"TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED,

AND DO MY PROPHETS; NO HARM."

1 CHRONICLES 16:22

 

 

The Prophets.

Abraham.

Hebrew Word – Abraham.

Meaning – Father and Chief of a multitude.

 

Origin

Father – Terah.

Land - Ur of Chaldees.

GENESIS 11:31

“And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's

son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they

went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land

of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”

 

God Encounter.

GENESIS 12:1-3

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,

and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that

I will shew thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and

make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth

thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

 

God Confirms Abraham; As A Prophet.

GENESIS 20:1-18

“And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country,

and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and

Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast

taken; for she is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt

thou slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself

said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency

of my hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst

this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from

sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and

he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her

not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are

thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his

servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were

sore afraid.

Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast

thou done unto us? And what have I offended thee, that thou hast

brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done

deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou

hast done this thing?

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is

not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my

father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my

wife.

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my

father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou

shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of

me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

women servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him

Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where

it pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a

thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the

eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was

reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and

his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of

Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.”

 

Moses.

Hebrew Word - Mosheh.

Meaning – Drawn, drawing out of the water. Rescued.

 

Origin.

The son of Amram.

EXODUS 6:20

“And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she

bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were

an hundred and thirty and seven years."

 

God Encounter.

EXODUS 3:1-6

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest

of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and

came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire

out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush

burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight,

why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called

unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And

he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy

feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham,

the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for

he was afraid to look upon God.”

 

God’s Message.

EXODUS 3:7-22

“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people

which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their

taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the

Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land

and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place

of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the

Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come

unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the

 Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that

thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of

Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto

Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of

Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a

token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought

forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this

mountain.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the

children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers

hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?

What shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus

shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto

you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto

the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of

Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me

unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto

all generations.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them,

The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and

of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and

seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt

unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,

and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land

flowing with milk and honey.

18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou

and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say

unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and

now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the

wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.

19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not

by a mighty hand.

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my

wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will

let you go.

21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians:

and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that

sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and

raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your

daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.”

 

God Described.

DEUTERONOMY 32:39

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill,

and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can

deliver out of my hand.”

 

God’s Covenant.

DEUTERONOMY 11:26-28

“Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God,

which I command you this day:

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord 

your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this

day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.”

 

God Confirms Moses; As A Prophet.

DEUTERONOMY 34:10

“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,

whom the Lord knew face to face.”

 

God Respected Moses.

JEREMIAH 15:1

“Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood

before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them

out of my sight, and let them go forth.” 

 

Aaron.

Hebrew Word – Aharown.

Meaning – Light bringer.

 

Origin.

The son of Amram.

EXODUS 6:20

“And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she

bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were

an hundred and thirty and seven years."

 

God Encounter.

EXODUS 4:27

“And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.

And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.”

 

God’s Message.

EXODUS 4:28

“And Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord who had sent him,

and all the signs which he had commanded him.”

EXODUS 7:2

Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother

shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out

of his land.”

 

God Confirms Aaron; As A Prophet.

EXODUS 7:1

“And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to

Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.”

 

An Unknown Prophet.

God Encounter And God’s Message.

JUDGES 6:6-10

“And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites;

and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.

7 And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the 

Lord because of the Midianites,

8 That the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which

said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought you

up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of

bondage;

And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of

the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before

you, and gave you their land;

10 And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods

of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed

my voice.”

 

Samuel.

Hebrew Word - Shemuw’el.

Meaning – Heard of God.

 

Origin.

The son of Elkanah.

1 SAMUEL 1:1

“Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount

Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son

of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite.”

 

God Encounter.

1 SAMUEL 3:1-19

“And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the

word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open

vision.

2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his

place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord,

where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4 That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me.

And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay

down.

6 And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and

went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he

answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of

the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose

and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And

Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he

call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant

heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times,

Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant

heareth.

11 And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel,

at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have

spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an

end.

13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the

iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile,

and he restrained them not.

14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the

iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering

forever.

15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the

house of the Lord. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he

answered, Here am I.

17 And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto

thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and

more also, if thou hide anything from me of all the things that he

said unto thee.

18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And

he said, It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good.

19 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none

of his words fall to the ground.”

 

God’s Message.

1 SAMUEL 8:1-22

“And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons

judges over Israel.

2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his

second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre,

and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and

came to Samuel unto Ramah,

5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in

thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king

to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.

7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the

people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected

thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

8 According to all the works which they have done since the day

that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith

they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also

unto thee.

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest

solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that

shall reign over them.

10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that

asked of him a king.

11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign

over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for

his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his

chariots.

12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains

over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his

harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of

his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to

be cooks, and to be bakers.

14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive

yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards,

and give to his officers, and to his servants.

16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and

your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his

work.

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his

servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye

shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.

19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel;

and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may

judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he

rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord.

22 And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and

make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye

every man unto his city.”

 

God Confirms Samuel; As A Prophet.

1 SAMUEL 3:20

“And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was

established to be a prophet of the Lord.”

 

God Respected Samuel.

JEREMIAH 15:1

“Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood

before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast

them out of my sight, and let them go forth.”

 

Gad.

Hebrew Name – Gad.

Meaning – Troop.

 

Origin.

Unknown.

 

God Encounter.

2 SAMUEL 24:11

“For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came

unto the prophet Gad, David's seer.”

 

God’s Message.

2 SAMUEL 24:11-19

“For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord 

came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three

things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall

seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? Or wilt thou

flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee?

Or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? Now advise,

and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now

into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me

not fall into the hand of man.

15 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning

even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from

Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to

destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel

that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And

the angel of the Lord was by the threshing place of Araunah the

Jebusite.

17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that

smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done

wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? Let thine hand,

I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.

18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear

an altar unto the Lord in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord

commanded.”

 

God Confirms Gad As A Prophet.

1 SAMUEL 22:5

And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold;

depart, and get thee into the land of Judah.” 

 

Nathan.

Hebrew Word – Nathan.

Meaning - Giver.

 

Origin.

Unknown.

 

God Encounter.

2 SAMUEL 12:1

“And the Lord sent Nathan unto David.”

 

God’s Message.

2 SAMUEL 12:1-23

“And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in

one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:

3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which

he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him,

and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his

own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to

take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the

wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's

lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he

said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this

thing shall surely die:

6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing,

and because he had no pity.

7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord 

God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee

out of the hand of Saul;

8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into

thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if

that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee

such and such things.

9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to

do evil in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword,

and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the

sword of the children of Ammon.

10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house;

because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah

the Hittite to be thy wife.

11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out

of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes,

and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives

in the sight of this sun.

12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all

Israel, and before the sun.

13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin;

thou shalt not die.

14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion

to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is

born unto thee shall surely die.

15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the Lord struck the

child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.

16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted,

and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise

him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread

with them.

18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died.

And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was

dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake

unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he

then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?

19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David

perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his

servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.

20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed

himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the 

Lord, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when

he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.

21 Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou

hast done? Thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was

alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.

22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept:

for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that

the child may live?

23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him

back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

 

God Confirms Nathan; As A Prophet.

1 KINGS 1:23

“And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And

when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the

king with his face to the ground.”

 

David.

Hebrew Word - David.

Meaning - Beloved.

 

Origin.

The son of Jessee.

RUTH 4:22

“Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

 

God Confirms David As A Prophet.

ACTS 2:25-36

“For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always

before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be

moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad;

moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou

suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make

me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the

patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre

is with us unto this day.

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn

with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the

flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that

his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having

received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath

shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith

himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God

hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord

and Christ.”

 

Ahijah.

Hebrew Word –Achivah.

Meaning – Brother of Jehovah.

 

Origin.

Shiloh.

1 KINGS 11:29

“And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of

Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in

the way.”

 

God Encounter.

1 KINGS 14:5

“The Lord said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh

to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus

shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that

she shall feign herself to be another woman.”

 

God’s Message.

1 KINGS 14:7-18

“Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch

as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince

over my people Israel,

8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave

it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who

kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart,

to do that only which was right in mine eyes;

9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast

gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me

to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:

10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam,

and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall,

and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the

remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung,

till it be all gone.

11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and

him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the 

Lord hath spoken it.

12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when

thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of

Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found

some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of

Jeroboam.

14 Moreover the Lord shall raise him up a king over Israel, who

shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? Even

now.

15 For the Lord shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water,

and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to

their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because

they have made their groves, provoking the Lord to anger.

16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam,

who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah:

and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according

to the word of the Lord, which he spake by the hand of his

servant Ahijah the prophet.”

 

God Confirms Ahijah; As A Prophet.

1 KINGS 14:18

“And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to

the word of the Lord, which he spake by the hand of his servant

Ahijah the prophet.”

 

The Man Of God And The Old

Prophet.

1 KINGS 13:1-34

“And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word

of the Lord unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn

incense.

2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said,

O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; Behold, a child shall be born

unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he

offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee,

and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which

the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the

ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of

the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that

he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And

his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he

could not pull it in again to him.

5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar,

according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word

of the Lord.

6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat

now the face of the Lord thy God, and pray for me, that my hand

may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the Lord,

and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was

 before.

7 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and

refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

8 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half

thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor

drink water in this place:

9 For so was it charged me by the word of the Lord, saying, Eat

no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that

thou camest.

10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he

came to Bethel.

11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came

and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day

in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them

they told also to their father.

12 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his

sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from

Judah.

13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled

him the ass: and he rode thereon,

14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an

oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest

from Judah? And he said, I am.

15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee:

neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:

17 For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat

no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way

that thou camest.

18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel

spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring him back

with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink

water. But he lied unto him.

19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and

drank water.

20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of

the Lord came unto the prophet that brought him back:

21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah,

saying, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed

the mouth of the Lord, and hast not kept the commandment

which the Lord thy God commanded thee,

22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the

place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and

drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of

thy fathers.

23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he

had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet

whom he had brought back.

24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew

him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it,

the lion also stood by the carcase.

25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the

way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and

told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way

heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient

unto the word of the Lord: therefore the Lord hath delivered him

unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the

word of the Lord, which he spake unto him.

27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they

saddled him.

28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the

ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten

the carcase, nor torn the ass.

29 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and

laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came

to the city, to mourn and to bury him.

30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over

him, saying, Alas, my brother!”

31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to

his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre

wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:

32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the Lord against

the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places

which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.

33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but

made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places:

whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the

 priests of the high places.

34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even

to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.”

 

Jehu.

Hebrew Word - Yehuw.

Meaning – Jehovah is He.

 

Origin.

The son of Hanani.

1 KINGS 16:7

“By the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani.”

 

God Encounter.

1 KINGS 16:1

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani

against Baasha.”

 

God’s Message.

1  KINGS 16:1-4

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani

against Baasha, saying,

2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee

prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way

of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke

me to anger with their sins;

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the

posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of

Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him

that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.”

 

God Confirms Jehu; As A Prophet.

1 KINGS 16:12

“Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the

word of the Lord, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the

prophet.”

 

Elijah.

Hebrew Word - Eliyah.       

Meaning - My God is Jehovah.

 

Origin.

Gilead.

1 KINGS 17:1

“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said

unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand,

there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my

word.”

 

God Encounter.

1 KINGS 18:1

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord

came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto

Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.”

 

God’s Message.

1 KINGS 18:17-19:18

“And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto

him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy

father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the 

Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount

Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the

prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the

prophets together unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt

ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if

Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a

prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and

fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose

one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on

wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock,

and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:

24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the

name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be

God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one

bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call

on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they

dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until

noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any

that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said,

Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or

he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be

awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner

with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they

prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice,

that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that

regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all

the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the 

Lord that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the

tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord 

came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord:

and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain

two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces,

and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water,

and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second

time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third

time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the

trench also with water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening

sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God

of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that

thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have

done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that

thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back

again.

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice,

and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the

water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and

they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not

one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them

down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there

is a sound of abundance of rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the

top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put

his face between his knees,

43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And

he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said,

Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold,

there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And

he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee

down that the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was

black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab

rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his

loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

19 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how

he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the

gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of

one of them by tomorrow about this time.

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came

to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and

came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for

himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord,

take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an

angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the

coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink,

and laid him down again.

7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and

touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too

great for thee.

8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength

of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of

God.

9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold,

the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What

doest thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of

hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant,

thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword;

and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the 

Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong

wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the 

Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an

earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the

fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face

in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the

cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What

doest thou here, Elijah?

14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of

hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant,

thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword;

and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the

wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael

to be king over Syria:

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou

anoint to be prophet in thy room.

17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword

of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword

of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which

have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed

him.”

 

God Confirms Elijah; As A Prophet.

1 KINGS 19:16

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel:

and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to

be prophet in thy room.”

 

An Unknown Prophet.

Origin.

Unknown.

 

God Encounter And Message.

1 KINGS 20:13-43

“And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel,

saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen all this great

multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and

thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the Lord,

Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he

said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.

15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the

provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after

them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel,

being seven thousand.

16 And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself

drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings

that helped him.

17 And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out

first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are

men come out of Samaria.

18 And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them

alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

19 So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out

of the city, and the army which followed them.

20 And they slew everyone his man: and the Syrians fled; and

Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on

an horse with the horsemen.

21 And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and

chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him,

Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for

at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against

thee.

23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods

are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but

let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be

stronger than they.

24 And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his

place, and put captains in their rooms:

25 And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost,

horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against

them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And

he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.

26 And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad

numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against

Israel.

27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present,

and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before

them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.

28 And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of

Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have

said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys,

therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and

ye shall know that I am the Lord.

29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And

so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the

children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen

in one day.

30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell

upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And

Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard

that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I

pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads,

and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their

heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant

Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet

alive? He is my brother.

33 Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would

come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother

Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came

forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took

from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee

in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will

send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with

him, and sent him away.

35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his

neighbour in the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray thee. And the

man refused to smite him.

36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice

of the Lord, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion

shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion

found him, and slew him.

37 Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee.

And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way,

and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said,

Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a

man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this

man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his

life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

40 And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And

the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself

hast decided it.

41 And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the

king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.

42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast

let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction,

therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased,

and came to Samaria.”

 

Elisha.

Hebrew Name –Eliysha.

Meaning – God is salvation.

 

Origin.

The son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah.

1 KINGS 19:16

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou

anoint to be prophet in thy room.”

 

God Encounter.

1 KINGS 19:16-21

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou

anoint to be prophet in thy room.

17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword

of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword

of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which

have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed

him.

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat,

who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with

the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I

pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow

thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done

to thee?

21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and

slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen,

and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and

went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.”

 

God’s Message.

2 KINGS 5:1-27

“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great

man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had

given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour,

but he was a leper.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought

away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she

waited on Naaman's wife.

3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the

prophet that is in Samaria! For he would recover him of his leprosy.

4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said

the maid that is of the land of Israel.

And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto

the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents

of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of

raiment.

6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now

when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent

Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his

leprosy.

7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter,

that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make

alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his

 leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh

a quarrel against me.

8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the

king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king,

saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? Let him come now

to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood

at the door of the house of Elisha.

10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in

Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and

thou shalt be clean.

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I

thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on

the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place,

and recover the leper.

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all

the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them, and be clean? So he

turned and went away in a rage.

13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My

father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest

thou not have done it? How much rather then, when he saith to

thee, Wash, and be clean?

14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan,

according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came

again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company,

and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know

that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I

pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

16 But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will

receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given

to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? For thy servant will

henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other

gods, but unto the Lord.

18 In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my

master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he

leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon:

when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon

thy servant in this thing.

19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a

little way.

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold,

my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his

hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run

after him, and take somewhat of him.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him

running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him,

and said, Is all well?

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold,

even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men

of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of

silver, and two changes of garments.

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged

him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes

of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare

them before him.

24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand,

and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they

departed.

25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said

unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant

went no whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the

man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to

receive money, and to receive garments, and olive yards, and

vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

maidservants?

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and

unto thy seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper

as white as snow.”

 

God Confirms Elisha; As A Prophet.

1 KINGS 19:16

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou

anoint to be prophet in thy room.”

 

A Child Of A Prophet.

God Encounter And Message.

2 KINGS 9:1-13

“And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets,

and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine

hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of

Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up

from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus

saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open

the door, and flee, and tarry not.

4 So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to

Ramothgilead.

And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were

sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu

said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.

6 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on

his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I

have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over

Israel.

7 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may

avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of

all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel.

8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from

Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up

and left in Israel:

And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam

the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah:

10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and

there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.

11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said

unto him, Is all well? Wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And

he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.

12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. And he said, Thus and

thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed

thee king over Israel.

13 Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it

under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets,

saying, Jehu is king.”

 

Shemaiah.

Hebrew Word - Shemayah.   

Meaning – Heard by Jehovah.

 

Origin.

Levite.

2 CHRONICLES 17:8

“And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah.”

 

God Encounter And Message.

2 CHRONICLES 12:5-15

“Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the

princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem

because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, Ye

have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand

of Shishak.

6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled

themselves; and they said, The Lord is righteous.

7 And when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word

of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled

themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them

some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon

Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my

service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took

away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures

of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields

of gold which Solomon had made.

10 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and

committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept

the entrance of the king's house.

11 And when the king entered into the house of the Lord, the

guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the

guard chamber.

12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned

from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in

Judah things went well.

13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and

reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he

began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem,

the city which the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel,

to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an

Ammonitess.

14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek

the Lord.

15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written

in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer

concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam

and Jeroboam continually.”

 

God Confirms Shemaiah; As A Prophet.

2 CHRONICLES 12:15

“Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in

the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning

genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam

continually.”

 

Oded.

Hebrew Word - Owded.

Meaning – Restorer.

 

Origin.

Unknown.

 

God Encounter And Message.

2 CHRONICLES 15:1-19

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me,

Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be

with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye

forsake him, he will forsake you.

3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God,

and without a teaching priest, and without law.

4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of

Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

5 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out,

nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the

inhabitants of the countries.

6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did

vex them with all adversity.

7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your

work shall be rewarded.

And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the

prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out

of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which

he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the 

Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.

9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with

them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they

fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord 

his God was with him.

10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third

month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.

11 And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil

which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand

sheep.

12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their

fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

13 That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should

be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

14 And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with

shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all

their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was

found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.

16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he

removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a

grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at

the brook Kidron.

17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel:

nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father

had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold,

and vessels.

19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of

the reign of Asa.”

 

God Confirms Oded; As A Prophet.

2 CHRONICLES 28:9

“But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded.”

 

Micaiah.

Hebrew Word - Miykayĕhuw.

Meaning – Who is like God.

 

Origin.

The son of Imlah.

1 KINGS 22:8

“Micaiah the son of Imlah.”

 

God Encounter And Message.

2 CHRONICLES 18:1-34

“Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined

affinity with Ahab.

2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And

Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the

people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him

to Ramothgilead.

3 And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt

thou go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I am as

thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in

the war.

4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee,

at the word of the Lord to day.

5 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four

hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramothgilead to

battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver

it into the king's hand.

6 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord 

besides, that we might enquire of him?

7 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man,

by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he never

prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the

son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

8 And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and said,

Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.

9 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat either

of them on his throne, clothed in their robes, and they sat in a void

place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets

prophesied before them.

10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron,

and said, Thus saith the Lord, With these thou shalt push Syria until

they be consumed.

11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to

Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the

hand of the king.

12 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him,

saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king

with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of

their's, and speak thou good.

13 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, even what my God saith,

that will I speak.

14 And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him,

Micaiah, shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear?

And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered

into your hand.

15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee

that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the 

Lord?

16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains,

as sheep that have no shepherd: and the Lord said, These have

no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in

peace.

17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee

that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the Lord; I saw the 

Lord sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing

on his right hand and on his left.

19 And the Lord said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that

he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after

this manner, and another saying after that manner.

20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and

said, I will entice him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith?

21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of

all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou

shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.

22 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the

mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil

against thee.

23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote

Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of

the Lord from me to speak unto thee?

24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when

thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

25 Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him

back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's

son;

26 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and

feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until

I return in peace.

27 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath

not the Lord spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.

28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went

up to Ramothgilead.

29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise

myself, and I will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes.

So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the

battle.

30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the

chariots that were with him, saying, Fight ye not with small or

great, save only with the king of Israel.

31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw

Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore

they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out,

and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.

32 For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots

perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again

from pursuing him.

33 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king

of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to his

chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the

host; for I am wounded.

34 And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel

stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even:

and about the time of the sun going down he died.”

 

God Confirms Micaiah; As A Prophet.

2 CHRONICLES 18:27

“And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath not

the Lord spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.”

2 CHRONICLES 18:34

“And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel

stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even:

and about the time of the sun going down he died.

 

Isaiah.

Hebrew Word - Yĕsha`yah.

Meaning – Jehovah has saved.

 

Origin.

The son of Amoz.

ISAIAH 1:1

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz.”

 

God Encounter.

ISAIAH 6:1-8

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon

a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with

twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,

and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the 

Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried,

and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man

of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:

for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his

hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched

thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,

and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

 

God’s Message.

ISAIAH 6:9-13

“And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but

understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,

and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with

their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be

healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities

be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and

the land be utterly desolate,

12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a

great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be

eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them,

when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the

substance thereof.”

ISAIAH 1:1-31

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and

Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath

spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have

rebelled against me.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but

Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,

children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they

have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone

away backward.

5 Why should ye be stricken anymore? Ye will revolt more and more:

the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no

soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores:

they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with

ointment.

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your l

and, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as

overthrown by strangers.

And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a

lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,

we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto

Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto

the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?

Saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat

of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs,

or of he goats.

12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at

your hand, to tread my courts?

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto

me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I

cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth:

they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from

you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands

are full of blood.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings

from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge

the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though

your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though

they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:

for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! It was full of

judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every

one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the

fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of

Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine

enemies:

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy

dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors

as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of

righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with

righteousness.

28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners

shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be

consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired,

and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden

that hath no water.

31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark,

and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them."

 

The Covenant of God.

ISAIAH 1:19-20

“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:

for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

 

God Confirms Isaiah; As A Prophet.

2 KINGS 20:10-11

“And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go

down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten

degrees.

11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord: and he brought

the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in

the dial of Ahaz.”

 

Jeremiah.

Hebrew Word - Yirmĕyah.

Meaning –Whom Jehovah has appointed.

 

Origin.

The son of Hilkiah.

JEREMIAH 1:1

“The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that

were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin.”

 

God Encounter.

JEREMIAH 1:4-10

“Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou

camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained

thee a prophet unto the nations.

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak: for I am a

child.

7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt

go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee

thou shalt speak.

8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee,

saith the Lord.

9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And

the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the

kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to

throw down, to build, and to plant.”

 

God’s Message.

JEREMIAH 1:11-19

“Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah,

what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will

hasten my word to perform it.

13 And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time,

saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the

face thereof is toward the north.

14 Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break

forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north,

saith the Lord; and they shall come, and they shall set everyone

his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against

all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their

wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto

other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

17 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them

all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I

confound thee before them.

18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an

iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the

kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests

thereof, and against the people of the land.

19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail

against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.”

 

The Goodness of God.

JEREMIAH 32:6-44

“And Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto

thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of

redemption is thine to buy it.

8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the

prison according to the word of the Lord, and said unto me, Buy

my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country

of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the

redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was

the word of the Lord.

9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in

Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels

of silver.

10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took

witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was

sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son

of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine

uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed

the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court

of the prison.

13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,

14 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these

evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed,

and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel,

that they may continue many days.

15 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and

fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.

16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto

Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the Lord, saying,

17 Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth

by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too

hard for thee:

18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto thousands, and recompensest

the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after

them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name,

19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open

upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according

to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even

unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made

thee a name, as at this day;

21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of

Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and

with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;

22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their

fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;

23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy

voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that

thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this

evil to come upon them:

24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and

the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against

it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence:

and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou

seest it.

25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord God, Buy thee the field for

money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of

the Chaldeans.

26 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying,

27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything

too hard for me?

28 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will give this city into

the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar

king of Babylon, and he shall take it:

29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and

set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs

they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings

unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.

30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only

done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have

only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the 

Lord.

31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and

of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that

I should remove it from before my face,

32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children

of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their

kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men

of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face:

though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they

have not hearkened to receive instruction.

34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by

my name, to defile it.

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of

the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass

through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither

came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause

Judah to sin.

36 And now therefore thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel,

concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the

hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and

by the pestilence;

37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have

driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and

I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to

dwell safely:

38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may

fear me forever, for the good of them, and of their children after

them:

40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will

not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear

in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant

them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole

soul.

42 For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great

evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I

have promised them.

43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is

desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the

Chaldeans.

44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and

seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the

places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities

of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities

of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the Lord.”

 

God Confirms Jeremiah; As A Prophet.

JEREMIAH 1:5

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou

camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained

thee a prophet unto the nations.”

 

Ezekiel.

Hebrew Word - Yĕchezqe'l.

Meaning – God strengthens.

 

Origin.

The son of Buzi.

EZEKIEL 1:3

“Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi.”

 

God Encounter.

EZEKIEL 1:1-28

“Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in

the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the

river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions

of God.

2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king

Jehoiachin's captivity,

The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the

son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and

the hand of the Lord was there upon him.

4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a

great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about

it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the

midst of the fire.

5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living

creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness

of a man.

6 And every one had four faces, and everyone had four wings.

7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was

like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of

burnished brass.

8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four

sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when

they went; they went every one straight forward.

10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a

man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had

the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of

an eagle.

11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward;

two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two

covered their bodies.

12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit

was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was

like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went

up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright,

and out of the fire went forth lightning.

14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of

a flash of lightning.

15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the

earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the

colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their

appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of

a wheel.

17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they

turned not when they went.

18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;

and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them:

and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the

wheels were lifted up.

20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their

spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for

the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these

stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels

were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living

creature was in the wheels.

22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living

creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth

over their heads above.

23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one

toward the other: everyone had two, which covered on this side,

and everyone had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the

noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of

speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down

their wings.

25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their

heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the

likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and

upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the

appearance of a man above upon it.

27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire

round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward,

and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it

were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of

rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This

was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And

when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that

spake.”

 

God’s Message.

EZEKIEL 2:1-10

“And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will

speak unto thee.

And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set

me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of

Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they

and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this

very day.

4 For they are impudent children and stiff hearted. I do send thee

unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God.

And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,

(for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath

been a prophet among them.

6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid

of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou

dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be

dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will

hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou

rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that

I give thee.

9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo,

a roll of a book was therein;

10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and

without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning,

and woe.”

 

God’s Desire.

EZEKIEL 18:23

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Saith the

Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

EZEKIEL 33:11

“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure

in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way

and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die,

O house of Israel?”

 

Sobering Truth.

EZEKIEL 18:24-28

“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and

committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations

that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that

he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath

trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O

house of Israel; Is not my way equal? Are not your ways unequal?

26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness,

and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that

he hath done shall he die.

27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness

that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right,

he shall save his soul alive.

28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his

transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he

shall not die.”

 

God Confirms Ezekiel As A Prophet.

EZEKIEL 2:5

“And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,

(for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath

been a prophet among them.”

 

Daniel.

Hebrew Word - Daniye'l.

Meaning – God is my judge.

 

Origin.

Judah.

DANIEL 1:6

“Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,

Mishael, and Azariah.”

 

First Vision.

DANIEL 2:1-43

“And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was

troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the

astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew

the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my

spirit was troubled to know the dream.

4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live

forever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the

interpretation.

The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone

from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the

interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses

shall be made a dunghill.

6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye

shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore

shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.

7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants

the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.

The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would

gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but

one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words

to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the

dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation

thereof.

10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not

a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore

there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any

magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.

11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none

other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose

dwelling is not with flesh.

12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and

commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain;

and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the

captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise

men of Babylon:

15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the

decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known

to Daniel.

16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give

him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to

Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:

18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning

this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the

rest of the wise men of Babylon.

19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then

Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever

and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth

kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and

knowledge to them that know understanding:

22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is

in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who

hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me

now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known

unto us the king's matter.

24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had

ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said

thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in

before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.

25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and

said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah,

that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was

Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream

which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?

27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The

secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the

astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;

28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and

maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the

latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed,

are these;

29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy

bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth

secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.

30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom

that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall

make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest

know the thoughts of thy heart.

31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great

image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and

the form thereof was terrible.

32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of

silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands,

which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay,

and brake them to pieces.

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold,

broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer

threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place

was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became

a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof

before the king.

37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath

given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the

field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand,

and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and

another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the

earth.

40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as

 iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that

breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters'

clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall

be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the

 iron mixed with miry clay.

42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay,

so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall

mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave

one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up

a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall

not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and

consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the

mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the

brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made

known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the

dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and

worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an

oblation and sweet odours unto him.

47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that

your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of

secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many

great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon,

and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of

Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.”

 

Second Vision.

DANIEL 7:1-28

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream

and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream,

and told the sum of the matters.

2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold,

the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from

another.

The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the

wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth,

and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was

given to it.

5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised

up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it

between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour

much flesh.

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had

upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four

heads; and dominion was given to it.

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,

dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron

teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue

with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were

before it; and it had ten horns.

8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them

another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns

plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like

the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days

did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head

like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels

as burning fire.

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand

thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand

stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the

horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body

destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion

taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man

came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days,

and they brought him near before him.

14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom,

that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his

dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,

and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and

the visions of my head troubled me.

16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the

truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the

interpretation of the things.

17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall

arise out of the earth.

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and

possess the kingdom forever, even for ever and ever.

19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was

diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were

of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and

stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other

which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that

had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look

was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and

prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to

the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints

possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom

upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall

devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in

pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall

arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse

from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall

wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times

and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and

times and the dividing of time.

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his

dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the

kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of

the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting

kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my

cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me:

but I kept the matter in my heart.”

 

Third Vision.

DANIEL 8:1-27

“In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared

unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me

at the first.

2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I

was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam;

and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood

before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns

were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher

came up last.

4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward;

so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any

that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will,

and became great.

5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the

west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground:

and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen

standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with

choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns:

and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he

cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there

was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was

strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable

ones toward the four winds of heaven.

9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed

exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and

toward the pleasant land.

10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast

down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and

stamped upon them.

11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and

by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the

sanctuary was cast down.

12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason

of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it

practiced, and prospered.

13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto

that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision

concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation,

to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred

days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision,

and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me

as the appearance of a man.

16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which

called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was

afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand,

O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my

face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the

last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall

be.

20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of

Media and Persia.

21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn

that is between his eyes is the first king.

22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four

kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors

are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and

understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and

he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and

shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his

hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall

destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;

but he shall be broken without hand.

26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is

true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many

days.

27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose

up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision,

but none understood it.”

 

Fourth Vision.

DANIEL 9:1-27

“In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of

the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;

In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the

number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to

Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in

the desolations of Jerusalem.

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and

supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession,

and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the

covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that

keep his commandments;

5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done

wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts

and from thy judgments:

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets,

which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers,

and to all the people of the land.

Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us

confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to

the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and

that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven

them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against

thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our

princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though

we have rebelled against him;

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk

in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing,

that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured

upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the

servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us,

and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great

evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been

done upon Jerusalem.

13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us:

yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we

might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

14 Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it

upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he

doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth

out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee

renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

16 Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let

thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem,

thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of

our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to

all that are about us.

17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and

his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary

that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.

18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and

behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name:

for we do not present our supplications before thee for our

righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer

not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are

called by thy name.

20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin

and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication

before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel,

whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to

fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I

am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came

forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved:

therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy

holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins,

and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting

righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to

anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of

the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the

Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two

weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in

troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off,

but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come

shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall

be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are

determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:

and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the

oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he

shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that

determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

 

Fifth Vision.

DANIEL 10:1 – 12:13

“In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto

Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was

true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the

thing, and had understanding of the vision.

2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my

mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks

were fulfilled.

4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was

by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;

5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man

clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance

of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his

feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like

the voice of a multitude.

7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with

me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that

they fled to hide themselves.

8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there

remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me

into corruption, and I retained no strength.

9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice

of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face

toward the ground.

10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees

and upon the palms of my hands.

11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved,

understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright:

for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word

unto me, I stood trembling.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day

that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten

thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for

thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and

twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to

help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy

people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face

toward the ground, and I became dumb.

16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched

my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him

that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are

turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.

17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord?

For as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me,

neither is there breath left in me.

18 Then there came again and touched me one like the

appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,

19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee,

be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I

was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast

strengthened me.

20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee?

And now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when

I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth:

and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael

your prince.

12 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to

confirm and to strengthen him.

2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up

yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than

they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all

against the realm of Grecia.

3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great

dominion, and do according to his will.

4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and

shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his

posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his

kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes;

and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion

shall be a great dominion.

6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for

the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the

north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power

of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be

given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and

he that strengthened her in these times.

7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate,

which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of

the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:

8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their

princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and

he shall continue more years than the king of the north.

9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall

return into his own land.

10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude

of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and

pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his

fortress.

11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall

come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north:

and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be

given into his hand.

12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be

lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall

not be strengthened by it.

13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a

multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after

certain years with a great army and with much riches.

14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king

of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves

to establish the vision; but they shall fall.

15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and

take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not

withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any

strength to withstand.

16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own

will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the

glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his

whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and

he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she

shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.

18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take

many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach

offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause

it to turn upon him.

19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but

he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory

of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither

in anger, nor in battle.

21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they

shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in

peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from

before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the

covenant.

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