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2Chronicles 16


1.In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 2.Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the king's house, and sent to Ben Hadad king of Syria, who lived at Damascus, saying, 3."Let there be a treaty between me and you, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold. Go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me."

4.Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali. 5.It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease. 6.Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and its timber, with which Baasha had built; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah. 7.At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, "Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand. 8.Weren't the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge army, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? Yet, because you relied on Yahweh, he delivered them into your hand. 9.For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars."

10.Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time. 11.Behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 12.In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he didn't seek Yahweh, but to the physicians. 13.Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign. 14.They buried him in his own tombs, which he had dug out for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumers' art: and they made a very great burning for him.


2Chronicles 17


1.Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel. 2.He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken. 3.Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals, 4.but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 5.Therefore Yahweh established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance. 6.His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah. 7.Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, even Ben Hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah; 8.and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests. 9.They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them; and they went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught among the people. 10.The fear of Yahweh fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 11.Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and silver for tribute; the Arabians also brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred male goats. 12.Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store. 13.He had many works in the cities of Judah; and men of war, mighty men of valor, in Jerusalem. 14.This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand; 15.and next to him Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred eighty thousand; 16.and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to Yahweh; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor. 17.Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield; 18.and next to him Jehozabad and with him one hundred eighty thousand ready prepared for war. 19.These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.


Ezekiel 48


1.Now these are the names of the tribes: From the north end, beside the way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, Hazar Enan at the border of Damascus, northward beside Hamath, (and they shall have their sides east [and] west), Dan, one [portion]. 2.By the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one [portion]. 3.By the border of Asher, from the east side even to the west side, Naphtali, one [portion]. 4.By the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, Manasseh, one [portion]. 5.By the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, Ephraim, one [portion]. 6.By the border of Ephraim, from the east side even to the west side, Reuben, one [portion]. 7.By the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one [portion]. 8.By the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the offering which you shall offer, twenty-five thousand [reeds] in breadth, and in length as one of the portions, from the east side to the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in its midst. 9.The offering that you shall offer to Yahweh shall be twenty-five thousand [reeds] in length, and ten thousand in breadth. 10.For these, even for the priests, shall be the holy offering: toward the north twenty-five thousand [in length], and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south twenty-five thousand in length: and the sanctuary of Yahweh shall be in its midst. 11.[It shall be] for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept my instruction, who didn't go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 12.It shall be to them an offering from the offering of the land, a thing most holy, by the border of the Levites. 13.Answerable to the border of the priests, the Levites shall have twenty-five thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be twenty-five thousand, and the breadth ten thousand. 14.They shall sell none of it, nor exchange it, nor shall the first fruits of the land be alienated; for it is holy to Yahweh. 15.The five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in its midst. 16.These shall be its measures: the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 17.The city shall have suburbs: toward the north two hundred fifty, and toward the south two hundred fifty, and toward the east two hundred fifty, and toward the west two hundred fifty. 18.The remainder in the length, answerable to the holy offering, shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward; and it shall be answerable to the holy offering; and its increase shall be for food to those who labor in the city. 19.Those who labor in the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it. 20.All the offering shall be twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand: you shall offer the holy offering foursquare, with the possession of the city. 21.The residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy offering and of the possession of the city; in front of the twenty-five thousand of the offering toward the east border, and westward in front of the twenty-five thousand toward the west border, answerable to the portions, it shall be for the prince: and the holy offering and the sanctuary of the house shall be in its midst. 22.Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, it shall be for the prince. 23.As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, Benjamin, one [portion]. 24.By the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one [portion]. 25.By the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one [portion]. 26.By the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun, one [portion]. 27.By the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one [portion]. 28.By the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the brook [of Egypt], to the great sea. 29.This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their several portions, says the Lord Yahweh. 30.These are the exits of the city: On the north side four thousand and five hundred [reeds] by measure; 31.and the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel, three gates northward: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. 32.At the east side four thousand and five hundred [reeds], and three gates: even the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one. 33.At the south side four thousand and five hundred [reeds] by measure, and three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. 34.At the west side four thousand and five hundred [reeds], with their three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one. 35.It shall be eighteen thousand [reeds] around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, Yahweh is there.


John 17


1.Jesus said these things, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you; 2.even as you gave him authority over all flesh, he will give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3.This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. 4.I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do. 5.Now, Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world existed. 6.I revealed your name to the people whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me. They have kept your word. 7.Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are from you, 8.for the words which you have given me I have given to them, and they received them, and knew for sure that I came forth from you, and they have believed that you sent me. 9.I pray for them. I don't pray for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10.All things that are mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11.I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them through your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are. 12.While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name. Those whom you have given me I have kept. None of them is lost, except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13.But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves. 14.I have given them your word. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15.I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one. 16.They are not of the world even as I am not of the world. 17.Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.[54] 18.As you sent me into the world, even so I have sent them into the world. 19.For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. 20.Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, 21.that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. 22.The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one; 23.I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me. 24.Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25.Righteous Father, the world hasn't known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me. 26.I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them."


John 18


1.When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. 2.Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3.Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. 4.Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were happening to him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"

Jesus said to them, "I am he."

5.They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth."

Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6.When therefore he said to them, "I am he," they went backward, and fell to the ground.

7.Again therefore he asked them, "Who are you looking for?"

They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

8.Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way," 9.that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, "Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."[55]

10.Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11.Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it?"

12.So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him, 13.and led him to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14.Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people. 15.Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; 16.but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought in Peter. 17.Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?"

He said, "I am not."

18.Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold. They were warming themselves. Peter was with them, standing and warming himself. 19.The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching. 20.Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where the Jews always meet. I said nothing in secret. 21.Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them. Behold, these know the things which I said."

22.When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"

23.Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"

24.Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest. 25.Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, "You aren't also one of his disciples, are you?"

He denied it, and said, "I am not."

26.One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Didn't I see you in the garden with him?"

27.Peter therefore denied it again, and immediately the rooster crowed.

28.They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early, and they themselves didn't enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29.Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"

30.They answered him, "If this man weren't an evildoer, we wouldn't have delivered him up to you."

31.Pilate therefore said to them, "Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law."

Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death," 32.that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

33.Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"

34.Jesus answered him, "Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?"

35.Pilate answered, "I'm not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?"

36.Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn't be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here."

37.Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?"

Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."

38.Pilate said to him, "What is truth?"

When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him. 39.But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

40.Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.


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