7/12/13

From Gary... Without the foam, please!!!


I have seen pictures from the inside of a wave before, but never one where the water was all full of foam.  I would like the picture better if there were no foam, but that's just me.  However, this picture did remind me of something; something less than wonderful- and also the following passage of Scripture...

1 Corinthians, Chapter 1

  4  I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;  6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:  7 so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;  8 who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  10 Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.  11 For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I mean this, that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” “I follow Apollos,” “I follow Cephas,” and, “I follow Christ.”  13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?  14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius,  15 so that no one should say that I had baptized you into my own name.  16 (I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don’t know whether I baptized any other.)  17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Good News—not in wisdom of words, so that the cross of Christ wouldn’t be made void.  18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, 
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”

  20  Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn’t God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn’t know God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.  22 For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom,  23 but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,  24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.  25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble; 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;  28 and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:  29 that no flesh should boast before God.  30 But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:  31 that, according as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.” 


The Church that Christ established is made of people. People of all shapes, backgrounds, nationalities and ages.  Some are spiritual, some are not.  When those who are lacking in spirituality cause problems- there are BIG PROBLEMS.  For me, this sort of situation is like the picture- it almost takes the focus off the Sun (Son) and churns up the waters of contentment.  Paul's solution- focus on God!!!  Even though a couple of thousand years separates us from this specific situation, the principle is the same.  We need to be a Christ-centric people and not obsessed with the idea that EVERYTHING IS ABOUT US- IT ISN'T.  To GOD be the glory, the power and dominion in our lives!!!  Lord, help us all to be humble, faithful servants, who look to you for guidance and NOT ON OUR OWN WISDOM OR IDEAS!!!! The following quote is worth repeating and putting to memory...

“He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.” 

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 12



Bible Reading and Study, July 12


July 12
2 Kings 22-25

2Ki 22:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.
2Ki 22:2 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in all the way of David his father, and didn't turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
2Ki 22:3 It happened in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of Yahweh, saying,
2Ki 22:4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the money which is brought into the house of Yahweh, which the keepers of the threshold have gathered of the people:
2Ki 22:5 and let them deliver it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of Yahweh; and let them give it to the workmen who are in the house of Yahweh, to repair the breaches of the house,
2Ki 22:6 to the carpenters, and to the builders, and to the masons, and for buying timber and cut stone to repair the house.
2Ki 22:7 However there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand; for they dealt faithfully.
2Ki 22:8 Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of Yahweh. Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
2Ki 22:9 Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 22:10 Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book. Shaphan read it before the king.
2Ki 22:11 It happened, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.
2Ki 22:12 The king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,
2Ki 22:13 Go inquire of Yahweh for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that which is written concerning us.
2Ki 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter); and they talked with her.
2Ki 22:15 She said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Tell the man who sent you to me,
2Ki 22:16 Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read.
2Ki 22:17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and it shall not be quenched.
2Ki 22:18 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus you shall tell him, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,
2Ki 22:19 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before Yahweh, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you, says Yahweh.
2Ki 22:20 Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, neither shall your eyes see all the evil which I will bring on this place. They brought the king word again.
2Ki 23:1 The king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
2Ki 23:2 The king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 23:3 The king stood by the pillar, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and all his soul, to confirm the words of this covenant that were written in this book: and all the people stood to the covenant.
2Ki 23:4 The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring forth out of the temple of Yahweh all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the army of the sky, and he burned them outside of Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel.
2Ki 23:5 He put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places around Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the army of the sky.
2Ki 23:6 He brought out the Asherah from the house of Yahweh, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast its dust on the graves of the common people.
2Ki 23:7 He broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Yahweh, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
2Ki 23:8 He brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
2Ki 23:9 Nevertheless the priests of the high places didn't come up to the altar of Yahweh in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers.
2Ki 23:10 He defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
2Ki 23:11 He took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of Yahweh, by the chamber of Nathan Melech the officer, who was in the court; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
2Ki 23:12 The altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of Yahweh, did the king break down, and beatthem down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
2Ki 23:13 The high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mountain of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
2Ki 23:14 He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.
2Ki 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down; and he burned the high place and beat it to dust, and burned the Asherah.
2Ki 23:16 As Josiah turned himself, he spied the tombs that were there in the mountain; and he sent, and took the bones out of the tombs, and burned them on the altar, and defiled it, according to the word of Yahweh which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
2Ki 23:17 Then he said, What monument is that which I see? The men of the city told him, It is the tomb of the man of God, who came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that you have done against the altar of Bethel.
2Ki 23:18 He said, Let him be; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.
2Ki 23:19 All the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke Yahweh to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.
2Ki 23:20 He killed all the priests of the high places that were there, on the altars, and burned men's bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.
2Ki 23:21 The king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.
2Ki 23:22 Surely there was not kept such a Passover from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
2Ki 23:23 but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this Passover kept to Yahweh in Jerusalem.
2Ki 23:24 Moreover those who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of Yahweh.
2Ki 23:25 Like him was there no king before him, who turned to Yahweh with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
2Ki 23:26 Notwithstanding, Yahweh didn't turn from the fierceness of his great wrath, with which his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocation with which Manasseh had provoked him.
2Ki 23:27 Yahweh said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and I will cast off this city which I have chosen, even Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
2Ki 23:28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2Ki 23:29 In his days Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and Pharaoh Necoh killed him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
2Ki 23:30 His servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's place.
2Ki 23:31 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
2Ki 23:32 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his fathers had done.
2Ki 23:33 Pharaoh Necoh put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of one hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
2Ki 23:34 Pharaoh Necoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and changed his name to Jehoiakim: but he took Jehoahaz away; and he came to Egypt, and died there.
2Ki 23:35 Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of everyone according to his taxation, to give it to Pharaoh Necoh.
2Ki 23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
2Ki 23:37 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his fathers had done.

2Ki 24:1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
2Ki 24:2 Yahweh sent against him bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servants the prophets.
2Ki 24:3 Surely at the commandment of Yahweh came this on Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did,
2Ki 24:4 and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and Yahweh would not pardon.
2Ki 24:5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2Ki 24:6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers; and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
2Ki 24:7 The king of Egypt didn't come again out of his land any more; for the king of Babylon had taken, from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
2Ki 24:8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; and he reigned in Jerusalem three months: and his mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
2Ki 24:9 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his father had done.
2Ki 24:10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
2Ki 24:11 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it;
2Ki 24:12 and Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
2Ki 24:13 He carried out there all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold, which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of Yahweh, as Yahweh had said.
2Ki 24:14 He carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths; none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
2Ki 24:15 He carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon; and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the chief men of the land, carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
2Ki 24:16 All the men of might, even seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths one thousand, all of them strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
2Ki 24:17 The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's father's brother, king is his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
2Ki 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
2Ki 24:19 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
2Ki 24:20 For through the anger of Yahweh did it happen in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2Ki 25:1 It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it around it.
2Ki 25:2 So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
2Ki 25:3 On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
2Ki 25:4 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden (now the Chaldeans were against the city around it); and the king went by the way of the Arabah.
2Ki 25:5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
2Ki 25:6 Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him.
2Ki 25:7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
2Ki 25:8 Now in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, to Jerusalem.
2Ki 25:9 He burnt the house of Yahweh, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house, burnt he with fire.
2Ki 25:10 All the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem.
2Ki 25:11 The residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away captive.
2Ki 25:12 But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
2Ki 25:13 The pillars of brass that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases and the bronze sea that were in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldeans break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
2Ki 25:14 The pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with which they ministered, took they away.
2Ki 25:15 The fire pans, and the basins, that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
2Ki 25:16 The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh, the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
2Ki 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a capital of brass was on it; and the height of the capital was three cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital around it, all of brass: and like to these had the second pillar with network.
2Ki 25:18 The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
2Ki 25:19 and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and five men of those who saw the king's face, who were found in the city; and the scribe, the captain of the army, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the city.
2Ki 25:20 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
2Ki 25:21 The king of Babylon struck them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
2Ki 25:22 As for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor.
2Ki 25:23 Now when all the captains of the forces, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
2Ki 25:24 Gedaliah swore to them and to their men, and said to them, Don't be afraid because of the servants of the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
2Ki 25:25 But it happened in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal seed came, and ten men with him, and struck Gedaliah, so that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldeans that were with him at Mizpah.
2Ki 25:26 All the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces, arose, and came to Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.
2Ki 25:27 It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
2Ki 25:28 and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon,
2Ki 25:29 and changed his prison garments. Jehoiachin ate bread before him continually all the days of his life:

2Ki 25:30 and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him of the king, every day a portion, all the days of his life.


The Composite Bible
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2 Kings

 2 Kings 22 1
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem:
and his mother`s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah of Bozcath.
A son of eight years [is] Josiah in his reigning, and thirty and one years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jedidah daughter of Adaiah
of Boskath,
2 Kings 22 2
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in all the way of David his father,
and didn`t turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, and walked in all the way of David his
father, and turned not aside to the right hand nor to the left.
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in all the way
of David his father, and hath not turned aside -- right or left.
2 Kings 22 3
It happened in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah
the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of Yahweh, saying,
And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [that] the king sent Shaphan
the son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of Jehovah, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, the king hath sent
Shaphan son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of Jehovah,
saying,
2 Kings 22 4
Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the money which is brought into the house of
Yahweh, which the keepers of the threshold have gathered of the people:
Go up to Hilkijah the high priest, that he may sum up the money which is brought into
the house of Jehovah, which the doorkeepers have gathered of the people,
`Go up unto Hilkiah the high priest, and he doth complete the silver that is
brought into the house of Jehovah, that the keepers of the threshold have gathered
from the people,
2 Kings 22 5
and let them deliver it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of
Yahweh; and let them give it to the workmen who are in the house of Yahweh, to repair the
breaches of the house,
and let them give it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of
the house of Jehovah; and let them give it to those that do the work in the house of
Jehovah, to repair the breaches of the house,
and they give it into the hand of the doers of the work, the overseers, in the house
of Jehovah, and they give it to the doers of the work that [is] in the house of
Jehovah, to strengthen the breach of the house,
2 Kings 22 6
to the carpenters, and to the builders, and to the masons, and for buying timber and hewn stone
to repair the house.
to the carpenters and the builders and the masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to
repair the house.
to artificers, and to builders, and [to repairers of] the wall, and to buy wood and
hewn stones to strengthen the house;
2 Kings 22 7
However there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their
hand; for they dealt faithfully.
But no reckoning was made with them of the money that was given into their hand,
because they dealt faithfully.
only, the silver that is given into their hand is not reckoned with them, for in
faithfulness they are dealing.
2 Kings 22 8
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house
of Yahweh. Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
And Hilkijah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law
in the house of Jehovah. And Hilkijah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
And Hilkiah the high priest saith unto Shaphan the scribe, `A book of the law I
have found in the house of Jehovah;` and Hilkiah giveth the book unto Shaphan,
and he readeth it.
2 Kings 22 9
Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Your servants
have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of
the workmen who have the oversight of the house of Yahweh.
And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again and said, Thy
servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it
into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of Jehovah.
And Shaphan the scribe cometh in unto the king, and bringeth the king back
word, and saith, `Thy servants have poured out the silver that hath been found in
the house, and give it into the hand of the doers of the work, the inspectors, in
the house of Jehovah.`
2 Kings 22 10
Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book. Shaphan
read it before the king.
And Shaphan the scribe informed the king saying, Hilkijah the priest has given me a
book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
And Shaphan the scribe declareth to the king, saying, `A book hath Hilkiah the
priest given to me;` and Shaphan readeth it before the king.
2 Kings 22 11
It happened, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.
And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent
his garments.
And it cometh to pass, at the king`s hearing the words of the book of the law, that
he rendeth his garments,
2 Kings 22 12
The king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of
Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king`s servant, saying,
And the king commanded Hilkijah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and
Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king,
saying,
and the king commandeth Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam son of Shaphan, and
Achbor son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah servant of the king,
saying,
2 Kings 22 13
Go you, inquire of Yahweh for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of
this book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is kindled against us, because our
fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that which is written
concerning us.
Go, inquire of Jehovah for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words
of this book which is found; for great is the wrath of Jehovah that is kindled against us,
because our fathers have not hearkened to the words of this book, to do according to all
that is written [there] for us.
`Go, seek Jehovah for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the
words of this book that is found, for great [is] the fury of Jehovah that is kindled
against us, because that our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this
book, to do according to all that is written for us.`
2 Kings 22 14
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the
prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now
she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter); and they talked with her.
And Hilkijah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to
Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the
wardrobe: now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the second quarter [of the town]; and they
spoke with her.
And Hilkiah the priest goeth, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah,
unto Huldah the prophetess, wife of Shallum, son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper
of the garments, and she is dwelling in Jerusalem in the second, and they speak
unto her.
2 Kings 22 15
She said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Tell you the man who sent you to me,
And she said to them, Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Tell the man that sent you to
me,
And she saith unto them, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Say to the man who hath
sent you unto me:
2 Kings 22 16
Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on the inhabitants of it, even all
the words of the book which the king of Judah has read.
Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon the inhabitants
thereof, all the words of the book that the king of Judah hath read.
Thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am bringing in evil unto this place and on its inhabitants,
all the words of the book that the king of Judah hath read,
2 Kings 22 17
Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke
me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this
place, and it shall not be quenched.
Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they
might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my fury is kindled
against this place, and shall not be quenched.
because that they have forsaken Me, and make perfume to other gods, so as to
provoke Me to anger with every work of their hands, and My wrath hath been
kindled against this place, and it is not quenched.
2 Kings 22 18
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus shall you tell him, Thus says
Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Jehovah, thus shall ye say to him: Thus
saith Jehovah the God of Israel touching the words which thou hast heard:
`And unto the king of Judah, who is sending you to seek Jehovah, thus do ye say
unto him, Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, The words that thou hast heard --
2 Kings 22 19
because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before Yahweh, when you heard
what I spoke against this place, and against the inhabitants of it, that they should become a
desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,
says Yahweh.
Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before Jehovah, when thou
heardest what I spoke against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they
should become a desolation and a curse, and didst rend thy garments and weep before
me, I also have heard [thee], saith Jehovah.
because thy heart [is] tender, and thou art humbled because of Jehovah, in thy
hearing that which I have spoken against this place, and against its inhabitants,
to be for a desolation, and for a reviling, and dost rend thy garments, and weep
before Me -- I also have heard -- the affirmation of Jehovah --
2 Kings 22 20
Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in
peace, neither shall your eyes see all the evil which I will bring on this place. They brought the
king word again.
Therefore, behold, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy
grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil that I will bring upon this place.
And they brought the king word again.
therefore, lo, I am gathering thee unto thy fathers, and thou hast been gathered
unto thy grave in peace, and thine eyes do not look on any of the evil that I am
bringing in on this place;` and they bring the king back word.
2 Kings 23 1
The king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
And the king sendeth, and they gather unto him all the elders of Judah and
Jerusalem,
2 Kings 23 2
The king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of
Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great:
and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house
of Yahweh.
And the king went up into the house of Jehovah, and all the men of Judah and all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets, and all the people,
both small and great; and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant
which had been found in the house of Jehovah.
and the king goeth up to the house of Jehovah, and every man of Judah, and all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the
people, from small unto great, and he readeth in their ears all the words of the
book of the covenant that is found in the house of Jehovah.
2 Kings 23 3
The king stood by the pillar, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to
keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all [his] heart, and all [his]
soul, to confirm the words of this covenant that were written in this book: and all the people
stood to the covenant.
And the king stood on the dais, and made a covenant before Jehovah, to walk after
Jehovah, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all
[his] heart, and with all [his] soul, to establish the words of this covenant that are
written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
And the king standeth by the pillar, and maketh the covenant before Jehovah, to
walk after Jehovah, and to keep His commands, and His testimonies, and His
statutes, with all the heart, and with all the soul, to establish the words of this
covenant that are written on this book, and all the people stand in the covenant.
2 Kings 23 4
The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the
keepers of the threshold, to bring forth out of the temple of Yahweh all the vessels that were
made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the host of the sky, and he burned them outside of
Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel.
And the king commanded Hilkijah the high priest, and the priests of the second order,
and the doorkeepers, to bring forth out of the temple of Jehovah all the vessels that had
been made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the host of the heavens; and he
burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to
Bethel.
And the king commandeth Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second
order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring out from the temple of Jehovah
all the vessels that are made for Baal, and for the shrine, and for all the host of the
heavens, and he burneth them at the outside of Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron,
and hath borne their ashes to Beth-El.
2 Kings 23 5
He put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in
the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; those also who
burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of the
sky.
And he abolished the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn
incense on the high places in the cities of Judah, and the environs of Jerusalem; and them
that burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the constellations, and
to all the host of heaven.
And he hath caused to cease the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah have
appointed, (and they make perfume in high places, in cities of Judah and suburbs
of Jerusalem,) and those making perfume to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and
to the planets, and to all the host of the heavens.
2 Kings 23 6
He brought out the Asherah from the house of Yahweh, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron,
and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast the dust of it on the graves of
the common people.
And he brought out the Asherah from the house of Jehovah, outside Jerusalem, to the
torrent of Kidron, and burned it at the torrent of Kidron, and stamped it small to
powder, and cast the powder upon the graves of the children of the people.
And he bringeth out the shrine from the house of Jehovah to the outside of
Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burneth it at the brook Kidron, and
beateth it small to dust, and casteth its dust on the grave of the sons of the people.
2 Kings 23 7
He broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Yahweh, where the women
wove hangings for the Asherah.
And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, which were in the house of Jehovah,
where the women wove tents for the Asherah.
And he breaketh down the houses of the whoremongers that [are] in the house of
Jehovah, where the women are weaving houses for the shrine.
2 Kings 23 8
He brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the
priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the
gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a
man`s left hand at the gate of the city.
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places
where the priests had burned incense, from Geba even to Beer-sheba; and he broke down
the high places of the gates, those at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of
the city, [and] those on the left hand of any [going in] at the gate of the city.
And he bringeth in all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defileth the high
places where the priests have made perfume, from Geba unto Beer-Sheba, and hath
broken down the high places of the gates that [are] at the opening of the gate of
Joshua, head of the city, that [is] on a man`s left hand at the gate of the city;
2 Kings 23 9
Nevertheless the priests of the high places didn`t come up to the altar of Yahweh in Jerusalem,
but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers.
Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of Jehovah in
Jerusalem, but they ate of the unleavened bread among their brethren.
only, the priests of the high places come not up unto the altar of Jehovah in
Jerusalem, but they have eaten unleavened things in the midst of their brethren.
2 Kings 23 10
He defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make
his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the sons of Hinnom, that no man might
cause his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
And he hath defiled Topheth, that [is] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, so that no
man doth cause his son and his daughter to pass over through fire to Molech.
2 Kings 23 11
He took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the
house of Yahweh, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the
precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
And he abolished the horses that the kings of Judah had appointed to the sun at the
entrance of the house of Jehovah, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain,
which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun, with fire.
And he causeth to cease the horses that the kings of Judah have given to the sun
from the entering in of the house of Jehovah, by the chamber of Nathan-Melech the
eunuch, that [is] in the suburbs, and the chariots of the sun he hath burnt with
fire.
2 Kings 23 12
The altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had
made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of Yahweh, did the
king break down, and beat [them] down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook
Kidron.
And the king broke down the altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz,
which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars that Manasseh had made in the two
courts of the house of Jehovah, and he shattered them, [removing them] from thence, and
cast the powder of them into the torrent of Kidron.
And the altars that [are] on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, that the kings
of Judah made, and the altars that Manasseh made in the two courts of the house of
Jehovah, hath the king broken down, and removeth thence, and hath cast their
dust unto the brook Kidron.
2 Kings 23 13
The high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mountain of
corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the
Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the
children of Ammon, did the king defile.
And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the
mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the
abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for
Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
And the high places that [are] on the front of Jerusalem, that [are] on the right of
the mount of corruption, that Solomon king of Israel had built to Ashtoreth
abomination of the Zidonians, and Chemosh abomination of Moab, and to Milcom
abomination of the sons of Ammon, hath the king defiled.
2 Kings 23 14
He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones
of men.
And he broke in pieces the columns, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their place
with the bones of men.
And he hath broken in pieces the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines,
and filleth their place with bones of men;
2 Kings 23 15
Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who
made Israel to sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down; and he burned
the high place and beat it to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, the high place that Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who
caused Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he broke down; and
burned the high place, stamped it small to powder, and burned the Asherah.
and also the altar that [is] in Beth-El, the high place that Jeroboam son of Nebat
made, by which he made Israel sin, both that altar and the high place he hath
broken down, and doth burn the high place -- he hath beat it small to dust, and
hath burnt the shrine.
2 Kings 23 16
As Josiah turned himself, he spied the tombs that were there in the mountain; and he sent, and
took the bones out of the tombs, and burned them on the altar, and defiled it, according to the
word of Yahweh which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
And Josiah turned himself, and saw the sepulchres that were there on the mount; and he
sent and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned [them] upon the altar, and
defiled it, according to the word of Jehovah, that the man of God had proclaimed, who
proclaimed these things.
And Josiah turneth, and seeth the graves that [are] there in the mount, and
sendeth and taketh the bones out of the graves, and burneth [them] on the altar,
and defileth it, according to the word of Jehovah that the man of God proclaimed,
who proclaimed these things.
2 Kings 23 17
Then he said, What monument is that which I see? The men of the city told him, It is the tomb of
the man of God, who came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that you have done against
the altar of Bethel.
Then he said, What tombstone is that which I see? And the men of the city told him, It is
the sepulchre of the man of God who came from Judah and proclaimed these things which
thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.
And he saith, `What [is] this sign that I see?` and the men of the city say unto him,
`The grave of the man of God who hath come from Judah, and proclaimeth these
things that thou hast done concerning the altar of Beth-El.`
2 Kings 23 18
He said, Let him be; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the
prophet who came out of Samaria.
And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. And they saved his bones, with the
bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
And he saith, `Let him alone, let no man touch his bones;` and they let his bones
escape, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.
2 Kings 23 19
All the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of
Israel had made to provoke [Yahweh] to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all
the acts that he had done in Bethel.
And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the
kings of Israel had made to provoke [Jehovah] to anger, Josiah removed, and did to them
according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.
And also all the houses of the high places that [are] in the cities of Samaria, that
the kings of Israel made to provoke to anger, hath Josiah turned aside, and doth to
them according to all the deeds that he did in Beth-El.
2 Kings 23 20
He killed all the priests of the high places that were there, on the altars, and burned men`s
bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.
And he sacrificed upon the altars all the priests of the high places that were there, and
burned men`s bones upon them. And he returned to Jerusalem.
And he slayeth all the priests of the high places who [are] there by the altars, and
burneth the bones of man upon them, and turneth back to Jerusalem.
2 Kings 23 21
The king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is
written in this book of the covenant.
And the king commanded all the people saying, Hold the passover to Jehovah your God, as
it is written in this book of the covenant.
And the king commandeth the whole of the people, saying, `Make ye a passover to
Jehovah your God, as it is written on this book of the covenant.`
2 Kings 23 22
Surely there was not kept such a Passover from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in
all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
For there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel,
nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
Surely there hath not been made like this passover from the days of the judges
who judged Israel, even all the days of the kings of Israel, and of the kings of Judah;
2 Kings 23 23
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this Passover kept to Yahweh in Jerusalem.
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover holden to Jehovah in
Jerusalem.
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, hath this passover been made to Jehovah
in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 23 24
Moreover those who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and
all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away,
that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the
priest found in the house of Yahweh.
Moreover the necromancers and the soothsayers, and the teraphim and the idols, and all
the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah took away,
that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that
Hilkijah the priest had found in the house of Jehovah.
And also, those having familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and
the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah, and in
Jerusalem, hath Josiah put away, in order to establish the words of the law that
are written on the book that Hilkiah the priest hath found in the house of
Jehovah.
2 Kings 23 25
Like him was there no king before him, who turned to Yahweh with all his heart, and with all
his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there
any like him.
And before him there had been no king like him that turned to Jehovah with all his heart
and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither
after him arose there his like.
And like him there hath not been before him a king who turned back unto
Jehovah with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according
to all the law of Moses, and after him there hath none risen like him.
2 Kings 23 26
Notwithstanding, Yahweh didn`t turn from the fierceness of his great wrath, with which his
anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocation with which Manasseh had
provoked him.
But Jehovah turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was
kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had
provoked him.
Only, Jehovah hath not turned back from the fierceness of His great anger with
which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which
Manasseh provoked him,
2 Kings 23 27
Yahweh said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and I will cast off
this city which I have chosen, even Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, My name shall be
there.
And Jehovah said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and
will reject this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My
name shall be there.
and Jehovah saith, `Also Judah I turn aside from my presence, as I turned Israel
aside, and I have rejected this city that I have chosen -- Jerusalem, and the house
of which I said, My name is there.`
2 Kings 23 28
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, 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 Josiah, 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 Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written on
the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2 Kings 23 29
In his days Pharaoh-necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river
Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and [Pharaoh-necoh] killed him at Megiddo, when
he had seen him.
In his days Pharaoh-Nechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the
river Euphrates; and king Josiah went against him; but [Nechoh] slew him at Megiddo,
when he had seen him.
In his days hath Pharaoh-Nechoh king of Egypt come up against the king of
Asshur, by the river Phrat, and king Josiah goeth out to meet him, and he putteth
him to death in Megiddo, when he seeth him.
2 Kings 23 30
His servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and
buried him in his own tomb. The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed
him, and made him king in his father`s place.
And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to
Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz
the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father`s stead.
And his servants cause him to ride dying from Megiddo, and bring him in to
Jerusalem, and bury him in his own grave, and the people of the land take
Jehoahaz son of Josiah, and anoint him, and cause him to reign instead of his
father.
2 Kings 23 31
Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three
months in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of
Libnah.
A son of twenty and three years [is] Jehoahaz in his reigning, and three months he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Hamutal daughter of
Jeremiah of Libnah,
2 Kings 23 32
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his fathers had done.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers had done.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers
did,
2 Kings 23 33
Pharaoh-necoh put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in
Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of one hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
And Pharaoh-Nechoh had him bound at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not
reign in Jerusalem; and laid a tribute upon the land of a hundred talents of silver and a
talent of gold.
and Pharaoh-Nechoh bindeth him in Riblah, in the land of Hamath, from reigning
in Jerusalem, and he putteth a fine on the land -- a hundred talents of silver, and a
talent of gold.
2 Kings 23 34
Pharaoh-necoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and changed
his name to Jehoiakim: but he took Jehoahaz away; and he came to Egypt, and died there.
And Pharaoh-Nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king instead of Josiah his father, and
changed his name to Jehoiakim. And he took Jehoahaz; and he came to Egypt, and died
there.
And Pharaoh-Nechoh causeth Eliakim son of Josiah to reign instead of Josiah his
father, and turneth his name to Jehoiakim, and Jehoahaz he hath taken away, and
he cometh in to Egypt, and dieth there.
2 Kings 23 35
Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money
according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of
the land, of everyone according to his taxation, to give it to Pharaoh-necoh.
And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he laid a proportional tax on
the land to give the money according to the command of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver
and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his estimation, to give it
to Pharaoh-Nechoh.
And the silver and the gold hath Jehoiakim given to Pharaoh; only he valued the
land to give the silver by the command of Pharaoh; from each, according to his
valuation, he exacted the silver and the gold, from the people of the land, to give
to Pharaoh-Nechoh.
2 Kings 23 36
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years
in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Zebuddah, daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
A son of twenty and five years [is] Jehoiakim in his reigning, and eleven years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Zebudah daughter of
Pedaiah of Rumah,
2 Kings 23 37
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his fathers had done.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers had done.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers
did.
2 Kings 24 1
In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three
years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim was his servant
three years; then he turned and rebelled against him.
In his days hath Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon come up, and Jehoiakim is to
him a servant three years; and he turneth and rebelleth against him,
2 Kings 24 2
Yahweh sent against him bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the
Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it,
according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servants the prophets.
And Jehovah sent against him the bands of the Chaldeans, and the bands of the Syrians,
and the bands of the Moabites, and the bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them
against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spoke through
his servants the prophets.
and Jehovah sendeth against him the troops of the Chaldeans, and the troops of
Aram, and the troops of Moab, and the troops of the sons of Ammon, and He sendeth
them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of Jehovah, that He spake
by the hand of His servants the prophets;
2 Kings 24 3
Surely at the commandment of Yahweh came this on Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for
the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did,
Verily, at the commandment of Jehovah it came to pass against Judah, that they should be
removed out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done;
only, by the command of Jehovah it hath been against Judah to turn [them] aside
from His presence, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did,
2 Kings 24 4
and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood: and
Yahweh would not pardon.
and also [because of] the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with
innocent blood, and Jehovah would not pardon.
and also the innocent blood that he hath shed, and he filleth Jerusalem with
innocent blood, and Jehovah was not willing to forgive.
2 Kings 24 5
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, 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 Jehoiakim, 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 Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written
on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2 Kings 24 6
So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers; and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
And Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
And Jehoiakim lieth with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigneth in his stead.
2 Kings 24 7
The king of Egypt didn`t come again out of his land any more; for the king of Babylon had taken,
from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land, for the king of Babylon
had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt, from the torrent of Egypt to the river
Euphrates.
And the king of Egypt hath not added any more to go out from his own land, for
the king of Babylon hath taken, from the brook of Egypt unto the river Phrat, all
that had been to the king of Egypt.
2 Kings 24 8
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; and he reigned in Jerusalem three
months: and his mother`s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months
in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
A son of eighteen years [is] Jehoiachin in his reigning, and three months he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Nehushta, daughter of
Elnathan of Jerusalem,
2 Kings 24 9
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that his father had done.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his father had done.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers
did.
2 Kings 24 10
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city
was besieged.
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem,
and the city was besieged.
At that time come up have servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to
Jerusalem, and the city goeth into siege,
2 Kings 24 11
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it;
And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, while his servants were
besieging it.
and Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon cometh against the city, and his servants
are laying siege to it,
2 Kings 24 12
and Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his
servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year
of his reign.
And Jehoiachin king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his
servants, and his princes, and his chamberlains; and the king of Babylon took him in the
eighth year of his reign.
and Jehoiachin king of Judah goeth out unto the king of Babylon, he, and his
mother, and his servants, and his chiefs, and his eunuchs, and the king of Babylon
taketh him in the eighth year of his reign,
2 Kings 24 13
He carried out there all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king`s
house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold, which Solomon king of Israel had made in the
temple of Yahweh, as Yahweh had said.
And he brought out thence all the treasures of the house of Jehovah, and the treasures of
the king`s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold that Solomon king of Israel had
made in the temple of Jehovah, as Jehovah had said.
and bringeth out thence all the treasures of the house of Jehovah, and the
treasures of the house of the king, and cutteth in pieces all the vessels of gold that
Solomon king of Israel made in the temple of Jehovah, as Jehovah had spoken.
2 Kings 24 14
He carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten
thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths; none remained, save the poorest sort of
the people of the land.
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour,
ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained but the poorest
sort of the people of the land.
And he hath removed all Jerusalem, and all the chiefs, and all the mighty ones of
valour -- ten thousand [is] the removal -- and every artificer and smith, none hath
been left save the poor of the people of the land.
2 Kings 24 15
He carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon; and the king`s mother, and the king`s wives, and his
officers, and the chief men of the land, carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king`s mother, and the king`s wives,
and his chamberlains, and the mighty of the land, he led into captivity from Jerusalem to
Babylon;
And he removeth Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the mother of the king, and the wives
of the king, and his eunuchs, and the mighty ones of the land -- he hath caused a
removal to go from Jerusalem to Babylon,
2 Kings 24 16
All the men of might, even seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths one thousand, all of
them strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
and all the men of valour, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all
strong men apt for war, and the king of Babylon brought them captive to Babylon.
and all the men of valour seven thousand, and the artificers and the smiths a
thousand, the whole [are] mighty men, warriors; and the king of Babylon bringeth
them in a captivity to Babylon.
2 Kings 24 17
The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, [Jehoiachin`s] father`s brother, king is his place, and
changed his name to Zedekiah.
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his uncle king in his stead, and changed his
name to Zedekiah.
And the king of Babylon causeth Mattaniah his father`s brother to reign in his
stead, and turneth his name to Zedekiah.
2 Kings 24 18
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years
in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
A son of twenty and one years [is] Zedekiah in his reigning, and eleven years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Hamutal daughter of
Jeremiah of Libnah,
2 Kings 24 19
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah according to all that Jehoiakim
did,
2 Kings 24 20
For through the anger of Yahweh did it happen in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them
out from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
For, because the anger of Jehovah was against Jerusalem and against Judah, until he had
cast them out from his presence, Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
for, by the anger of Jehovah it hath been against Jerusalem and against Judah, till
he cast them out from His presence, that Zedekiah rebelleth against the king of
Babylon.
2 Kings 25 1
It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month,
that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and
encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the
month, [that] Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against
Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built turrets against it round about.
And it cometh to pass, in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the
tenth of the month, come hath Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, he and all his
force, against Jerusalem, and encampeth against it, and buildeth against it a
fortification round about.
2 Kings 25 2
So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
And the city was besieged until the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
And the city entereth into siege till the eleventh year of king Zedekiah,
2 Kings 25 3
On the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no
bread for the people of the land.
On the ninth of the [fourth] month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no
bread for the people of the land.
on the ninth of the month -- when the famine is severe in the city, and there hath
not been bread for the people of the land,
2 Kings 25 4
Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate
between the two walls, which was by the king`s garden (now the Chaldeans were against the city
round about); and [the king] went by the way of the Arabah.
And the city was broken into; and all the men of war [fled] by night, by the way of the
gate between the two walls, which [leads] to the king`s garden (now the Chaldeans were
by the city round about); and they went the way toward the plain.
then the city is broken up, and all the men of war [go] by night the way of the
gate, between the two walls that [are] by the garden of the king, and the
Chaldeans [are] against the city round about, and [the king] goeth the way of the
plain.
2 Kings 25 5
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho;
and all his army was scattered from him.
And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of
Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
And the force of the Chaldeans pursue after the king, and overtake him in the
plains of Jericho, and all his force have been scattered from him;
2 Kings 25 6
Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave
judgment on him.
And they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon unto Riblah; and they
pronounced judgment upon him,
and they seize the king, and bring him up unto the king of Babylon, to Riblah, and
they speak with him -- judgment.
2 Kings 25 7
They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound
him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
and slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah,
and bound him with chains of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
And the sons of Zedekiah they have slaughtered before his eyes, and the eyes of
Zedekiah he hath blinded, and bindeth him with brazen fetters, and they bring
him to Babylon.
2 Kings 25 8
Now in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the
king of Babylon, to Jerusalem.
And in the fifth month, on the seventh of the month, which was in the nineteenth year of
king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzar-adan, captain of the body-guard, servant
of the king of Babylon, came unto Jerusalem;
And in the fifth month, on the seventh of the month (it [is] the nineteenth year of
king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), hath Nebuzaradan chief of the
executioners, servant of the king of Babylon, come to Jerusalem,
2 Kings 25 9
He burnt the house of Yahweh, and the king`s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every
great house, burnt he with fire.
and he burned the house of Jehovah, and the king`s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem;
and every great [man`s] house he burned with fire.
and he burneth the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king, and all the houses
of Jerusalem, yea, every great house he hath burned with fire;
2 Kings 25 10
All the army of the Chaldeans, who were [with] the captain of the guard, broke down the walls of
Jerusalem round about.
And all the army of the Chaldeans that were with the captain of the body-guard broke
down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
and the walls of Jerusalem round about have all the forces of the Chaldeans, who
[are] with the chief of the executioners, broken down.
2 Kings 25 11
The residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king
of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry
away captive.
And Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard carried away captive the rest of the
people that were left in the city, and the deserters that had deserted to the king of
Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
And the rest of the people, those left in the city, and those falling who have fallen
to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude, hath Nebuzaradan chief of
the executioners removed;
2 Kings 25 12
But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
But the captain of the body-guard left of the poor of the land for vinedressers and
husbandmen.
and of the poor of the land hath the chief of the executioners left for vine-dressers
and for husbandmen.
2 Kings 25 13
The pillars of brass that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases and the brazen sea that were
in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldeans break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to
Babylon.
And the brazen pillars that were in the house of Jehovah, and the bases, and the brazen
sea that was in the house of Jehovah, the Chaldeans broke in pieces, and carried the brass
thereof to Babylon.
And the pillars of brass that [are] in the house of Jehovah, and the bases, and the
sea of brass, that [is] in the house of Jehovah, have the Chaldeans broken in pieces,
and bear away their brass to Babylon.
2 Kings 25 14
The pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with
which they ministered, took they away.
The cauldrons also and the shovels and the knives and the cups, and all the vessels of
copper wherewith they ministered, they took away.
And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels
of brass with which they minister they have taken,
2 Kings 25 15
The fire pans, and the basins, that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in
silver, the captain of the guard took away.
And the censers and the bowls, that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of
silver in silver, the captain of the body-guard took away.
and the fire-pans, and the bowls that [are] wholly of silver, hath the chief of the
executioners taken.
2 Kings 25 16
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh, the
brass of all these vessels was without weight.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of
Jehovah: for the brass of all these vessels there was no weight.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases that Solomon made for the house of
Jehovah, there was no weighing of the brass of all these vessels;
2 Kings 25 17
The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a capital of brass was on it; and the height
of the capital was three cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital round about, all
of brass: and like to these had the second pillar with network.
The height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the capital upon it was brass, and the
height of the capital three cubits; and the network and the pomegranates, upon the
capital round about, all of brass: and similarly for the second pillar with the network.
eighteen cubits [is] the height of the one pillar, and the chapiter on it [is] of
brass, and the height of the chapiter [is] three cubits, and the net and the
pomegranates [are] on the chapiter round about -- the whole [is] of brass; and like
these hath the second pillar, with the net.
2 Kings 25 18
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the
three keepers of the threshold:
And the captain of the body-guard took Seraiah the high priest, and Zephaniah the
second priest, and the three doorkeepers.
And the chief of the executioners taketh Seraiah the head priest, and Zephaniah
the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold,
2 Kings 25 19
and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and five men of those who
saw the king`s face, who were found in the city; and the scribe, the captain of the host, who
mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the
city.
And out of the city he took a chamberlain that was set over the men of war, and five men
of them that were in the king`s presence, who were found in the city, and the scribe of
the captain of the host, who enrolled the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of
the land that were found in the city.
and out of the city he hath taken a certain eunuch who is appointed over the men
of war, and five men of those seeing the king`s face who have been found in the
city, and the head scribe of the host, who mustereth the people of the land, and
sixty men of the people of the land who are found in the city,
2 Kings 25 20
Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to
Riblah.
And Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard took them and brought them to the
king of Babylon to Riblah;
and Nebuzaradan chief of the executioners taketh them, and causeth them to go
unto the king of Babylon, to Libnah,
2 Kings 25 21
The king of Babylon struck them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So
Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
and the king of Babylon smote them and put them to death at Riblah in the land of
Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
and the king of Babylon smiteth them, and putteth them to death in Riblah, in the
land of Hamath, and he removeth Judah from off its land.
2 Kings 25 22
As for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had
left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor.
And [as for] the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon had left behind, over them he appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of
Shaphan.
And the people that is left in the land of Judah whom Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon hath left -- he appointeth over them Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of
Shaphan.
2 Kings 25 23
Now when all the captains of the forces, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had
made Gedaliah governor, they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and
Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
And all the captains of the forces, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had
appointed Gedaliah, and they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, namely, Ishmael the son of
Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the
Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
And all the heads of the forces hear -- they and the men -- that the king of Babylon
hath appointed Gedaliah, and they come in unto Gedaliah, to Mizpah, even Ishmael
son of Nethaniah, and Johanan son of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the
Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maachathite -- they and their men;
2 Kings 25 24
Gedaliah swore to them and to their men, and said to them, Don`t be afraid because of the
servants of the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well
with you.
And Gedaliah swore unto them and to their men, and said to them, Fear not to be servants
of the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well
with you.
and Gedaliah sweareth to them, and to their men, and saith to them, `Be not afraid
of the servants of the Chaldeans, dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon,
and it is good for you.`
2 Kings 25 25
But it happened in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of
the royal seed came, and ten men with him, and struck Gedaliah, so that he died, and the Jews
and the Chaldeans that were with him at Mizpah.
And it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of
Elishama, of the royal seed, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he
died, and the Jews and the Chaldeans that were with him at Mizpah.
And it cometh to pass, in the seventh month, come hath Ishmael son of Nathaniah,
son of Elishama of the seed of the kingdom, and ten men with him, and they smite
Gedaliah, and he dieth, and the Jews and the Chaldeans who have been with him in
Mizpah.
2 Kings 25 26
All the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces, arose, and came to Egypt; for
they were afraid of the Chaldeans.
And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces, arose and came to
Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.
And all the people rise, from small even unto great, and the heads of the forces,
and come in to Egypt, for they have been afraid of the presence of the Chaldeans.
2 Kings 25 27
It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the
twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon,
in the year that he began to reign, did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of
Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh of the month, [that] Evil-Merodach
king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king
of Judah out of prison;
And it cometh to pass, in the thirty and seventh year of the removal of Jehoiachin
king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty and seventh of the month hath
Evil-Merodach king of Babylon lifted up, in the year of his reigning, the head of
Jehoiachin king of Judah, out of the house of restraint,
2 Kings 25 28
and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him
in Babylon,
and he spoke kindly to him, and set his seat above the seat of the kings that were with
him in Babylon.
and speaketh with him good things and putteth his throne above the throne of the
kings who [are] with him in Babylon,
2 Kings 25 29
and changed his prison garments. [Jehoiachin] ate bread before him continually all the days of
his life:
And he changed his prison garments; and he ate bread before him continually all the
days of his life;
and hath changed the garments of his restraint, and he hath eaten bread
continually before him all days of his life,
2 Kings 25 30
and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him of the king, every day a
portion, all the days of his life.
and his allowance was a continual allowance given him by the king, every day a portion,
all the days of his life.
and his allowance -- a continual allowance -- hath been given to him from the
king, the matter of a day in its day, all days of his life.


Study Questions

What did Josiah want repaired? 22:3-6

How did Josiah react when he heard the words of the book of the law? 22:11

Who proclaimed the word of the Lord to Josiah? 22:14, 15

What was done to the bones of the man of God? 23:17, 18

Even after all the reforms of Josiah, why did the Lord not turn from his wrath? 23:26, 27

Eliakim's other name was? 23:34

Who beseiged Jerusalem? 24:10

Jul. 12, 13
Acts 9

Act 9:1 But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
Act 9:2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Act 9:3 As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.
Act 9:4 He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
Act 9:5 He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Act 9:6 But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
Act 9:7 The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the sound, but seeing no one.
Act 9:8 Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no one. They led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
Act 9:9 He was without sight for three days, and neither ate nor drank.
Act 9:10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias!" He said, "Behold, it's me, Lord."
Act 9:11 The Lord said to him, "Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judah for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus. For behold, he is praying,
Act 9:12 and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight."
Act 9:13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.
Act 9:14 Here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name."
Act 9:15 But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the nations and kings, and the children of Israel.
Act 9:16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake."
Act 9:17 Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Act 9:18 Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.
Act 9:19 He took food and was strengthened. Saul stayed several days with the disciples who were at Damascus.
Act 9:20 Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.
Act 9:21 All who heard him were amazed, and said, "Isn't this he who in Jerusalem made havoc of those who called on this name? And he had come here intending to bring them bound before the chief priests!"
Act 9:22 But Saul increased more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Act 9:23 When many days were fulfilled, the Jews conspired together to kill him,
Act 9:24 but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,
Act 9:25 but his disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
Act 9:26 When Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
Act 9:27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.
Act 9:28 He was with them entering into Jerusalem,
Act 9:29 preaching boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus. He spoke and disputed against the Hellenists, but they were seeking to kill him.
Act 9:30 When the brothers knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him off to Tarsus.
Act 9:31 So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Act 9:32 It happened, as Peter went throughout all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
Act 9:33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, because he was paralyzed.
Act 9:34 Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed!" Immediately he arose.
Act 9:35 All who lived at Lydda and in Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
Act 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which when translated, means Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did.
Act 9:37 It happened in those days that she fell sick, and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.
Act 9:38 As Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them.
Act 9:39 Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Act 9:40 Peter put them all out, and kneeled down and prayed. Turning to the boBible Reading and Study, July 12dy, he said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Act 9:41 He gave her his hand, and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
Act 9:42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Act 9:43 It happened, that he stayed many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.



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Acts


Acts 9 1
But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the
high priest,
But Saul, still breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the
Lord, came to the high priest
And Saul, yet breathing of threatening and slaughter to the disciples of the Lord,
having gone to the chief priest,
Acts 9 2
and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any who were of
the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, so that if he found any who were
of the way, both men and women, he might bring [them] bound to Jerusalem.
did ask from him letters to Damascus, unto the synagogues, that if he may find any
being of the way, both men and women, he may bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Acts 9 3
As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky
shone around him.
But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly
there shone round about him a light out of heaven,
And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round
about him a light from the heaven,
Acts 9 4
He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou
persecute me?
and having fallen upon the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, `Saul, Saul, why
me dost thou persecute?`
Acts 9 5
He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he [said], *I* am Jesus, whom *thou* persecutest.
And he said, `Who art thou, Lord?` and the Lord said, `I am Jesus whom thou dost
persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;`
Acts 9 6
But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
But rise up and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
trembling also, and astonished, he said, `Lord, what dost thou wish me to do?` and
the Lord [said] unto him, `Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee
what it behoveth thee to do.`
Acts 9 7
The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one.
But the men who were travelling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but
beholding no one.
And the men who are journeying with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the
voice but seeing no one,
Acts 9 8
Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no one. They led him by the
hand, and brought him into Damascus.
And Saul rose up from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw no one. But leading
[him] by the hand they brought him into Damascus.
and Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes having been opened, he beheld no one,
and leading him by the hand they brought him to Damascus,
Acts 9 9
He was without sight for three days, and neither ate nor drank.
And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.
and he was three days without seeing, and he did neither eat nor drink.
Acts 9 10
Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision,
"Ananias!" He said, "Behold, it`s me, Lord."
And there was a certain disciple in Damascus by name Ananias. And the Lord said to him
in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, [here am] I, Lord.
And there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias, and the Lord said
unto him in a vision, `Ananias;` and he said, `Behold me, Lord;`
Acts 9 11
The Lord said to him, "Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the
house of Judas for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus. For behold, he is praying,
And the Lord [said] to him, Rise up and go into the street which is called Straight, and
seek in the house of Judas one by name Saul, [he is] of Tarsus: for, behold, he is praying,
and the Lord [saith] unto him, `Having risen, go on unto the street that is called
Straight, and seek in the house of Judas, [one] by name Saul of Tarsus, for, lo, he
doth pray,
Acts 9 12
and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that
he might receive his sight."
and has seen [in a vision] a man by name Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him,
so that he should see.
and he saw in a vision a man, by name Ananias, coming in, and putting a hand on
him, that he may see again.`
Acts 9 13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to
your saints at Jerusalem.
And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man how much evil
he has done to thy saints at Jerusalem;
And Ananias answered, `Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how many
evils he did to Thy saints in Jerusalem,
Acts 9 14
Here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name."
and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon thy name.
and here he hath authority from the chief priests, to bind all those calling on Thy
name.`
Acts 9 15
But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the
nations and kings, and the children of Israel.
And the Lord said to him, Go, for this [man] is an elect vessel to me, to bear my name
before both nations and kings and [the] sons of Israel:
And the Lord said unto him, `Be going on, because a choice vessel to Me is this
one, to bear My name before nations and kings -- the sons also of Israel;
Acts 9 16
For I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name`s sake."
for *I* will shew to him how much he must suffer for my name.
for I will shew him how many things it behoveth him for My name to suffer.`
Acts 9 17
Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul,
the Lord, who appeared to you in the way which you came, has sent me, that you may receive
your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
And Ananias went and entered into the house; and laying his hands upon him he said,
Saul, brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus that appeared to thee in the way in which thou
camest, that thou mightest see, and be filled with [the] Holy Spirit.
And Ananias went away, and did enter into the house, and having put upon him
[his] hands, said, `Saul, brother, the Lord hath sent me -- Jesus who did appear to
thee in the way in which thou wast coming -- that thou mayest see again, and
mayest be filled with the Holy Spirit.`
Acts 9 18
Immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight. He arose and
was baptized.
And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he saw, and rising up was
baptised;
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, he saw again also
presently, and having risen, was baptized,
Acts 9 19
He took food and was strengthened. Saul stayed several days with the disciples who were at
Damascus.
and, having received food, got strength. And he was with the disciples who [were] in
Damascus certain days.
and having received nourishment, was strengthened, and Saul was with the
disciples in Damascus certain days,
Acts 9 20
Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.
And straightway in the synagogues he preached Jesus that *he* is the Son of God.
and immediately in the synagogues he was preaching the Christ, that he is the
Son of God.
Acts 9 21
All who heard him were amazed, and said, "Isn`t this he who in Jerusalem made havoc of those
who called on this name? And he had come here intending to bring them bound before the chief
priests!"
And all who heard were astonished and said, Is not this *he* who destroyed in Jerusalem
those who called on this name, and here was come for this purpose, that he might bring
them bound to the chief priests?
And all those hearing were amazed, and said, `Is not this he who laid waist in
Jerusalem those calling on this name, and hither to this intent had come, that he
might bring them bound to the chief priests?`
Acts 9 22
But Saul increased more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived at Damascus, proving
that this is the Christ.
But Saul increased the more in power, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus,
proving that this is the Christ.
And Saul was still more strengthened, and he was confounding the Jews dwelling
in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.
Acts 9 23
When many days were fulfilled, the Jews conspired together to kill him,
Now when many days were fulfilled, the Jews consulted together to kill him.
And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him,
Acts 9 24
but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they
might kill him,
But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and
night, that they might kill him;
and their counsel against [him] was known to Saul; they were also watching the
gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
Acts 9 25
but his disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a
but the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in
a basket.
and the disciples having taken him, by night did let him down by the wall,
letting down in a basket.
Acts 9 26
When Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples. They were all afraid
of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
And having arrived at Jerusalem he essayed to join himself to the disciples, and all were
afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
And Saul, having come to Jerusalem, did try to join himself to the disciples, and
they were all afraid of him, not believing that he is a disciple,
Acts 9 27
But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen
the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly
in the name of Jesus.
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had
seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had
spoken boldly in the name of Jesus.
and Barnabas having taken him, brought [him] unto the apostles, and did declare
to them how in the way he saw the Lord, and that he spake to him, and how in
Damascus he was speaking boldly in the name of Jesus.
Acts 9 28
He was with them going in and going out at Jerusalem,
And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem,
And he was with them, coming in and going out in Jerusalem,
Acts 9 29
preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. He spoke and disputed against the Grecian Jews, but
they were seeking to kill him.
and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with the
Hellenists; but they sought to kill him.
and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, he was both speaking and
disputing with the Hellenists, and they were taking in hand to kill him,
Acts 9 30
When the brothers knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him out to Tarsus.
And the brethren knowing it, brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to
and the brethren having known, brought him down to Cesarea, and sent him forth
to Tarsus.
Acts 9 31
So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up.
They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
The assemblies then throughout the whole of Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace,
being edified and walking in the fear of the Lord, and were increased through the
comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Then, indeed, the assemblies throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, had
peace, being built up, and, going on in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of
the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
Acts 9 32
It happened, as Peter went throughout all those parts, he came down also to the saints who lived
at Lydda.
Now it came to pass that Peter, passing through all [quarters], descended also to the
saints who inhabited Lydda.
And it came to pass that Peter passing throughout all [quarters], came down also
unto the saints who were dwelling at Lydda,
Acts 9 33
There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, because
he was paralyzed.
And he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name, who had been lying for eight years
upon a couch, who was paralysed.
and he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name -- for eight years laid upon a
couch -- who was paralytic,
Acts 9 34
Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed!" Immediately he
arose.
And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus, the Christ, heals thee: rise up, and make thy couch
for thyself. And straightway he rose up.
and Peter said to him, `Aeneas, heal thee doth Jesus the Christ; arise and spread
for thyself;` and immediately he rose,
Acts 9 35
All who lived at Lydda and in Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
And all who inhabited Lydda and the Saron saw him, who turned to the Lord.
and all those dwelling at Lydda, and Saron saw him, and did turn to the Lord.
Acts 9 36
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which when translated, means Dorcas.
This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did.
And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being
interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.
And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, (which
interpreted, is called Dorcas,) this woman was full of good works and kind acts
that she was doing;
Acts 9 37
It happened in those days that she fell sick, and died. When they had washed her, they laid her
in an upper chamber.
And it came to pass in those days that she grew sick and died; and, having washed her,
they put her in [the] upper room.
and it came to pass in those days she, having ailed, died, and having bathed her,
they laid her in an upper chamber,
Acts 9 38
As Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him,
imploring him not to delay in coming to them.
But Lydda being near to Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter was there, sent two
men to him, beseeching him, Thou must not delay coming to us.
and Lydda being nigh to Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter is in that
[place], sent two men unto him, calling on him not to delay to come through unto
them.
Acts 9 39
Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber.
All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made
while she was with them.
And Peter rising up went with them, whom, when arrived, they brought up into the
upper chamber; and all the widows stood by him weeping and shewing him the body-
coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
And Peter having risen, went with them, whom having come, they brought into
the upper chamber, and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing coats
and garments, as many as Dorcas was making while she was with them.
Acts 9 40
Peter put them all out, and kneeled down and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, get
up!" She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
But Peter, putting them all out, and kneeling down, prayed. And, turning to the body, he
said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes, and, seeing Peter, sat up.
And Peter having put them all forth without, having bowed the knees, did pray,
and having turned unto the body said, `Tabitha, arise;` and she opened her eyes,
and having seen Peter, she sat up,
Acts 9 41
He gave her his hand, and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
And having given her [his] hand, he raised her up, and having called the saints and the
widows, presented her living.
and having given her [his] hand, he lifted her up, and having called the saints and
the widows, he presented her alive,
Acts 9 42
It became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
And it became known throughout the whole of Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.
and it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord;
Acts 9 43
It happened, that he stayed many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.
And it came to pass that he remained many days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner.
and it came to pass, that he remained many days in Joppa, with a certain one,
Simon a tanner.


Study Questions

Where was Saul when he saw the light from heaven? 9:3
Why was Ananias concerned about Saul? 9:11-14
The church was? 9:31b
Tabitha (Dorcas) was presented ______? 9:41