God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.
They said one to another, "Come, let’s make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.
Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
You shall not do so to Yahweh your God: for every abomination to Yahweh, which he hates, have they done to their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.
Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
Then he will speak to them in his anger, and terrify them in his wrath:
Give sincere homage to the Son c, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.
a Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are those who rise up against me.
I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people
who have set themselves against me on every side.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
I hate those who regard lying vanities a, but I trust in Yahweh.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.
Don’t fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.
he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret, it leads only to evildoing.
a Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God’s loving kindness endures continually.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Let them be like a snail which melts and passes away, like the stillborn child, who has not seen the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
They scoff and speak with malice.
In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.
For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!"
A wise son listens to his father‘s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous"; peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him—
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and flame will not scorch you.
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who adorn yourselves with torches around yourselves; walk in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. You shall have this of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
" Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that doesn’t bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."
They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.
It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.
For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Simon, who was called the Zealot;
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve God and mammon a."
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"
When Herod had sought for him, and didn’t find him, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.
Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king’s personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food.
This I also did in Jerusalem. I both shut up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, and when they were put to death I gave my vote against them.
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God,
I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, a and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.