40TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names. 41You shall take the Levites for me (I am TheIAM (Yahweh) ) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the livestock of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the livestock of the children of Israel." 42Moses numbered, as TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel. 43All the firstborn males according to the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those who were numbered of them, were twenty-two thousand two hundred seventy-three. 44TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 45"Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock; and the Levites shall be mine. I am TheIAM (Yahweh) . 46For the redemption of the two hundred seventy-three of the firstborn of the children of Israel, who exceed the number of the Levites, 47you shall take five shekels apiece for each one; after the shekel of the sanctuary you shall take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs): 48and you shall give the money, with which the remainder of them is redeemed, to Aaron and to his sons." 49Moses took the redemption money from those who exceeded the number of those who were redeemed by the Levites; 50from the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the money, one thousand three hundred sixty-five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: 51and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) , as TheIAM (Yahweh) commanded Moses.
1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2"Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses, 3from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.
12He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens: 13when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries. 14Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 15They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 16The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies is his name. 17Gather up your wares out of the land, you who live under siege. 18For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may feel [it]. 19Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is [my] grief, and I must bear it. 20My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from me, and they are no more: there is none to spread my tent any more, and to set up my curtains. 21For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of TheIAM (Yahweh) : therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered. 22The voice of news, behold, it comes, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a dwelling place of jackals. 23TheIAM (Yahweh) , I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. 24TheIAM (Yahweh) , correct me, but in measure: not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. 25Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you, and on the families that don't call on your name: for they have devoured Jacob, yes, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
1The word that came to Jeremiah from TheIAM (Yahweh) , saying, 2Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 3and say to them, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel: Cursed is the man who doesn't hear the words of this covenant, 4which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so you shall be my people, and I will be your God (Elohim) ; 5that I may establish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I, and said, Amen, TheIAM (Yahweh) . 6TheIAM (Yahweh) said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear the words of this covenant, and do them. 7For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice. 8Yet they didn't obey, nor turn their ear, but walked everyone in the stubbornness of their evil heart: therefore I brought on them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they didn't do them. 9TheIAM (Yahweh) said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; and they are gone after other gods (Elohim) to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. 11Therefore thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape; and they shall cry to me, but I will not listen to them. 12Then shall the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem go and cry to the gods (Elohim) to which they offer incense: but they will not save them at all in the time of their trouble. 13For according to the number of your cities are your gods (Elohim) , Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to the shameful thing, even altars to burn incense to Baal.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song. 1Praise waits for you, God (Elohim) , in Zion. To you shall vows be performed. 2You who hear prayer, to you all men will come. 3Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions. 4Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple. 5By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God (Elohim) of our salvation. You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea; 6Who by his power forms the mountains, having armed yourself with strength; 7who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. 8They also who dwell in faraway places are afraid at your wonders. You call the morning's dawn and the evening with songs of joy. 9You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it. The river of God (Elohim) is full of water. You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it. 10You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop. 11You crown the year with your bounty. Your carts overflow with abundance. 12The wilderness grasslands overflow. The hills are clothed with gladness. 13The pastures are covered with flocks. The valleys also are clothed with grain. They shout for joy! They also sing.
For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.
1I tell the truth in the AnointedOne (Kristos) . I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit, 2that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were accursed from the AnointedOne (Kristos) for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh, 4who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises; 5of whom are the fathers, and from whom is the AnointedOne (Kristos) as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen. 6But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel. 7Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called." 8That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed. 9For this is a word of promise, "At the appointed time I will come, and Sarah will have a son." 10Not only so, but Rebecca also conceived by one, by our father Isaac. 11For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls, 12it was said to her, "The elder will serve the younger." 13Even as it is written, "Jacob I loved (Agapeo) , but Esau I hated." 14What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? May it never be! 15For he said to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." 16So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. 17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I caused you to be raised up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." 18So then, he has mercy on whom he desires, and he hardens whom he desires. 19You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?" 20But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?" 21Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor? 22What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction, 23and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory, 24us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? 25As he says also in Hosea, "I will call them 'my people,' which were not my people; and [call] her 'loved (Agapeo) ,' who was not loved (Agapeo) ." 26"It will be that in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' There they will be called 'children of the living God.'" 27Isaiah cries concerning Israel, "If the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant who will be saved; 28for He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, because the Lord (Kurios) will make a short work upon the earth." 29As Isaiah has said before, "Unless the Lord (Kurios) of Armies had left (Enkataleipo) us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and would have been made like Gomorrah." 30What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith; 31but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness. 32Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone; 33even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."