21Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.22And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.23Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.24And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.25Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.26And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.27With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.28So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with the transgressors." 29And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days,30save Yourself, and come down from the cross!"31Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, "He saved others; Himself He cannot save.32Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.33Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" 35Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, "Look, He is calling for Elijah!"36Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down."37And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.38Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.39So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, "Truly this Man was the Son of God!"40There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome,41who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.42Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,43Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.44Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time.45So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.46Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.
1But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites--2from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, "You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.3And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.4For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.5For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.6Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as did his father David.7Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon.8And he did likewise for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.9So the Lord became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,10and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not keep what the Lord had commanded.11Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, "Because you have done this, and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant.12Nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David; I will tear it out of the hand of your son.13However I will not tear away the whole kingdom; I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of my servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."14Now the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was a descendant of the king in Edom.15For it happened, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, after he had killed every male in Edom16(because for six months Joab remained there with all Israel, until he had cut down every male in Edom),17that Hadad fled to go to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him. Hadad was still a little child.18Then they arose from Midian and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, apportioned food for him, and gave him land.19And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, that is, the sister of Queen Tahpenes.20Then the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house. And Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.21So when Hadad heard in Egypt that David rested with his fathers, and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Let me depart, that I may go to my own country."22Then Pharaoh said to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that suddenly you seek to go to your own country?" So he answered, "Nothing, but do let me go anyway."23And God raised up another adversary against him, Rezon the son of Eliadah, who had fled from his lord, Hadadezer king of Zobah.24So he gathered men to him and became captain over a band of raiders, when David killed those of Zobah. And they went to Damascus and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.25He was an adversary of Israel all the days of Solomon (besides the trouble that Hadad caused); and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.26Then Solomon's servant, Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite from Zereda, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.27And this is what caused him to rebel against the king: Solomon had built the Millo and repaired the damages to the City of David his father.28The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, made him the officer over all the labor force of the house of Joseph.29Now it happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way; and he had clothed himself with a new garment, and the two were alone in the field.30Then Ahijah took hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.31And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you32(but he shall have one tribe for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel),33because they have forsaken Me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the people of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways to do what is right in My eyes and keep My statutes and My judgments, as did his father David.34However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, because I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of My servant David, whom I chose because he kept My commandments and My statutes.35But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and give it to you--ten tribes.36And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there.37So I will take you, and you shall reign over all your heart desires, and you shall be king over Israel.38Then it shall be, if you heed all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build for you an enduring house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.39And I will afflict the descendants of David because of this, but not forever.' "40Solomon therefore sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.41Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?42And the period that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.43Then Solomon rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.
1When Ephraim spoke, trembling, He exalted himself in Israel; But when he offended through Baal worship, he died.2Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; All of it is the work of craftsmen. They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!"3Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud And like the early dew that passes away, Like chaff blown off from a threshing floor And like smoke from a chimney.4"Yet I am the Lord your God Ever since the land of Egypt, And you shall know no God but Me; For there is no Savior besides Me.5I knew you in the wilderness, In the land of great drought.6When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me.7"So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk;8I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them.9"O Israel, you are destroyed, But your help is from Me.10I will be your King; Where is any other, That he may save you in all your cities? And your judges to whom you said, 'Give me a king and princes'?11I gave you a king in My anger, And took him away in My wrath.12"The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; His sin is stored up.13The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him. He is an unwise son, For he should not stay long where children are born.14"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.15Though he is fruitful among his brethren, An east wind shall come; The wind of the Lord shall come up from the wilderness. Then his spring shall become dry, And his fountain shall be dried up. He shall plunder the treasury of every desirable prize.16Samaria is held guilty, For she has rebelled against her God. They shall fall by the sword, Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, And their women with child ripped open.