1"Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them. 2"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything. 3If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married (Baal) , then his wife shall go out with him. 4If his master (Adon) gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master (Adon) 's, and he shall go out by himself. 5But if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master (Adon) , my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;' 6then his master (Adon) shall bring him to God (Elohim) , and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master (Adon) shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever. 7"If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do. 8If she doesn't please her master (Adon) , who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt deceitfully with her. 9If he marries her to his son, he shall deal with her as a daughter. 10If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights. 11If he doesn't do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money. 12"One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death, 13but not if it is unintentional, but God (Elohim) allows it to happen: then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee. 14If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbor to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. 15"Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. 16"Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17"Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. 18"If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed; 19if he rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be cleared: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed. 20"If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. 21Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property. 22"If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman's husband (Baal) demands and the judges allow. 23But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise. 26"If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. 27If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. 28"If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner (Baal) of the bull shall not be held responsible. 29But if the bull had a habit of goring in the past, and it has been testified to its owner (Baal) , and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and its owner (Baal) shall also be put to death. 30If a ransom is laid on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is laid on him. 31Whether it has gored a son or has gored a daughter, according to this judgment it shall be done to him. 32If the bull gores a male servant or a female servant, thirty shekels of silver shall be given to their master (Adon) , and the ox shall be stoned. 33"If a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and doesn't cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls into it, 34the owner (Baal) of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner (Baal) , and the dead animal shall be his. 35"If one man's bull injures another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live bull, and divide its price; and they shall also divide the dead animal. 36Or if it is known that the bull was in the habit of goring in the past, and its owner (Baal) has not kept it in, he shall surely pay bull for bull, and the dead animal shall be his own.
26Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, he also lifted up his hand against the king. 27This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father. 28The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he put him in charge of all the labor of the house of Joseph. 29It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now [Ahijah] had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field. 30Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces. 31He said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces; for thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you 32(but he shall have one tribe, for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel); 33because that they have forsaken me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess (Elohim) of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god (Elohim) of Moab, and Milcom the god (Elohim) of the children of Ammon. They have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and [to keep] my statutes and my ordinances, as David his father did. 34"'However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but I will make him prince all the days of his life, for David my servant's sake whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes; 35but I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes. 36To his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. 37I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Israel. 38It shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that which is right in my eyes, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with you, and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you. 39I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.'" 40Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. 41Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, aren't they written in the book of the acts of Solomon? 42The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.
1Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. 2It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam lived in Egypt, 3and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4"Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you." 5He said to them, "Depart for three days, then come back to me." The people departed.
10I went to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, who was shut in at his home; and he said, "Let us meet together in the house of God (Elohim) , within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple; for they will come to kill you; yes, in the night will they come to kill you." 11I said, "Should such a man as I flee? Who is there that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in." 12I discerned, and behold, God (Elohim) had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an evil report, that they might reproach me. 14"Remember, my God (Elohim) , Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and also the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear." 15So the wall was finished in the twenty-fifth [day] of [the month] Elul, in fifty-two days. 16It happened, when all our enemies heard [of it], that all the nations that were about us feared, and were much cast down in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was worked of our God (Elohim) . 17Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and [the letters] of Tobiah came to them. 18For there were many in Judah sworn (Baal) to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as wife. 19Also they spoke of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
1Now it happened, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God (Elohim) above many. 3I said to them, "Don't let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut the doors, and you bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, everyone in his watch, with everyone near his house." 4Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.
1Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the Passover, drew near. 2The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people. 3Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve. 4He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them. 5They were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude. 7The day of unleavened bread came, on which the Passover must be sacrificed. 8He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat." 9They said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare?" 10He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters. 11Tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"' 12He will show you a large, furnished upper room. Make preparations there." 13They went, found things as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 14When the hour had come, he sat down with the twelve apostles. 15He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, 16for I tell you, I will no longer by any means eat of it until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." 17He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves, 18for I tell you, I will not drink at all again from the fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of God comes." 19He took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in memory of me." 20Likewise, he took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. 21But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22The Son of Man indeed goes, as it has been determined, but woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!" 23They began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing. 24There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest. 25He said to them, "The kings of the nations dominate (kurieuo) them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.' 26But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves. 27For who is greater, one who sits at the table, or one who serves? Isn't it he who sits at the table? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves. 28But you are those who have continued with me in my trials. 29I confer on you a kingdom, even as my Father conferred on me, 30that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. You will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." 31The Lord (Kurios) said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat, 32but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers." 33He said to him, "Lord (Kurios) , I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!" 34He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster will by no means crow today until you deny that you know me three times." 35He said to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing." 36Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword. 37For I tell you that this which is written must still be fulfilled in me: 'He was counted with transgressors.' For that which concerns me has an end." 38They said, "Lord (Kurios) , behold, here are two swords." He said to them, "That is enough." 39He came out, and went, as his custom was, to the Mount of Olives. His disciples also followed him. 40When he was at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you don't enter into temptation." 41He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and he knelt down and prayed, 42saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done." 43An angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him. 44Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. 45When he rose up from his prayer, he came to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of grief, 46and said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation." 47While he was still speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He came near to Jesus to kiss him. 48But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" 49When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, "Lord (Kurios) , shall we strike with the sword?" 50A certain one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51But Jesus answered, "Let me at least do this" - and he touched his ear, and healed him. 52Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness." 54They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from a distance. 55When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him." 57He denied Jesus, saying, "Woman, I don't know him." 58After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them!" But Peter answered, "Man, I am not!" 59After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!" 60But Peter said, "Man, I don't know what you are talking about!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61The Lord (Kurios) turned, and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the Lord (Kurios) 's word, how he said to him, "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times." 62He went out, and wept bitterly. 63The men who held Jesus mocked him and beat him. 64Having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck you?" 65They spoke many other things against him, insulting him. 66As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him away into their council, saying, 67"If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe, 68and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go. 69From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God." 70They all said, "Are you then the Son of God?" He said to them, "You say it, because I am." 71They said, "Why do we need any more witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth!"