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1Samual, 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Revelation

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1Sa 27:1-12 TS2009 

1 And Dawiḏ said in his heart, “Now I shall perish by the hand of Sha’ul, some day. There is naught better for me than to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Sha’ul shall give up searching for me any longer in any part of Yisra’ĕl, and I shall escape out of his hand.” 

2 So Dawiḏ rose up and passed over with the six hundred men who were with him to Aḵish son of Maʽoḵ, sovereign of Gath. 

3 And Dawiḏ dwelt with Aḵish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his household – Dawiḏ with his two wives, Aḥinoʽam the Yizreʽĕlitess, and Aḇiḡayil the Karmelitess, Naḇal’s widow. 

4 And it was reported to Sha’ul that Dawiḏ had fled to Gath, so he sought him no more. 

5 And Dawiḏ said to Aḵish, “If I have now found favour in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, to dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?” 

6 And Aḵish gave him Tsiqlaḡ that day. That is why Tsiqlaḡ has belonged to the sovereigns of Yehuḏah to this day. 

7 And the time that Dawiḏ dwelt in the country of the Philistines came to be a year and four new moons. 

8 And Dawiḏ and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, and the Girzites, and the Amalĕqites. For those nations were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as you go to Shur, even as far as the land of Mitsrayim. 

9 And when Dawiḏ had stricken the land, he left neither man nor woman alive, but took away sheep, and cattle, and donkeys, and camels, and garments, and returned and came to Aḵish. 

10 And Aḵish would say, “Where have you made a raid today?” And Dawiḏ would say, “Against the South of Yehuḏah, or against the South of the Yeraḥme'ĕlites, or against the South of the Qĕynites.” 

11 Dawiḏ did not keep alive man nor woman, to bring news to Gath, saying, “Lest they inform against us, saying, ‘Thus Dawiḏ did.’ ” And this was his practice all the days that he dwelt in the country of the Philistines. 

12 And Aḵish trusted Dawiḏ, saying to himself, “He has indeed made himself a stench to his people in Yisra’ĕl, and has become my servant forever.”

 

1Ki 12:1-33 TS2009 

1 And Reḥaḇʽam went to Sheḵem, for all Yisra’ĕl had gone to Sheḵem to set him up to reign. 

2 And it came to be, when Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat heard this – he was still in Mitsrayim, for he had fled from the presence of Sovereign Shelomoh and had been dwelling in Mitsrayim – 

3 that they sent and called him. And Yaroḇʽam and all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl came and spoke to Reḥaḇʽam, saying, 

4 “Your father made our yoke hard, and now, lighten the hard service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, then we serve you.” 

5 And he said to them, “Go away for three days, then come back to me.” And the people went. 

6 Then Sovereign Reḥaḇʽam consulted the elders who stood before his father Shelomoh while he still lived, and he said, “What do you advise me to answer these people?” 

7 And they spoke to him, saying, “If you are a servant to these people today, and shall serve them, and shall answer them and speak good words to them, then they shall be your servants all the days.” 

8 But he ignored the advice the elders gave him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him. 

9 And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?” 

10 And the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, “Say this to this people who have spoken to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us.’ Say this to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist! 

11 And now, my father laid a heavy yoke on you, but I add to your yoke; my father flogged you with whips, but I, I flog you with scourges!’ ” 

12 So Yaroḇʽam and all the people came to Reḥaḇʽam the third day, as the sovereign had spoken, saying, “Come back to me the third day.” 

13 But the sovereign answered the people harshly, and ignored the advice which the elders had given him, 

14 and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I add to your yoke; my father flogged you with whips, but I, I flog you with scourges!” 

15 So the sovereign did not listen to the people, for the turn of events was from יהוה, in order to establish His word, which יהוה had spoken by Aḥiyah the Shilonite to Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat. 

16 And all Yisra’ĕl saw that the sovereign did not listen to them. Then the people answered the sovereign, saying, “What portion do we have in Dawiḏ? And there is no inheritance in the son of Yishai. To your mighty ones, O Yisra’ĕl! Now, see to your own house, O Dawiḏ!” So Yisra’ĕl went to their tents. 

17 But as for the children of Yisra’ĕl who dwelt in the cities of Yehuḏah, Reḥaḇʽam reigned over them. 

18 And when Sovereign Reḥaḇʽam sent Aḏoram, who was over the compulsory labour, all Yisra’ĕl stoned him with stones, and he died. And Sovereign Reḥaḇʽam hastily mounted his chariot to flee to Yerushalayim. 

19 Thus Yisra’ĕl revolted against the house of Dawiḏ to this day. 

20 And it came to be when all Yisra’ĕl heard that Yaroḇʽam had come back, they sent for him and called him to the congregation, and set him up to reign over all Yisra’ĕl. There was none who followed the house of Dawiḏ, except the tribe of Yehuḏah only. 

21 And Reḥaḇʽam came to Yerushalayim, and he assembled all the house of Yehuḏah with the tribe of Binyamin, one hundred and eighty thousand chosen brave men, to fight against the house of Yisra’ĕl, to bring back the reign to Reḥaḇʽam son of Shelomoh. 

22 But the word of Elohim came to Shemayah the man of Elohim, saying, 

23 “Speak to Reḥaḇʽam son of Shelomoh, sovereign of Yehuḏah, and to all the house of Yehuḏah and Binyamin, and to the rest of the people, saying, 

24 Thus said יהוה, “Do not go up or fight against your brothers the children of Yisra’ĕl. Let every man return to his house, for this matter is from Me.” ’ ” So they obeyed the word of יהוה, and turned back, according to the word of יהוה. 

25 And Yaroḇʽam built Sheḵem in the mountains of Ephrayim, and dwelt there. And he went out from there and built Penu’ĕl. 

26 And Yaroḇʽam said in his heart, “Now the reign shall return to the house of Dawiḏ. 

27 “If these people go up to do slaughterings in the House of יהוה at Yerushalayim, then the heart of this people shall turn back to their master, Reḥaḇʽam sovereign of Yehuḏah, and they shall kill me and go back to Reḥaḇʽam sovereign of Yehuḏah.” 

28 So the sovereign took counsel and made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Yerushalayim. See, your mighty ones, O Yisra’ĕl, which brought you up from the land of Mitsrayim!” 

29 And he set up one in Bĕyth Ěl, and the other he put in Dan. 30 And this matter became a sin, for the people went before the one as far as Dan. 

31 And he made the house of high places, and made priests from all sorts of people, who were not of the sons of Lĕwi. 

32 And Yaroḇʽam performed a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth new moon, like the festival that was in Yehuḏah, and he offered on the slaughter-place. So he did at Bĕyth Ěl, slaughtering to the calves that he had made. And at Bĕyth Ěl he appointed the priests of the high places which he had made. 

33 And he made offerings on the slaughter-place which he had made at Bĕyth Ěl on the fifteenth day of the eighth new moon, in the new moon which he had devised in his own heart. And he performed a festival for the children of Yisra’ĕl, and offered on the slaughter-place and burned incense.

 

1Ch 12:1-40 TS2009 

1 Now these are they who came to Dawiḏ at Tsiqlaḡ while he was still in hiding from Sha’ul son of Qish. And they were among the mighty men, helping the battle, 

2 armed with bows, using both the right hand and the left, with stones, and with arrows, with bows, of the brothers of Sha’ul, of Binyamin. 

3 The chief was Aḥiʽezer and Yo’ash, the sons of Shemaʽah the Giḇʽathite; and Yezaw’ĕl and Pelet, the sons of Azmaweth; and Beraḵah, and Yĕhu the Anathothite; 

4 and Yishmayah the Giḇʽonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Yirmeyah, and Yaḥazi’ĕl, and Yoḥanan, and Yozaḇaḏ the Geḏĕrathite; 

5 Eluzai, and Yerimoth, and Beʽalyah, and Shemaryahu, and Shephatyahu the Ḥaruphite; 

6 Elqanah, and Yishshiyahu, and Azar’ĕl, and Yowʽezer, and Yashoḇʽam the Qorḥites; 

7 and Yo’ĕlah and Zeḇaḏyah, the sons of Yeroḥam of Geḏor. 

8 And some Gaḏites separated themselves to Dawiḏ at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty brave men, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains: 

9 Ězer the chief, Oḇaḏyah the second, Eliyaḇ the third, 

10 Mishmannah the fourth, Yirmeyah the fifth, 

11 Attai the sixth, Eli’ĕl the seventh, 

12 Yoḥanan the eighth, Elzaḇaḏ the ninth, 

13 Yirmeyahu the tenth, Maḵbannai the eleventh. 

14 These were from the sons of Gaḏ, chiefs of the army. The least was over a hundred, and the greatest was over a thousand. 

15 These were the ones who passed over the Yardĕn in the first new moon, when it was overflowing all its banks, and put to flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west. 

16 And some of the children of Binyamin and Yehuḏah came to Dawiḏ at the stronghold. 

17 And Dawiḏ went out to face them, and answered and said to them, “If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my enemies – there is no violence in my hands – let the Elohim of our fathers see and reprove.” 

18 Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the officers, “Yours, O Dawiḏ! And with you, O son of Yishai! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your Elohim shall help you.” And Dawiḏ received them, and put them among the chiefs of the raiding band. 

19 And some from Menashsheh went over to Dawiḏ when he was going with the Philistines to battle against Sha’ul. But they did not help them, for the princes of the Philistines took advice and sent him away, saying, “He might go over to his master Sha’ul with our heads!” 

20 When he went to Tsiqlaḡ, those of Menashsheh who went over to him were Aḏnah, and Yozaḇaḏ, and Yeḏiya’ĕl, and Miḵa’ĕl, and Yozaḇaḏ, and Elihu, and Tsillethai, chiefs of the thousands who were from Menashsheh. 

21 And they helped Dawiḏ against the raiding bands, for they were all mighty brave men, and they were commanders in the army. 

22 For at that time they came to Dawiḏ day by day to help him, until it was a great army, like an army of Elohim. 

23 And these were the numbers of the chiefs of those that were armed for battle, and came to Dawiḏ at Ḥeḇron to turn over the reign of Sha’ul to him, according to the word of יהוה: 

24 Of the children of Yehuḏah bearing shield and spear, six thousand eight hundred armed for battle; 

25 of the children of Shimʽon, mighty brave men for the army, seven thousand one hundred; 

26 of the children of Lĕwi four thousand six hundred; 

27 and Yehoyaḏa, the leader of the Aharonites, and with him three thousand seven hundred; 

28 and Tsaḏoq, a young man, a mighty brave man, and from his father’s house twenty-two commanders; 

29 and the children of Binyamin, relatives of Sha’ul, three thousand – until then the greatest part of them guarded the charge of the house of Sha’ul; 

30 and the children of Ephrayim twenty thousand eight hundred, mighty brave ones, men of name throughout their father’s house; 

31 and the half-tribe of Menashsheh eighteen thousand, who were designated by name to come and set up Dawiḏ to reign; 

32 and the children of Yissasḵar who had understanding of the times, to know what Yisra’ĕl should do, their chiefs were two hundred. And all their brothers acted at their mouth; 

33 of Zeḇulun there were fifty thousand going out to the army, arranging battle with all weapons of battle, giving support with undivided heart; 

34 and of Naphtali one thousand commanders, and with them thirty-seven thousand with shield and spear; 

35 and of the Danites, arranging battle, twenty-eight thousand six hundred; 

36 and of Ashĕr, going out to the army, arranging battle, forty thousand; 

37 and of the Re’uḇĕnites and the Gaḏites and the half-tribe of Menashsheh, from beyond the Yardĕn, one hundred and twenty thousand armed for battle with every kind of weapon of battle. 

38 All these men of battle, keeping rank, came to Ḥeḇron with a perfect heart, to set up Dawiḏ to reign over all Yisra’ĕl. And all the rest of Yisra’ĕl were of one heart to set up Dawiḏ to reign. 

39 And they were there with Dawiḏ three days, eating and drinking, for their brothers had prepared for them. 

40 And also those who were near to them, from as far away as Yissasḵar and Zeḇulun and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys and camels, on mules and cattle – food of flour and cakes of figs and cakes of raisins, wine and oil and cattle and sheep in great quantities, for there was joy in Yisra’ĕl.

 

Rev 3:1-22 TS2009 

1 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write, ‘He who has the seven Spirits of Elohim and the seven stars, says this, “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 

2 “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before Elohim. 

3 “Remember, then, how you have received, and heard. And watch and repent. If, then, you do not wake up, I shall come upon you as a thief, and you shall not know at all what hour I come upon you. 

4 “Nevertheless, you have a few names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. And they shall walk with Me in white, because they are worthy. 

5 “He who overcomes shall be dressed in white robes, and I shall by no means blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I shall confess his name before My Father and before His messengers. 

6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.” ’ 

7 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write, ‘He who is set-apart, He who is true, He who has the key of Dawiḏ, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens, 

Isa. 22:22 

says this: 

8 “I know your works – see, I have set before you an open door, and no one is able to shut it – that you have little power, yet have guarded My Word, and have not denied My Name. 

9 “See, I am giving up those of the congregation of Satan, who say they are Yehuḏim and are not, but lie. See, I am making them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 

10 “Because you have guarded My Word of endurance, I also shall guard you from the hour of trial which shall come upon all the world, to try those who dwell on the earth. 

11 “See, I am coming speedily! Hold what you have that no one take your crown. 

12 “He who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling Place of My Elohim, and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him the Name of My Elohim and the name of the city of My Elohim, the renewed Yerushalayim, which comes down out of the heaven from My Elohim, and My renewed Name. 

13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.” ’ 

14 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Laodikeia write, ‘The Amĕn, the Trustworthy and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of Elohim, says this: 

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. 

16 “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. 

17 “Because you say, ‘Rich I am, and I am made rich, 

Hosh. 12:8 

and need none at all,’ and do not know that you are wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked. 

18 “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so that you become rich; and white garments, so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see. 

19 “As many as I love, I reprove and discipline. So be ardent and repent. 

20 “See, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I shall come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 

21 “To him who overcomes I shall give to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 

22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.” ’ ”

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