1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, and everyone who has an issue, and whoever is unclean by the dead. 3Both you shall put male and female outside of the camp; that they not defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell." 4The children of Israel did so, and put them out outside of the camp; as TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, so did the children of Israel. 5TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 6"Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against TheIAM (Yahweh) , and that soul is guilty; 7then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty. 8But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to TheIAM (Yahweh) shall be the priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him. 9Every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present to the priest, shall be his. 10Every man's holy things shall be his: whatever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.'" 11TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 12"Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: 'If any man's wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him, 13and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and is kept close, and she is defiled, and there is no witness against her, and she isn't taken in the act; 14and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn't defiled: 15then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory. 16The priest shall bring her near, and set her before TheIAM (Yahweh) ; 17and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water. 18The priest shall set the woman before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse. 19The priest shall cause her to swear, and shall tell the woman, "If no man has lain with you, and if you haven't gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse. 20But if you have gone astray, being under your husband, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband:" 21then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall tell the woman, "TheIAM (Yahweh) make you a curse and an oath among your people, when TheIAM (Yahweh) allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell; 22and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away." The woman shall say, "Amen, Amen." 23"'The priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness. 24He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter. 25The priest shall take the meal offering of jealousy out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the meal offering before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and bring it to the altar. 26The priest shall take a handful of the meal offering, as its memorial, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. 27When he has made her drink the water, then it shall happen, if she is defiled, and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse will enter into her and become bitter, and her body will swell, and her thigh will fall away: and the woman will be a curse among her people. 28If the woman isn't defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. 29"'This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled; 30or when the spirit of jealousy comes on a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then he shall set the woman before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the priest shall execute on her all this law. 31The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.'"
1Then TheIAM (Yahweh) said to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. 2It shall happen, when they tell you, Where shall we go forth? Then you shall tell them, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for captivity, to captivity. 3I will appoint over them four kinds, says TheIAM (Yahweh) : the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the earth, to devour and to destroy. 4I will cause them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. 5For who will have pity on you, Jerusalem? or who will bemoan you? or who will turn aside to ask of your welfare? 6You have rejected me, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , you have gone backward: therefore have I stretched out my hand against you, and destroyed you; I am weary with repenting. 7I have winnowed them with a fan in the gates of the land; I have bereaved [them] of children, I have destroyed my people; they didn't return from their ways. 8Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought on them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall on her suddenly. 9She who has borne seven languishes; she has given up the spirit; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been disappointed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 10Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; [yet] everyone of them does curse me. 11TheIAM (Yahweh) said, Most certainly I will strengthen you for good; most certainly I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass? 13Your substance and your treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders. 14I will make [them] to pass with your enemies into a land which you don't know; for a fire is kindled in my anger, which shall burn on you. 15TheIAM (Yahweh) , you know; remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors (Radaph) ; don't take me away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered reproach. 16Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, TheIAM (Yahweh) , God (Elohim) of Armies. 17I didn't sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand; for you have filled me with indignation. 18Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail? 19Therefore thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , If you return, then will I bring you again, that you may stand before me; and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: they shall return to you, but you shall not return to them. 20I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 21I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.
For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder. 1Hurry, God (Elohim) , to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, TheIAM (Yahweh) . 2Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. 3Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!" 4Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, "Let God (Elohim) be exalted!" 5But I am poor and needy. Come to me quickly, God (Elohim) . You are my help and my deliverer. TheIAM (Yahweh) , don't delay.
4For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; 7or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; 8or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love (Agape) be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. 10In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another; 11not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord (Kurios) ; 12rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Don't set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don't be wise in your own conceits. 17Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. 18If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men. 19Don't seek revenge yourselves, dear-ones (Agapetos) , but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord (Kurios) ." 20Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head." 21Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
1Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God. 2Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same, 4for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn't bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil. 5Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake. 6For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing. 7Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.