1It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven.3And I know such a man--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows--4how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.5Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.6For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.7And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.8Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.9And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.11I have become a fool in boasting; you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing was I behind the most eminent apostles, though I am nothing.12Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.13For what is it in which you were inferior to other churches, except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong!14Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.16But be that as it may, I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you by cunning!17Did I take advantage of you by any of those whom I sent to you?18I urged Titus, and sent our brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not walk in the same spirit? Did we not walk in the same steps?19Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.20For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;21lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
1Adam, Seth, Enosh,2Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared,3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.5The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.6The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Diphath, and Togarmah.7The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshishah, Kittim, and Rodanim. 8The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.9The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabtecha. The sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.10Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.11Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,12Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and the Caphtorim).13Canaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth;14the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;15the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;16the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.17The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 18Arphaxad begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber.19To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.20Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,22Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.24Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,25Eber, Peleg, Reu,26Serug, Nahor, Terah,27and Abram, who is Abraham.28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.29These are their genealogies: The firstborn of Ishmael was Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.32Now the sons born to Keturah, Abraham's concubine, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.34And Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.35The sons of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.36And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, and Kenaz; and by Timna, Amalek.37The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.38The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.39And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; Lotan's sister was Timna.40The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Ajah and Anah.41The son of Anah was Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.42The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.43Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before a king reigned over the children of Israel: Bela the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.44And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.45When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.46And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith.47When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.48And when Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place.49When Saul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.50And when Baal-Hanan died, Hadad reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Pai. His wife's name was Mehetabel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.51Hadad died also. And the chiefs of Edom were Chief Timnah, Chief Aliah, Chief Jetheth,52Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,53Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,54Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.
1These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.3The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua, the Canaanitess. Er, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; so He killed him.4And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.5The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.6The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara--five of them in all.7The son of Carmi was Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the accursed thing.8The son of Ethan was Azariah.9Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. 10Ram begot Amminadab, and Amminadab begot Nahshon, leader of the children of Judah;11Nahshon begot Salma, and Salma begot Boaz;12Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse;13Jesse begot Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third,14Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,15Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh.16Now their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel--three.17Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite. 18Caleb the son of Hezron had children by Azubah, his wife, and by Jerioth. Now these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.19When Azubah died, Caleb took Ephrath as his wife, who bore him Hur.20And Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot Bezalel.21Now afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub.22Segub begot Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.23(Geshur and Syria took from them the towns of Jair, with Kenath and its towns--sixty towns.) All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.24After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron's wife Abijah bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.25The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram, the firstborn, and Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.26Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.27The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.28The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.29And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid.30The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim; Seled died without children.31The son of Appaim was Ishi, the son of Ishi was Sheshan, and Sheshan's child was Ahlai.32The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan; Jether died without children.33The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.35Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai.36Attai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad;37Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot Obed;38Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah;39Azariah begot Helez, and Helez begot Eleasah;40Eleasah begot Sismai, and Sismai begot Shallum;41Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishama.42The descendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha, his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.43The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.44Shema begot Raham the father of Jorkoam, and Rekem begot Shammai.45And the son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.46Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begot Gazez.47And the sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.48Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.49She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.50These were the descendants of Caleb: The sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, were Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim,51Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.52And Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim had descendants: Haroeh, and half of the families of Manuhoth. 53The families of Kirjath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.54The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahethites, and the Zorites.55And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These were the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.
1A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth.2O Lord, I have heard your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.3God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of His praise.4His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, And there His power was hidden.5Before Him went pestilence, And fever followed at His feet.6He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations. And the everlasting mountains were scattered, The perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.7I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian trembled.8O Lord, were You displeased with the rivers, Was Your anger against the rivers, Was Your wrath against the sea, That You rode on Your horses, Your chariots of salvation?9Your bow was made quite ready; Oaths were sworn over Your arrows. Selah You divided the earth with rivers.10The mountains saw You and trembled; The overflowing of the water passed by. The deep uttered its voice, And lifted its hands on high.11The sun and moon stood still in their habitation; At the light of Your arrows they went, At the shining of Your glittering spear.12You marched through the land in indignation; You trampled the nations in anger.13You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For salvation with Your Anointed. You struck the head from the house of the wicked, By laying bare from foundation to neck. Selah14You thrust through with his own arrows The head of his villages. They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret.15You walked through the sea with Your horses, Through the heap of great waters.16When I heard, my body trembled; My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entered my bones; And I trembled in myself, That I might rest in the day of trouble. When he comes up to the people, He will invade them with his troops.17Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls--18Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.19The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.