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1Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers, with their flocks, their herds, and all that they own, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen." 2From among his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh. 3Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" They said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers." 4They said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live as foreigners in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks. For the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen." 5Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6The land of Egypt is before you. Make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen. If you know any able men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock." 7Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many are the days of the years of your life?" 9Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage." 10Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. 11Joseph placed his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12Joseph nourished his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household, with bread, according to their families. 13There was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. 15When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, "Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails." 16Joseph said, "Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone." 17They brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year.
1It happened after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had stayed two days in Ziklag; 2it happened on the third day, that behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn, and earth on his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance. 3David said to him, "Where do you come from?" He said to him, "I have escaped out of the camp of Israel." 4David said to him, "How did it go? Please tell me." He answered, "The people have fled from the battle, and many of the people also have fallen and are dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also." 5David said to the young man who told him, "How do you know that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?" 6The young man who told him said, "As I happened by chance on Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul was leaning on his spear; and behold, the chariots and the master (Baal) horsemen followed hard after him. 7When he looked behind him, he saw me, and called to me. I answered, 'Here I am.' 8He said to me, 'Who are you?' I answered him, 'I am an Amalekite.' 9He said to me, 'Please stand beside me, and kill me; for anguish has taken hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me.' 10So I stood beside him, and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he had fallen. I took the crown that was on his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord (Adon) ." 11Then David took hold on his clothes, and tore them; and likewise all the men who were with him. 12They mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword. 13David said to the young man who told him, "Where are you from?" He answered, "I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite." 14David said to him, "How were you not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed (mashiach) ?" 15David called one of the young men, and said, "Go near, and fall on him." He struck him, so that he died. 16David said to him, "Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have slain TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed (mashiach) .'" 17David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son 18(and he commanded them to teach the children of Judah [the song of] the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar): 19"Your glory, Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen! 20Don't tell it in Gath. Don't publish it in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. 21You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew nor rain on you, neither fields of offerings; For there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away, The shield of Saul was not anointed (mashiach) with oil. 22From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, Jonathan's bow didn't turn back. Saul's sword didn't return empty. 23Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. In their death, they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles. They were stronger than lions. 24You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet delicately, who put ornaments of gold on your clothing. 25How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places. 26I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. 27How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!"
11Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the children of Seir ten thousand. 12[other] ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces. 13But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell on the cities of Judah, from Samaria even to Beth Horon, and struck of them three thousand, and took much spoil. 14Now it happened, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods (Elohim) of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods (Elohim) , and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them. 15Therefore the anger of TheIAM (Yahweh) was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, who said to him, "Why have you sought after the gods (Elohim) of the people, which have not delivered their own people out of your hand?" 16It happened, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, "Have we made you one of the king's counselors? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" Then the prophet stopped, and said, "I know that God (Elohim) has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my counsel." 17Then Amaziah king of Judah consulted his advisers, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us look one another in the face." 18Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son as his wife; then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by, and trampled down the thistle. 19You say to yourself that you have struck Edom; and your heart lifts you up to boast. Now stay at home. Why should you meddle with trouble, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?'" 20But Amaziah would not listen; for it was of God (Elohim) , that he might deliver them into the hand [of their enemies], because they had sought after the gods (Elohim) of Edom. 21So Joash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 22Judah was defeated by Israel; and they fled every man to his tent. 23Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth Shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. 24[He took] all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God (Elohim) with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
67His father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, 68"Blessed be the Lord (Kurios) , the God of Israel, for he has visited and worked redemption for his people; 69and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David 70(as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old), 71salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us; 72to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant, 73the oath which he spoke to Abraham, our father, 74to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear, 75In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. 76And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord (Kurios) to prepare his ways, 77to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us, 79to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace." 80The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
1Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city. 4Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; 5to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant. 6It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth. 7She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. 9Behold, an angel of the Lord (Kurios) stood by them, and the glory of the Lord (Kurios) shone around them, and they were terrified. 10The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. 11For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is the Anointed (Kristos) Lord (Kurios) . 12This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough." 13Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying, 14"Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."