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."
1The people were complaining in the ears of TheIAM (Yahweh) . When TheIAM (Yahweh) heard it, his anger was kindled; and TheIAM (Yahweh) 's fire burnt among them, and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. 2The people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the fire abated. 3The name of that place was called Taberah, because TheIAM (Yahweh) 's fire burnt among them. 4The mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who will give us flesh to eat? 5We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; 6but now we have lost our appetite. There is nothing at all except this manna to look at." 7The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium. 8The people went around, gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it. Its taste was like the taste of fresh oil. 9When the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.
24Concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying, 25Thus speaks TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, the God (Elohim) of Israel, saying, Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying, 26TheIAM (Yahweh) has made you priest in the place of Jehoiada the priest, that there may be officers in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , for every man who is mad, and makes himself a prophet, that you should put him in the stocks and in shackles. 27Now therefore, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who makes himself a prophet to you, 28because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, [The captivity] is long: build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them? 29Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. 30Then came the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) to Jeremiah, saying, 31Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, and I didn't send him, and he has caused you to trust in a lie; 32therefore thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he see the good that I will do to my people, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , because he has spoken rebellion against TheIAM (Yahweh) .
1The word that came to Jeremiah from TheIAM (Yahweh) , saying, 2Thus speaks TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, saying, Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a book. 3For, behold, the days come, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , that I will turn again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, says TheIAM (Yahweh) ; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. 4These are the words that TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah. 5For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. 6Ask now, and see whether a man does travail with child: why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? 7Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 8It shall come to pass in that day, says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds; and strangers shall no more make him their bondservant; 9but they shall serve TheIAM (Yahweh) their God (Elohim) , and David their king, whom I will raise up to them. 10Therefore don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says TheIAM (Yahweh) ; neither be dismayed, Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. 11For I am with you, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , to save you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished. 12For thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous. 13There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines. 14All your lovers have forgotten you; they don't seek you: for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of your iniquity, because your sins were increased. 15Why do you cry for your hurt? Your pain is incurable: for the greatness of your iniquity, because your sins were increased, I have done these things to you. 16Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, everyone of them, shall go into captivity; and those who despoil you shall be a spoil, and all who prey on you will I give for a prey. 17For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says TheIAM (Yahweh) ; because they have called you an outcast, [saying], It is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Suffering of Affliction." A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite. 1TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you. 2Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry. 3For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol. 4I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help, 5set apart among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more. They are cut off from your hand. 6You have laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths. 7Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah. 8You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape. 9My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, TheIAM (Yahweh) . I have spread out my hands to you. 10Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah. 11Is your loving kindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction? 12Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13But to you, TheIAM (Yahweh) , I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you. 14TheIAM (Yahweh) , why do you reject my soul? Why do you hide your face from me? 15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. While I suffer your terrors, I am distracted. 16Your fierce wrath has gone over me. Your terrors have cut me off. 17They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me. 18You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness.
23Now I do this for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it. 24Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. 25Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. 26I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air, 27but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
1Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3and all ate the same spiritual food; 4and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was the AnointedOne (Kristos) . 5However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." 8Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell. 9Neither let us test the Lord (Kurios) , as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents. 10Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come. 12Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall. 13No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.