1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Make two trumpets of silver. You shall make them of beaten work. You shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. 3When they blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 4If they blow just one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. 5When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall go forward. 6When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall go forward. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. 7But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. 8"The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations. 9When you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets. Then you will be remembered before TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) , and you will be saved from your enemies. 10"Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God (Elohim) . I am TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) ." 11It happened in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. 12The children of Israel went forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud stayed in the wilderness of Paran. 13They first went forward according to the commandment of TheIAM (Yahweh) by Moses. 14First, the standard of the camp of the children of Judah went forward according to their armies. Nahshon the son of Amminadab was over his army. 15Nethanel the son of Zuar was over the army of the tribe of the children of Issachar. 16Eliab the son of Helon was over the army of the tribe of the children of Zebulun. 17The tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, went forward. 18The standard of the camp of Reuben went forward according to their armies. Elizur the son of Shedeur was over his army. 19Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai was over the army of the tribe of the children of Simeon. 20Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the army of the tribe of the children of Gad. 21The Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary. The others set up the tabernacle before they arrived. 22The standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies. Elishama the son of Ammihud was over his army. 23Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur was over the army of the tribe of the children of Manasseh. 24Abidan the son of Gideoni was over the army of the tribe of the children of Benjamin. 25The standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rear guard of all the camps, set forward according to their armies. Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai was over his army. 26Pagiel the son of Ochran was over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher. 27Ahira the son of Enan was over the army of the tribe of the children of Naphtali. 28Thus were the travels of the children of Israel according to their armies; and they went forward. 29Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are journeying to the place of which TheIAM (Yahweh) said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us, and we will treat you well; for TheIAM (Yahweh) has spoken good concerning Israel." 30He said to him, "I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my relatives." 31He said, "Don't leave us, please; because you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes. 32It shall be, if you go with us, yes, it shall be, that whatever good TheIAM (Yahweh) does to us, we will do the same to you." 33They set forward from the Mount of TheIAM (Yahweh) three days' journey. The ark of the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting place for them. 34The cloud of TheIAM (Yahweh) was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp. 35It happened, when the ark went forward, that Moses said, "Rise up, TheIAM (Yahweh) , and let your enemies be scattered! Let those who hate you flee before you!" 36When it rested, he said, "Return, TheIAM (Yahweh) , to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel."
16Also I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Don't listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, Behold, the vessels of TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon; for they prophesy a lie to you. 17Don't listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation? 18But if they be prophets, and if the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) be with them, let them now make intercession to TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, that the vessels which are left in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, don't go to Babylon. 19For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that are left in this city, 20which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon didn't take, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem; 21yes, thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, the God (Elohim) of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem: 22They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be, until the day that I visit them, says TheIAM (Yahweh) ; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
1It happened the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, 2Thus speaks TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, the God (Elohim) of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried to Babylon: 4and I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, who went to Babylon, says TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. 5Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people who stood in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , 6even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: TheIAM (Yahweh) do so; TheIAM (Yahweh) perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring again the vessels of TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house, and all them of the captivity, from Babylon to this place. 7Nevertheless hear you now this word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people: 8The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. 9The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that TheIAM (Yahweh) has truly sent him. 10Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it. 11Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon within two full years from off the neck of all the nations. The prophet Jeremiah went his way. 12Then the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 13Go, and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : You have broken the bars of wood; but you have made in their place bars of iron. 14For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, the God (Elohim) of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the animals of the field also. 15Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah: TheIAM (Yahweh) has not sent you; but you make this people to trust in a lie. 16Therefore thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Behold, I will send you away from off the surface of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have spoken rebellion against TheIAM (Yahweh) . 17So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. 1TheIAM (Yahweh) , you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah. 3You have taken away all your wrath. You have turned from the fierceness of your anger. 4Turn us, God (Elohim) of our salvation, and cause your indignation toward us to cease. 5Will you be angry with us forever? Will you draw out your anger to all generations? 6Won't you revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? 7Show us your loving kindness, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Grant us your salvation. 8I will hear what God (El) , TheIAM (Yahweh) , will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, his saints; but let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 10Mercy and truth meet together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth springs out of the earth. Righteousness has looked down from heaven. 12Yes, TheIAM (Yahweh) will give that which is good. Our land will yield its increase. 13Righteousness goes before him, And prepares the way for his steps.
A Prayer by David.
36But if any man thinks that he is behaving inappropriately toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of her age, and if need so requires, let him do what he desires. He doesn't sin. Let them marry. 37But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own heart, to keep his own virgin, does well. 38So then both he who gives his own virgin in marriage does well, and he who doesn't give her in marriage does better. 39A wife is bound by law for as long as her husband lives; but if the husband is dead, she is free to be married to whoever she desires, only in the Lord (Kurios) . 40But she is happier if she stays as she is, in my judgment, and I think that I also have God's Spirit.
1Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love (Agape) builds up. 2But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know. 3But if anyone loves (Agapeo) God, he is known by him. 4Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5For though there are things that are called "gods," whether in the heavens or on earth; as there are many "gods" and many "Lord (Kurios) s;" 6yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord (Kurios) , Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we live through him. 7However, that knowledge isn't in all men. But some, with consciousness of the idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better. 9But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak. 10For if a man sees you who have knowledge sitting in an idol's temple, won't his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols? 11And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died. 12Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause my brother to stumble.