July 5

1 Kings 6

1In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year that Solomon was king of Israel, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, the building of the Lord’s house was started.

2The house which Solomon made for the Lord was sixty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.

3The covered way before the Temple of the house was twenty cubits long, as wide as the house, and ten cubits wide in front of the house.

4And for the house he made windows, with network across.

5And against the walls all round, and against the walls of the Temple and of the inmost room, he put up wings, with side rooms all round:

6The lowest line of them being five cubits wide, the middle six cubits wide and the third seven cubits; for there was a space all round the outside walls of the house so that the boards supporting the rooms did not have to be fixed in the walls of the house.

7(And the stones used in the building of the house were squared at the place where they were cut out; there was no sound of hammer or axe or any iron instrument while they were building the house.)

8The door to the lowest side rooms was in the right side of the house; and they went up by twisting steps into the middle rooms, and from the middle into the third.

9So he put up the house and made it complete, roofing it with boards of cedar-wood.

10And he put up the line of side rooms against the walls of the house, fifteen cubits high, resting against the house on boards of cedar-wood.

11(And the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,

12About this house which you are building: if you will keep my laws and give effect to my decisions and be guided by my rules, I will give effect to my word which I gave to David your father.

13And I will be ever among the children of Israel, and will not go away from my people.

14So Solomon made the building of the house complete.)

15The walls of the house were covered inside with cedar-wood boards; from the floor to the roof of the house they were covered inside with wood; and the floor was covered with boards of cypress-wood.

16And at the back of the house a further space of twenty cubits was shut in with boards of cedar-wood, for the inmost room.

17And the house, that is, the Temple, in front of the holy place was forty cubits long.

18(All the inside of the house was cedar-wood, ornamented with designs of buds and flowers; no stonework was to be seen inside.)

19And he made ready an inmost room in the middle of the house, in which to put the ark of the agreement of the Lord.

20And the inmost room was twenty cubits square and twenty cubits high, plated over with clear gold, and he made an altar of cedar-wood, plating it with gold.

21Solomon had all the inside of the house covered with gold, and he put chains of gold across in front of the inmost room, which itself was covered with gold.

22Plates of gold were put all through the house till it was covered completely (and the altar in the inmost room was all covered with gold).

23In the inmost room he made two winged beings of olive-wood, ten cubits high;

24With outstretched wings five cubits wide; the distance from the edge of one wing to the edge of the other was ten cubits.

25The two winged ones were ten cubits high, of the same size and form.

26The two of them were ten cubits high.

27These were placed inside the inner house, their outstretched wings touching the walls of the house, one touching one wall and one the other, while their other wings were touching in the middle.

28These winged ones were plated over with gold.

29And all the walls of the house inside and out were ornamented with forms of winged ones and palm-trees and open flowers.

30And the floor of the house was covered with gold, inside and out.

31For the way into the inmost room he made doors of olive-wood, the arch and the door supports forming a five-sided opening.

32On the olive-wood doors were cut designs of winged ones and palm-trees and open flowers, all of them, with the doors, plated with gold.

33Then he made pillars of olive-wood for the way into the Temple; the pillars were square:

34And two folding doors of cypress-wood, with two leaves.

35These were ornamented with designs of winged ones and palm-trees and open flowers, plated over with gold.

36And the inner space was walled with three lines of squared stones and a line of cedar-wood boards.

37In the fourth year the base of the house was put in its place, in the month Ziv.

38And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, the building of the house was complete in every detail, as it had been designed. So he was seven years building it.

Hosea 8

1Put the horn to your mouth. He comes like an eagle against the house of the Lord; because they have gone against my agreement, they have not kept my law.

2They will send up to me a cry for help: We, Israel, have knowledge of you, O God of Israel.

3Israel has given up what is good; his haters will go after him.

4They have put up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, but I had no knowledge of it; they have made images of silver and gold, so that they may be cut off.

5I will have nothing to do with your young ox, O Samaria; my wrath is burning against them; how long will it be before the children of Israel make themselves clean?

6The workman made it, it is no god; the ox of Samaria will be broken into bits.

7For they have been planting the wind, and their fruit will be the storm; his grain has no stem, it will give no meal, and if it does, a strange nation will take it.

8Israel has come to destruction; now they are among the nations like a cup in which there is no pleasure.

9For they have gone up to Assyria like an ass going by himself; Ephraim has given money to get lovers.

10But though they give money to the nations for help, still I will send them in all directions; and in a short time they will be without a king and rulers.

11Because Ephraim has been increasing altars for sin, altars have become a cause of sin to him.

12Though I put my law in writing for him in ten thousand rules, they are to him as a strange thing.

13He gives the offerings of his lovers, and takes the flesh for food; but the Lord has no pleasure in them; now he will keep in mind their evil-doing and give them the punishment of their sins; they will go back to Egypt.

14For Israel has no memory of his Maker, and has put up the houses of kings; and Judah has made great the number of his walled towns. But I will send a fire on his towns and put an end to his great houses.

Mark 13:1-13

1And when he was going out of the Temple, one of his disciples said to him, Master, see, what stones and what buildings!

2And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? there is not one stone here resting on another which will not be overturned.

3And while he was seated on the Mountain of Olives opposite the Temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew said to him privately,

4Say when these things will be, and what will be the sign when these things are all about to be done.

5And Jesus said to them, Take care that you are not tricked by anyone.

6People will come in my name, saying, I am he; and a number will be turned from the true way.

7And when you have news of wars and talk of wars, do not be troubled; these things have to be, but it is still not the end.

8Nation will go to war with nation, and kingdom with kingdom: there will be earth-shocks in different places; there will be times when there is no food; these things are the first of the troubles.

9But take care: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins; and in Synagogues you will be whipped; and you will be taken before rulers and kings because of me, for a sign to them.

10And the good news has first to be given to all the nations.

11And when you are taken and given up to be judged, do not be troubled about what to say: but whatever is given to you in that hour, say: because it is not you who say it, but the Holy Spirit.

12And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.

13And you will be hated by all men, because of my name; but he who goes through to the end will have salvation.

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