Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had [been] with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath [been] about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life [been], and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had [been] better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath [been] testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not [been] done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have [been] accepted in the sight of the LORD?
But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not [been] sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath [been] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath [been] any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have [been] rebellious against the LORD.
It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath [been] worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had [been] content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had [been] hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have [been] a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully [been] shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath [been] also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it [been] kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.
And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have [been] to thee-ward very good:
The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath [been] with my father.
And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have [been] kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not [been] found in thee all thy days.
For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not [been] left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath [been] with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?
Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast [been] upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.
And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have [been] with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?
Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not [been] anointed with oil.
And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had [been] too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother [been] with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath [been] determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had [been] good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.
But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have [been] thy father's servant hitherto, so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the LORD God before David my father, and because thou hast [been] afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not [been] as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;
And it came to pass, as if it had [been] a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
And he said, I have [been] very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, I have [been] very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast [been] careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have [been] before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had [been] carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
Also the children of those that had [been] carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath [been] chief in this trespass.
Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had [been] carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.
Since the days of our fathers have we [been] in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, [been] delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
And now for a little space grace hath [been] shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had [been] carried away.
And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had [been] carried away.
And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not [been] beforetime sad in his presence.
But the former governors that had [been] before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had [been] carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;
Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had [been] twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or women, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not [been] called to come in unto the king these thirty days.
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had [been] sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had [been] of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have [been] before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
For thou hast [been] a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they [been]?
Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not [been] lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath [been] ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath [been] sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath [been] poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
Moab hath [been] at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not [been] emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
My people hath [been] lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath [been] proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not [been] polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have [been] scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
Thou hast [been] in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have [been] scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have [been] always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
And now the wise men, the astrologers, have [been] brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not [been] done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not [been] ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have [been] from of old, from everlasting.
Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have [been] put to shame.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have [been] done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had [been] done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had [been] brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have [been] spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
And when there had [been] much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have [been] pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast [been] of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had [been] of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had [been] slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.