The uestion is -
Relationships, Family, Friends, Neighbors
can I get to be neighborly like God The Maker wants me to be?
- Luke 10 : 25
it OK to keep on at my mate?
- Luke 11 : 5
Should I sacrifice my life and chances to see that
my mate's OK? What kind of a mate am I to my Heavenly Father, God the Maker?
- John 15 : 13
What is the value in go calling on people?
- Acts 21 : 1
should I treat nerds?
- Romans 15 : 1
if my friend is bent?
- 1 Corinthians 15
What is banned to people
who are in relationship inThe Maker's family?
Corinthians 5 : 11
the Big Deal in relationships within the Maker's family?
- 2 Corinthians 7 : 2
Should I respect Christian partnerships?
- 2 Corinthians 8 : 23
the secret about getting along with people? ...Getting them to co-operate?...
Getting them to go along with you?
- Philippians 2 : 1
We have a meaningful relationship. Can we have sex together?
- 1 Thessalonians 4 : 3
do I check out the reality of my love of The MakerI?
1 John 4 : 20
Relationships, Family, Friends, Neighbors
What is the basic cause of breakdown in relationships? What is the inevitable outcome?
- Genesis 3 : 11
When did people first start going wrong in their relationships?
- Genesis 10 : 25
must I protect my neighbor?
- Exodus 20 : 17
Why are families important and their structure and headship to be clearly identified?
- Numbers 2 : 1
I deal with my buddy over our mutual responsibilities?
- Judges 1 : 1
Should the Good, the Bad and the Indifferent be included where genealogies are concerned?
- 1 Chronicles 9 : 35
I help a buddy even if he or she is a bad lot? Is a scared buddy of any value?
- Job 6 : 14
What do I do when all my friends and relations turn against me?
- Job 19 : 14
Should I be picky with my friendships?
- Proverbs 13 : 19
Would I be wise to tread softly with my spikey friend?
- Proverbs 17 : 8
is the test of a true friendship? What if we split?
- Proverbs 17 : 17
I have many friends or cultivate special friendships?
- Proverbs 18 : 24
I beware of my tendency to always want my own way?
- Proverbs 25 : 8
I be careful not to push friendships too far?
- Proverbs 25 : 17
I be open and frank in what I say to my colleagues? .....my boss? .....
my workers?.... my family?
- Proverbs 27 : 5
I be careful in dealing with my neighbors? .....my friends? .....
my wife/girlfriend? ... my boss?
- Proverbs 27 : 14
I be careful of when forming a partner relationship ?
- Proverbs 29 : 24
We've been through thick and thin together but my partner has turned against
me. I can't believe it's happened.
- Psalm 55 : 12
friends be closely committed to one another? What about a third person? -
Ecclesiastes 4 : 9
On bottom line reckoning, where do my neighbors stand or fall? What does God The Maker think about the accumulated wealth of bad people?
- Isaiah 15 : 1
Should I always accept what people tell me as true? What if their advice is 'Get outa here - NOWf"
- Jeremiah 40 : 7
What's the big deal in a successful relationship?
- Amos 3 : 3
do I do if people reject me?
9 : 51
with getting things sorted with The Maker?
- Romans 5 : 10
If I get
it right with God will that be the best chance, too, for my buddy, with
whom I've disagreed?
- 2 Corinthians 5 : 18
is The Maker's final objective?
- Ephesians 1 : 10
do things figure for me after being separated from The Maker and
His Son, Jesus - then being brought right into the Family?
- Ephesians 2 : 16
is the key to perfect relationships?
- Philippians 1 : 27
I make the big Turnaround, what guarantee do I have of being forgiven
- Colossians 1 : 22
How should I set about
getting reconciled to my brother - or anyone else?
- Genesis 32 : 3
With what mindset does God The Maker require of me when I have to meet those with whom I've fallen out?
- Exodus 18 : 1
Does The Maker regard
not being one with Him as wrong?
- Exodus 29 : 35
How do I seek to repair a relationship, particularly with God The Maker or generally when i was the one who was in the wrong?
- Exodus 33 : 1
What relationship with God The Maker do I have now that Jesus has taken the place of my scapegoat?
- Leviticus 16 : 1
How can I as a follower of God The Maker play an effective part in making peace and stopping the build-on effect of sensless war?
- 2 Samuel 2 : 18
How can I effect reconciliation as a follower of God The Maker? What if the approach fails?
- 2 Kings 14 : 8 ( 2 Chronicles 25 : 5 )
Can I ask to get right
with The Maker?
- Psalm 65 : 1
Is it possible for
good buddies to fall out?
- Acts 15 : 36
it good for guys to make it up?
- 2 Timothy 4 : 11
How does God The Maker's love for me measure up to all the forces ranged against it?
- Romans 8 : 39
Am I to honor treaties and agreements made between nations and ny government? What if there is rebellion? How does loyalty to my family figure?
- Genesis 14 : 1
What if my loyalty is abused and I am blamed unjustly?
- Genesis 39 : 19
Must I show similar respect for 'outsider' people God The Maker has honored with status or possessions?
- Deuteronomy 2 : 1
Can my loyalty be committed to someone in trust?
- Ruth 1 : 15
Can my loyalty be maintained towards someone who threatens my safety?
- 1 Samuel 19 : 1
Do I bear an implied and tangible relationship with leaders that are set over me under God The Maker?
- 2 Samuel 1 : 17
Should I beware of hidden and long-standing enemies of God The Maker?
- 2 Samuel 15 : 1
What is my top loyalty?
- 2 Samuel 19 : 31
What is my top loyalty?
- 2 Chronicles 19 : 2
Will God The Maker honour my relationships when He has already shown His displeasure with them?
- 2 Chronicles 25 : 5
What is my greatest fear even when at the end of my tether?
- Job 6 : 8
Should I continue to try approaching God The Maker for help when nothing seems to happen?
- Job 13 : 1
IShould I channel my anger into words so that I do not blow my top? How about when they won't listen to me because I'm young?
- Job 32 : 1
Do I have to accept that people will try to get me scared, good reason, bad or none?
- Nehemiah 6 : 17
Does God my Father and Maker keep an eye on those who try to undermine my confidence/
- Hosea 7 : 3
can I get to control my temper?
- Matthew 5 : 21
Does God The Maker see and take note of outrageous dealings among those who should sustain good relationships with each other? What does He require to put matters to rights?
- 2 Chronicles 28 : 9
can Capital crime be controlled?
- Exodus 21 : 12
A - What The Maker's Manual
Relationships, Family, Friends, Neighbors (New Testament)
10 : 25 - And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial
of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And
he said to him, What is written in the law? how read you? And he answering
said, You shall love the Lord your God with all
your heart, and with all your soul, and
with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and your neighbor as yourself. But he, desiring
to justify himself, said to Jesus, And
who is my neighbor? Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was going
down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell
among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving
him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down that way:
and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And in like manner
a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the
other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:
and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,
and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine;
and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care
of him. And on the morrow he took out two shillings, and gave them to
the host, and said, Take care of him; and whatever you spend more, I,
when I come back again, will repay you. Which of these three, think you,
proved neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? And he said, He that
showed mercy on him. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do you likewise.
11 : 5 - And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend,
and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three
loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have
nothing to set before him; and he from within shall answer and say, Trouble
me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you? I say to you, Though he
will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and
give him as many as he needs.
15 : 13 - Greater love has no man than
this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends,
if you do the things which I command you.
No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knows not what his lord
does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
You did not choose me, but I chose
you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that
your fruit should abide: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in
my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that you may love one another.
21 : 1 - And when it came to pass that we
were parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course
to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from thence to Patara: and having
found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set sail.
And when we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand,
we sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unlade
her burden. And having found the disciples, we tarried there seven days:
and these said to Paul through the
Spirit, that he should not set foot in Jerusalem.
And when it came to pass that we had accomplished the days, we departed
and went on our journey; and they all, with wives and children, brought
us on our way till we were out of the city: and kneeling down on the beach,
we prayed, and bade each other farewell;
and we went on board the ship, but they returned home again. And when
we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and we
saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.
15 : 1 - Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities
of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his
neighbor for that which is good, to edifying.
For Christ also pleased not himself;
but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell
Corinthians 15 : 33 - Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt
Corinthians 5 : 11 - but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is
named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous,
or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard,
or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.
Corinthians 7 : 2 - Open your hearts to us: we wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we took advantage of no
man. I say it not to condemn you: for I have said before, that you are
in our hearts to die together and live together. Great is my boldness
of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf: I am filled
with comfort, I overflow with joy in all our affliction.
2 Corinthians 8 : 23 - Whether any inquire about Titus, he is my partner and my fellow-worker to you-ward, or our brethren, they are the messengers of the churches, they are the glory of Christ.
2 : 1 - If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any
consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any tender mercies and compassions, make full my joy,
that you be of the same mind, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind; doing
nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; not looking each of you
to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
Thessalonians 4 : 3 - For this is the will
of God, even your sanctification, that you abstain from fornication;
that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in
sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles
who know not God; that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in the
matter: because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we
forewarned you and testified. For God called us not for uncleanness, but
in sanctification. Therefore he that rejects, rejects not man, but God,
who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
John 4 : 20 - If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother,
he is a liar: for he that loves not
his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And
this commandment have we from him, that he who loves God love his brother
Relationships, Family, Friends, Neighbors (Old Testament)
Genesis 3 : 11 - And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And Jehovah God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And Jehovah God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. And to Adam he said, Because you have hearkened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; ( 19 ) in the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust shall you return.
10 : 25 - These are
the sons of Ham, after their families,
after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations. And to Shem, the
father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him
also were children born. The sons
of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. And the
sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arpachshad begat
Shelah; and Shelah begat Eber. And to Eber were born two sons: The name
of the one was Peleg. For in his days was the earth divided.
20 : 17 - You
shall not covet your neighbor's house, you
shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor
his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything
that is your neighbor's.
Numbers 2 : 1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch. And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred. And those that do pitch next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar. And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred. Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun. And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred. All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth. On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty and six thousand and five hundred. And those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred. Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty. All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were an hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank. ( 17 ). Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards. Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards. On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred. ( 20 ) And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred. Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred. All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank. The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred. And those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred. Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred. (
30 ) All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards. These are those which were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers: all those that were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. ( 33 ) But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.
Judges 1 : 1 - And it came to pass after the death of Joshua, that the children of Israel asked of Jehovah, saying, Who shall go up for us first against the Canaanites, to fight against them? And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. And Judah said to Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with you into your lot. So Simeon went with him.
1 Chronicles 9 : 35 - And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah: and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah. And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza; and Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. ( 44 ) And Azel had six sons, whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.
6 : 14 - To him that is ready to faint kindness should be showed from his friend; Even to him that forsakes the
fear of the Almighty My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away; Which are black by reason of the ice, And wherein the snow hides itself: What time they wax warm, they vanish; When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish. The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them. They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded. For now you are nothing; You see a terror, and are afraid.
Job 19 : 14 - My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me. They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth. My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body. Yes, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me. All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me. My bone cleaves to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me. Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
13 : 19 - The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. Walk with wise men, and you
shall be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it. Evil pursues sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.
17 : 8 - A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; Whithersoever it turns, it prospers.
He that covers a transgression seeks love; But he that harps on a matter separates chief friends.
17 : 17 - A friend loves at all times;
And a brother is born for adversity.
18 : 24 - He that makes many friends does it to his own destruction;
But there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 25 : 8 - Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, When your neighbor has put you to shame. Debate your cause with your neighbor himself, And disclose not the secret of another; Lest he that hears it revile you, And your infamy turn not away
Proverbs 25 : 17 - Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, Lest he be weary of you, and hate you. A man that bears false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.( 19 )
27 : 5 - Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of
an enemy are profuse. The full soul loathes a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. As a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man that wanders from his place. Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So does the sweetness of a man’s friend that comes of hearty counsel. Your own friend, and your father’s friend, forsake not; And go not to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
Proverbs 27 : 14 - He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him. A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike: He that would restrain her restrains the wind; And his right hand encounters oil. Iron sharpens iron; So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Whoso keeps the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; And he that regards his master shall be honored. As in water face answers to face, So the heart of man to man. Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied. The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by his praise. Though you should bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along w
Proverbs 29 : 24 - Whoso is partner with a thief hates his own soul; He hears the adjuration and utters nothing.with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
55 : 12 - For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could
have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself
against me; Then I would have hid myself from him: But it was you, a man
mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend. We took sweet counsel
together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.....
4 : 9 - Two are better than one, because they have a good
reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow;
but woe to him that is alone when he falls, and has not another to lift
him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can
one be warm alone? And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two
shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Isaiah 15 : 1 - The burden of Moab. For in a night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought. They are gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep: Moab wails over Nebo, and over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness, every beard is cut off. In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth; on their housetops, and in their broad places, every one wails, weeping abundantly. And Heshbon cries out, and Elealeh; their voice is heard even to Jahaz: therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembles within him. My heart cries out for Moab; her nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishi-yah: for by the ascent of Luhith with weeping they go up; for in the way of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction. For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate; for the grass is withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing. Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away over the brook of the willows. For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the wailing thereof to Eglaim, and the wailing thereof to Beer-elim. For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more upon Dimon, a lion upon them of Moab that escape, and upon the remnant of the land.
Jeremiah 40 : 7 - Now when all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed to him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of them that were not carried away captive to Babylon; then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, to wit, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men. And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans that shall come to us: but you, gather you wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that you have taken. Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; then all the Jews returned out of all places whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, to Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much. Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, and said to him, Do you know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not. Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray you, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he take your life, that all the Jews that are gathered to you should be scattered, and the remnant of Judah perish? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.
3 : 3 -
Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?
Reconciliation (New Testament)
9 : 51 - And it came to pass, when the days were well-nigh
come that he (Jesus) should be received up, he stedfastly set his face
to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face: and they went,
and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he were going
to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,
Lord, will you that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume
them? But he turned, and rebuked them.
And they went to another village.
5 : 10 - For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to
God through the death of his Son, much
more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life; and not only so,
but we also rejoice in God through
our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through
sin; and so death passed to all men, for that all sinned:- for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is
not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over them that had not
sinned after the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a figure of
him that was to come.
Corinthians 5 : 18 - But all things are of God,
who reconciled us to himself through Christ,
and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in
Christ reconciling the world to himself,
not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the
word of reconciliation. We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ,
as though God were entreating by us: we beseech you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God. Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf;
that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
1 : 10 ....the Beloved: in whom we have our redemption through
his blood, the forgiveness of our
trepasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound
toward us in all wisdom and prudence, making
known nto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him to a dispensation
of the fulness of the times, to sum
up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on
the earth; in him, I say, in whom also we were made a heritage, having
been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things
after the counsel of his will; to the end that we should be to the praise
of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
2 : 16 - you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants
of the promise, having no hope and without
God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace,
who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, having
abolished in the flesh the enmity, even
the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create
in himself of the two one new man, so making peace; and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through
the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
1 : 27 - Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel
of Christ: that, whether I come and see
you and be absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand
fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;
and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries:
which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation,
and that from God; because to you it has been granted in the behalf of
Christ, not only to believe on him, but also
to suffer in his behalf: having the same conflict which you saw in me,
and now hear to be in me. If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ,
if any consolation of love, if any fellowship
of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, make full my joy, that you
be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one
mind; doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness
of mind each counting other better than himself; not looking each of you
to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
1 : 22 - And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, yet now has he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without
blemish and unreproveable before him: if so be that you continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away
from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which
was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions
of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the
church; whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation
of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfil the word
Reconciliation (Old Testament)
32 : 3 - And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother
to the land of Seir, the field of Edom. And he commanded them, saying,
Thus shall you say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, I have
sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now: and I have oxen, and asses,
and flocks, and men-servants, and maid-servants: and I have sent to tell
my lord, that I may find favor in thy sight. And the messengers returned
to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and moreover he comes
to meet you, and four hundred men with him. Then Jacob was greatly afraid
and was distressed: and he divided the people that were with him, and
the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies; and he
said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company
which is left shall escape. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham,
and God of my father Isaac, O Jehovah, who said to me, Return to your
country, and to your kindred, and I will do you good: I am not worthy
of the least of all the lovingkindnesses, and
of all the truth, which you have showed
to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now
I am become two companies. Deliver me, I pray you, from the hand of my
brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and smite
me, the mother with the children. And you said, I will surely do you good,
and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for
multitude. And he lodged there that night, and took of that which he had
with him a present for Esau his brother: two hundred she-goats and twenty
he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty milch camels and their
colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. And he
delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and
said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove
and drove. And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother
meets you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you? and whither go you? and
whose are these before you? then you shall say They are your servant Jacob's;
it is a present sent to my lord Esau: and, behold, he also is behind us.
And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed
the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak to Esau, when you find
him; and you shall say, Moreover, behold,your servant Jacob is behind
us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before
me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me.
So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night
in the company. And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and
his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of
the Jabbok. And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent
over that which he had.
Exodus 18 : 1 - Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how that Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt. And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her away, and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land: and the name of the other was Eliezer; for he said, The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped, at the mount of God: and he said to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her. And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
29 : 35 - And every day shall you offer the bullock of sin-offering
for atonement: and you shall cleanse the
altar, when you make atonement for it; and you shall anoint it, to sanctify
it. Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatever touches the altar shall be holy. Now this is that which you shall offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually. The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at even: and with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. And the other lamb you shall offer at even, and shall do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to Jehovah. It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before Jehovah, where I will meet with you, to speak there to you. And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and the Tent shall be sanctified by my glory. And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest’s office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I amJehovah their God. ( 46 )
Exodus 33 : 1 - And Jehovah spoke to Moses, Depart, go up hence, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, To your seed will I give it: and I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: to a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you; for you are a stiffnecked people; lest I consume you in the way. And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. And Jehovah said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of you for one moment, I shall consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do to you. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Horeb onward. ( 6 )
Leviticus 16 : 1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died; And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on. And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself: And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail: And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: ( 14 ) And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness. And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goes in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel. And he shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. And when he has made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities to a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. ( 23 ) And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people. And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar. And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp. And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. And he that burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
2 Samuel 2 : 18 - And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe. And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner. Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Is it you, Asahel? And he answered, It is I. And Abner said to him, Turn you aside to your right hand or to your left, and lay you hold on one of the young men, and take you his armor. But Asahel would not turn aside from following him. And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn you aside from following me: wherefore should I smite you to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab your brother? Howbeit he refused to turn aside: wherefore Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him in the body, so that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place: and it came to pass, that as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died stood still. But Joab and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that lies before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon. And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill. Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere you bid the people return from following their brethren? And Joab said, As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone away, nor followed every one his brother. So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more. And Abner and his men went all that night through the Arabah; and they passed over the Jordan, and went through all Bithron, and came to Mahanaim. And Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David’s servants nineteen men and Asahel. But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner’s men, so that three hundred and threescore men died. And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Beth-lehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and the day broke upon them at Hebron.
2 Kings 14 : 8 ( 2 Chronicles 25 : 5 ) Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face. And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trod down the thistle. You have indeed smitten Edom, and your heart has lifted you up: glory thereof, and abide at home; for why should you meddle to your hurt, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you? But Amaziah would not hear. So Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to his tent. And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead. And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years. Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there. ( 20 ) And they brought him upon horses; and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 20 And they brought him upon horses; and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.( 22 ) He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
65 : 1 - Praise waits for you, O God, in Zion;
And to you shall the vow be performed. O you
that hear prayer, to you shall all
flesh come. Iniquities prevail against me: As for our transgressions,
you wilt forgive them. Blessed is
the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, That he may dwell in your courts: We shall be satisfied with the
goodness of your house, Your holy temple. By terrible things you wilt
answer us in righteousness, Oh God of our salvation,
you that are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of them
that are afar off upon the sea:
15 : 36 - And after some days Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us
return now and visit the brethren in every city wherein we proclaimed
the word of the Lord, and see how they fare. And Barnabas was minded to
take with them John also, who was called Mark. But Paul thought not good
to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went
not with them to the work. And there arose a sharp contention, so that
they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him,
and sailed away to Cyprus; but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being
commended by the brethren to the grace
of the Lord.
Timothy 4 : 11 - Take Mark, and bring him with you; for he is
useful to me for ministering.
Loyalty, Respect (New Testament)
Romans 8 : 39 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Loyalty, Respect (Old Testament)
Genesis 14 : 1 - And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar). All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea). Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, and the Horites in their mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
And they returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); and they set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim; against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.
Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and they that remained fled to the mountain. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan. And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
( Continuing narrative from Genesis 39 : 7 - Marriage and Morality)
Genesis 39 : 19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But Jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand, because Jehovah was with him; and that which he did, Jehovah made it to prosper.
(Narrative continued at Genesis 40 : 1 - Dreams and Visions)
Deuteronomy 2 : 1 - Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spoke to me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. And the LORD spoke to me, saying, You have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. And command you the people, saying, You are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take you good heed to yourselves therefore: Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir to Esau for a possession.You shall buy meat of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink. For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand: he knows your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing. And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give you of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession. The Emims dwelt there in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims. The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the LORD gave to them. ( 13 ) Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
Ruth 1 : 16 - And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, and to return from following after you, for whither you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die, will I die, and there will I be buried: Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part you and me.
1 Samuel 19 : 1 - And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should slay David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David. And Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeks to slay you: now therefore, I pray you, take heed to yourself in the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide yourself: and I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are and I will commune with my father of you; and if I see aught, I will tell you. And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been to you-ward very good: for he put his life in his hand, and smote the Philistine, and Jehovah wrought a great victory for all Israel: you saw it, and did rejoice; wherefore then will you sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause? And Saul hearkened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, As Jehovah lives, he shall not be put to death. And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan showed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as beforetime. And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled before him. And an evil spirit from Jehovah was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand. And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he smote the spear into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night. And Saul sent messengers to David’s house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying, If you save not thy life to-night, to-morrow you wilt be slain. So Michal let David down through the window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. And Michal took the teraphim, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair at the head thereof, and covered it with the clothes. And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick. And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him. And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats’ hair at the head thereof. And Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me thus, and let my enemy go, so that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said to me, Let me go; why should I kill you?
2 Samuel 1 : 17 - And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son (and he bade them teach the children of Judah the song of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar): Thy glory, O Israel, is slain upon your high places! How are the mighty fallen! Tell it not in Gath, Publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon; Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. You mountains of Gilboa, Let there be no dew nor rain upon you, neither fields of offerings: For there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away, The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil. From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, The bow of Jonathan turned not back, And the sword of Saul returned not empty. Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, And in their death they were not divided: They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions. You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you in scarlet delicately, Who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain upon your high places. I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: Very pleasant have you been to me: Your love to me was wonderful, Passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished! ( 27 End )
2 Samuel 15 : 1 - And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that, when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, Of what city are you? And he said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said to him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear you. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice! And it was so, that, when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. And it came to pass at the end of forty years, that Absalom said to the king, I pray you, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to Jehovah, in Hebron. For your servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If Jehovah shall indeed bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve Jehovah. And the king said to him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron. But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, Absalom is king in Hebron. And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were invited, and went in their simplicity; and they knew not anything. And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom. And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword. ( 15 ) And the king’s servants said to the king, Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king shall choose. And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house. And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak. And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men that came after him from Gath, passed on before the king. Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore go you also with us? return, and abide with the king: for you are a foreigner, and also an exile; return to your own place. Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us, seeing I go whither I may? return you, and take back your brethren; mercy and truth be with you. And Ittai answered the king, and said, As Jehovah lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will your servant be. And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him. And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness. And, lo, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God; and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city. And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of Jehovah, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation: but if he say thus, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to him. The king said also to Zadok the priest, Are you not a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar. See, I will tarry at the fords of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me. Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they abode there. (
30 ) And David went up by the ascent of the mount of Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people that were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up. And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Jehovah, I pray you, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness. And it came to pass, that, when David was come to the top of the ascent, where God was worshipped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head. And David said to him, If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me: but if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant in time past, so will I now be your servant; then will you defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel. And have you not there with you Zadok and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be, that what thing soever you shall hear out of the king’s house, you shall tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests. Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok’s son, and Jonathan, Abiathar’s son; and by them you shall send to me everything that you shall hear. So Hushai, David’s friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 19 : 31 - And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim; and he went over the Jordan with the king, to conduct him over the Jordan. Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man. And the king said to Barzillai, Come you over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem. And Barzillai said to the king, How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? I am this day fourscore years old: can I discern between good and bad? can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord the king? Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward? Let thy servant, I pray you, turn back again, that I may die in my own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good to you. And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good to you: and whatever you shall require of me, that will I do for you. And all the people went over the Jordan, and the king went over: and the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned to his own place. So the king went over to Gilgal, and Chimham went over with him: and all the people of Judah brought the king over, and also half the people of Israel. And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king, and his household, over the Jordan, and all David’s men with him?
2 Chronicles 19 :2 - And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love them that hate Jehovah? for this thing wrath is upon you from before Jehovah. Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again among the people from Beer-sheba to the hill-country of Ephraim, and brought them back to Jehovah, the God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 25 : 5 - Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and ordered them according to their fathers’ houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and upward, and found them three hundred thousand chosen men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield. He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver. But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with you; for Jehovah is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim. But if you will go, do valiantly, be strong for the battle: God will cast you down before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to cast down. And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, Jehovah is able to give you much more than this. Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in fierce anger. And Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand. And other ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces. But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even to Beth-horon, and smote of them three thousand, and took much spoil. (13 )
Job 6 : 8 - Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! And be it still my consolation, Yes, let me exult in pain that spares not, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass? Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?
Job 13 : 1 - Lo, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it. What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you. Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value. O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips. Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? Will you accept his person? will you contend for God? Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him? He will surely reprove you, if you do secretly accept persons. Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you? Your remembrances are like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will. Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand? Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him. He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him. Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears. Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified. Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you. Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid. Then call you, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer you me. How many are my iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin. Wherefore hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy? Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble? For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; you set a print upon the heels of my feet. And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.
Job 32 : 1 - So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job, because they were elder than he. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled. And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you my opinion. I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice. Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show my opinion. Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst you searched out what to say. Yes, I attended to you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you. Beware lest you say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man: For he has not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches. They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say. And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more? I also will answer my part, I also will show my opinion. For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me. Behold, my breast is as wine which has no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst. I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer. Let me not, I pray you, respect any man’s person; Neither will I give flattering titles to any man. For I know not to give flattering titles; Else would my Maker soon take me away.
Nehemiah 6 : 17 - (Narrative continued from topic 'Fear None but God) - Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them. For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah to wife. Also they spoke of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
Hosea 7 : 3 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now have their own doings beset them about; they are before my face. They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies. They are all adulterers; they are as an oven heated by the baker; he ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough, until it be leavened.
for Rage (New Testament)
5 : 21 - You have heard that it was said to them of old time, You shall not kill;
and whoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: but I say to
you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of
the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in
danger of the council; and whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger
of the hell of fire. If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has aught against you,
leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way, first be reconciled
to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Agree with your adversary
quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest haply the adversary deliver
you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be
cast into prison. Verily I say to you, you shall by no means come out
thence, till you have paid the last farthing.
for Rage (Old Testament)
2 Chronicles 28 : 9 - But a prophet of Jehovah was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the host that came to Samaria, and said to them, Behold, because Jehovah, the God of your fathers, was wroth with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has reached up to heaven. And now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen to you: but are there not even with you trespasses of your own against Jehovah your God? Now hear me therefore, and send back the captives, that you have taken captive of your brethren; for the fierce wrath of Jehovah is upon you. Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war, and said to them, You shall not bring in the captives hither: for you purpose that which will bring upon us a trespass against Jehovah, to add to our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel. So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. And the men that have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm-trees, unto their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.( 15 )
Capital Crime (Old Testament)
Exodus 21 : 12 - He that smites a man, so that he dies, shall surely be put to death. And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint you a place whither he shall flee. And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. And he that smites his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. And he that curses his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death. And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed; if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.
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