Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall
devour the palaces of Benhadad.
1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant
from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from
the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity
unto Kir, saith the LORD. Amos 1:3-5
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your
5:22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings
of your fat beasts.
5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will
not hear the melody of thy viols.
5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness
as a mighty stream.
26:20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked
upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they
thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out,
because the LORD had smitten him.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
(Note this quotation is not exactly as suggested in the text,
but is the best match I can find.)
12:2 Many of those who lie dead in the ground will rise from
death. Some of them will be given eternal life, and others will
receive nothing but eternal shame and disgrace.
12:3 Everyone who has been wise will shine as bright as the
sky above, and everyone who has led others to please God will
shine like the stars.
the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy
petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request?
even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed. Esther
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
9:26 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.
9:27 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. Daniel 9:25-27
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon
the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward
the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear
the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the
iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall
be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon
him. Ezekiel 18:20
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit
within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh,
and will give them an heart of flesh: Ezekiel 11:19
36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather
you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall
be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,
will I cleanse you.
36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of
your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to
walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do
36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers;
and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation
of them that hate me;
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that
I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never
2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out
my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall
see visions: Joel 2:27-28
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood,
and fire, and pillars of smoke.
2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into
blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come. Joel
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between
thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15
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:
12:2 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:
12:3 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. 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto
him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years
old when he departed out of Haran. Genesis 12:1-4
And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle
and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite
dwelled then in the land.
13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray
thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;
for we be brethren. Genesis 13:7-8
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he
armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred
and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
14:15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants,
by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which
is on the left hand of Damascus. 14:16 And he brought back all
the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods,
and the women also, and the people.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine:
and he was the priest of the most high God. 14:19 And he blessed
him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor
of heaven and earth: 14:20 And blessed be the most high God,
which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave
him tithes of all. Genesis 14:18-20
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to
the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.
And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Genesis
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the
righteous with the wicked?
18:24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city:
wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty
righteous that are therein?
18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay
the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should
be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge
of all the earth do right?
18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous
within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou
lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him
there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I
will tell thee of. 22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning,
and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him,
and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering,
and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but
Rebekah loved Jacob.
25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and
he was faint:
25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that
same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called
25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what
profit shall this birthright do to me?
25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto
him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and
he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau
despised his birthright.
And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau
came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children
unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and
Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the
ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on
his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now
his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his
peace until they were come.
34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to
commune with him.
34:7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard
it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because
he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter:
which thing ought not to be done.
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben
went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel
heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some
pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and
we shall see what will become of his dreams.
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their
hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
37:22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him
into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon
him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him
to his father again.
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay
our brother, and conceal his blood?
37:27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let
not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh.
And his brethren were content.
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not;
and I, whither shall I go?
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins,
and mourned for his son many days.
37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort
him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will
go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father
wept for him.
37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a
place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there
in the prison.
39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and
gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is
no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations
belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning
our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he
besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress
come upon us.
42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you,
saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear?
therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he
spake unto them by an interpreter.
And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the
men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every
man's money in his sack's mouth.
44:2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of
the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the
word that Joseph had spoken.
And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
45:3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my
father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for
they were troubled at his presence.
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand
of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall
come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them,
Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are
the sons of the living God.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name
7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse
the evil, and choose the good.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and
a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit
of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; Isaiah
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the
53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and
as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should
53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised
for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity
of us all.
53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not
his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as
a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall
declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of
the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in
his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any
deceit in his mouth.
53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him
to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,
he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure
of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be
satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:9-11
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall
live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even
the sure mercies of David.
55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a
leader and commander to the people. Isaiah 55:3-4
Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself
to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated
me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am
a dry tree. 56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that
keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and
take hold of my covenant;
56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my
walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:
I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut
off. Isaiah 56:3-5
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the
afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and
thy darkness be as the noon day:
58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy
thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt
be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not. Isaiah 58:10-11
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful
in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself
with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10