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1Chronicles 9

 

1.So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel: and Judah was carried away captive to Babylon for their disobedience. 2.Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim. 3.In Jerusalem lived of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh: 4.Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Perez the son of Judah. 5.Of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons. 6.Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and their brothers, six hundred ninety. 7.Of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, 8.and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; 9.and their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred fifty-six. All these men were heads of fathers' households by their fathers' houses. 10.Of the priests: Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, Jachin, 11.and Azariah 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; 12.and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13.and their brothers, heads of their fathers' houses, one thousand seven hundred sixty; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. 14.Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15.and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph, 16.and Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites. 17.The porters: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief), 18.who previously served in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi. 19.Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent: and their fathers had been over the camp of Yahweh, keepers of the entry. 20.Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past, and Yahweh was with him. 21.Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the Tent of Meeting. 22.All these who were chosen to be porters in the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer ordained in their office of trust. 23.So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of Yahweh, even the house of the tent, by wards. 24.On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south. 25.Their brothers, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them: 26.for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the rooms and over the treasuries in the house of God. 27.They lodged around the house of God, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning. 28.Certain of them were in charge of the vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out. 29.Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. 30.Some of the sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices. 31.Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the office of trust over the things that were baked in pans. 32.Some of their brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the show bread, to prepare it every Sabbath. 33.These are the singers, heads of fathers' households of the Levites, who lived in the rooms and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night. 34.These were heads of fathers' households of the Levites, throughout their generations, chief men: these lived at Jerusalem. 35.In Gibeon there lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife's name was Maacah: 36.and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37.and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38.Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. They also lived with their brothers in Jerusalem, over against their brothers. 39.Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul; and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 40.The son of Jonathan was Merib Baal; and Merib Baal became the father of Micah. 41.The sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. 42.Ahaz became the father of Jarah; and Jarah became the father of Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza; 43.and Moza became the father of Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44.Azel had six sons, whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.

 

Ezekiel 22

 

1.Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 2.You, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? then cause her to know all her abominations. 3.You shall say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: A city that sheds blood in the midst of her, that her time may come, and that makes idols against herself to defile her! 4.You have become guilty in your blood that you have shed, and are defiled in your idols which you have made; and you have caused your days to draw near, and have come even to your years: therefore have I made you a reproach to the nations, and a mocking to all the countries. 5.Those who are near, and those who are far from you, shall mock you, you infamous one [and] full of tumult. 6.Behold, the princes of Israel, everyone according to his power, have been in you to shed blood. 7.In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow. 8.You have despised my holy things, and have profaned my Sabbaths. 9.Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness. 10.In you have they uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you have they humbled her who was unclean in her impurity. 11.One has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter. 12.In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh. 13.Behold, therefore, I have struck my hand at your dishonest gain which you have made, and at your blood which has been in the midst of you. 14.Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? I, Yahweh, have spoken it, and will do it. 15.I will scatter you among the nations, and disperse you through the countries; and I will consume your filthiness out of you. 16.You shall be profaned in yourself, in the sight of the nations; and you shall know that I am Yahweh. 17.The word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 18.Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver. 19.Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20.As they gather silver and brass and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire on it, to melt it; so will I gather you in my anger and in my wrath, and I will lay you there, and melt you. 21.Yes, I will gather you, and blow on you with the fire of my wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. 22.As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so you will be melted in its midst; and you will know that I, Yahweh, have poured out my wrath on you. 23.The word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 24.Son of man, tell her, You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation. 25.There is a conspiracy of her prophets in its midst, like a roaring lion ravening the prey: they have devoured souls; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in its midst. 26.Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hidden their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27.Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain. 28.Her prophets have plastered for them with whitewash, seeing false visions, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord Yahweh, when Yahweh has not spoken. 29.The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yes, they have troubled the poor and needy, and have oppressed the foreigner wrongfully. 30.I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. 31.Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I brought on their heads, says the Lord Yahweh.

 

Luke 19

 

1.He entered and was passing through Jericho. 2.There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3.He was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short. 4.He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. 5.When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house." 6.He hurried, came down, and received him joyfully. 7.When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner."

8.Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."

9.Jesus said to him, "Today, salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. 10.For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost."

11.As they heard these things, he went on and told a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God would be revealed immediately. 12.He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13.He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins,44 and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.' 14.But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.'

15."It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business. 16.The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.'

17."He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

18."The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Lord, has made five minas.'

19."So he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' 20.Another came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief, 21.for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'

22."He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow. 23.Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?' 24.He said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from him, and give it to him who has the ten minas.'

25."They said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!' 26.'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him. 27.But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'" 28.Having said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29.It happened, when he drew near to Bethsphage45 and Bethany, at the mountain that is called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples, 30.saying, "Go your way into the village on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat. Untie it, and bring it. 31.If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say to him: 'The Lord needs it.'"

32.Those who were sent went away, and found things just as he had told them. 33.As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 34.They said, "The Lord needs it." 35.They brought it to Jesus. They threw their cloaks on the colt, and set Jesus on them. 36.As he went, they spread their cloaks in the way. 37.As he was now getting near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen, 38.saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!46 Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!"

39.Some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"

40.He answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."

41.When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, 42.saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes. 43.For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, hem you in on every side, 44.and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."

45.He entered into the temple, and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, 46.saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,'47 but you have made it a 'den of robbers'!"48

47.He was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people sought to destroy him. 48.They couldn't find what they might do, for all the people hung on to every word that he said.

 

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