17Then sang Israel this song: "Spring up, well; sing to it: 18the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their poles." From the wilderness [they traveled] to Mattanah; 19and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; 20and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks down on the desert. 21Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22"Let me pass through your land: we will not turn aside into field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, until we have passed your border." 23Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel. 24Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. 25Israel took all these cities: and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its towns. 26For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to the Arnon. 27Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established; 28for a fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon. 29Woe to you, Moab! You are undone, people of Chemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Sihon king of the Amorites. 30We have shot at them. Heshbon has perished even to Dibon. We have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba." 31Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites. 32Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took its towns, and drove out the Amorites who were there.
17Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones. 18Therefore thus says TheIAM of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. 19I will bring Israel again to his pasture, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and in Gilead. 20In those days, and in that time, says TheIAM, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant. 21Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: kill and utterly destroy after them, says TheIAM, and do according to all that I have commanded you. 22A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. 23How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 24I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, Babylon, and you weren't aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have striven against TheIAM. 25TheIAM has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation; for the Lord, TheIAM of Armies, has a work [to do] in the land of the Chaldeans. 26Come against her from the utmost border; open her storehouses; cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly; let nothing of her be left. 27Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. 28The voice of those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of TheIAM our God, the vengeance of his temple. 29Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow; encamp against her all around; let none of it escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against TheIAM, against the Holy One of Israel. 30Therefore her young men will fall in her streets, and all her men of war will be brought to silence in that day, says TheIAM. 31Behold, I am against you, you proud one, says the Lord, TheIAM of Armies; for your day has come, the time that I will visit you. 32The proud one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are around him. 33Thus says TheIAM of Armies: The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed together; and all who took them captive hold them fast; they refuse to let them go. 34Their Redeemer is strong; TheIAM of Armies is his name: he will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. 35A sword is on the Chaldeans, says TheIAM, and on the inhabitants of Babylon, and on her princes, and on her wise men. 36A sword is on the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is on her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed. 37A sword is on their horses, and on their chariots, and on all the mixed people who are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is on her treasures, and they shall be robbed. 38A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols. 39Therefore the wild animals of the desert with the wolves shall dwell there, and the ostriches shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever; neither shall it be lived in from generation to generation. 40As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities of it, says TheIAM, so shall no man dwell there, neither shall any son of man live therein. 41Behold, a people comes from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth. 42They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon. 43The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
41WAW Let your loving kindness also come to me, TheIAM, your salvation, according to your word. 42So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word. 43Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances. 44So I will obey your law continually, forever and ever. 45I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts. 46I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed. 47I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. 48I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. 49ZAYIN Remember your word to your servant, because you gave me hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me. 51The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law. 52I remember your ordinances of old, TheIAM, and have comforted myself. 53Indignation has taken hold on me, because of the wicked who forsake your law. 54Your statutes have been my songs, in the house where I live. 55I have remembered your name, TheIAM, in the night, and I obey your law. 56This is my way, that I keep your precepts. 57CHET TheIAM is my portion. I promised to obey your words. 58I sought your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word. 59I considered my ways, and turned my steps to your statutes. 60I will hurry, and not delay, to obey your commandments. 61The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances. 63I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts. 64The earth is full of your loving kindness, TheIAM. Teach me your statutes. 65TET Do good to your servant, according to your word, TheIAM. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word. 68You are good, and do good. Teach me your statutes. 69The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts. 70Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
1Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus AnointedOne, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), 2and all the brothers who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia: 3Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus AnointedOne, 4who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father - 5to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 6I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of the AnointedOne to a different "good news"; 7and there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of the AnointedOne. 8But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any "good news" other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. 9As we have said before, so I now say again: if any man preaches to you any "good news" other than that which you received, let him be cursed. 10For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of the AnointedOne. 11But I make known to you, brothers, concerning the Good News which was preached by me, that it is not according to man. 12For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus AnointedOne. 13For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it. 14I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace, 16to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn't immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus. 18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Lord's brother. 20Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I'm not lying. 21Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in the AnointedOne, 23but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy." 24And they glorified God in me.