God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
God called the expanse "sky." There was evening and there was morning, a second day.
God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.
and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth"; and it was so.
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 created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.
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 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."
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.
I will get a morsel of bread so you can refresh your heart. After that you may go your way, now that you have come to your servant." They said, "Very well, do as you have said."
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood?
The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
The wicked borrow, and don’t pay back, but the righteous give generously.
You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
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!"
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.
A wise son listens to his father‘s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:
Don’t boast about tomorrow;
for you don’t know what a day may bring forth.
Let another man praise you,
and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man’s friend.
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
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.
At that time, Merodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he heard that he had been sick, and had recovered.
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.
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.
For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons shall marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
and give him no rest, until he establishes, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Thus says the Lord Yahweh to these bones: “Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”
I saw, and, behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh came up, and skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.
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 chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people — for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.
When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."
For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
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.