1Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.2Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.3And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away--for it was very large.5And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.6But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.7But go, tell His disciples--and Peter--that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."8So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.9Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.10She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.11And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.12After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country.13And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.14Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.15And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.16He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.17And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;18they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."19So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.20And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
1And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.2So it happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it (he was still in Egypt, for he had fled from the presence of King Solomon and had been dwelling in Egypt),3that they sent and called him. Then Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,4"Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."5So he said to them, "Depart for three days, then come back to me." And the people departed.6Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, "How do you advise me to answer these people?"7And they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to these people today, and serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."8But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.9And he said to them, "What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"10Then the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you should speak to this people who have spoken to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us'--thus you shall say to them: 'My little finger shall be thicker than my father's waist!11And now, whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!' " 12So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had directed, saying, "Come back to me the third day."13Then the king answered the people roughly, and rejected the advice which the elders had given him;14and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!" 15So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from the Lord, that He might fulfill His word, which the Lord had spoken by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.16Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: "What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!" So Israel departed to their tents.17But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.18Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of the revenue; but all Israel stoned him with stones, and he died. Therefore King Rehoboam mounted his chariot in haste to flee to Jerusalem.19So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.20Now it came to pass when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had come back, they sent for him and called him to the congregation, and made him king over all Israel. There was none who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.21And when Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah with the tribe of Benjamin, one hundred and eighty thousand chosen men who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, that he might restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.22But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,23"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people, saying,24'Thus says the Lord: "You shall not go up nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel. Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me." ' " Therefore they obeyed the word of the Lord, and turned back, according to the word of the Lord.25Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim, and dwelt there. Also he went out from there and built Penuel.26And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom may return to the house of David:27If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah."28Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!"29And he set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.30Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan.31He made shrines on the high places, and made priests from every class of people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
1O Israel, return to the Lord your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;2Take words with you, And return to the Lord. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.3Assyria shall not save us, We will not ride on horses, Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, 'You are our gods.' For in You the fatherless finds mercy."4"I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him.5I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.6His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.7Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; They shall be revived like grain, And grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.8"Ephraim shall say, 'What have I to do anymore with idols?' I have heard and observed him. I am like a green cypress tree; Your fruit is found in Me."9Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; The righteous walk in them, But transgressors stumble in them.