11And he said, "Go out and(A) stand on the mount before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and(B) a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind(C) an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.[a] 13And when Elijah heard it,(D) he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold,(E) there came a voice to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 14He said,(F) "I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant,(G) thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away." 15And the LORD said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16(H) And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and(I) Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 17And the one who escapes from(J) the sword of Hazael(K) shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu(L) shall Elisha put to death. 18(M) Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not(N) kissed him."
14(A) "Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when it shall no longer be said,(B) 'As the LORD lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,' 15but(C) 'As the LORD lives who brought up the people of Israel(D) out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.' For(E) I will bring them back to their own land that I gave to their fathers.16"Behold,(F) I am sending for many fishers, declares the LORD, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out(G) of the clefts of the rocks. 17For(H) my eyes are on all their ways.(I) They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes. 18But first(J) I will doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and(K) have filled my inheritance with their abominations."
8Finally, all of you,(A) have unity of mind, sympathy,(B) brotherly love,(C) a tender heart, and(D) a humble mind. 9(E) Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary,(F) bless, for(G) to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10For
(H) "Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit; 11let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by(A) the lake of Gennesaret, 2(B) and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were(C) washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And(D) he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, (E) "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." 5And Simon answered, "Master,(F) we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." 6And when they had done this,(G) they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.(H) And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying,(I) "Depart from me, for(J) I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." 11And when they had brought their boats to land,(K) they left everything and followed him.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
33(A) Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes;
and I will keep it(B) to the end.[a] 34(C) Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart. 35(D) Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I(E) delight in it. 36(F) Incline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to(G) selfish gain! 37(H) Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and(I) give me life in your ways. 38(J) Confirm to your servant your promise,
(K) that you may be feared. 39Turn away the(L) reproach that I dread,
for your rules are good. 40Behold, I(M) long for your precepts;
(N) in your righteousness give me life!
1And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at(A) Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at(B) Aphek. 2The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle. 3And when the troops came to the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD here(C) from Shiloh, that it may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies." 4So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts,(D) who is enthroned on the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. 5As soon as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel(E) gave a mighty shout, so that the earth resounded. 6And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, "What does this great shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?" And when they learned that the ark of the LORD had come to the camp, 7the Philistines were afraid, for they said, "A god has come into the camp." And they said, "Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before. 8Woe to us! Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with every sort of plague in the wilderness. 9(F) Take courage, and be men, O Philistines, lest you become slaves to the Hebrews(G) as they have been to you; be men and fight." 10So the Philistines fought,(H) and Israel was defeated,(I) and they fled, every man to his home. And there was a very great slaughter, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. 11(J) And the ark of God was captured,(K) and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
12A man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day,(L) with his clothes torn and with dirt on his head. 13When he arrived,(M) Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city and told the news, all the city cried out. 14When Eli heard the sound of the outcry, he said, "What is this uproar?" Then the man hurried and came and told Eli. 15Now Eli was ninety-eight years old(N) and his eyes were set so that he could not see. 16And the man said to Eli, "I am he who has come from the battle; I fled from the battle today." And he said,(O) "How did it go, my son?" 17He who brought the news answered and said, "Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has also been a great defeat among the people. Your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured." 18As soon as he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward(P) from his seat by the side of the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.19Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth, for her pains came upon her. 20And about the time of her death the women attending her said to her,(Q) "Do not be afraid, for you have borne a son." But she did not answer or pay attention. 21And she named the child(R) Ichabod, saying,(S) "The glory has departed[a] from Israel!" because(T) the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 22And she said, "The glory has departed from Israel,(U) for the ark of God has been captured." English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1(A) Praise the LORD!(B) Praise, O(C) servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD!
23And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24Having received this order, he put them into the inner(A) prison and fastened their feet in(B) the stocks.