1 These are the people 2 of the province who were going up, 3 from the captives of the exile whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had forced into exile in Babylon. They returned to Jerusalem 4 and Judah, each to his own city.
My God placed it on my heart to gather the leaders, 1 the officials, and the ordinary people so they could be enrolled on the basis of genealogy. I found the genealogical records 2 of those who had formerly returned. Here is what I found written in that record: 3
These are the people 1 of the province who returned 2 from the captivity of the exiles, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had forced into exile. 3 They returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his own city.
These are the provincial leaders 1 who settled in Jerusalem. (While other Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the temple attendants, and the sons of the servants of Solomon settled in the cities of Judah, each on his own property in their cities,
All your allies have abandoned you. 1 They no longer have any concern for you. For I have attacked you like an enemy would. I have chastened you cruelly. For your wickedness is so great and your sin is so much. 2
Why do you complain about your injuries, that your pain is incurable? I have done all this to you because your wickedness is so great and your sin is so much.
And I tell you that Elijah has already come. Yet they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted. In 1 the same way, the Son of Man will suffer at their hands.”
Who are you to pass judgment on another’s servant? Before his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord 1 is able to make him stand.
And God has placed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helps, gifts of leadership, different kinds of tongues.
and be found in him, not because I have my own righteousness derived from the law, but because I have the righteousness that comes by way of Christ’s faithfulness 1 – a righteousness from God that is in fact 2 based on Christ’s 3 faithfulness. 4
These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley to Mount Halak on up to Seir. Joshua assigned this territory to the Israelite tribes, 1
O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things; you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. 1 No one can thwart you! 2 I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount! 3
I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord’s praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all 1 the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, 2 because of 3 his compassion and great faithfulness.
“But if a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and practices wrongdoing according to all the abominable practices the wicked carry out, will he live? All his righteous acts will not be remembered; because of the unfaithful acts he has done and the sin he has committed, he will die. 1
Once 1 the head of the house 2 gets up 3 and shuts the door, then you will stand outside and start to knock on the door and beg him, ‘Lord, 4 let us in!’ 5 But he will answer you, 6 ‘I don’t know where you come from.’ 7
When 1 they had entered Jerusalem, 2 they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. Peter 3 and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James were there. 4