's race was revealed to Pharaoh.
Act 7:14 Joseph sent, and summoned Jacob, his father, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
Act 7:15 Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, himself and our fathers,
Act 7:16 and they were brought back to Shechem, and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price in silver from the children of Hamor of Shechem.
Act 7:17 "But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
Act 7:18 until there arose a different king, who didn't know Joseph.
Act 7:19 The same took advantage of our race, and mistreated our fathers, and forced them to throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive.
Act 7:20 At that time Moses was born, and was exceedingly handsome. He was nourished three months in his father's house.
Act 7:21 When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.
Act 7:22 Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.
Act 7:23 But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
Act 7:24 Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Egyptian.
Act 7:25 He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.
Act 7:26 "The day following, he appeared to them as they fought, and urged them to be at peace again, saying, 'Sirs, you are brothers. Why do you wrong one another?'
Act 7:27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
Act 7:28 Do you want to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?'
Act 7:29 Moses fled at this saying, and became a stranger in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.
Act 7:30 "When forty years were fulfilled, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
Act 7:31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to him,
Act 7:32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' Moses trembled, and dared not look.
Act 7:33 The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
Act 7:34 I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Egypt, and have heard their groaning. I have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you into Egypt.'
Act 7:35 "This Moses, whom they refused, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?'-God has sent him as both a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
Act 7:36 This man led them out, having worked wonders and signs in Egypt, in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness for forty years.
Act 7:37 This is that Moses, who said to the children of Israel, 'The Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, like me.'
Act 7:38 This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living oracles to give to us,
Act 7:39 to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
Act 7:40 saying to Aaron, 'Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this Moses, who led us out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.'
Act 7:41 They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.
Act 7:42 But God turned, and gave them up to serve the army of the sky, as it is written in the book of the prophets, 'Did you offer to me slain animals and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Act 7:43 You took up the tabernacle of Moloch, the star of your god Rephan, the figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'
Act 7:44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern that he had seen;
Act 7:45 which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Joshua when they entered into the possession of the nations, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, to the days of David,
Act 7:46 who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.
Act 7:47 But Solomon built him a house.
Act 7:48 However, the Most High doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says,
Act 7:49 'heaven is my throne, and the earth a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord; 'or what is the place of my rest?
Act 7:50 Didn't my hand make all these things?'
Act 7:51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As your fathers did, so you do.
Act 7:52 Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.
Act 7:53 You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn't keep it!"
Act 7:54 Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
Act 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Act 7:56 and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Act 7:57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord.
Act 7:58 They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul
Act 7:59 They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
Act 7:60 He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" When he had said this, he fell asleep.



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Acts


Acts 7 1
The high priest said, "Are these things so?"
And the high priest said, Are these things then so?
And the chief priest said, `Are then these things so?`
Acts 7 2
He said, "Brothers and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he
was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
And he said, Brethren and fathers, hearken. The God of glory appeared to our father
Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
and he said, `Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken: The God of the glory did appear
to our father Abraham, being in Mesopotamia, before his dwelling in Haran,
Acts 7 3
and said to him, `Get out of your land, and from your relatives, and come into a land which I will
show you.`
and said to him, Go out of thy land and out of thy kindred, and come into the land which I
will shew thee.
and He said to him, Go forth out of thy land, and out of thy kindred, and come to a
land that I shall shew thee.
Acts 7 4
Then he came out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and lived in Haran. From there, when his father
was dead, God moved him into this land, where you are now living.
Then going out of the land of the Chaldeans he dwelt in Charran, and thence, after his
father died, he removed him into this land in which *ye* now dwell.
`Then having come forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, he dwelt in Haran, and
from thence, after the death of his father, He did remove him to this land wherein
ye now dwell,
Acts 7 5
He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he
would give it to him in possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child.
And he did not give him an inheritance in it, not even what his foot could stand on; and
promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he had no
child.
and He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a footstep, and did promise to give
it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him -- he having no child.
Acts 7 6
God spoke thus, that his seed would live as aliens in a strange land, and that they would be
enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.
And God spoke thus: His seed shall be a sojourner in a strange land, and they shall enslave
them and evil entreat [them] four hundred years;
`And God spake thus, That his seed shall be sojourning in a strange land, and they
shall cause it to serve, and shall do it evil four hundred years,
Acts 7 7
`I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,` said God, `and after that will they
come out, and serve me in this place.`
and the nation to which they shall be in bondage will *I* judge, said God; and after these
things they shall come forth and serve me in this place.
and the nation whom they shall serve I will judge, said God; and after these things
they shall come forth and shall do Me service in this place.
Acts 7 8
He gave him the covenant of circumcision. So Abraham became the father of Isaac, and
circumcised him the eighth day. Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father
of the twelve patriarchs.
And he gave to him [the] covenant of circumcision; and thus he begat Isaac and
circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac Jacob, and Jacob the twelve patriarchs.
`And He gave to him a covenant of circumcision, and so he begat Isaac, and did
circumcise him on the eighth day, and Isaac [begat] Jacob, and Jacob -- the twelve
patriarchs;
Acts 7 9
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,
And the patriarchs, envying Joseph, sold him away into Egypt. And God was with him,
and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and
God was with him,
Acts 7 10
and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king
of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
and delivered him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom in the
sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he appointed him chief over Egypt and all his house.
and did deliver him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom
before Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he did set him -- governor over Egypt and all
his house.
Acts 7 11
Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found
no food.
But a famine came upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great distress, and our
fathers found no food.
`And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great
tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,
Acts 7 12
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.
But Jacob, having heard of there being corn in Egypt, sent out our fathers first;
and Jacob having heard that there was corn in Egypt, sent forth our fathers a first
time;
Acts 7 13
On the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph`s race was revealed to
Pharaoh.
and the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren, and the family of Joseph
became known to Pharaoh.
and at the second time was Joseph made known to his brethren, and Joseph`s
kindred became manifest to Pharaoh,
Acts 7 14
Joseph sent, and called Jacob, his father, to him, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
And Joseph sent and called down to him his father Jacob and all [his] kindred, seventy-
five souls.
and Joseph having sent, did call for his father Jacob, and all his kindred -- with
seventy and five souls --
Acts 7 15
Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, himself and our fathers,
And Jacob went down into Egypt and died, he and our fathers,
and Jacob went down to Egypt, and died, himself and our fathers,
Acts 7 16
and they were brought back to Shechem, and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price
in silver from the sons of Hamor of Shechem.
and were carried over to Sychem and placed in the sepulchre which Abraham bought for
a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the [father] of Sychem.
and they were carried over into Sychem, and were laid in the tomb that Abraham
bought for a price in money from the sons of Emmor, of Sychem.
Acts 7 17
"But as the time of the promise came close which God swore to Abraham, the people grew and
multiplied in Egypt,
But as the time of promise drew near which God had promised to Abraham, the people
increased and multiplied in Egypt,
`And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did
swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
Acts 7 18
until there arose a different king, who didn`t know Joseph.
until another king over Egypt arose who did not know Joseph.
till another king rose, who had not known Joseph;
Acts 7 19
The same dealt slyly with our race, and mistreated our fathers, that they should throw out their
babies, so that they wouldn`t stay alive.
*He* dealt subtilly with our race, and evil entreated the fathers, casting out their
infants that they might not live.
this one, having dealt subtilely with our kindred, did evil to our fathers, causing
to expose their babes, that they might not live;
Acts 7 20
At that time Moses was born, and was exceedingly handsome. He was nourished three months in
his father`s house.
In which time Moses was born, and was exceedingly lovely, who was nourished three
months in the house of his father.
in which time Moses was born, and he was fair to God, and he was brought up
three months in the house of his father;
Acts 7 21
When he was thrown out, Pharaoh`s daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.
And when he was cast out, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and brought him up for
herself [to be] for a son.
and he having been exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and did rear
him to herself for a son;
Acts 7 22
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.
And Moses was instructed in all [the] wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his
words and deeds.
and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in
words and in works.
Acts 7 23
But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of
Israel.
And when a period of forty years was fulfilled to him, it came into his heart to look upon
his brethren, the sons of Israel;
`And when forty years were fulfilled to him, it came upon his heart to look after
his brethren, the sons of Israel;
Acts 7 24
Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed,
striking the Egyptian.
and seeing a certain one wronged, he defended [him], and avenged him that was being
oppressed, smiting the Egyptian.
and having seen a certain one suffering injustice, he did defend, and did justice
to the oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian;
Acts 7 25
He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance;
but they didn`t understand.
For he thought that his brethren would understand that God by his hand was giving
them deliverance. But they understood not.
and he was supposing his brethren to understand that God through his hand doth
give salvation; and they did not understand.
Acts 7 26
The day following, he appeared to them as they fought, and urged them to be at peace again,
saying, `Sirs, you are brothers. Why do you wrong one to another?`
And on the morrow he shewed himself to them as they were contending, and compelled
them to peace, saying, *Ye* are brethren, why do ye wrong one another?
`On the succeeding day, also, he shewed himself to them as they are striving, and
urged them to peace, saying, Men, brethren are ye, wherefore do ye injustice to
one another?
Acts 7 27
But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, `Who made you a ruler and a judge
over us?
But he that was wronging his neighbour thrust him away, saying, Who established thee
ruler and judge over us?
and he who is doing injustice to the neighbour, did thrust him away, saying, Who
set thee a ruler and a judge over us?
Acts 7 28
Do you want to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?`
Dost *thou* wish to kill me as thou killedst the Egyptian yesterday?
to kill me dost thou wish, as thou didst kill yesterday the Egyptian?
Acts 7 29
Moses fled at this saying, and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father
of two sons.
And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Madiam, where he
begat two sons.
`And Moses fled at this word, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where
he begat two sons,
Acts 7 30
"When forty years were fulfilled, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of
Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
And when forty years were fulfilled, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of mount
Sinai, in a flame of fire of a bush.
and forty years having been fulfilled, there appeared to him in the wilderness of
mount Sinai a messenger of the Lord, in a flame of fire of a bush,
Acts 7 31
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to
him,
And Moses seeing it wondered at the vision; and as he went up to consider it, there was a
voice of [the] Lord,
and Moses having seen did wonder at the sight; and he drawing near to behold,
there came a voice of the Lord unto him,
Acts 7 32
`I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.` Moses
trembled, and dared not look.
*I* am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. And Moses
trembled, and durst not consider [it].
I [am] the God of thy fathers; the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob. `And Moses having become terrified, durst not behold,
Acts 7 33
The Lord said to him, `Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy
ground.
And the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place on which thou
standest is holy ground.
and the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place in which thou
hast stood is holy ground;
Acts 7 34
I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Egypt, and have heard their groaning. I
have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you into Egypt.`
I have surely seen the ill treatment of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their
groan, and have come down to take them out of it; and now, come, I will send thee to
Egypt.
seeing I have seen the affliction of My people that [is] in Egypt, and their
groaning I did hear, and came down to deliver them; and now come, I will send
thee to Egypt.
Acts 7 35
"This Moses, whom they refused, saying, `Who made you a ruler and a judge?` -- God has sent him
as both a ruler and a deliverer with the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
This Moses, whom they refused, saying, Who made thee ruler and judge? him did God
send [to be] a ruler and deliverer with the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the
bush.
`This Moses, whom they did refuse, saying, Who did set thee a ruler and a judge?
this one God a ruler and a redeemer did send, in the hand of a messenger who
appeared to him in the bush;
Acts 7 36
This man led them forth, having worked wonders and signs in Egypt, in the Red Sea, and in the
wilderness forty years.
*He* led them out, having wrought wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red
sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
this one did bring them forth, having done wonders and signs in the land of
Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years;
Acts 7 37
This is that Moses, who said to the children of Israel, `The Lord God will raise up a prophet to
you from among your brothers, like me.`
This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, A prophet shall God raise up to you out of
your brethren like me [him shall ye hear].
this is the Moses who did say to the sons of Israel: A prophet to you shall the Lord
your God raise up out of your brethren, like to me, him shall ye hear.
Acts 7 38
This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him in the
Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living oracles to give to us,
This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him in
the mount Sinai, and with our fathers; who received living oracles to give to us;
`This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the messenger who is
speaking to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers who did receive the
living oracles to give to us;
Acts 7 39
to whom our fathers wouldn`t be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to
Egypt,
to whom our fathers would not be subject, but thrust [him] from them, and in their
hearts turned back to Egypt,
to whom our fathers did not wish to become obedient, but did thrust away, and
turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
Acts 7 40
saying to Aaron, `Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this Moses, who led us forth out
of the land of Egypt, we don`t know what has become of him.`
saying to Aaron, Make us gods who shall go before us; for this Moses, who brought us out
of the land of Egypt, we know not what has happened to him.
saying to Aaron, Make to us gods who shall go on before us, for this Moses, who
brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, we have not known what hath happened
to him.
Acts 7 41
They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of
their hands.
And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the
works of their own hands.
`And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were
rejoicing in the works of their hands,
Acts 7 42
But God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of the sky, as it is written in the book of the
prophets, `Did you offer to me slain animals and sacrifices Forty years in the wilderness, O
house of Israel?
But God turned and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven; as it is written in
[the] book of the prophets, Have ye offered me victims and sacrifices forty years in the
wilderness, O house of Israel?
and God did turn, and did give them up to do service to the host of the heaven,
according as it hath been written in the scroll of the prophets: Slain beasts and
sacrifices did ye offer to Me forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Acts 7 43
You took up the tent of Moloch, The star of your god Rephan, The figures which you made to
worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.`
Yea, ye took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of [your] god Remphan, the forms which ye
made to do homage to them; and I will transport you beyond Babylon.
and ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan -- the
figures that ye made to bow before them, and I will remove your dwelling beyond
Babylon.
Acts 7 44
"Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moses
appointed, that he should make it according to the pattern that he had seen.
Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, as he that spoke to Moses
commanded to make it according to the model which he had seen;
`The tabernacle of the testimony was among our fathers in the wilderness,
according as He did direct, who is speaking to Moses, to make it according to the
figure that he had seen;
Acts 7 45
Which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Joshua when they entered into the
possession of the nations, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, to the days of David,
which also our fathers, receiving from their predecessors, brought in with Joshua when
they entered into possession of [the lands of] the nations, whom God drove out from [the]
face of our fathers, until the days of David;
which also our fathers having in succession received, did bring in with Joshua,
into the possession of the nations whom God did drive out from the presence of
our fathers, till the days of David,
Acts 7 46
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.
who found favour before God, and asked to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;
who found favour before God, and requested to find a tabernacle for the God of
Jacob;
Acts 7 47
But Solomon built him a house.
but Solomon built him a house.
and Solomon built Him an house.
Acts 7 48
However, the Most High doesn`t dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says,
But the Most High dwells not in [places] made with hands; as says the prophet,
`But the Most High in sanctuaries made with hands doth not dwell, according as
the prophet saith:
Acts 7 49
`heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet. What kind of house will you build
me?` says the Lord; `Or what is the place of my rest?
The heaven [is] my throne and the earth the footstool of my feet: what house will ye build
me? saith [the] Lord, or where [is the] place of my rest?
The heaven [is] My throne, and the earth My footstool; what house will ye build to
Me? saith the Lord, or what [is] the place of My rest?
Acts 7 50
Didn`t my hand make all these things?`
has not my hand made all these things?
hath not My hand made all these things?
Acts 7 51
"You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As
your fathers did, so you do.
O stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, *ye* do always resist the Holy Spirit;
as your fathers, *ye* also.
`Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and in ears! ye do always the Holy
Spirit resist; as your fathers -- also ye;
Acts 7 52
Which of the prophets didn`t your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming
of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who
announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom *ye* have now
become deliverers up and murderers!
which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? and they killed those who
declared before about the coming of the Righteous One, of whom now ye betrayers
and murderers have become,
Acts 7 53
You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn`t keep it!"
who have received the law as ordained by [the] ministry of angels, and have not kept [it].
who received the law by arrangement of messengers, and did not keep [it].`
Acts 7 54
Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with
their teeth.
And hearing these things they were cut to the heart, and gnashed their teeth against
And hearing these things, they were cut to the hearts, and did gnash the teeth at
him;
Acts 7 55
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God,
and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
But being full of [the] Holy Spirit, having fixed his eyes on heaven, he saw [the] glory of
God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and being full of the Holy Spirit, having looked stedfastly to the heaven, he saw
the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Acts 7 56
and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of
God!"
and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand
of God.
and he said, `Lo, I see the heavens having been opened, and the Son of Man
standing on the right hand of God.`
Acts 7 57
But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord.
And they cried out with a loud voice, and held their ears, and rushed upon him with one
accord;
And they, having cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and did rush
with one accord upon him,
Acts 7 58
They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet
of a young man named Saul.
and having cast [him] out of the city, they stoned [him]. And the witnesses laid aside
their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul.
and having cast him forth outside of the city, they were stoning [him] -- and the
witnesses did put down their garments at the feet of a young man called Saul --
Acts 7 59
They stoned Stephen, as he called on the Lord, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit!"
And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
and they were stoning Stephen, calling and saying, `Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;`
Acts 7 60
He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don`t hold this sin against them!" When he
had said this, he fell asleep.
And kneeling down, he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And
having said this, he fell asleep.
and having bowed the knees, he cried with a loud voice, `Lord, mayest thou not lay

 to them this sin;` and this having said, he fell asleep.

Study Questions

What covenant was given? 7:8

Where was Joseph buried? 7:16

Who cared for the cast off Moses? 7:21

Who was stoned? 7:60