13Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, "Go to your land; for TheIAM refuses to permit me to go with you." 14The princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us." 15Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. 16They came to Balaam, and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me: 17for I will promote you to very great honor, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.'" 18Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of TheIAM my God, to do less or more. 19Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what TheIAM will speak to me more." 20God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do." 21Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab. 22God's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of TheIAM placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the way. 24Then the angel of TheIAM stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck her again. 26The angel of TheIAM went further, and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27The donkey saw the angel of TheIAM, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
24I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says TheIAM. 25Behold, I am against you, destroying mountain, says TheIAM, which destroys all the earth; and I will stretch out my hand on you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain. 26They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says TheIAM. 27Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm. 28Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, its governors, and all its deputies, and all the land of their dominion. 29The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of TheIAM against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant. 30The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken. 31One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter: 32and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened. 33For thus says TheIAM of Armies, the God of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden; yet a little while, and the time of harvest shall come for her. 34Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out. 35The violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. 36Therefore thus says TheIAM: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry. 37Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant. 38They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs. 39When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says TheIAM. 40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats. 41How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 42The sea is come up on Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves. 43Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby. 44I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow any more to him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall. 45My people, go away from the midst of her, and save yourselves every man from the fierce anger of TheIAM. 46Don't let your heart faint, neither fear for the news that shall be heard in the land; for news shall come one year, and after that in another year [shall come] news, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler. 47Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. 48Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers shall come to her from the north, says TheIAM.
105NUN Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. 106I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances. 107I am afflicted very much. Revive me, TheIAM, according to your word. 108Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth. TheIAM, teach me your ordinances. 109My soul is continually in my hand, yet I won't forget your law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I haven't gone astray from your precepts. 111I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112I have set my heart to perform your statutes forever, even to the end. 113SAMEKH I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. 114You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. 115Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117Hold me up, and I will be safe, and will have respect for your statutes continually. 118You reject all those who stray from your statutes, for their deceit is in vain. 119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. 121AYIN I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors. 122Ensure your servant's well-being. Don't let the proud oppress me. 123My eyes fail looking for your salvation, for your righteous word. 124Deal with your servant according to your loving kindness. Teach me your statutes. 125I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126It is time to act, TheIAM, for they break your law. 127Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold. 128Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right. I hate every false way. 129PEY Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. 130The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. 132Turn to me, and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133Establish my footsteps in your word. Don't let any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts. 135Make your face shine on your servant. Teach me your statutes. 136Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law.
1Foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus AnointedOne was openly set forth among you as crucified? 2I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith? 3Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh? 4Did you suffer so many things in vain, if it is indeed in vain? 5He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith? 6Even as Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness." 7Know therefore that those who are of faith, the same are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed." 9So then, those who are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who doesn't continue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them." 11Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, "The righteous will live by faith." 12The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them." 13the AnointedOne redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree," 14that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through AnointedOne Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15Brothers, speaking of human terms, though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 16Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn't say, "To seeds," as of many, but as of one, "To your seed," which is the AnointedOne. 17Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in the AnointedOne, the law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect. 18For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise. 19What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. It was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20Now a mediator is not between one, but God is one. 21Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law. 22But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus AnointedOne might be given to those who believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to the AnointedOne, that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26For you are all children of God, through faith in AnointedOne Jesus. 27For as many of you as were baptized into the AnointedOne have put on the AnointedOne. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in AnointedOne Jesus. 29If you are the AnointedOne's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.