|Nehemiah 8 1 And all the people
gathered themselves together as one man into the street
that was before the water gate; and they spake
unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of
Moses, which the LORD
had commanded to Israel.
2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the
congregation both of men and women, and all that could
hear with understanding, upon the first day of the
3 And he read therein before the street that was
before the water gate from the morning until midday,
before the men and the women, and those that could
understand; and the ears of all the people were
attentive unto the book of the law.
4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood,
which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood
Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and
Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left
hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and
Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the
people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he
opened it, all the people stood up:
6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered,
Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed
their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin,
Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah,
Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the
people to understand the law: and the people stood
in their place.
8 So they read in the book in the law of God
distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to
understand the reading.
9 ¶ And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha,
and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that
taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is
holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the
people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the
fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for
whom nothing is prepared: for this day is
holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of
the LORD is
11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying,
Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be
12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to
drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth,
because they had understood the words that were declared
13 ¶ And on the second day were gathered together
the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests,
and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand
the words of the law.
14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by
Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths
in the feast of the seventh month:
15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all
their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the
mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and
myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick
trees, to make booths, as it is written.
16 ¶ So the people went forth, and brought them,
and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of
his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the
house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in
the street of the gate of Ephraim.
17 And all the congregation of them that were come
again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the
booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto
that day had not the children of Israel done so. And
there was very great gladness.
18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the
last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they
kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was
a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
Nehemiah 9 1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month
the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and
with sackclothes, and earth upon them.
2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from
all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and
the iniquities of their fathers.
3 And they stood up in their place, and read in
the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day;
and another fourth part they confessed, and
worshipped the LORD their God.
4 ¶ Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites,
Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah,
Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice
unto the LORD
5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani,
Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and
Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and
ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted
above all blessing and praise.
6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made
heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the
earth, and all things that are therein, the
seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest
them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the
name of Abraham;
8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and
madest a covenant with him to give the land of the
Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the
Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to
give it, I say, to his seed, and hast
performed thy words; for thou art righteous:
9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in
Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea;
10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and
on all his servants, and on all the people of his land:
for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So
didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.
11 And thou didst divide the sea before them, so
that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry
land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps,
as a stone into the mighty waters.
12 Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a
cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to
give them light in the way wherein they should go.
13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and
spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right
judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
14 And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and
commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the
hand of Moses thy servant:
15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their
hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the
rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they
should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn
to give them.
16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and
hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy
17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy
wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their
necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to
return to their bondage; but thou art a God ready
to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of
great kindness, and forsookest them not.
18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and
said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of
Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them
not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed
not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither
the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the
way wherein they should go.
20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct
them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and
gavest them water for their thirst.
21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the
wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their
clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.
22 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations,
and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the
land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and
the land of Og king of Bashan.
23 Their children also multipliedst thou as the
stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land,
concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers,
that they should go in to possess it.
24 So the children went in and possessed the land,
and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the
land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands,
with their kings, and the people of the land, that they
might do with them as they would.
25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and
possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged,
vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance:
so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and
delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled
against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and
slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn
them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of
their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their
trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them
from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou
gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of
28 But after they had rest, they did evil again
before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of
their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them:
yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou
heardest them from heaven; and many times didst
thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
29 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest
bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly,
and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned
against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live
in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their
neck, and would not hear.
30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and
testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets:
yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them
into the hand of the people of the lands.
31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake thou
didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for
thou art a gracious and merciful God.
32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty,
and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let
not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath
come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our
priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on
all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria
unto this day.
33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is
brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have
34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our
priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened
unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou
didst testify against them.
35 For they have not served thee in their kingdom,
and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in
the large and fat land which thou gavest before them,
neither turned they from their wicked works.
36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for
the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the
fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are
servants in it:
37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings
whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they
have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at
their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
38 And because of all this we make a sure covenant,
and write it; and our princes, Levites, and
priests, seal unto it.
Luke 19 1 And Jesus
entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there
was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among
the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to
see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press,
because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran
before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him:
for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus
came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said
unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to day
I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made
haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw
it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to
be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zaccheus
stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of
my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any
thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him
9 And Jesus said
unto him, This day is salvation come to this house,
forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of
man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
11 And as they
heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because
he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that
the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12 He said
therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to
receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called
his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said
unto them, Occupy till I come.
14 But his citizens
hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will
not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to
pass, that when he was returned, having received the
kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called
unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might
know how much every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the
first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17 And he said unto
him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been
faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten
18 And the second
came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19 And he said
likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
20 And another
came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound,
which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21 For I feared
thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up
that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst
22 And he saith
unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou
wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man,
taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did
23 Wherefore then
gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming
I might have required mine own with usury?
24 And he said unto
them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it
to him that hath ten pounds.
25 (And they said
unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26 For I say unto
you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and
from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken
away from him.
27 But those mine
enemies, which would not that I should reign over them,
bring hither, and slay them before me.
28 ¶ And when he
had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to
29 And it came to
pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at
the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two
of his disciples,
30 Saying, Go ye
into the village over against you; in the which at
your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet
never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any man
ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say
unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that
were sent went their way, and found even as he had said
33 And as they were
loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why
loose ye the colt?
34 And they said,
The Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought
him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt,
and they set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he went,
they spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when he was
come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of
Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to
rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the
mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be
the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in
heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the
Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master,
rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered
and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold
their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
41 ¶ And when he
was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
42 Saying, If thou
hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the
things which belong unto thy peace! but now they
are hid from thine eyes.
43 For the days
shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a
trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee
in on every side,
44 And shall lay
thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee;
and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another;
because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
45 And he went into
the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein,
and them that bought;
46 Saying unto
them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but
ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught
daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the
scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy
48 And could not
find what they might do: for all the people were very
attentive to hear him.
Luke 20 1 And it came to pass, that
on one of those days, as he taught the people in the
temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and
the scribes came upon him with the elders,
2 And spake unto
him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these
things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
3 And he answered
and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and
4 The baptism of
John, was it from heaven, or of men?
5 And they reasoned
with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he
will say, Why then believed ye him not?
6 But and if we
say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be
persuaded that John was a prophet.
7 And they
answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
8 And Jesus said
unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do
9 Then began he to
speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a
vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a
far country for a long time.
10 And at the
season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the
husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he
sent another servant: and they beat him also, and
entreated him shamefully, and sent him away
12 And again he
sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him
13 Then said the
lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my
beloved son: it may be they will reverence him
when they see him.
14 But when the
husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,
saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the
inheritance may be ours.
15 So they cast him
out of the vineyard, and killed him. What
therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
16 He shall come
and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard
to others. And when they heard it, they said, God
17 And he beheld
them, and said, What is this then that is written, The
stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner?
18 Whosoever shall
fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever
it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 ¶ And the chief
priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands
on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived
that he had spoken this parable against them.
20 And they watched
him, and sent forth spies, which should feign
themselves just men, that they might take hold of his
words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and
authority of the governor.
21 And they asked
him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and
teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of
any, but teachest the way of God truly:
22 Is it lawful for
us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
23 But he perceived
their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt
24 Shew me a penny.
Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and
25 And he said unto
them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
26 And they could
not take hold of his words before the people: and they
marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
27 ¶ Then came to him
certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any
resurrection; and they asked him,
28 Saying, Master,
Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a
wife, and he die without children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
29 There were
therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and
died without children.
30 And the second
took her to wife, and he died childless.
31 And the third
took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they
left no children, and died.
32 Last of all the
woman died also.
33 Therefore in the
resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her
34 And Jesus
answering said unto them, The children of this world
marry, and are given in marriage:
35 But they which
shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the
resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given
36 Neither can they
die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are
the children of God, being the children of the
37 Now that the
dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he
calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
38 For he is not a
God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto
39 ¶ Then certain
of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well
40 And after that
they durst not ask him any question at all.
41 And he said unto
them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
42 And David
himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then
45 ¶ Then in the audience of all the people he said
unto his disciples,
46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in
long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the
highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at
47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make
long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Luke 21 1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting
their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in
thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that
this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in
unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath
cast in all the living that she had.
5 ¶ And as some spake of the temple, how it was
adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the
days will come, in the which there shall not be left one
stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when
shall these things be? and what sign will there be
when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ;
and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions,
be not terrified: for these things must first come to
pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,
and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and
great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands
on you, and persecute you, delivering you
up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought
before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not
to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which
all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and
brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of
you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with
armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the
mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it
depart out; and let not them that are in the countries
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all
things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to
them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be
great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword,
and shall be led away captive into all nations: and
Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until
the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 ¶ And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the
moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for
looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in
a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig
tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of
your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to
pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not
pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away.
34 ¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time
your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and
drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that
day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that
dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may
be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall
come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the
temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount
that is called the mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early in the morning to
him in the temple, for to hear him.