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Genesis VI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair; and they took themselves wifes of all whom they choose.
3 And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive for the sake of man, for that he is but flesh; yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants on earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men; and they bore children to them; the same became mighty men, who were of old men of renown.
Hosea XI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
7 My people are bent to backsliding from me; and though to the Most High they call them back, there is none that will extol him.
8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I render thee as Zeboyim? my heart is turned within me, all my compassion is enkindled.
9 I will not execute the fierceness of my anger, I will not destroy Ephrai: for God I am, and not man, the Holy One in the midst of thee, and I will not come with wrathfull terrors.
10 They shall walk after the Lord, when he will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children shall hasten together from the west.
11 They shall hasten together as birds out of Egypt, and as doves out of the land of Assyria; and I will cause them to dwell in their houses, sayth the Lord.
Psalm XIX – (2nd Ed., 1867)
TO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN, A PSALM OF DAVID. – The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament telleth the works of his hands.
Day unto day uttereth speech; and night unto night showeth knowledge.
There is no speech, there are no words, their voice is not heard.
But their melody extendeth through all the earth, and to the end of the world their word. For the sun he hath set a tabernacle among them; and he goeth out like a bridegroom from his chamber, and rejoiceth, like a strong man, to run its course.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the end thereof; and there is nothing hidden from his heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, quieting the soul. the testimony of the Lord is sure, making the simple wise.
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever: the judgements of the Lord are true, and uniformly just.
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Exodus III – (2nd Ed., 1867)
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold I come unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and if they then say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I WILL BE THAT I AM: and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I WILL BE hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Everlasting One, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is may name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
Isaiah VI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
1 In the year of king Uzziah´s death I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and exalted, and his train filled the temple.
2 Seraphim were standing around him, each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two did he fly.
3 And one cried unto the other, and said, Holy holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the threshold shook of the voice of those that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 And I said, Woe is me! for I am lost; because a man of unclean lips am I, and in the midst of a people of unclean lips do I dwell; for the King, the Lord of hosts, have my eyes seen.
Psalm XC – (2nd Ed., 1867)
A PRAYER OF MOSES, THE MAN OF GOD. – O Lord, thou hast been our stronghold of defence in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world: even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Thou turnest men into contrition; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday, which is passed; and as a watch in the night.
Thou carriest them away as a flood, they are as in sleep: in the morning they are like grass which changeth.
In the morning it flourisheth and is renovated: in the evening it is cut down, an withered.
Thus we are consumed by thy anger, and troubled by thy wrath. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
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Leviticus XXVI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
40 And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, (that) through their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that (because) they have walked contrary unto me;
41 I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; and then shall their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and then shall they satify their iniquity.
42 And I will then remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and the land will I remember.
43 For the land shall be forsaken by them, and shall satisfy their sabbaths, while it lieth desolate without them, and they shall suffer for their iniquity; because, even because my ordinances they despised; and my statutes their soul loathed.
44 And for all that, though they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nether will I loath them, to destroy them utterly, to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.
45 But I will remember for their sakes the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.
Isaiah LXVI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my foot–stool; where is a house that ye can build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2 For all these things hath my hand made, and all these things came into being, saith the Lord; but upon such one will I look, to the poor and to him who is of a contrite spirit, and trembling at my word.
3 He that killeth the ox slays a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, breaks the neck of a dog; he that offereth an oblation, offereth swine`s blood; he that burneth incense, blesseth an idol; yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul doth delight in their abominations.
4 So I also will choose their delusions, and what they fear will I bring upon them; because I called, and none did answer; I spoke and they did not hear; and they did what was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
5 Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your bretheren that hated you, that cast you out for the sake of my name, said, Let the Lord be glorified, but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Nehemiah IX – (2nd Ed., 1867)
5 Thou art Lord alone; thou hast made the heaven, the heavens of heavens, with all their host; the earth, and all things that are thereon; the seas, and all that is therin; and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worship thee.
6 Thou art the Lord, the God, who did choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur, of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of ABRAHAM. 7 An didst find his heart faithful before thee; and madest a covenant with him, to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it to his seed; and hast performed thy words, for you, O Lord! art righteous,
8 and didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red Sea, 10 and displayedst signs and wonders on Pharao, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land; for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them; and thou didst get thee a glorious name, as it is this day.
Psalm CXXII – (2nd Ed., 1867)
A Song of Degrees of David. – I rejoiced when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Eternal. Our feet have stood within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem that is built as becometh the city wherein all assemble together; whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Eternal; a testimony of Israel, that they give thanks unto the name of the Eternal.
For there are set up thrones of judgement: the thrones of the house of David. O seek the peace of Jerusalem: they that love thee shall prosper.
May peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
For the sake of my brethren and friends , I will now say, peace be within thee.
For the sake of the house of the Eternal, our God, I will seek thy good.
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Numbers XXVII– (2nd Ed., 1867)
15 And Moses spoke unto the Lord, saying, 16Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, 17 Who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as a flock which have no shepherd.
18 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thy hand upon him; 19And thou shalt cause him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and thou shalt give him a charge before their eyes.
20 And thou shalt put some of thy greatness upon him; and all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
21 And before Eleazar the priest shall he stand, and shall ask of him after the judgement of the Urim before the Lord: at his direction shall they go out, and at his direction shall they come in, he, and all the children of Israel with him, and all the congregation.
22 And Moses didas the Lord had commanded him; and he took Joshua, and caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:
23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses.
Micah VI – (2nd Ed., 1867)
3 O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me
4 Although I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; snd I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5 O my people, do but remember what Balak king of Moäb resolved, and what Bileäm the son of Beor answered him; from Shittim unto Gilgal, in order that ye may know the benefits of the Lord.–
6 Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, bow myself before the God on high? shall I before him with burnt–offerings, with calves of a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with myriads of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgressions, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He hath told thee, O man, what is good; and what the Lord doth require of thee; (nothing) bu to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
1 Chronicles XXIX – (2nd Ed., 1867)
10 And David blessed the Lord before all the congregation; and David said, Blessed be thou, O Lord God of Israel, our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O Lord, are the greatness, power, glory, victory, and majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine O Lord, is the kingdom! and thou art exalted as Supreme above all.
12 Riches and honour proceed from thee, and thou hast dominion over all; and in thy hand are power and might, and it is in thy power to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now, therefore our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
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Deut. XXXIII – (2nd Ed., 1867)
26 There is none like unto the God of Yeshurun, who passeth over the heavens to help thee, and in his excellency over the skies.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and here beneath, the everlasting arms; and he thrust out the enemy from before thee; and he said, Destroy.
28 And Israel then dwelled in safety, alone; the fountain of Jacob, in a land of corn and wine; also the heavens thereof shall drop down dew.
29 Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O People, saved by the Lord, the Shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thy enemies shall address flattery unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Isaiah XL – (2nd Ed., 1867)
1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith our God.
2 Speak ye (comfort) to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of sorrow is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.
3 A voice crieth, In the wilderness prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made a straight path, and the rough places a plain:
5And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed; and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
6A voice saith, Proclaim; and he saith, What shall I proclaim? All flesh is grass, and all its goodliness is as the flower of the field: 7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; because the breath of the Lord hath blown upon it; surely the people is grass.
8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God will stand for ever.
Ethics of the Fathers – Pirkei Avoth [Talmud bavli, Mishna, order of Nezikin] – (2nd Ed., 1867)
All Israel have a portion in the future world, for as it is said, “And thy people shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land for ever; the scion of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.“
1 Moses received the Law from Sinai, and he delivered it to Joshua, and Joshua to the Elders, and the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets delivered it to the Men of the Great Synagogue. They said three things: “Be deliberate in judgement; train up many disciples; and make a fence for the law.“
2 Simon the Just was one of those who remained of the men of the Great Synagogue. He used to say, “By three things is the word sustained: by the Law, by worship and by beneficence.