28TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 29"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to TheIAM (Yahweh) shall bring his offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) out of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. 30With his own hands he shall bring the offerings of TheIAM (Yahweh) made by fire. He shall bring the fat with the breast, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before TheIAM (Yahweh) . 31The priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. 32The right thigh you shall give to the priest for a heave offering out of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. 33He among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for a portion. 34For the waved breast and the heaved thigh I have taken from the children of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their portion forever from the children of Israel.'" 35This is the anointing portion of Aaron, and the anointing portion of his sons, out of the offerings of TheIAM (Yahweh) made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister to TheIAM (Yahweh) in the priest's office; 36which TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is their portion forever throughout their generations. 37This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meal offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecration, and of the sacrifice of peace offerings; 38which TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded Moses in Mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to TheIAM (Yahweh) , in the wilderness of Sinai.
1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; 3and assemble all the congregation at the door of the Tent of Meeting." 4Moses did as TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 5Moses said to the congregation, "This is the thing which TheIAM (Yahweh) has commanded to be done."
21It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep; 22and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter: for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land. 23It will happen in that day that every place where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silver shekels, shall be for briers and thorns. 24People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns. 25All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep."
1TheIAM (Yahweh) said to me, "Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man's pen, 'For Maher Shalal Hash Baz;' 2and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah." 3I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then TheIAM (Yahweh) said to me, "Call his name 'Maher Shalal Hash Baz.' 4For before the child knows how to say, 'My father,' and, 'My mother,' the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria." 5TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to me yet again, saying, 6"Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; 7now therefore, behold, the Lord (Adonai) brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River: the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks. 8It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, Immanuel. 9Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered! 10Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God (El) is with us." 11For TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 12"Don't say, 'A conspiracy!' concerning all about which this people say, 'A conspiracy!' neither fear their threats, nor be terrorized. 13TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies is who you must respect as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread. 14He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15Many will stumble over it, fall, be broken, be snared, and be captured." 16Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples. 17I will wait for TheIAM (Yahweh) , who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 18Behold, I and the children whom TheIAM (Yahweh) has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion. 19When they tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn't a people consult with their God (Elohim) ? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. 21They will pass through it, very distressed and hungry; and it will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse by their king and by their God (Elohim) . They will turn their faces upward, 22and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.
20Where then does wisdom come from? Where is the place of understanding? 21Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky. 22Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.' 23"God (Elohim) understands its way, and he knows its place. 24For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole sky. 25He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure. 26When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; 27then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out. 28To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord (Adonai) , that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"
1Job again took up his parable, and said, 2"Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God (Eloah) watched over me; 3when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness, 4as I was in the ripeness of my days, when the friendship of God (Eloah) was in my tent, 5when the Almighty (Shaddai) was yet with me, and my children were around me, 6when my steps were washed with butter, and the rock poured out streams of oil for me, 7when I went forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street. 8The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood. 9The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. 10The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth. 11For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me: 12Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him, 13the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. 14I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem. 15I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. 16I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out. 17I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the prey out of his teeth. 18Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand. 19My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch. 20My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.' 21"Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel. 22After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them. 23They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain. 24I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face. 25I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.
1But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession, 2and kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4While you kept it, didn't it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn't it in your power? How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven't lied to men, but to God." 5Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things. 6The young men arose and wrapped him up, and they carried him out and buried him. 7About three hours later, his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in. 8Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." She said, "Yes, for so much." 9But Peter asked her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord (Kurios) ? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." 10She fell down immediately at his feet, and died. The young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband. 11Great fear came on the whole assembly, and on all who heard these things. 12By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. They were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 13None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them. 14More believers were added to the Lord (Kurios) , multitudes of both men and women. 15They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them. 16Multitudes also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed. 17But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy, 18and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody. 19But an angel of the Lord (Kurios) opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said, 20"Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." 21When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22But the officers who came didn't find them in the prison. They returned and reported, 23"We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!" 24Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this. 25One came and told them, "Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people." 26Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them. 27When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us." 29But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men. 30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree. 31God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. 32We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." 33But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them. 34But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and commanded to put the apostles out for a little while. 35He said to them, "You men of Israel, be careful concerning these men, what you are about to do. 36For before these days Theudas rose up, making himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nothing. 37After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 38Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown. 39But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!" 40They agreed with him. Summoning the apostles, they beat them and commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name. 42Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the Christ.