28And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher has come and is calling for you."29As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him.30Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him.31Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there." 32Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."33Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.34And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."35Jesus wept.36Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"37And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?"38Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.39Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."40Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.42And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."43Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"44And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."45Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.46But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.47Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.48If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."49And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,50nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."51Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,52and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.53Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.54Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.55And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.56Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that He will not come to the feast?"57Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.
1Now it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom and had strengthened himself, that he forsook the law of the Lord, and all Israel along with him.2And it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the Lord,3with twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand horsemen, and people without number who came with him out of Egypt--the Lubim and the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians.4And he took the fortified cities of Judah and came to Jerusalem.5Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah, who were gathered together in Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, "Thus says the Lord: 'You have forsaken Me, and therefore I also have left you in the hand of Shishak.' "6So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, "The Lord is righteous."7Now when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance. My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.8Nevertheless they will be his servants, that they may distinguish My service from the service of the kingdoms of the nations."9So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house; he took everything. He also carried away the gold shields which Solomon had made.10Then King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who guarded the doorway of the king's house.11And whenever the king entered the house of the Lord, the guard would go and bring them out; then they would take them back into the guardroom.12When he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and things also went well in Judah.13Thus Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king; and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. His mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.14And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.15The acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.16So Rehoboam rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David. Then Abijah his son reigned in his place.
1In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, Abijah became king over Judah.2He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.3Abijah set the battle in order with an army of valiant warriors, four hundred thousand choice men. Jeroboam also drew up in battle formation against him with eight hundred thousand choice men, mighty men of valor.4Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, "Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel:5Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?6Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up and rebelled against his lord.7Then worthless rogues gathered to him, and strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and inexperienced and could not withstand them.8And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord, which is in the hand of the sons of David; and you are a great multitude, and with you are the gold calves which Jeroboam made for you as gods.9Have you not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests, like the peoples of other lands, so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may be a priest of things that are not gods?10But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the priests who minister to the Lord are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites attend to their duties.11And they burn to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense; they also set the showbread in order on the pure gold table, and the lampstand of gold with its lamps to burn every evening; for we keep the command of the Lord our God, but you have forsaken Him.12Now look, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with sounding trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers, for you shall not prosper!"13But Jeroboam caused an ambush to go around behind them; so they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.14And when Judah looked around, to their surprise the battle line was at both front and rear; and they cried out to the Lord, and the priests sounded the trumpets.15Then the men of Judah gave a shout; and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.16And the children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand.17Then Abijah and his people struck them with a great slaughter; so five hundred thousand choice men of Israel fell slain.18Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time; and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the Lord God of their fathers.19And Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took cities from him: Bethel with its villages, Jeshanah with its villages, and Ephrain with its villages.20So Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah; and the Lord struck him, and he died.21But Abijah grew mighty, married fourteen wives, and begot twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.22Now the rest of the acts of Abijah, his ways, and his sayings are written in the annals of the prophet Iddo.
1To the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel.2In Salem also is His tabernacle, And His dwelling place in Zion.3There He broke the arrows of the bow, The shield and sword of battle. Selah4You are more glorious and excellent Than the mountains of prey.5The stouthearted were plundered; They have sunk into their sleep; And none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands.6At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep.7You, Yourself, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence When once You are angry?8You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still,9When God arose to judgment, To deliver all the oppressed of the earth. Selah10Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; With the remainder of wrath You shall gird Yourself.11Make vows to the Lord your God, and pay them; Let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared.12He shall cut off the spirit of princes; He is awesome to the kings of the earth.