God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.
God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
God said, "Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the earth"; and it was so.
The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth"; and it was so.
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.
God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,
God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."
God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind"; and it was so.
God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.
God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.
The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.
Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
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.
They said, "Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let’s make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."
Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.
So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.
Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife. They went from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.
Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,
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.
2 Kings 3:16
He said, "Thus says Yahweh, ‘Make this valley full of trenches.‘
"Yet I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion."
Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel."
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
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, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, who has set your glory above the heavens!
From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
All sheep and cattle, yes, and the animals of the field,
Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
Let me hear joy and gladness, That the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
"Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Let them vanish as water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
so that men shall say, "Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth."
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you; if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!"
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
The king’s heart is in Yahweh’s hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
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.
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you;
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a rich blessing will come on them.
Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!
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.
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.
The burden of Damascus: “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.
Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah didn’t show them.
Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it can’t redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed.
For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no good looks or majesty. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married.
I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest,
and give him no rest, until he establishes, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Isaiah 62:10 [ESV]
Go through, go through the gates;
prepare the way for the people;
build up, build up the highway;
clear it of stones;
lift up a signal over the peoples.
Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth, "Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your salvation comes. Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.’"
The hand of Yahweh was on me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of Yahweh, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry.
He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I answered, “Lord Yahweh, you know.“
Again he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, ‘You dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh.’ ”
You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make," says Yahweh of Armies.
" 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."
He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.
He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent.
For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
It happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God.
Simon, whom he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew;
It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.
Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?
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."
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.
The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.
When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
For if I have done wrong, and have committed anything worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die; but if none of those things is true that they accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
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.
For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
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.
The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of light.
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.
After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory.