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Prophecy Against Tyre 26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:
2 “Son of man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,’
3 therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock.
5 She shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord God. And she shall become plunder for the nations,
6 and her daughters on the mainland shall be killed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
7 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses and chariots, and with horsemen and a host of many soldiers.
8 He will kill with the sword your daughters on the mainland. He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound against you, and raise a roof of shields against you.
9 He will direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.
10 His horses will be so many that their dust will cover you. Your walls will shake at the noise of the horsemen and wagons and chariots, when he enters your gates as men enter a city that has been breached.
11 With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and your mighty pillars will fall to the ground.
12 They will plunder your riches and loot your merchandise. They will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses. Your stones and timber and soil they will cast into the midst of the waters.
13 And I will stop the music of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.
14 I will make you a bare rock. You shall be a place for the spreading of nets. You shall never be rebuilt, for I am the Lord; I have spoken, declares the Lord God.
15 “Thus says the Lord God to Tyre: Will not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when slaughter is made in your midst?
16 Then all the princes of the sea will step down from their thrones and remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground and tremble every moment and be appalled at you.
17 And they will raise a lamentation over you and say to you,“‘How you have perished,you who were inhabited from the seas,O city renowned,who was mighty on the sea;she and her inhabitants imposed their terroron all her inhabitants!
18 Now the coastlands trembleon the day of your fall,and the coastlands that are on the seaare dismayed at your passing.’
19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you,
20 then I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty in the land of the living.
21 I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord God.”
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A Lament for Tyre 27:1 The word of the Lord came to me:
2 “Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre,
3 and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God:“O Tyre, you have said,‘I am perfect in beauty.’
4 Your borders are in the heart of the seas;your builders made perfect your beauty.
5 They made all your planksof fir trees from Senir;they took a cedar from Lebanonto make a mast for you.
6 Of oaks of Bashanthey made your oars;they made your deck of pinesfrom the coasts of Cyprus,inlaid with ivory.
7 Of fine embroidered linen from Egyptwas your sail,serving as your banner;blue and purple from the coasts of Elishahwas your awning.
8 The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvadwere your rowers;your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;they were your pilots.
9 The elders of Gebal and her skilled men were in you,caulking your seams;all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in youto barter for your wares.
10 “Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war. They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor.
11 Men of Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around, and men of Gamad were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they made perfect your beauty.
12 “Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares.
13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise.
14 From Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares.
15 The men of Dedan traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony.
16 Syria did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and ruby.
17 Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm.
18 Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and wool of Sahar
19 and casks of wine from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were bartered for your merchandise.
20 Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding.
21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you.
22 The traders of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold.
23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, traders of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you.
24 In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure.
25 The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.
26 “Your rowers have brought you outinto the high seas.The east wind has wrecked youin the heart of the seas.
27 Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,your mariners and your pilots,your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise,and all your men of war who are in you,with all your crewthat is in your midst,sink into the heart of the season the day of your fall.
28 At the sound of the cry of your pilotsthe countryside shakes,
29 and down from their shipscome all who handle the oar.The mariners and all the pilots of the seastand on the land
30 and shout aloud over youand cry out bitterly.They cast dust on their headsand wallow in ashes;
31 they make themselves bald for youand put sackcloth on their waist,and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,with bitter mourning.
32 In their wailing they raise a lamentation for youand lament over you:‘Who is like Tyre,like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When your wares came from the seas,you satisfied many peoples;with your abundant wealth and merchandiseyou enriched the kings of the earth.
34 Now you are wrecked by the seas,in the depths of the waters;your merchandise and all your crew in your midsthave sunk with you.
35 All the inhabitants of the coastlandsare appalled at you,and the hair of their kings bristles with horror;their faces are convulsed.
36 The merchants among the peoples hiss at you;you have come to a dreadful endand shall be no more forever.’”
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14:1 The wisest of women builds her house,but folly with her own hands tears it down.
2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord,but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness does not lie,but a false witness breathes out lies.
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
7 Leave the presence of a fool,for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,but the folly of fools is deceiving.
9 Fools mock at the guilt offering,but the upright enjoy acceptance.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness,and no stranger shares its joy.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man,but its end is the way to death.
13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,and the end of joy may be grief.
14 The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways,and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
15 The simple believes everything,but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,but a fool is reckless and careless.
17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,and a man of evil devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly,but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow down before the good,the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,but the rich has many friends.
21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.
23 In all toil there is profit,but mere talk tends only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,but the folly of fools brings folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,and his children will have a refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,that one may turn away from the snares of death.
28 In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,but without people a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,but envy makes the bones rot.
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
32 The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding,but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor,but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.
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The Death of Lazarus 11:1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.
3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”
4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.
7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”
8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”
9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”
12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”
13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.
14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,
15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
16 So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
I Am the Resurrection and the Life17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.
18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off,
19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house.
21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
Jesus Weeps28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”
29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.
34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.
36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus Raises Lazarus38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.”
40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.”
44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
The Plot to Kill Jesus45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him,
46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs.
48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”
49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all.
50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”
51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
53 So from that day on they made plans to put him to death.
54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.
55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves.
56 They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?”
57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
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