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8So now it wasn't you who sent me here, but God (Elohim) , and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord (Adon) of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says, "God (Elohim) has made me lord (Adon) of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don't wait. 10You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, your children, your children's children, your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have."' 12Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13You shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here." 14He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. 15He kissed all his brothers, and wept on them. After that his brothers talked with him. 16The report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this. Load your animals, and go, travel to the land of Canaan. 18Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.' 19Now you are commanded: do this. Take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20Also, don't concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all of the land of Egypt is yours." 21The sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. 22He gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing. 23He sent the following to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way. 24So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you don't quarrel on the way." 25They went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father. 26They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." His heart fainted, for he didn't believe them. 27They told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived. 28Israel said, "It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."
7Then Saul said to his servants, "Seek me a woman who has a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her." His servants said to him, "Behold, there is a woman who has a familiar spirit at Endor." 8Saul disguised himself, and put on other clothing, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, "Please divine to me by the familiar spirit, and bring me up whoever I shall name to you." 9The woman said to him, "Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?" 10Saul swore to her by TheIAM (Yahweh) , saying, "As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, no punishment shall happen to you for this thing." 11Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up to you?" He said, "Bring Samuel up for me." 12When the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, "Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul!" 13The king said to her, "Don't be afraid. For what do you see?" The woman said to Saul, "I see a god (Elohim) coming up out of the earth." 14He said to her, "What does he look like?" She said, "An old man comes up. He is covered with a robe." Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground, and did obeisance. 15Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me, to bring me up?" Saul answered, "I am very distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God (Elohim) has departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams. Therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I shall do." 16Samuel said, "Why then do you ask of me, since TheIAM (Yahweh) has departed from you and has become your adversary? 17TheIAM (Yahweh) has done to you as he spoke by me. TheIAM (Yahweh) has torn the kingdom out of your hand, and given it to your neighbor, even to David. 18Because you didn't obey the voice of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and didn't execute his fierce wrath on Amalek, therefore TheIAM (Yahweh) has done this thing to you this day. 19Moreover TheIAM (Yahweh) will deliver Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines; and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. TheIAM (Yahweh) will deliver the army of Israel also into the hand of the Philistines." 20Then Saul fell immediately his full length on the earth, and was terrified, because of the words of Samuel. There was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night. 21The woman came to Saul, and saw that he was very troubled, and said to him, "Behold, your handmaid has listened to your voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have listened to your words which you spoke to me. 22Now therefore, please listen also to the voice of your handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before you; and eat, that you may have strength, when you go on your way." 23But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he listened to their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat on the bed. 24The woman had a fattened calf in the house. She hurried and killed it; and she took flour, and kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread of it. 25She brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they ate. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
1Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites encamped by the spring which is in Jezreel. 2The lords (Ceren) of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands; and David and his men passed on in the rear with Achish. 3Then the princes of the Philistines said, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish said to the princes of the Philistines, "Isn't this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell away to this day?" 4But the princes of the Philistines were angry with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man return, that he may go back to his place where you have appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For with what should this fellow reconcile himself to his lord (Adon) ? Should it not be with the heads of these men? 5Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?'"
12When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) : 13and she looked, and, behold, the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets; the singers also played musical instruments, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and said, "Treason! treason!" 14Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were set over the army, and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks; and whoever follows her, let him be slain with the sword." For the priest said, "Don't kill her in the TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house." 15So they made way for her. She went to the entrance of the horse gate to the king's house; and they killed her there. 16Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, and all the people, and the king, that they should be TheIAM (Yahweh) 's people. 17All the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. 18Jehoiada appointed the officers of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) under the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , to offer the burnt offerings of TheIAM (Yahweh) , as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the order of David. 19He set the porters at the gates of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , that no one who was unclean in anything should enter in. 20He took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) : and they came through the upper gate to the king's house, and set the king on the throne of the kingdom. 21So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. Athaliah they had slain with the sword.
1Joash was seven years old when he began to reign; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Zibiah, of Beersheba. 2Joash did that which was right in the eyes of TheIAM (Yahweh) all the days of Jehoiada the priest. 3Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he became the father of sons and daughters. 4It happened after this, that Joash was minded to restore the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 5He gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, "Go out to the cities of Judah, and gather money to repair the house of your God (Elohim) from all Israel from year to year. See that you expedite this matter." However the Levites didn't do it right away. 6The king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, "Why haven't you required of the Levites to bring in the tax of Moses the servant of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and of the assembly of Israel, out of Judah and out of Jerusalem, for the tent of the testimony?" 7For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God (Elohim) ; and also all the dedicated things of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) did they bestow on the Baals.
1Since many have undertaken to set in order a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us, 2even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us, 3it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus; 4that you might know the certainty concerning the things in which you were instructed. 5There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly division of Abijah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord (Kurios) . 7But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years. 8Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division, 9according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord (Kurios) and burn incense. 10The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. 11An angel of the Lord (Kurios) appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. 13But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth. 15For he will be great in the sight of the Lord (Kurios) , and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 16He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord (Kurios) , their God. 17He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people prepared for the Lord (Kurios) ." 18Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years." 19The angel answered him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news. 20Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."