8/11/13

From Gary... Color me beautiful




















I wish I knew what kind of Rose this is?  Besides just calling it beautiful, what should I call it?  Chameleon would be a good place to start. Why? Because I see yellow, grey, purple and red, that's why.  It is like it is changing to meet its surroundings and that is what I define as a Chameleon.  Humm, ever known people who call themselves Christians act like that.  You know, religious with the religious and worldly with the worldly.  Not really standing for anything, going "with the flow"... regardless.  And then there is this verse in the Bible...

Romans, Chapter 12
2 Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Be different, be real, be God's own possession.  Do NOT let this heathenistic society drag you down to their level.  Let the word of God dwell in your hearts by faith and let that spirituality be your guiding light to the will of God for your life.  Don't get me wrong- you should always try to be understanding with others, but a Christian should have limits as to what they will do, where they can go and what they can and can not say. No matter how beautiful that "Chameleon" Rose is- if it isn't a R-O-S-E on the inside, then it really isn't beautiful at all (no matter how you dress it up with dewdrops).

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 11



Bible Reading and Study, 
August 11

The World English Bible


Aug. 11
Nehemiah 10, 11
Neh 10:1 Now those who sealed were: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah,
Neh 10:2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Neh 10:3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Neh 10:4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
Neh 10:5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Neh 10:6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
Neh 10:7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Neh 10:8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these were the priests.
Neh 10:9 The Levites: namely, Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
Neh 10:10 and their brothers, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
Neh 10:11 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Neh 10:12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
Neh 10:13 Hodiah, Bani, Beninu.
Neh 10:14 The chiefs of the people: Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
Neh 10:15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
Neh 10:16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Neh 10:17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
Neh 10:18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
Neh 10:19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nobai,
Neh 10:20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Neh 10:21 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Neh 10:22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
Neh 10:23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
Neh 10:24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
Neh 10:25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
Neh 10:26 and Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
Neh 10:27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Neh 10:28 The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinim, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge, and understanding;
Neh 10:29 They joined with their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yahweh our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
Neh 10:30 and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;
Neh 10:31 and if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy of them on the Sabbath, or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
Neh 10:32 Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;
Neh 10:33 for the show bread, and for the continual meal offering, and for the continual burnt offering, for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
Neh 10:34 We cast lots, the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers' houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law;
Neh 10:35 and to bring the first fruits of our ground, and the first fruits of all fruit of all manner of trees, year by year, to the house of Yahweh;
Neh 10:36 also the firstborn of our sons, and of our livestock, as it is written in the law, and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God;
Neh 10:37 and that we should bring the first fruits of our dough, and our wave offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, the new wine and the oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites; for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Neh 10:38 The priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.
Neh 10:39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the wave offering of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Neh 11:1 The princes of the people lived in Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the other cities.
Neh 11:2 The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
Neh 11:3 Now these are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah lived everyone in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants.
Neh 11:4 In Jerusalem lived certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the children of Perez;
Neh 11:5 and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite.
Neh 11:6 All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were four hundred sixty-eight valiant men.
Neh 11:7 These are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah.
Neh 11:8 After him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty-eight.
Neh 11:9 Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer; and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second over the city.
Neh 11:10 Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
Neh 11:11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God,
Neh 11:12 and their brothers who did the work of the house, eight hundred twenty-two; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,
Neh 11:13 and his brothers, chiefs of fathers' houses, two hundred forty-two; and Amashsai the son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
Neh 11:14 and their brothers, mighty men of valor, one hundred twenty-eight; and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.
Neh 11:15 Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
Neh 11:16 and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;
Neh 11:17 and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Neh 11:18 All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred eighty-four.
Neh 11:19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were one hundred seventy-two.
Neh 11:20 The residue of Israel, of the priests, the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, everyone in his inheritance.
Neh 11:21 But the Nethinim lived in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.
Neh 11:22 The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the business of the house of God.
Neh 11:23 For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.
Neh 11:24 Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.
Neh 11:25 As for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba and its towns, and in Dibon and its towns, and in Jekabzeel and its villages,
Neh 11:26 and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and Beth Pelet,
Neh 11:27 and in Hazar Shual, and in Beersheba and its towns,
Neh 11:28 and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and in its towns,
Neh 11:29 and in En Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
Neh 11:30 Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they encamped from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom.
Neh 11:31 The children of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, and at Bethel and its towns,
Neh 11:32 at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
Neh 11:33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
Neh 11:34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Neh 11:35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
Neh 11:36 Of the Levites, certain divisions in Judah were joined to Benjamin.


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Nehemiah


Nehemiah 10 1
Now those who sealed were: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah, and Zedekiah,
And at the head of those that sealed were Nehemiah the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah,
and Zedekiah.
And over those sealed [are] Nehemiah the Tirshatha, son of Hachaliah, and
Zidkijah,
Nehemiah 10 2
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
-- Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,
Nehemiah 10 3
Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah,
Nehemiah 10 4
Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
Huttush, Shebaniah, Malluch,
Nehemiah 10 5
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
Nehemiah 10 6
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
Nehemiah 10 7
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Nehemiah 10 8
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these were the priests.
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.
Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these [are] the priests.
Nehemiah 10 9
The Levites: namely, Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
-- And the Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah; Binnui, of the sons of Henadad; Kadmiel,
And the Levites: both Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad,
Kadmiel;
Nehemiah 10 10
and their brothers, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
and their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
and their brethren: Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
Nehemiah 10 11
Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,
Nehemiah 10 12
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
Nehemiah 10 13
Hodiah, Bani, Beninu.
Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
Nehemiah 10 14
The chiefs of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,
-- The chief of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
Heads of the people: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,
Nehemiah 10 15
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,
Nehemiah 10 16
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Nehemiah 10 17
Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,
Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,
Nehemiah 10 18
Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,
Nehemiah 10 19
Hariph, Anathoth, Nobai,
Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
Nehemiah 10 20
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,
Nehemiah 10 21
Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,
Nehemiah 10 22
Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
Nehemiah 10 23
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,
Nehemiah 10 24
Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,
Nehemiah 10 25
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
Nehemiah 10 26
and Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,
and Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
and Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
Nehemiah 10 27
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
Nehemiah 10 28
The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinim, and all
those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives,
their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge, and understanding;
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the doorkeepers, the singers, the
Nethinim, and all they that had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the
law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, every one having knowledge
[and] having understanding,
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers,
the Nethinim, and every one who hath been separated from the peoples of the
lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every
knowing intelligent one,
Nehemiah 10 29
They joined with their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to
walk in God`s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the
commandments of Yahweh our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and into an oath, to
walk in the law of God, which had been given by Moses the servant of God, and to keep and
do all the commandments of Jehovah our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes;
are laying hold on their brethren, their honourable ones, and coming in to an
execration, and in to an oath, to walk in the law of God, that was given by the hand
of Moses, servant of God, and to observe and to do all the commands of Jehovah our
Lord, and His judgments, and His statutes;
Nehemiah 10 30
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters
for our sons;
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their
daughters for our sons:
and that we give not our daughters to the peoples of the land, and their daughters
we take not to our sons;
Nehemiah 10 31
and if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would
not buy of them on the Sabbath, or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and
the exaction of every debt.
and that if the peoples of the land brought wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell,
we would not take it of them on the sabbath, or on [any] holy day; and that we would leave
[the land uncultivated] the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
and the peoples of the land who are bringing in the wares and any corn on the
sabbath-day to sell, we receive not of them on the sabbath, and on a holy day, and
we leave the seventh year, and usury on every hand.
Nehemiah 10 32
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for
the service of the house of our God;
And we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel
for the service of the house of our God,
And we have appointed for ourselves commands, to put on ourselves the third of a
shekel in a year, for the service of the house of our God,
Nehemiah 10 33
for the show bread, and for the continual meal-offering, and for the continual burnt-offering,
for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin-
offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.
for the bread to be set in rows, and for the continual oblation, and for the continual
burnt-offering, [for that] of the sabbaths [and] of the new moons, for the set feasts and for
the holy [things], and for the sin-offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and [for] all
the work of the house of our God.
for bread of the arrangement, and the continual present, and the continual burnt-
offering of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for appointed seasons, and for holy
things, and for sin-offerings, to make atonement for Israel, even all the work of
the house of our God.
Nehemiah 10 34
We cast lots, the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood-offering, to bring it into the
house of our God, according to our fathers` houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on
the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law;
And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood-offering,
to bring [it] into the house of our God, according to our fathers` houses, at times
appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of Jehovah our God, as it is written in the
law;
And the lots we have caused to fall for the offering of wood, [among] the priests,
the Levites, and the people, to bring in to the house of our God, by the house of our
fathers, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of Jehovah our God,
as it is written in the law,
Nehemiah 10 35
and to bring the first-fruits of our ground, and the first-fruits of all fruit of all manner of trees,
year by year, to the house of Yahweh;
and to bring the first-fruits of our land, and the first-fruits of all fruit of all trees, year
by year to the house of Jehovah,
and to bring in the first fruits of our ground, and the first fruits of all fruit of
every tree, year by year, to the house of Jehovah,
Nehemiah 10 36
also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstborn of
our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the
house of our God;
and the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, as it is written in the law; and to bring
the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests that
minister in the house of our God;
and the firstlings of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the
firstlings of our herds and our flocks, to bring in to the house of our God, to the
priests who are ministering in the house of our God.
Nehemiah 10 37
and that we should bring the first-fruits of our dough, and our heave-offerings, and the fruit of
all manner of trees, the new wine and the oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our
God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites; for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the
cities of our tillage.
and that we should bring the first-fruits of our coarse meal and our heave-offerings, and
the fruit of all manner of trees, new wine and oil, to the priests, into the chambers of the
house of our God, and the tithes of our ground to the Levites, that they, the Levites,
should take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
And the beginning of our dough, and our heave-offerings, and the fruit of every
tree, of new wine, and of oil, we bring in to the priests, unto the chambers of the
house of our God, and the tithe of our ground to the Levites; and they -- the
Levites -- have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage;
Nehemiah 10 38
The priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the
Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers, into the
treasure-house.
And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes;
and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, into the
chambers of the treasure-house.
and the priest, son of Aaron, hath been with the Levites in the tithing of the
Levites, and the Levites bring up the tithe of the tithe to the house of our God
unto the chambers, to the treasure-house;
Nehemiah 10 39
For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the heave-offering of the grain, of
the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the
priests who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our
God.
For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the heave-offering of the
corn, of the new wine and the oil, into the chambers, where are the vessels of the
sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the doorkeepers and the singers. And we
will not forsake the house of our God.
for unto the chambers do they bring in -- the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi --
the heave-offering of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, and there [are] vessels of
the sanctuary, and the priests, those ministering, and the gatekeepers, and the
singers, and we do not forsake the house of our God.
Nehemiah 11 1
The princes of the people lived in Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of
ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the [other] cities.
And the princes of the people dwelt in Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots, to
bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine parts in the cities.
And the heads of the people dwell in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people have
caused to fall lots to bring in one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city,
and nine parts in the cities,
Nehemiah 11 2
The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
And the people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves to dwell in
Jerusalem.
and the people give a blessing to all the men who are offering themselves
willingly to dwell in Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 11 3
Now these are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah lived
everyone in his possession in their cities, [to wit], Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the
Nethinim, and the children of Solomon`s servants.
And these are the chiefs of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem; but in the cities of
Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, Israel, the priests, and the
Levites, and the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon`s servants.
And these [are] heads of the province who have dwelt in Jerusalem, and in cities of
Judah, they have dwelt each in his possession in their cities; Israel, the priests,
and the Levites, and the Nethinim, and the sons of the servants of Solomon.
Nehemiah 11 4
In Jerusalem lived certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the
children of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of
Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the children of Perez;
And in Jerusalem dwelt some of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin. Of
the children of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of
Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Pherez;
And in Jerusalem have dwelt of the sons of Judah, and of the sons of Benjamin. Of
the sons of Judah: Athaiah son of Uzziah, son of Zechariah, son of Amariah, son of
Shephatiah, son of Mahalaleel, of the sons of Perez;
Nehemiah 11 5
and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the
son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite.
and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of
Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.
and Masseiah son of Baruch, son of Col-Hozeh, son of Hazaiah, son of Adaiah, son of
Joiarib, son of Zechariah, son of Shiloni;
Nehemiah 11 6
All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were four hundred sixty-eight valiant men.
All the children of Pherez that dwelt in Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight
valiant men.
all the sons of Perez who are dwelling in Jerusalem [are] four hundred sixty and
eight, men of valour.
Nehemiah 11 7
These are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah,
the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah.
And these are the children of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the
son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Isaiah;
And these [are] sons of Benjamin: Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Joed, son of
Pedaiah, son of Kolaiah, son of Maaseiah, son of Ithiel, son of Jesaiah;
Nehemiah 11 8
After him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty-eight.
and after him, Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred and twenty-eight:
and after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight.
Nehemiah 11 9
Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer; and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second over the
city.
and Joel the son of Zicri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Senuah was second over
the city.
And Joel son of Zichri [is] inspector over them, and Judah son of Senuah [is] over
the city -- second.
Nehemiah 11 10
Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
Of the priests: Jedaiah [the son of] Joiarib, Jachin,
Of the priests: Jedaiah son of Joiarib, Jachin,
Nehemiah 11 11
Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of
Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God,
Seraiah the son of Hilkijah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth,
the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God.
Seraiah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of
Ahitub, leader of the house of God,
Nehemiah 11 12
and their brothers who did the work of the house, eight hundred twenty-two; and Adaiah the
son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the
son of Malchijah,
And their brethren that did the work of the house, eight hundred and twenty-two; and
Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the
son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah;
and their brethren doing the work of the house [are] eight hundred twenty and
two; and Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pelaliah, son of Amzi, son of Zechariah, son
of Pashhur, son of Malchiah,
Nehemiah 11 13
and his brothers, chiefs of fathers` [houses], two hundred forty-two; and Amashsai the son of
Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
and his brethren, chief fathers, two hundred and forty-two; and Amassai the son of
Azareel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer;
and his brethren, heads of fathers, two hundred forty and two; and Amashsai son
of Azareel, son of Ahazai, son of Meshillemoth, son of Immer,
Nehemiah 11 14
and their brothers, mighty men of valor, one hundred twenty-eight; and their overseer was
Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.
and their brethren, mighty men of valour, a hundred and twenty-eight: and their
overseer was Zabdiel the son of Gedolim.
and their brethren, mighty of valour, a hundred twenty and eight; and an
inspector over them [is] Zabdiel, son of [one of] the great men.
Nehemiah 11 15
Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of
Bunni;
And of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah,
the son of Bunni;
And of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hashub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, son
of Bunni,
Nehemiah 11 16
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward
business of the house of God;
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, [who were] over the outward
work of the house of God;
and Shabbethai, and Jozabad, [are] over the outward work of the house of God, of
the heads of the Levites,
Nehemiah 11 17
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the
thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of
Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [who was] the principal
to begin the thanksgiving in prayer; and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren;
and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun:
and Mattaniah son of Micha, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, [is] head -- at the
commencement he giveth thanks in prayer; and Bakbukiah [is] second among his
brethren, and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
Nehemiah 11 18
All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred eighty-four.
all the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
All the Levites, in the holy city, [are] two hundred eighty and four.
Nehemiah 11 19
Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were one
hundred seventy-two.
And the doorkeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, that kept watch at the gates,
were a hundred and seventy-two.
And the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, those watching at the
gates, [are] a hundred seventy and two.
Nehemiah 11 20
The residue of Israel, of the priests, the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, everyone in his
inheritance.
And the residue of Israel, the priests, [and] the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah,
every one in his inheritance.
And the rest of Israel, of the priests, of the Levites, [are] in all cities of Judah, each
in his inheritance;
Nehemiah 11 21
But the Nethinim lived in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.
And the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel; and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinim.
and the Nethinim are dwelling in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa [are] over the
Nethinim.
Nehemiah 11 22
The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the
son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the business of the house
of God.
And the overseer of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of
Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, for the
work of the house of God.
And the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem [is] Uzzi son of Bani, son of
Hashabiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Micha: of the sons of Asaph, the singers [are]
over-against the work of the house of God,
Nehemiah 11 23
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the
singers, as every day required.
For it was the king`s commandment concerning them, and there was a settled portion for
the singers, due for each day.
for the command of the king [is] upon them, and support [is] for the singers, a
matter of a day in its day.
Nehemiah 11 24
Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king`s
hand in all matters concerning the people.
And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, was at
the king`s hand in all matters concerning the people.
And Pethahiah son of Meshezabeel, of the sons of Zerah, son of Judah, [is] by the
hand of the king, for every matter of the people.
Nehemiah 11 25
As for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah lived in Kiriath-arba and the
towns of it, and in Dibon and the towns of it, and in Jekabzeel and the villages of it,
And as to the hamlets in their fields, [some] of the children of Judah dwelt in Kirjath-
Arba and its dependent villages, and in Dibon and its dependent villages, and in
Jekabzeel and its dependent villages,
And at the villages with their fields, of the sons of Judah there have dwelt, in
Kirjath-Arba and its small towns, and in Dibon and its small towns, and in
Jekabzeel and its villages,
Nehemiah 11 26
and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and Beth-pelet,
and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and in Beth-phelet,
and in Jeshua, and in Moladah, and in Beth-Phelet,
Nehemiah 11 27
and in Hazar-shual, and in Beersheba and the towns of it,
and in Hazar-Shual, and in Beer-sheba and its dependent villages,
and in Hazar-Shaul, and in Beer-Sheba and its small towns,
Nehemiah 11 28
and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and in the towns of it,
and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and its dependent villages;
and in Ziklag, and in Mekonah and in its small towns,
Nehemiah 11 29
and in En-rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
and in En-Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
and En-Rimmon, and in Zareah, and in Jarmuth,
Nehemiah 11 30
Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and the fields of it, Azekah and the towns of it. So
they encamped from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom.
Zanoah, Adullam, and their hamlets, in Lachish and its fields, in Azekah and its
dependent villages: and they encamped from Beer-sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its small
towns; and they encamp from Beer-Sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
Nehemiah 11 31
The children of Benjamin also [lived] from Geba [onward], at Michmash and Aija, and at Bethel
and the towns of it,
And the children of Benjamin from Geba [dwelt] in Michmash and Aija and Bethel, and
their dependent villages,
And sons of Benjamin [are] at Geba, Michmash, and Aija, and Beth-El, and its small
towns,
Nehemiah 11 32
at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
in Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
Nehemiah 11 33
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
Nehemiah 11 34
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Nehemiah 11 35
Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
Lod, and Ono, the valley of the artificers.
Nehemiah 11 36
Of the Levites, certain courses in Judah [were joined] to Benjamin.
And of the Levites there were divisions of Judah [dwelling] in Benjamin.

And of the Levites, the courses of Judah [are] for Benjamin.


Study Questions

The Israelites agreed to do what? 10:29-33

How was the care of the wood offering decided? 10:34

Where were the first-fruits to be taken? 10:37

Where were the tithes to be taken? 10:38

What was not to be forsaken? 10:39

How many of the sons of Perez dwelt in Jerusalem? 11:6

Who was ruler over the house of God? 11:11


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Acts 24

Act 24:1 After five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with certain elders and an orator, one Tertullus. They informed the governor against Paul.
Act 24:2 When he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "Seeing that by you we enjoy much peace, and that excellent measures are coming to this nation,
Act 24:3 we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
Act 24:4 But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.
Act 24:5 For we have found this man to be a plague, an instigator of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
Act 24:6 He even tried to profane the temple, and we arrested him.
Act 24:7 but the commanding officer, Lysias, came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,
Act 24:8 commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
Act 24:9 The Jews also joined in the attack, affirming that these things were so.
Act 24:10 When the governor had beckoned to him to speak, Paul answered, "Because I know that you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I cheerfully make my defense,
Act 24:11 seeing that you can recognize that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem.
Act 24:12 In the temple they didn't find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the synagogues, or in the city.
Act 24:13 Nor can they prove to you the things of which they now accuse me.
Act 24:14 But this I confess to you, that after the Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets;
Act 24:15 having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
Act 24:16 Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.
Act 24:17 Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;
Act 24:18 amid which certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, not with a mob, nor with turmoil.
Act 24:19 They ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against me.
Act 24:20 Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,
Act 24:21 unless it is for this one thing that I cried standing among them, 'Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged before you today!' "
Act 24:22 But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, "When Lysias, the commanding officer, comes down, I will decide your case."
Act 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.
Act 24:24 But after some days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus.
Act 24:25 As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."
Act 24:26 Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

Act 24:27 But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds. 

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Acts


Acts 24 1
After five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with certain elders and an orator, one
Tertullus. They informed the governor against Paul.
And after five days came down the high priest Ananias, with the elders, and a certain
orator called Tertullus, and laid their informations against Paul before the governor.
And after five days came down the chief priest Ananias, with the elders, and a
certain orator -- Tertullus, and they made manifest to the governor [the things]
against Paul;
Acts 24 2
When he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "Seeing that by you we enjoy much
peace, and that excellent measures are coming to this nation,
And he having been called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying, Seeing we enjoy great
peace through thee, and that excellent measures are executed for this nation by thy
forethought,
and he having been called, Tertullus began to accuse [him], saying, `Much peace
enjoying through thee, and worthy deeds being done to this nation through thy
forethought,
Acts 24 3
we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
we receive [it] always and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
always, also, and everywhere we receive it, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness;
Acts 24 4
But, that I don`t delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.
But that I may not too much intrude on thy time, I beseech thee to hear us briefly in thy
kindness.
and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in
thy gentleness;
Acts 24 5
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and an instigator of insurrections among all the
Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
For finding this man a pest, and moving sedition among all the Jews throughout the
world, and a leader of the sect of the Nazaraeans;
for having found this man a pestilence, and moving a dissension to all the Jews
through the world -- a ringleader also of the sect of the Nazarenes --
Acts 24 6
He even tried to profane the temple. We arrested him.
who also attempted to profane the temple; whom we also had seized, [and would have
judged according to our law;
who also the temple did try to profane, whom also we took, and according to our
law did wish to judge,
Who found out about the plot of the chief priests and elders?
What attorney brought charges against Paul 24:1Acts 24 7
but Lysias, the chiliarch, coming up, took [him] away with great force out of our hands,
and Lysias the chief captain having come near, with much violence, out of our
hands did take away,
Acts 24 8
By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
having commanded his accusers to come to thee;] of whom thou canst thyself, in
examining [him], know the certainty of all these things of which we accuse him.
having commanded his accusers to come to thee, from whom thou mayest be able,
thyself having examined, to know concerning all these things of which we accuse
him;`
Acts 24 9
The Jews also joined in the attack, affirming that these things were so.
And the Jews also joined in pressing the matter against [Paul], saying that these things
were so.
and the Jews also agreed, professing these things to be so.
Acts 24 10
When the governor had beckoned to him to speak, Paul answered, "Because I know that you have
been a judge of this nation for many years, I cheerfully make my defense,
But Paul, the governor having beckoned to him to speak, answered, Knowing that for
many years thou hast been judge to this nation, I answer readily as to the things which
concern myself.
And Paul answered -- the governor having beckoned to him to speak -- `Knowing
[that] for many years thou hast been a judge to this nation, the more cheerfully
the things concerning myself I do answer;
Acts 24 11
seeing that you can recognize that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at
Jerusalem.
As thou mayest know that there are not more than twelve days since I went up to worship
at Jerusalem,
thou being able to know that it is not more than twelve days to me since I went up
to worship in Jerusalem,
Acts 24 12
In the temple they didn`t find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the
synagogues, or in the city.
and neither in the temple did they find me discoursing to any one, or making any
tumultuous gathering together of the crowd, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city;
and neither in the temple did they find me reasoning with any one, or making a
dissension of the multitude, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city;
Acts 24 13
Nor can they prove to you the things whereof they now accuse me.
neither can they make good the things of which they now accuse me.
nor are they able to prove against me the things concerning which they now
accuse me.
Acts 24 14
But this I confess to you, that after the Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the God of our
fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the
prophets;
But this I avow to thee, that in the way which they call sect, so I serve my fathers` God,
believing all things which are written throughout the law, and in the prophets;
`And I confess this to thee, that, according to the way that they call a sect, so serve
I the God of the fathers, believing all things that in the law and the prophets have
been written,
Acts 24 15
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection
of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
having hope towards God, which they themselves also receive, that there is to be a
resurrection both of just and unjust.
having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, [that] there is about
to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;
Acts 24 16
Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.
For this cause I also exercise [myself] to have in everything a conscience without offence
towards God and men.
and in this I do exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offence toward God
and men always.
Acts 24 17
Now after some years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings;
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
`And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
Acts 24 18
amid which they found me purified in the temple, with no crowd, nor yet with tumult. But
certain Jews from Asia --
Whereupon they found me purified in the temple, with neither crowd nor tumult. But it
was certain Jews from Asia,Who found out about the plot of the chief priests and elders?
What attorney brought charges against Paul 24:1
in which certain Jews from Asia did find me purified in the temple, not with
multitude, nor with tumult,
Acts 24 19
who ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against
me.
who ought to appear before thee and accuse, if they have anything against me;
whom it behoveth to be present before thee, and to accuse, if they had anything
against me,
Acts 24 20
Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the
council,
or let these themselves say what wrong they found in me when I stood before the council,
or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness in me in my standing
before the sanhedrim,
Acts 24 21
unless it is for this one thing that I cried standing among them, `Concerning the resurrection
of the dead I am being judged before you today!`"
[other] than concerning this one voice which I cried standing amongst them: I am judged
this day by you touching [the] resurrection of [the] dead.
except concerning this one voice, in which I cried, standing among them --
Concerning a rising again of the dead I am judged to-day by you.`
Acts 24 22
But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, "When
Lysias, the commanding officer, comes down, I will decide your case."
And Felix, knowing accurately the things concerning the way, adjourned them, saying,
When Lysias the chiliarch is come down I will determine your affair;
And having heard these things, Felix delayed them -- having known more exactly
of the things concerning the way -- saying, `When Lysias the chief captain may
come down, I will know fully the things concerning you;`
Acts 24 23
He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges,
and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.
ordering the centurion to keep him, and that he should have freedom, and to hinder none
of his friends to minister to him.
having given also a direction to the centurion to keep Paul, to let [him] also have
liberty, and to forbid none of his own friends to minister or to come near to him.
Acts 24 24
But after some days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and
heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus.
And after certain days, Felix having arrived with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jewess, he
sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
And after certain days, Felix having come with Drusilla his wife, being a Jewess,
he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith toward Christ,
Acts 24 25
As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified,
and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will call you to me."
And as he reasoned concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about
to come, Felix, being filled with fear, answered, Go for the present, and when I get an
opportunity I will send for thee;
and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment
that is about to be, Felix, having become afraid, answered, `For the present be
going, and having got time, I will call for thee;`
Acts 24 26
He hoped that way that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him.
Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.
hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent
for him the oftener and communed with him.
and at the same time also hoping that money shall be given to him by Paul, that he
may release him, therefore, also sending for him the oftener, he was conversing
with him;
Acts 24 27
But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain
favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.
But when two years were completed, Felix was relieved by Porcius Festus as his
successor; and Felix, desirous to oblige the Jews, to acquire their favour, left Paul bound.
and two years having been fulfilled, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus;

Felix also willing to lay a favour on the Jews, left Paul bound.


Study Questions

What attorney brought charges against Paul 24:1