8/1/13

From Gary... Something to HOWL about!!!





One thing follows another, and this week the videos about dogs seem to be plentiful.  By all means... WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!  I laughed and laughed at the thought of the dog's disappointment!!!  Then I wondered if there was disappointment to be found in the Bible...

2nd Kings, Chapter 13
 13 Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat on his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.  14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness of which he died: and Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over him, and said, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” 

  15  Elisha said to him, “Take bow and arrows”; and he took to him bow and arrows.  16 He said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow”; and he put his hand on it. Elisha laid his hands on the king’s hands.  17 He said, “Open the window eastward”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot!” and he shot. He said, “Yahweh’s arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Syria; for you shall strike the Syrians in Aphek, until you have consumed them.” 

  18  He said, “Take the arrows”; and he took them. He said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; and he struck three times, and stopped.  19 The man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times. Then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed it, whereas now you shall strike Syria just three times.” 

The king of Israel should have listened to God's prophet, but didn't.  How many of us have regretted not listening to the Word of God, when we had an opportunity to obey and didn't.  If Elisha was angry at those who would not listen, I wonder how God feels when we half-heartedly heed his words?  The writer of the book of Hebrews says it this way...

Hebrews, Chapter 10
 28 A man who disregards Moses’ law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses.  29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?  30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance belongs to me,” says the Lord, “I will repay.”Again, “The Lord will judge his people.”  31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Now, that is something to HOWL about!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study, August 1


Bible Reading and Study, August 1

The World English Bible


Aug. 1
2 Chronicles 28-30

2Ch 28:1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and he didn't do that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, like David his father;
2Ch 28:2 but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baals.
2Ch 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
2Ch 28:4 He sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
2Ch 28:5 Therefore Yahweh his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they struck him, and carried away of his a great multitude of captives, and brought them to Damascus. He was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who struck him with a great slaughter.
2Ch 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah killed in Judah one hundred twenty thousand in one day, all of them valiant men; because they had forsaken Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 28:7 Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the ruler of the house, and Elkanah who was next to the king.
2Ch 28:8 The children of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
2Ch 28:9 But a prophet of Yahweh was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria, and said to them, Behold, because Yahweh, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has reached up to heaven.
2Ch 28:10 Now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondservants and bondmaids for yourselves: but aren't there even with you trespasses of your own against Yahweh your God?
2Ch 28:11 Now hear me therefore, and send back the captives, that you have taken captive from your brothers; for the fierce wrath of Yahweh is on you.
2Ch 28:12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who came from the war,
2Ch 28:13 and said to them, You shall not bring in the captives here: for you purpose that which will bring on us a trespass against Yahweh, to add to our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.
2Ch 28:14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly.
2Ch 28:15 The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers: then they returned to Samaria.
2Ch 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send to the kings of Assyria to help him.
2Ch 28:17 For again the Edomites had come and struck Judah, and carried away captives.
2Ch 28:18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its towns, and Timnah with its towns, Gimzo also and its towns: and they lived there.
2Ch 28:19 For Yahweh brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he had dealt wantonly in Judah, and trespassed severely against Yahweh.
2Ch 28:20 Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria came to him, and distressed him, but didn't strengthen him.
2Ch 28:21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of Yahweh, and out of the house of the king and of the princes, and gave it to the king of Assyria: but it didn't help him.
2Ch 28:22 In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against Yahweh, this same king Ahaz.
2Ch 28:23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which struck him; and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
2Ch 28:24 Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of Yahweh; and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
2Ch 28:25 In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked to anger Yahweh, the God of his fathers.
2Ch 28:26 Now the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
2Ch 28:27 Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem; for they didn't bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
2Ch 29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty-five years old; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.
2Ch 29:2 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that David his father had done.
2Ch 29:3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of Yahweh, and repaired them.
2Ch 29:4 He brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the broad place on the east,
2Ch 29:5 and said to them, Hear me, you Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
2Ch 29:6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of Yahweh, and turned their backs.
2Ch 29:7 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
2Ch 29:8 Therefore the wrath of Yahweh was on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered them to be tossed back and forth, to be an astonishment, and a hissing, as you see with your eyes.
2Ch 29:9 For, behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
2Ch 29:10 Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with Yahweh, the God of Israel, that his fierce anger may turn away from us.
2Ch 29:11 My sons, don't be negligent now; for Yahweh has chosen you to stand before him, to minister to him, and that you should be his ministers, and burn incense.
2Ch 29:12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
2Ch 29:13 and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeuel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah;
2Ch 29:14 and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.
2Ch 29:15 They gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and went in, according to the commandment of the king by the words of Yahweh, to cleanse the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 29:16 The priests went in to the inner part of the house of Yahweh, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Yahweh into the court of the house of Yahweh. The Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron.
2Ch 29:17 Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of Yahweh; and they sanctified the house of Yahweh in eight days: and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
2Ch 29:18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king within the palace, and said, We have cleansed all the house of Yahweh, and the altar of burnt offering, with all its vessels, and the table of show bread, with all its vessels.
2Ch 29:19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away when he trespassed, have we prepared and sanctified; and behold, they are before the altar of Yahweh.
2Ch 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king arose early, and gathered the princes of the city, and went up to the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 29:21 They brought seven bulls, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven male goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom and for the sanctuary and for Judah. He commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of Yahweh.
2Ch 29:22 So they killed the bulls, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: and they killed the rams, and sprinkled the blood on the altar: they killed also the lambs, and sprinkled the blood on the altar.
2Ch 29:23 They brought near the male goats for the sin offering before the king and the assembly; and they laid their hands on them:
2Ch 29:24 and the priests killed them, and they made a sin offering with their blood on the altar, to make atonement for all Israel; for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.
2Ch 29:25 He set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with stringed instruments, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet; for the commandment was of Yahweh by his prophets.
2Ch 29:26 The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
2Ch 29:27 Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began, the song of Yahweh began also, and the trumpets, together with the instruments of David king of Israel.
2Ch 29:28 All the assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
2Ch 29:29 When they had made an end of offering, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshiped.
2Ch 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to Yahweh with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. They sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshiped.
2Ch 29:31 Then Hezekiah answered, Now you have consecrated yourselves to Yahweh; come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of Yahweh. The assembly brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a willing heart brought burnt offerings.
2Ch 29:32 The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, one hundred rams, and two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to Yahweh.
2Ch 29:33 The consecrated things were six hundred head of cattle and three thousand sheep.
2Ch 29:34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: therefore their brothers the Levites helped them, until the work was ended, and until the priests had sanctified themselves; for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
2Ch 29:35 Also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and with the drink offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of Yahweh was set in order.
2Ch 29:36 Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for the thing was done suddenly.
2Ch 30:1 Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
2Ch 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to keep the Passover in the second month.
2Ch 30:3 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves in sufficient number, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
2Ch 30:4 The thing was right in the eyes of the king and of all the assembly.
2Ch 30:5 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the Passover to Yahweh, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem: for they had not kept it in great numbers in such sort as it is written.
2Ch 30:6 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, You children of Israel, turn again to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant that have escaped of you out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
2Ch 30:7 Don't be like your fathers, and like your brothers, who trespassed against Yahweh, the God of their fathers, so that he gave them up to desolation, as you see.
2Ch 30:8 Now don't you be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves to Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you.
2Ch 30:9 For if you turn again to Yahweh, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before those who led them captive, and shall come again into this land: for Yahweh your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.
2Ch 30:10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, even to Zebulun: but they ridiculed them, and mocked them.
2Ch 30:11 Nevertheless certain men of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
2Ch 30:12 Also on Judah came the hand of God to give them one heart, to do the commandment of the king and of the princes by the word of Yahweh.
2Ch 30:13 There assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great assembly.
2Ch 30:14 They arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.
2Ch 30:15 Then they killed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought burnt offerings into the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 30:16 They stood in their place after their order, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood which they received of the hand of the Levites.
2Ch 30:17 For there were many in the assembly who had not sanctified themselves: therefore the Levites were in charge of killing the Passovers for everyone who was not clean, to sanctify them to Yahweh.
2Ch 30:18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the Passover otherwise than it is written. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, The good Yahweh pardon everyone
2Ch 30:19 who sets his heart to seek God, Yahweh, the God of his fathers, though not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
2Ch 30:20 Yahweh listened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
2Ch 30:21 The children of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised Yahweh day by day, singing with loud instruments to Yahweh.
2Ch 30:22 Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites who had good understanding in the service of Yahweh. So they ate throughout the feast for the seven days, offering sacrifices of peace offerings, and making confession to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 30:23 The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept other seven days with gladness.
2Ch 30:24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the assembly for offerings one thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the assembly a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
2Ch 30:25 All the assembly of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the assembly who came out of Israel, and the foreigners who came out of the land of Israel, and who lived in Judah, rejoiced.
2Ch 30:26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

2Ch 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy habitation, even to heaven. 




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2 Chronicles



2 Chronicles 28 1
Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem:
and he didn`t do that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, like David his father;
Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in
Jerusalem. And he did not what was right in the sight of Jehovah, like David his father,
A son of twenty years [is] Ahaz in his reigning, and sixteen years he hath reigned
in Jerusalem, and he hath not done that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, as
David his father,
2 Chronicles 28 2
but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baals.
but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even made molten images for the Baals;
and walketh in the ways of the kings of Israel, and also, molten images hath made
for Baalim,
2 Chronicles 28 3
Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire,
according to the abominations of the nations whom Yahweh cast out before the children of
Israel.
and he burned incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burned his sons in the fire,
according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah had dispossessed from before
the children of Israel.
and himself hath made perfume in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burneth
his sons with fire according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah
dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel,
2 Chronicles 28 4
He sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, and on the hills, and under
every green tree.
and sacrificeth and maketh perfume in high places, and on the heights, and under
every green tree.
2 Chronicles 28 5
Why Yahweh his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they struck him, and
carried away of his a great multitude of captives, and brought them to Damascus. He was also
delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who struck him with a great slaughter.
Therefore Jehovah his God gave him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote
him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to
Damascus. And he was also given into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with
a great slaughter.
And Jehovah his God giveth him into the hand of the king of Aram, and they smite
him, and take captive from him a great captivity, and bring [them] in to
Damascus, and also into the hand of the king of Israel he hath been given, and he
smiteth him -- a great smiting.
2 Chronicles 28 6
For Pekah the son of Remaliah killed in Judah one hundred twenty thousand in one day, all of
them valiant men; because they had forsaken Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
And Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah a hundred and twenty thousand in one day,
all valiant men, because they had forsaken Jehovah the God of their fathers.
And Pekah son of Remaliah slayeth in Judah a hundred and twenty thousand in one
day (the whole [are] sons of valour), because of their forsaking Jehovah, God of
their fathers.
2 Chronicles 28 7
Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king`s son, and Azrikam the ruler of the
house, and Elkanah who was next to the king.
And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king`s son, and Azrikam the
governor of the house, and Elkanah the second to the king.
And Zichri, a mighty one of Ephraim, slayeth Maaseiah son of the king, and
Azrikam leader of the house, and Elkanah second to the king.
2 Chronicles 28 8
The children of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women,
sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand,
women, sons, and daughters, and took away also much spoil from them, and brought the
spoil to Samaria.
And the sons of Israel take captive of their brethren, two hundred thousand,
wives, sons and daughters, and also much spoil they have seized from them, and
they bring in the spoil to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28 9
But a prophet of Yahweh was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the host that
came to Samaria, and said to them, Behold, because Yahweh, the God of your fathers, was angry
with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has
reached up to heaven.
But a prophet of Jehovah was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out before the
host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because Jehovah the God of your
fathers was wroth with Judah, he gave them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a
rage that reaches up to heaven.
And there hath been there a prophet of Jehovah (Oded [is] his name), and he goeth
out before the host that hath come in to Samaria, and saith to them, `Lo, in the
fury of Jehovah God of your fathers against Judah, He hath given them into your
hand, and ye slay among them in rage -- unto the heavens it hath come;
2 Chronicles 28 10
Now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondservants and
bondmaids to you: [but] aren`t there even with you trespasses of your own against Yahweh your
God?
And now ye think to subjugate the children of Judah and Jerusalem as your bondmen and
bondwomen. Are there not with you, even with you, trespasses against Jehovah your God?
and now, sons of Judah and Jerusalem ye are saying to subdue for men-servants and
for maid-servants to you; but are there not with you causes of guilt before
Jehovah your God?
2 Chronicles 28 11
Now hear me therefore, and send back the captives, that you have taken captive of your
brothers; for the fierce wrath of Yahweh is on you.
And now hear me, and send back the captives again, whom ye have taken captive of your
brethren; for the fierce wrath of Jehovah is upon you.
and now, hear me, and send back the captives whom ye have taken captive of your
brethren, for the heat of the anger of Jehovah [is] upon you.`
2 Chronicles 28 12
Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the
son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up
against those who came from the war,
And certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan,
Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Hezekiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son
of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,
And certain of the heads of the sons of Ephraim (Azariah son of Johanan, Berechiah
son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai), rise
up against those coming in from the host,
2 Chronicles 28 13
and said to them, You shall not bring in the captives here: for you purpose that which will bring
on us a trespass against Yahweh, to add to our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great,
and there is fierce wrath against Israel.
and said to them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither; because, for our guilt before
Jehovah, ye think to increase our sins and our trespasses: for our trespass is great, and
fierce wrath is upon Israel.
and say to them, `Ye do not bring in the captives hither, for, to guilt against
Jehovah on us, ye are saying to add unto our sin and unto our guilt? for abundant
[is] the guilt we have, and the fierceness of anger on Israel.`
2 Chronicles 28 14
So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly.
Then the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the
congregation.
And the armed men leave the captives and the prey before the heads and all the
assembly;
2 Chronicles 28 15
The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil
clothed all who were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat
and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought
them to Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to their brothers: then they returned to Samaria.
And the men that have been expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with
the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and
gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on
asses, and brought them to Jericho the city of palm-trees, to their brethren. And they
returned to Samaria.
and the men who have been expressed by name rise and take hold on the captives,
and all their naked ones they have clothed from the spoil, yea, they clothe them,
and shoe them, and cause them to eat and drink, and anoint them, and lead them
on asses, even every feeble one, and bring them in to Jericho, the city of palms,
near their brethren, and turn back to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28 16
At that time did king Ahaz send to the kings of Assyria to help him.
At that time king Ahaz sent to the kings of Assyria to help him.
At that time hath king Ahaz sent unto the king of Asshur to give help to him;
2 Chronicles 28 17
For again the Edomites had come and struck Judah, and carried away captives.
And again the Edomites came and smote Judah, and carried away captives.
and again the Edomites have come, and smite in Judah, and take captive a
captivity.
2 Chronicles 28 18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had
taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns of it, and Timnah with
the towns of it, Gimzo also and the towns of it: and they lived there.
And the Philistines invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the south of Judah, and took
Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Socho and its dependent villages, and
Timnah and its dependent villages, and Guimzo and its dependent villages; and they
dwelt there.
And the Philistines have rushed against the cities of the low country, and of the
south of Judah, and capture Beth-Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho
and its villages, and Timnah and its villages, and Gimzo and its villages, and
dwell there,
2 Chronicles 28 19
For Yahweh brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he had dealt wantonly in Judah,
and trespassed sore against Yahweh.
For Jehovah humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had made Judah lawless,
and transgressed much against Jehovah.
for Jehovah hath humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he made free
with Judah, even to commit a trespass against Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 28 20
Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came to him, and distressed him, but didn`t strengthen him.
And Tilgath-Pilneser king of Assyria came to him, and troubled him, and did not support
him.
And Tilgath-Pilneser king of Asshur cometh in unto him, and doth distress him,
and hath not strengthened him,
2 Chronicles 28 21
For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of Yahweh, and out of the house of the king and of
the princes, and gave it to the king of Assyria: but it didn`t help him.
For Ahaz stripped the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king and of the princes, and
gave to the king of Assyria; but he was of no help to him.
though Ahaz hath taken a portion [out] of the house of Jehovah, and [out] of the
house of the king, and of the princes, and giveth to the king of Asshur, yet it is no
help to him.
2 Chronicles 28 22
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against Yahweh, this same king Ahaz.
And in the time of his trouble he transgressed yet more against Jehovah, this king Ahaz.
And in the time of his distress -- he addeth to trespass against Jehovah, (this king
Ahaz),
2 Chronicles 28 23
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which struck him; and he said, Because the gods of
the kings of Syria helped them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But
they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
And he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which had smitten him; and he said, Since the
gods of the kings of Syria help them, I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But
they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
and he sacrificeth to the gods of Damascus -- those smiting him, and saith,
`Because the gods of the kings of Aram are helping them, to them I sacrifice, and
they help me,` and they have been to him to cause him to stumble, and to all Israel.
2 Chronicles 28 24
Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house
of God, and shut up the doors of the house of Yahweh; and he made him altars in every corner of
Jerusalem.
And Ahaz gathered the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the
house of God, and closed the doors of the house of Jehovah, and he made for himself altars
in every corner of Jerusalem.
And Ahaz gathereth the vessels of the house of God, and cutteth in pieces the
vessels of the house of God, and shutteth the doors of the house of Jehovah, and
maketh to himself altars in every corner in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 28 25
In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked to anger
Yahweh, the God of his fathers.
And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and
provoked to anger Jehovah the God of his fathers.
And in every city and city of Judah he hath made high places to make perfume to
other gods, and provoketh Jehovah, God of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 28 26
Now the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of
the kings of Judah and Israel.
And the rest of his acts, and all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the
book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
And the rest of his matters, and all his ways, the first and the last, lo, they are
written on the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 28 27
Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem; for they didn`t
bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.
And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem; but they
brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel. And Hezekiah his son reigned
in his stead.
And Ahaz lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city, in Jerusalem, but
have not brought him in to the graves of the kings of Israel, and reign doth
Hezekiah his son in his stead.
2 Chronicles 29 1
Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty-five years old; and he reigned twenty-nine years
in Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.
Hezekiah began to reign being twenty-five years old; and he reigned twenty-nine years
in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Abijah, daughter of Zechariah.
Hezekiah hath reigned -- a son of twenty and five years, and twenty and nine years
he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Abijah daughter of
Zechariah;
2 Chronicles 29 2
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that David his father had
done.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that David his father
had done.
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that David
his father did.
2 Chronicles 29 3
He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of Yahweh, and
repaired them.
He, in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of
Jehovah, and repaired them.
He, in the first year of his reign, in the first month, hath opened the doors of the
house of Jehovah, and strengtheneth them,
2 Chronicles 29 4
He brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the broad place on
the east,
And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them into the open place
eastward;
and bringeth in the priests and the Levites, and gathereth them to the broad
place to the east.
2 Chronicles 29 5
and said to them, Hear me, you Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of
Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
and he said to them, Hear me, ye Levites: hallow yourselves now, and hallow the house of
Jehovah the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the sanctuary.
And he saith to them, `Hear me, O Levites, now, sanctify yourselves, and sanctify
the house of Jehovah, God of your fathers, and bring out the impurity from the
sanctuary,
2 Chronicles 29 6
For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh our God,
and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of Yahweh, and
turned their backs.
For our fathers have transgressed, and done evil in the sight of Jehovah our God, and have
forsaken him and turned away their faces from the habitation of Jehovah, and have
turned their backs.
for our fathers have trespassed, and done that which is evil in the eyes of Jehovah
our God, and forsake him, and turn round their faces from the tabernacle of
Jehovah, and give the neck.
2 Chronicles 29 7
Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned
incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned
incense nor offered up burnt-offerings in the sanctuary to the God of Israel.
`Also -- they have shut the doors of the porch, and quench the lamps, and perfume
they have not made, and burnt-offering have not caused to ascend in the sanctuary
to the God of Israel,
2 Chronicles 29 8
Therefore the wrath of Yahweh was on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered them to be
tossed back and forth, to be an astonishment, and a hissing, as you see with your eyes.
Therefore the wrath of Jehovah has been upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered
them to vexation, to desolation, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes.
and the wrath of Jehovah is on Judah and Jerusalem, and He giveth them for a
trembling, for an astonishment, and for a hissing, as ye are seeing with your eyes.
2 Chronicles 29 9
For, behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives
are in captivity for this.
And behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our
wives are in captivity for this.
And lo, fallen have our fathers by the sword, and our sons, and our daughters, and
our wives [are] in captivity for this.
2 Chronicles 29 10
Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with Yahweh, the God of Israel, that his fierce anger
may turn away from us.
Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with Jehovah the God of Israel, that his fierce
anger may turn away from us.
`Now -- with my heart -- to make a covenant before Jehovah, God of Israel, and the
fierceness of His anger doth turn back from us.
2 Chronicles 29 11
My sons, don`t be negligent now; for Yahweh has chosen you to stand before him, to minister to
him, and that you should be his ministers, and burn incense.
My sons, be not now negligent; for Jehovah has chosen you to stand before him, to do
service unto him, and to be his ministers and incense-burners.
My sons, be not now at rest, for on you hath Jehovah fixed to stand before Him, to
serve Him, and to be to Him ministering and making perfume.`
2 Chronicles 29 12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the
Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and
of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
Then the Levites rose up, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the
sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the
son of Jehalleleel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of
Joah;
And the Levites rise -- Mahath son of Amasai, and Joel son of Azariah, of the sons of
the Kohathite; and of the sons of Merari: Kish son of Abdi, and Azariah son of
Jehalelel; and of the Gershonite: Joah son of Zimmah, and Eden son of Joah;
2 Chronicles 29 13
and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeuel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah;
and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and
Mattaniah;
and of the sons of Elizaphan: Shimri, and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph: Zechariah
and Mattaniah;
2 Chronicles 29 14
and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.
and of the sons of Heman, Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and
Uzziel.
and of the sons of Heman: Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun: Shemaiah
and Uzziel --
2 Chronicles 29 15
They gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and went in, according to the
commandment of the king by the words of Yahweh, to cleanse the house of Yahweh.
And they gathered their brethren, and hallowed themselves, and came, according to the
commandment of the king by the words of Jehovah, to cleanse the house of Jehovah.
and they gather their brethren, and sanctify themselves, and come in, according
to the command of the king in the matters of Jehovah, to cleanse the house of
Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 29 16
The priests went in to the inner part of the house of Yahweh, to cleanse it, and brought out all
the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Yahweh into the court of the house of Yahweh.
The Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron.
And the priests went into the inner part of the house of Jehovah to cleanse it, and carried
forth all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Jehovah, into the court of the
house of Jehovah. And the Levites took it to carry it forth into the brook Kidron.
and the priests come in to the inner part of the house of Jehovah to cleanse [it],
and bring out all the uncleanness that they have found in the temple of Jehovah to
the court of the house of Jehovah, and the Levites receive [it], to take [it] out to
the brook Kidron without.
2 Chronicles 29 17
Now they began on the first [day] of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the
month came they to the porch of Yahweh; and they sanctified the house of Yahweh in eight days:
and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
And they began on the first of the first month to hallow, and on the eighth day of the
month they came to the porch of Jehovah; and they hallowed the house of Jehovah eight
days; and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
And they begin on the first of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of
the month they have come to the porch of Jehovah, and they sanctify the house of
Jehovah in eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they have
finished.
2 Chronicles 29 18
Then they went in to Hezekiah the king within [the palace], and said, We have cleansed all the
house of Yahweh, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels of it, and the table of show
bread, with all the vessels of it.
And they went in to king Hezekiah, and said, We have cleansed all the house of Jehovah,
and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the table of the [bread] to be set
in rows, and all its vessels;
And they come in within unto Hezekiah the king, and say, `We have cleansed all
the house of Jehovah, and the altar of the burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and
the table of the arrangement, and all its vessels,
2 Chronicles 29 19
Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away when he trespassed, have
we prepared and sanctified; and, behold, they are before the altar of Yahweh.
and all the vessels that king Ahaz in his reign cast away in his transgression have we
prepared and hallowed, and behold, they are before the altar of Jehovah.
and all the vessels that king Ahaz cast away in his reign -- in his trespass -- we
have prepared and sanctified, and lo, they [are] before the altar of Jehovah.`
2 Chronicles 29 20
Then Hezekiah the king arose early, and gathered the princes of the city, and went up to the
house of Yahweh.
And Hezekiah the king arose early, and gathered the princes of the city, and went up to
the house of Jehovah.
And Hezekiah the king riseth early, and gathereth the heads of the city, and
goeth up to the house of Jehovah;
2 Chronicles 29 21
They brought seven bulls, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven male goats, for a sin-
offering for the kingdom and for the sanctuary and for Judah. He commanded the priests the
sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of Yahweh.
And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he-goats for
a sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded
the priests the sons of Aaron to offer [them] upon the altar of Jehovah.
and they bring in seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven
young he-goats, for a sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for
Judah; and he saith to sons of Aaron, the priests, to cause [them] to ascend on the
altar of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 29 22
So they killed the bulls, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: and
they killed the rams, and sprinkled the blood on the altar: they killed also the lambs, and
sprinkled the blood on the altar.
And they slaughtered the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it
on the altar; and they slaughtered the rams, and sprinkled the blood on the altar; and
they slaughtered the lambs, and sprinkled the blood on the altar.
And they slaughter the oxen, and the priests receive the blood, and sprinkle on
the altar; and they slaughter the rams, and sprinkle the blood on the altar; and
they slaughter the lambs, and sprinkle the blood on the altar;
2 Chronicles 29 23
They brought near the male goats for the sin-offering before the king and the assembly; and
they laid their hands on them:
And they brought near the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the
congregation; and they laid their hands upon them.
and they bring nigh the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the
assembly, and they lay their hands upon them;
2 Chronicles 29 24
and the priests killed them, and they made a sin-offering with their blood on the altar, to make
atonement for all Israel; for the king commanded [that] the burnt offering and the sin-offering
[should be made] for all Israel.
And the priests slaughtered them, and they made purification for sin with their blood
upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel; because for all Israel, said the king,
is the burnt-offering and the sin-offering.
and the priests slaughter them, and make a sin-offering with their blood on the
altar, to make atonement for all Israel, for `For all Israel,` said the king, `[is] the
burnt-offering and the sin-offering.`
2 Chronicles 29 25
He set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,
according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king`s seer, and Nathan the prophet; for
the commandment was of Yahweh by his prophets.
And he set the Levites in the house of Jehovah with cymbals, with lutes, and with harps,
according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king`s seer, and of Nathan the
prophet; for the commandment was of Jehovah through his prophets.
And he appointeth the Levites in the house of Jehovah with cymbals, with
psalteries, and with harps, by the command of David, and of Gad, seer of the king,
and of Nathan the prophet, for by the hand of Jehovah [is] the command, by the
hand of His prophets;
2 Chronicles 29 26
The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
and the Levites stand with the instruments of David, and the priests with the
trumpets.
2 Chronicles 29 27
Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began,
the song of Yahweh began also, and the trumpets, together with the instruments of David king
of Israel.
And Hezekiah commanded to offer up the burnt-offering on the altar. And at the moment
the burnt-offering began, the song of Jehovah began, and the trumpets, accompanied by
the instruments of David king of Israel.
And Hezekiah saith to cause the burnt-offering to ascend on the altar; and at the
time the burnt-offering began -- began the song of Jehovah, and the trumpets,
even by the hands of the instruments of David king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 29 28
All the assembly worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this
[continued] until the burnt offering was finished.
And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded,
all [the time] until the burnt-offering was finished.
And all the assembly are doing obeisance, and the singers singing, and the
trumpeters blowing; the whole [is] till the completion of the burnt-offering.
2 Chronicles 29 29
When they had made an end of offering, the king and all who were present with him bowed
themselves and worshipped.
And when they had ended offering the burnt-offering, the king and all that were present
with him bowed themselves and worshipped.
And at the completion of the offering up bowed have the king and all those found
with him, and do obeisance.
2 Chronicles 29 30
Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to Yahweh
with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. They sang praises with gladness, and they bowed
their heads and worshipped.
And king Hezekiah and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise to Jehovah
with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and
bowed their heads and worshipped.
And Hezekiah the king saith, and the princes, to the Levites to give praise to
Jehovah in the words of David, and of Asaph the seer, and they praise -- unto joy,
and they bow, and do obeisance.
2 Chronicles 29 31
Then Hezekiah answered, Now you have consecrated yourselves to Yahweh; come near and bring
sacrifices and thank-offerings into the house of Yahweh. The assembly brought in sacrifices and
thank-offerings; and as many as were of a willing heart [brought] burnt offerings.
And Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves to Jehovah, come
near and bring sacrifices and thank-offerings into the house of the Lord. And the
congregation brought in sacrifices and thank-offerings; and as many as were of a willing
heart, burnt-offerings.
And Hezekiah answereth and saith, `Now ye have filled your hand to Jehovah, come
nigh, and bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings to the house of Jehovah;` and
the assembly bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings, and every willing-hearted
one -- burnt-offerings.
2 Chronicles 29 32
The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, one hundred
rams, and two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to Yahweh.
And the number of the burnt-offerings, which the congregation brought, was seventy
bullocks, a hundred rams, two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt-offering to
Jehovah.
And the number of the burnt-offerings that the assembly have brought in, is
seventy oxen, a hundred rams, lambs two hundred; for a burnt-offering to Jehovah
[are] all these.
2 Chronicles 29 33
The consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
And the sanctified things [are] oxen six hundred, and sheep three thousand.
2 Chronicles 29 34
But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: why their
brothers the Levites did help them, until the work was ended, and until the priests had
sanctified themselves; for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than
the priests.
Only the priests were too few, and they could not flay all the burnt-offerings; therefore
their brethren the Levites helped them, until the work was ended, and until the priests
had hallowed themselves; for the Levites were more upright in heart to hallow
themselves than the priests.
Only, the priests have become few, and have not been able to strip the whole of the
burnt-offerings, and their brethren the Levites strengthen them till the
completion of the work, and till the priests sanctify themselves, for the Levites
[are] more upright of heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
2 Chronicles 29 35
Also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and with the
drink-offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of Yahweh was set in order.
And also the burnt-offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and
with the drink-offerings for the burnt-offering. And the service of the house of Jehovah
was set in order.
And also, burnt-offerings [are] in abundance, with fat of the peace-offerings, and
with oblations for the burnt-offering; and the service of the house of Jehovah is
established,
2 Chronicles 29 36
Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for
the thing was done suddenly.
And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people; for the
thing was done suddenly.
and rejoice doth Hezekiah and all the people, because of God`s giving preparation
to the people, for the thing hath been suddenly.
2 Chronicles 30 1
Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they
should come to the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to Yahweh, the God of
Israel.
And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and
Manasseh, that they should come to the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem, to hold the
passover to Jehovah the God of Israel.
And Hezekiah sendeth unto all Israel and Judah, and also letters he hath written
unto Ephraim and Manasseh, to come in to the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem, to
make a passover to Jehovah, God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 30 2
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to keep the
Passover in the second month.
And the king took counsel, and his princes, and the whole congregation in Jerusalem, to
hold the passover in the second month.
And the king taketh counsel, and his heads, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to
make the passover in the second month,
2 Chronicles 30 3
For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves in
sufficient number, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not hallowed themselves
in sufficient number, neither had the people been gathered together to Jerusalem.
for they have not been able to make it at that time, for the priests have not
sanctified themselves sufficiently, and the people have not been gathered to
Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30 4
The thing was right in the eyes of the king and of all the assembly.
And the thing pleased the king and the whole congregation.
And the thing is right in the eyes of the king, and in the eyes of all the assembly,
2 Chronicles 30 5
So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to
Dan, that they should come to keep the Passover to Yahweh, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem: for
they had not kept it in great numbers in such sort as it is written.
So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout Israel from Beer-sheba
even to Dan, that they should come to hold the passover to Jehovah the God of Israel, at
Jerusalem; because they had not held it for a long time as it was written.
and they establish the thing, to cause to pass over an intimation into all Israel,
from Beer-Sheba even unto Dan, to come in to make a passover to Jehovah, God of
Israel, in Jerusalem, for not for a long time had they done as it is written.
2 Chronicles 30 6
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah,
and according to the commandment of the king, saying, You children of Israel, turn again to
Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant that have
escaped of you out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
And the couriers went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout Israel
and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel,
return to Jehovah the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the
remnant of you that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
And the runners go with letters from the hand of the king and his heads, into all
Israel and Judah, even according to the command of the king, saying, `O sons of
Israel, turn back unto Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He doth turn
back unto the escaped part that is left of you from the hand of the kings of Asshur;
2 Chronicles 30 7
Don`t be you like your fathers, and like your brothers, who trespassed against Yahweh, the God
of their fathers, so that he gave them up to desolation, as you see.
And be not like your fathers and like your brethren, who transgressed against Jehovah
the God of their fathers, so that he gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
and do not be like your fathers, and like your brethren, who trespassed against
Jehovah, God of their fathers, and He giveth them to desolation, as ye do see.
2 Chronicles 30 8
Now don`t you be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves to Yahweh, and enter
into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that his fierce
anger may turn away from you.
Now, harden not your necks, as your fathers; yield yourselves to Jehovah, and come to his
sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever; and serve Jehovah your God, that the
fierceness of his anger may turn away from you.
`Now, harden not your neck like your fathers, give a hand to Jehovah, and come in
to His sanctuary, that He hath sanctified to the age, and serve Jehovah your God,
and the fierceness of His anger doth turn back from you;
2 Chronicles 30 9
For if you turn again to Yahweh, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before
those who led them captive, and shall come again into this land: for Yahweh your God is gracious
and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.
For if ye return to Jehovah, your brethren and your children shall find compassion with
those that have carried them captive, so that they shall come again unto this land; for
Jehovah your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye
return to him.
for in your turning back unto Jehovah, your brethren and your sons have mercies
before their captors, even to return to this land, for gracious and merciful [is]
Jehovah your God, and He doth not turn aside the face from you, if ye turn back
unto Him.`
2 Chronicles 30 10
So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, even to
Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
And the couriers passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh,
even to Zebulun; but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.
And the runners are passing over from city to city, in the land of Ephraim and
Manasseh, even unto Zebulun: and they are laughing at them, and mocking at
them,
2 Chronicles 30 11
Nevertheless certain men of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came
to Jerusalem.
Nevertheless certain of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves and
came to Jerusalem.
only, certain from Asher, and Manasseh, and from Zebulun, have been humbled,
and come in to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30 12
Also on Judah came the hand of God to give them one heart, to do the commandment of the king
and of the princes by the word of Yahweh.
The hand of God was also upon Judah to give them one heart to do the commandment of
the king and of the princes, by the word of Jehovah.
Also, in Judah hath the hand of God been to give to them one heart to do the
command of the king and of the heads, in the matter of Jehovah;
2 Chronicles 30 13
There assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second
month, a very great assembly.
And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to hold the feast of unleavened bread in
the second month, a very great congregation.
and much people are gathered to Jerusalem, to make the feast of unleavened
things in the second month -- a mighty assembly for multitude.
2 Chronicles 30 14
They arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took
they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.
And they rose up and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem; and they took away all
the incense-altars, and cast them into the torrent Kidron.
And they arise and turn aside the altars that [are] in Jerusalem, and all the
perfume altars they have turned aside, and cast [them] to the brook Kidron;
2 Chronicles 30 15
Then they killed the Passover on the fourteenth [day] of the second month: and the priests and
the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought burnt offerings into the
house of Yahweh.
And they slaughtered the passover on the fourteenth of the second month; and the priests
and the Levites were ashamed, and hallowed themselves; and they brought the burnt-
offerings into the house of Jehovah.
and they slaughter the passover-offering on the fourteenth of the second month,
and the priests and the Levites have been ashamed, and sanctify themselves, and
bring in burnt-offerings to the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 30 16
They stood in their place after their order, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the
priests sprinkled the blood [which they received] of the hand of the Levites.
And they stood in their place after their custom, according to the law of Moses the man
of God: the priests sprinkled the blood [receiving it] from the hand of the Levites.
And they stand on their station according to their ordinance; according to the
law of Moses the man of God the priests are sprinkling the blood out of the hand of
the Levites,
2 Chronicles 30 17
For there were many in the assembly who had not sanctified themselves: therefore the Levites
had the charge of killing the Passovers for everyone who was not clean, to sanctify them to
Yahweh.
For there were many in the congregation that were not hallowed; therefore the Levites
had the charge of the slaughtering of the passover-lambs for every one not clean, to
hallow them unto Jehovah.
for many [are] in the assembly who have not sanctified themselves, and the Levites
[are] over the slaughtering of the passover-offerings for every one not clean, to
sanctify [him] to Jehovah:
2 Chronicles 30 18
For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had
not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the Passover otherwise than it is written. For
Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, The good Yahweh pardon everyone
For a multitude of the people, many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had
not cleansed themselves, and they ate the passover otherwise than it was written. But
Hezekiah prayed for them saying, Jehovah, who is good, forgive every one
for a multitude of the people, many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar, and
Zebulun, have not been cleansed, but have eaten the passover otherwise than it is
written; but Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, `Jehovah, who [is] good, doth
receive atonement for every one
2 Chronicles 30 19
who sets his heart to seek God, Yahweh, the God of his fathers, though not [cleansed] according
to the purification of the sanctuary.
that has directed his heart to seek God, Jehovah the God of his fathers, although not
according to the purification of the sanctuary.
who hath prepared his heart to seek God -- Jehovah, God of his fathers -- yet not
according to the cleansing of the sanctuary;`
2 Chronicles 30 20
Yahweh listened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
And Jehovah hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
and Jehovah hearkeneth unto Hezekiah, and healeth the people.
2 Chronicles 30 21
The children of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven
days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised Yahweh day by day, [singing]
with loud instruments to Yahweh.
And the children of Israel, that were present at Jerusalem, held the feast of unleavened
bread seven days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised Jehovah
day by day, with the instruments of praise to Jehovah.
And the sons of Israel, those found in Jerusalem, make the feast of unleavened
things seven days with great joy; and giving praise to Jehovah day by day are the
Levites and the priests, with instruments of praise before Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 30 22
Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites who had good understanding [in the service] of
Yahweh. So they ate throughout the feast for the seven days, offering sacrifices of peace-
offerings, and making confession to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
And Hezekiah spoke consolingly to all the Levites that had understanding in the good
knowledge of Jehovah; and they ate the feast-offerings the seven days, sacrificing peace-
offerings, and extolling Jehovah the God of their fathers.
And Hezekiah speaketh unto the heart of all the Levites, those giving good
understanding concerning Jehovah, and they eat the appointed thing seven days;
sacrificing sacrifices of peace-offerings, and making confession to Jehovah, God of
their fathers.
2 Chronicles 30 23
The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept [other] seven days with
gladness.
And the whole congregation took counsel to observe other seven days; and they observed
the seven days with gladness.
And all the assembly take counsel to keep other seven days, and they keep seven
days [with] joy;
2 Chronicles 30 24
For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the assembly for offerings one thousand bulls and seven
thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the assembly a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep:
and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
For Hezekiah king of Judah gave to the congregation as heave-offering: a thousand
bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand
bullocks and ten thousand sheep; and a great number of priests hallowed themselves.
for Hezekiah king of Judah hath presented to the assembly a thousand bullocks,
and seven thousand sheep; and the heads have presented to the assembly bullocks
a thousand, and sheep ten thousand; and priests sanctify themselves in abundance.
2 Chronicles 30 25
All the assembly of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the assembly who came out of
Israel, and the sojourners who came out of the land of Israel, and who lived in Judah, rejoiced.
And the whole congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the
congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of
Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.
And all the assembly of Judah rejoice, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the
assembly, those coming in from Israel, and the sojourners, those coming in from
the land of Israel, and those dwelling in Judah,
2 Chronicles 30 26
So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel
there was not the like in Jerusalem.
And there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon the son of David, king
of Israel, there had not been the like in Jerusalem.
and there is great joy in Jerusalem; for from the days of Solomon son of David king
of Israel there is not like this in Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 30 27
Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their
prayer came up to his holy habitation, even to heaven.
And the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people; and their voice was heard, and
their prayer came up to his holy habitation, to the heavens.
and the priests, the Levites, rise and bless the people, and their voice is heard,

and their prayer cometh in to His holy habitation, to the heavens.


Study Questions

What did Ahaz make for the Baals? 28:2

Who killed Maaseiah? 28:7

How many captives did Israel take from Judah? 28:8

What Assyrian king afflicted Israel? 28:19

Was Hezekiah a good or a bad king? 29:2

Where was anything unclean in the temple disposed of? 29:11

What were the burn offerings and concecrated things? 29:32,33

The passover was to be held in the fourth month, true or false? 30:2

"the LORD your God is and " ? 30:9

How long was the feast of unleavned bread? 30:21, 23

What was Hezekiah's contribution?


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Aug. 1, 2
Acts 19

Act 19:1 It happened that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper country, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples.
Act 19:2 He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No, we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
Act 19:3 He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."
Act 19:4 Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus."
Act 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Act 19:6 When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with other languages and prophesied.
Act 19:7 They were about twelve men in all.
Act 19:8 He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.
Act 19:9 But when some were hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
Act 19:10 This continued for two years, so that all those who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
Act 19:11 God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul,
Act 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and the evil spirits went out.
Act 19:13 But some of the itinerant Jews, exorcists, took on themselves to invoke over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."
Act 19:14 There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.
Act 19:15 The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"
Act 19:16 The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Act 19:17 This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived at Ephesus. Fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Act 19:18 Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds.
Act 19:19 Many of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. They counted the price of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Act 19:20 So the word of the Lord was growing and becoming mighty.
Act 19:21 Now after these things had ended, Paul determined in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
Act 19:22 Having sent into Macedonia two of those who served him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
Act 19:23 About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way.
Act 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen,
Act 19:25 whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth.
Act 19:26 You see and hear, that not at Ephesus alone, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no gods, that are made with hands.
Act 19:27 Not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be counted as nothing, and her majesty destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships."
Act 19:28 When they heard this they were filled with anger, and cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
Act 19:29 The whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel.
Act 19:30 When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples didn't allow him.
Act 19:31 Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater.
Act 19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of them didn't know why they had come together.
Act 19:33 They brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Alexander beckoned with his hand, and would have made a defense to the people.
Act 19:34 But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
Act 19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
Act 19:36 Seeing then that these things can't be denied, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.
Act 19:37 For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.
Act 19:38 If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another.
Act 19:39 But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
Act 19:40 For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause. Concerning it, we wouldn't be able to give an account of this commotion."

Act 19:41 When he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.



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Acts


Acts 19 1
It happened that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper country,
came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples.
And it came to pass, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper
districts, came to Ephesus, and finding certain disciples,
And it came to pass, in Apollos` being in Corinth, Paul having gone through the
upper parts, came to Ephesus, and having found certain disciples,
Acts 19 2
He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No,
we did not so much as hear whether there is a Holy Spirit."
he said to them, Did ye receive [the] Holy Spirit when ye had believed? And they [said] to
him, We did not even hear if [the] Holy Spirit was [come].
he said unto them, `The Holy Spirit did ye receive -- having believed?` and they
said unto him, `But we did not even hear whether there is any Holy Spirit;`
Acts 19 3
He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John`s baptism."
And he said, To what then were ye baptised? And they said, To the baptism of John.
and he said unto them, `To what, then, were ye baptized?` and they said, `To John`s
baptism.`
Acts 19 4
Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they
should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, on Jesus."
And Paul said, John indeed baptised [with] the baptism of repentance, saying to the
people that they should believe on him that was coming after him, that is, on Jesus.
And Paul said, `John, indeed, did baptize with a baptism of reformation, saying to
the people that in him who is coming after him they should believe -- that is, in
the Christ -- Jesus;`
Acts 19 5
When they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when they heard that, they were baptised to the name of the Lord Jesus.
and they, having heard, were baptized -- to the name of the Lord Jesus,
Acts 19 6
When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with other
languages, and prophesied.
And Paul having laid [his] hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they
spoke with tongues and prophesied.
and Paul having laid on them [his] hands, the Holy Spirit came upon them, they
were speaking also with tongues, and prophesying,
Acts 19 7
They were about twelve men in all.
And all the men were about twelve.
and all the men were, as it were, twelve.
Acts 19 8
He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and
persuading about the things concerning the kingdom of God.
And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly during three months, reasoning and
persuading [the things] concerning the kingdom of God.
And having gone into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months,
reasoning and persuading the things concerning the reign of God,
Acts 19 9
But when some were hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude,
he departed from them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
But when some were hardened and disbelieved, speaking evil of the way before the
multitude, he left them and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of
Tyrannus.
and when certain were hardened and were disbelieving, speaking evil of the way
before the multitude, having departed from them, he did separate the disciples,
every day reasoning in the school of a certain Tyrannus.
Acts 19 10
This continued for the space of two years, so that all those who lived in Asia heard the word of
the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
And this took place for two years, so that all that inhabited Asia heard the word of the
Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
And this happened for two years so that all those dwelling in Asia did hear the
word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks,
Acts 19 11
God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul,
And God wrought no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,
mighty works also -- not common -- was God working through the hands of Paul,
Acts 19 12
insomuch that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and the
evil spirits went out.
so that even napkins or aprons were brought from his body [and put] upon the sick, and
the diseases left them, and the wicked spirits went out.
so that even unto the ailing were brought from his body handkerchiefs or aprons,
and the sicknesses departed from them; the evil spirits also went forth from them.
Acts 19 13
But some of the itinerant Jews, exorcists, took on themselves to name over those who had the evil
spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."
And certain of the Jewish exorcists also, who went about, took in hand to call upon those
who had wicked spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, I adjure you by Jesus, whom
Paul preaches.
And certain of the wandering exorcist Jews, took upon [them] to name over those
having the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, `We adjure you by Jesus,
whom Paul doth preach;`
Acts 19 14
There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.
And there were certain [men], seven sons of Sceva, Jewish high priest, who were doing
this.
and there were certain -- seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest -- who are doing
this thing;
Acts 19 15
The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"
But the wicked spirit answering said to them, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted
with; but *ye*, who are ye?
and the evil spirit, answering, said, `Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with;
and ye -- who are ye?`
Acts 19 16
The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed
against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
And the man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped upon them, and having mastered
both, prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaping upon them, and having
overcome them, prevailed against them, so that naked and wounded they did flee
out of that house,
Acts 19 17
This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived at Ephesus. Fear fell on them all, and
the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who inhabited Ephesus, and fear fell
upon all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
and this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who are dwelling at Ephesus,
and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified,
Acts 19 18
Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds.
And many of those that believed came confessing and declaring their deeds.
many also of those who did believe were coming, confessing and declaring their
acts,
Acts 19 19
Not a few of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them in
the sight of all. They counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
And many of those that practised curious arts brought their books [of charms] and burnt
them before all. And they reckoned up the prices of them, and found it fifty thousand
pieces of silver.
and many of those who had practised the curious arts, having brought the books
together, were burning [them] before all; and they reckoned together the prices
of them, and found [it] five myriads of silverlings;
Acts 19 20
So the word of the Lord was growing and becoming mighty.
Thus with might the word of the Lord increased and prevailed.
so powerfully was the word of God increasing and prevailing.
Acts 19 21
Now after these things had ended, Paul determined in the spirit, when he had passed through
Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
And when these things were fulfilled, Paul purposed in his spirit to go to Jerusalem,
passing through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, After I have been there I must see Rome
also.
And when these things were fulfilled, Paul purposed in the Spirit, having gone
through Macedonia and Achaia, to go on to Jerusalem, saying -- `After my being
there, it behoveth me also to see Rome;`
Acts 19 22
Having sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, he
himself stayed in Asia for a while.
And having sent into Macedonia two of those ministering to him, Timotheus and Erastus,
he remained himself awhile in Asia.
and having sent to Macedonia two of those ministering to him -- Timotheus and
Erastus -- he himself stayed a time in Asia.
Acts 19 23
About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way.
And there took place at that time no small disturbance about the way.
And there came, at that time, not a little stir about the way,
Acts 19 24
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought
no little business to the craftsmen,
For a certain [man] by name Demetrius, a silver-beater, making silver temples of
Artemis, brought no small gain to the artisans;
for a certain one, Demetrius by name, a worker in silver, making silver
sanctuaries of Artemis, was bringing to the artificers gain not a little,
Acts 19 25
whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know
that by this business we have our wealth.
whom having brought together, and those who wrought in such things, he said, Men, ye
know that our well-living arises from this work,
whom, having brought in a crowd together, and those who did work about such
things, he said, `Men, ye know that by this work we have our wealth;
Acts 19 26
You see and hear, that not at Ephesus alone, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has
persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no gods, that are made with hands.
and ye see and hear that this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great crowd, not only
of Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, saying that they are no gods which are made with
hands.
and ye see and hear, that not only at Ephesus, but almost in all Asia, this Paul,
having persuaded, did turn away a great multitude, saying, that they are not gods
who are made by hands;
Acts 19 27
Not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute, but also that the temple of the
great goddess Artemis will be counted as nothing, and her majesty destroyed, whom all Asia and
the world worships."
Now not only there is danger for us that our business come into discredit, but also that
the temple of the great goddess Artemis be counted for nothing, and that her greatness
should be destroyed whom the whole of Asia and the world reveres.
and not only is this department in danger for us of coming into disregard, but
also, that of the great goddess Artemis the temple is to be reckoned for nothing,
and also her greatness is about to be brought down, whom all Asia and the world
doth worship.`
Acts 19 28
When they heard this they were filled with wrath, and cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of
the Ephesians!"
And having heard [this], and being filled with rage, they cried out, saying, Great [is]
Artemis of the Ephesians.
And they having heard, and having become full of wrath, were crying out, saying,
`Great [is] the Artemis of the Ephesians!`
Acts 19 29
The whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater,
having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul`s companions in travel.
And the [whole] city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord to the
theatre, having seized and carried off with [them] Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians,
fellow-travellers of Paul.
and the whole city was filled with confusion, they rushed also with one accord
into the theatre, having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul`s
fellow-travellers.
Acts 19 30
When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples didn`t allow him.
But Paul intending to go in to the people, the disciples suffered him not;
And on Paul`s purposing to enter in unto the populace, the disciples were not
suffering him,
Acts 19 31
Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into
the theater.
and some of the Asiarchs also, who were his friends, sent to him and urged him not to
throw himself into the theatre.
and certain also of the chief men of Asia, being his friends, having sent unto him,
were entreating him not to venture himself into the theatre.
Acts 19 32
Some therefore cried one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of
them didn`t know why they had come together.
Different persons therefore cried out some different thing; for the assembly was
tumultuous, and the most did not know for what cause they had come together.
Some indeed, therefore, were calling out one thing, and some another, for the
assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know for what they were
come together;
Acts 19 33
They brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Alexander
beckoned with his hand, and would have made a defense to the people.
But from among the crowd they put forward Alexander, the Jews pushing him forward.
And Alexander, beckoning with his hand, would have made a defence to the people.
and out of the multitude they put forward Alexander -- the Jews thrusting him
forward -- and Alexander having beckoned with the hand, wished to make defence
to the populace,
Acts 19 34
But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours
cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
But, recognising that he was a Jew, there was one cry from all, shouting for about two
hours, Great [is] Artemis of the Ephesians.
and having known that he is a Jew, one voice came out of all, for about two hours,
crying, `Great [is] the Artemis of the Ephesians!`
Acts 19 35
When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there
who doesn`t know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great goddess Artemis,
and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
And the townclerk, having quieted the crowd, said, Ephesians, what man is there then
who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of Artemis the great,
and of the [image] which fell down from heaven?
And the public clerk having quieted the multitude, saith, `Men, Ephesians, why,
who is the man that doth not know that the city of the Ephesians is a devotee of
the great goddess Artemis, and of that which fell down from Zeus?
Acts 19 36
Seeing then that these things can`t be denied, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.
These things therefore being undeniable, it is necessary that ye should be calm and do
nothing headlong.
these things, then, not being to be gainsaid, it is necessary for you to be quiet,
and to do nothing rashly.
Acts 19 37
For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of
your goddess.
For ye have brought these men, [who are] neither temple-plunderers, nor speak
injuriously of your goddess.
`For ye brought these men, who are neither temple-robbers nor speaking evil of
your goddess;
Acts 19 38
If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him, have a matter against anyone, the
courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another.
If therefore Demetrius and the artisans who [are] with him have a matter against any
one, the courts are being held, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.
if indeed, therefore, Demetrius and the artificers with him with any one have a
matter, court [days] are held, and there are proconsuls; let them accuse one
another.
Acts 19 39
But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular
assembly.
`And if ye seek after anything concerning other matters, in the legal assembly it
shall be determined;
Acts 19 40
For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day`s riot, there being no cause.
Concerning it, we wouldn`t be able to give an account of this commotion."
For also we are in danger to be put in accusation for sedition for this [affair] of to-day, no
cause existing in reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse.
for we are also in peril of being accused of insurrection in regard to this day,
there being no occasion by which we shall be able to give an account of this
concourse;`
Acts 19 41
When he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
And having said these things, he dismissed the assembly.

and these things having said, he dismissed the assembly.


Study Questions

What question did Paul ask the disciples at Ephesus? 19:1-2

Where did Paul reason daily? 19:9

What caused the evil spirits to leave? 19:12

The seven sons of what Jewish chief priest were overpowered by an evil spirit? 19:13-16

Great is _________ of the Ephesians? 19:28