August 14

1 Chronicles 7

1And of the sons of Issachar: Tola and Puah, Jashub and Shimron, four.

2And the sons of Tola: Uzzi and Rephaiah and Jeriel and Jahmai and Ibsam and Shemuel, heads of their families; they were men of war; in the record of their generations their number in the time of David was twenty-two thousand, six hundred.

3And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah: Michael and Obadiah and Joel and Isshiah, five; all of them chiefs.

4And with them, recorded in generations by their families, were bands of fighting-men, thirty-six thousand of them, for they had a great number of wives and sons.

5And there were recorded among all the families of Issachar, great men of war, eighty-seven thousand.

6The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Jediael, three.

7And the sons of Bela: Ezbon and Uzzi and Uzziel and Jerimoth and Iri, five; heads of their families, great men of war; there were twenty-two thousand and thirty-four of them recorded by their families.

8And the sons of Becher: Zemirah and Joash and Eliezer and Elioenai and Omri and Jerimoth and Abijah and Anathoth and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher.

9And they were recorded by their generations, heads of their families, great men of war, twenty thousand, two hundred.

10And the sons of Jediael: Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan: Jeush and Benjamin and Ehud and Chenaanah and Zethan and Tarshish and Ahishahar.

11All these were the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their families, seventeen thousand, two hundred men of war, able to go out with the army for war.

12And Shuppim and Huppim. The sons of Dan, Hushim his son, one.

13The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel and Guni and Jezer and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

14The sons of Manasseh by his servant-wife, the Aramaean woman: she gave birth to Machir, the father of Gilead;

15(And Gilead took a wife, whose name was Maacah, and his sister’s name was Hammoleketh;) and the name of his brother was Zelophehad, who was the father of daughters.

16And Maacah, the wife of Gilead, gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name Peresh; and his brother was named Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

17And the son of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir the son of Manasseh.

18And his sister Hammoleketh was the mother of Ishhod and Abiezer and Mahlah.

19And the sons of Shemida were Ahian and Shechem and Likhi and Aniam.

20And the sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his son, and Tahath his son,

21And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath, who had been living in the land from their birth, put to death, because they came down to take away their cattle.

22And for a long time Ephraim their father went on weeping for them, and his brothers came to give him comfort.

23After that, he had connection with his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to a son, to whom his father gave the name of Beriah, because trouble had come on his family.

24And his daughter was Sheerah, the builder of Beth-horon the lower and the higher, and Uzzen-sheerah.

25And Rephah was his son, and Resheph; his son was Telah, and his son was Tahan;

26Ladan was his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,

27Nun his son, Joshua his son.

28Their heritage and their living-places were Beth-el and its daughter-towns, and Naaran to the east, and Gezer to the west, with its daughter-towns, as well as Shechem and its daughter-towns as far as Azzah and its daughter-towns;

29And by the limits of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and its daughter-towns, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, with their daughter-towns. In these the children of Joseph, the son of Israel, were living.

30The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and Serah, their sister.

31And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

32And Heber was the father of Japhlet and Shomer and Hotham and Shua, their sister.

33And the sons of Japhlet: Pasach and Bimhal and Ashvath. These are the sons of Japhlet.

34And the sons of Shomer: Ahi and Rohgah, Jehubbah and Aram.

35And the sons of Hotham, his brother: Zophah and Imna and Shelesh and Amal.

36The sons of Zophah: Suah and Harnepher and Shual and Beri and Imrah,

37Bezer and Hod and Shamma and Shilshah and Ithran and Beera.

38And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh and Pispah and Ara.

39And the sons of Ulla: Arah and Hanniel and Rizia.

40All these were the children of Asher, heads of their families, specially strong men of war, chiefs of the rulers. They were recorded in the army for war, twenty-six thousand men in number.

1 Chronicles 8

1And Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,

2Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

3And Bela had sons, Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud,

4And Abishua and Naaman and Ahoah

5And Gera and Shephuphan and Huram.

6And these are the sons of Ehud, heads of families of those living in Geba: Iglaam and Alemeth

7And Naaman and Ahijah and Gera; and Iglaam was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

8And Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of the Moabites after driving out Hushim and Beerah his wives;

9And by Hodesh his wife he became the father of Jobab and Zibia and Mesha and Malcam.

10And Jeuz and Shachia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families.

11And Hushim became the father of Abitub and Elpaal.

12And the sons of Elpaal: Eber and Misham and Shemed (he was the builder of Ono and Lod and their daughter-towns);

13And Beriah and Shema, who were heads of the families of those who were living in Aijalon, who put to flight the people living in Gath;

14And their brothers Shashak and Jeremoth.

15And Zebadiah and Arad and Eder

16And Michael and Ishpah and Joha, the sons of Beriah;

17And Zebadiah and Meshullam and Hizki and Heber

18And Ishmerai and Izliah and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;

19And Jakim and Zichri and Zabdi

20And Elienai and Zillethai and Eliel

21And Adaiah and Beraiah and Shimrath, the sons of Shimei;

22And Ishpan and Eber and Eliel

23And Abdon and Zichri and Hanan

24And Hananiah and Elam and Anathothijah

25And Iphdeiah and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;

26And Shamsherai and Shehariah and Athaliah

27And Jaareshiah and Elijah and Zichri, the sons of Jeremoth.

28These were heads of families in their generations; chief men: these were living in Jerusalem.

29And in Gibeon was living the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah;

30And his oldest son Abdon, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab

31And Gedor and Ahio and Zechariah and Mikloth.

32And Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. And they were living with their brothers in Jerusalem opposite their brothers.

33And Ner was the father of Abner, and Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal.

34And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.

35And the sons of Micah: Pithon and Melech and Tarea and Ahaz.

36And Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza;

37And Moza was the father of Binea: Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son;

38And Azel had five sons, whose names are: Azrikam, his oldest, and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39And the sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his oldest son, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

40And the sons of Ulam were men of war, bowmen, and had a great number of sons and sons’ sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were the sons of Benjamin.

Zephaniah 3

1Sorrow to her who is uncontrolled and unclean, the cruel town!

2She gave no attention to the voice, she had no use for teaching, she put no faith in the Lord, she did not come near to her God.

3Her rulers are like loud-voiced lions in her; her judges are wolves of the evening, crushing up the bones before the morning.

4Her prophets are good-for-nothing persons, full of deceit: her priests have made the holy place unclean and have gone violently against the law.

5The Lord in her is upright; he will not do evil; every morning he lets his righteousness be seen, he is unchanging; but the evil-doer has no sense of shame.

6I have had the nations cut off, their towers are broken down; I have made their streets a waste so that no one goes through them: destruction has overtaken their towns, so that there is no man living in them.

7I said, Certainly you will go in fear of me, and come under my training, so that whatever I may send on her may not be cut off before her eyes: but they got up early and made all their works evil.

8For this reason, go on waiting for me, says the Lord, till the day when I come up as a witness: for my purpose is to send for the nations and to get the kingdoms together, so that I may let loose on them my passion, even all my burning wrath: for all the earth will be burned up in the fire of my bitter passion.

9For then I will give the people a clean language, so that they may all make prayer to the Lord and be his servants with one mind.

10From over the rivers of Ethiopia, and from the sides of the north, they will come to me with an offering.

11In that day you will have no shame on account of all the things in which you did evil against me: for then I will take away from among you those who were lifted up in pride, and you will no longer be lifted up with pride in my holy mountain.

12But I will still have among you a quiet and poor people, and they will put their faith in the name of the Lord.

13The rest of Israel will do no evil and say no false words; the tongue of deceit will not be seen in their mouth: for they will take their food and their rest, and no one will be a cause of fear to them.

14Make melody, O daughter of Zion; give a loud cry, O Israel; be glad and let your heart be full of joy, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15The Lord has taken away those who were judging you, he has sent your haters far away: the King of Israel, even the Lord, is among you: you will have no more fear of evil.

16In that day it will be said to Jerusalem, Have no fear: O Zion, let not your hands be feeble.

17The Lord your God is among you, as a strong saviour: he will be glad over you with joy, he will make his love new again, he will make a song of joy over you as in the time of a holy feast.

18I will take away your troubles, lifting up your shame from off you.

19See, at that time I will put an end to all who have been troubling you: I will give salvation to her whose steps are uncertain, and get together her who has been sent in flight; and I will make them a cause of praise and an honoured name in all the earth, when I let their fate be changed.

20At that time I will make you come in, at that time I will get you together: for I will make you a name and a praise among all the peoples of the earth when I let your fate be changed before your eyes, says the Lord.

John 1:19-34

19And this is the witness of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to him with the question, Who are you?

20He said quite openly and straightforwardly, I am not the Christ.

21And they said to him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And his answer was, I am not.

22So they said to him, Who are you then? We have to give some answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?

23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the waste land, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

24Those who had been sent came from the Pharisees.

25And they put this question to him, saying, Why then are you giving baptism if you are not the Christ, or Elijah, or the prophet?

26John’s answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;

27It is he who is coming after me; I am not good enough to undo his shoes.

28These things took place at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was giving baptism.

29The day after, John sees Jesus coming to him and says, See, here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

30This is he of whom I said, One is coming after me who is put over me because he was in existence before me.

31I myself had no knowledge of him, but I came giving baptism with water so that he might be seen openly by Israel.

32And John gave this witness, saying, I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and resting on him.

33I had no knowledge who he was, but he who sent me to give baptism with water said to me, The one on whom you see the Spirit coming down and resting, it is he who gives baptism with the Holy Spirit.

34This I saw myself and my witness is that he is the Son of God.

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