1Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said to them, "These are the words which TheIAM (Yahweh) has commanded, that you should do them. 2'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to TheIAM (Yahweh) : whoever does any work in it shall be put to death. 3You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the Sabbath day.'" 4Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded, saying, 5'Take from among you an offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) . Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, TheIAM (Yahweh) 's offering: gold, silver, brass, 6blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, 7rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood, 8oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense, 9onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate. 10"'Let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that TheIAM (Yahweh) has commanded: 11the tabernacle, its outer covering, its roof, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12the ark, and its poles, the mercy seat, the veil of the screen; 13the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the show bread; 14the lampstand also for the light, with its vessels, its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; 16the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of brass, it poles, and all its vessels, the basin and its base; 17the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18the pins of the tabernacle, the pins of the court, and their cords; 19the finely worked garments, for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.'" 20All the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing, and brought TheIAM (Yahweh) 's offering, for the work of the Tent of Meeting, and for all of its service, and for the holy garments. 22They came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, earrings, signet rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man who offered an offering of gold to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 23Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them. 24Everyone who did offer an offering of silver and brass brought TheIAM (Yahweh) 's offering; and everyone, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25All the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. 26All the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair. 27The rulers brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod and for the breastplate; 28and the spice, and the oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 29The children of Israel brought a freewill offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) ; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which TheIAM (Yahweh) had commanded to be made by Moses. 30Moses said to the children of Israel, "Behold, TheIAM (Yahweh) has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31He has filled him with the Spirit of God (Elohim) , in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship; 32and to make skillful works, to work in gold, in silver, in brass, 33in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship. 34He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35He has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all kinds of workmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do any workmanship, and of those who make skillful works.
32In those days TheIAM (Yahweh) began to cut off from Israel; and Hazael struck them in all the borders of Israel; 33from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan. 34Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 35Jehu slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria. Jehoahaz his son reigned in his place. 36The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.
1Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, even him and his nurse, [and put them] in the bedroom; and they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not slain; 3He was with her hidden in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) six years. Athaliah reigned over the land. 4In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains over hundreds of the Carites and of the guard, and brought them to him into the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) ; and he made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and showed them the king's son. 5He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house; 6A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard. So you shall keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier. 7The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) around the king. 8You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. Be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in." 9The captains over hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded; and they took every man his men, those who were to come in on the Sabbath, with those who were to go out on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. 10The priest delivered to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been king David's, which were in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 11The guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, around the king. 12Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, "Long live the king!" 13When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and of] the people, she came to the people into the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) : 14and she looked, and behold, the king stood by the pillar, as the tradition was, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes, and cried, "Treason! Treason!" 15Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were set over the army, and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks. Kill him who follows her with the sword." For the priest said, "Don't let her be slain in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 16So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house. She was slain there.
1Again it happened on the day when the God (Elohim) 's sons came to present themselves before TheIAM (Yahweh) , that Satan came also among them to present himself before TheIAM (Yahweh) . 2TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered TheIAM (Yahweh) , and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it." 3TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God (Elohim) , and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause." 4Satan answered TheIAM (Yahweh) , and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face." 6TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life." 7So Satan went forth from the presence of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head. 8He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes. 9Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God (Elohim) , and die." 10But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God (Elohim) , and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn't sin with his lips. 11Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him. 12When they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and didn't recognize him, they raised their voices, and wept; and they each tore his robe, and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the sky. 13So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.
55Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand. Many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56Then they sought for Jesus and spoke one with another, as they stood in the temple, "What do you think - that he isn't coming to the feast at all?" 57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had commanded that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it, that they might seize him.
1Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. 3Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4Then Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, 5"Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?" 6Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it. 7But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept this for the day of my burial. 8For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me." 9A large crowd therefore of the Jews learned that he was there, and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also, 11because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. 12On the next day a great multitude had come to the feast. When they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13they took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet him, and cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord (Kurios) , the King of Israel!" 14Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it. As it is written, 15"Don't be afraid, daughter of Zion. Behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt." 16His disciples didn't understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him, and that they had done these things to him. 17The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, was testifying about it. 18For this cause also the multitude went and met him, because they heard that he had done this sign. 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him."