God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
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.
You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel."
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.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!
He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
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.
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.
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,
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 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.
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?
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.
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.