25They returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days. 26They went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27They told him, and said, "We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is its fruit. 28However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 29Amalek dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan." 30Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it." 31But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we." 32They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature. 33There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."
1All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2All the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness! 3Why does TheIAM (Yahweh) bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: wouldn't it be better for us to return into Egypt?" 4They said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."
10Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Yet again there shall be heard in this place, about which you say, It is waste, without man and without animal, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without animal, 11the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, Give thanks to TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, for TheIAM (Yahweh) is good, for his loving kindness endures forever; [and of them] who bring [sacrifices of] thanksgiving into the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) . For I will cause the captivity of the land to return as at the first, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 12Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: Yet again shall there be in this place, which is waste, without man and without animal, and in all its cities, a habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 13In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, and in the cities of the South, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks again pass under the hands of him who numbers them, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 14Behold, the days come, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , that I will perform that good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and concerning the house of Judah. 15In those days, and at that time, will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up to David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely; and this is [the name] by which she shall be called: TheIAM (Yahweh) our righteousness. 17For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : David shall never want a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; 18neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to burn meal offerings, and to do sacrifice continually. 19The word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Jeremiah, saying, 20Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season; 21then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. 22As the army of the sky can't be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured; so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites who minister to me. 23The word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Jeremiah, saying, 24Don't consider what this people has spoken, saying, The two families which TheIAM (Yahweh) did choose, he has cast them off? thus do they despise my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. 25Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : If my covenant of day and night fails, if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 26then will I also cast away the seed of Jacob, and of David my servant, so that I will not take of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and will have mercy on them.
1The word which came to Jeremiah from TheIAM (Yahweh) , when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his dominion, and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of it, saying: 2Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, Go, and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire: 3and you shall not escape out of his hand, but shall surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and your eyes shall see the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with you mouth to mouth, and you shall go to Babylon. 4Yet hear the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) , O Zedekiah king of Judah: thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) concerning you, You shall not die by the sword; 5you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, [saying], Ah lord (Adon) ! for I have spoken the word, says TheIAM (Yahweh) . 6Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem, 7when the king of Babylon's army was fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish and against Azekah; for these [alone] remained of the cities of Judah [as] fortified cities.
1TheIAM (Yahweh) , you God (El) to whom vengeance belongs, you God (El) to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. 2Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve. 3TheIAM (Yahweh) , how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph? 4They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast. 5They break your people in pieces, TheIAM (Yahweh) , and afflict your heritage. 6They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless. 7They say, "IAM (Yah) will not see, neither will Jacob's God (Elohim) consider." 8Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise? 9He who implanted the ear, won't he hear? He who formed the eye, won't he see? 10He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows. 11TheIAM (Yahweh) knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. 12Blessed is the man whom you discipline, IAM (Yah) , and teach out of your law; 13that you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. 14For TheIAM (Yahweh) won't reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it. 16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 17Unless TheIAM (Yahweh) had been my help, my soul would have soon lived in silence. 18When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your loving kindness, TheIAM (Yahweh) , held me up. 19In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul. 20Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, which brings about mischief by statute? 21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22But TheIAM (Yahweh) has been my high tower, my God (Elohim) , the rock of my refuge. 23He has brought on them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own wickedness. TheIAM (Yahweh) , our God (Elohim) , will cut them off.
1Follow after love (Agape) , and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries. 3But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation. 4He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly. 5Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up. 6But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching? 7Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn't give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped? 8For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war? 9So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air. 10There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them is without meaning. 11If then I don't know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me. 12So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly. 13Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret. 14For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16Otherwise if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn't know what you say? 17For you most certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up. 18I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all. 19However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language.