......................................................................LET US LEARN TOGETHER WHAT IS GOOD. Job 34:4b(NIV)................................................................. Some people see the Bible as a long and boring book filled with incidents and events from the lives of ancient people who probably never existed. Yet, many of the stories seen as fables are quite hilarious. So, to inspire you to look at the Bible in a new light, I've taken some of the situations and conversations found in the Holy Scriptures and placed them in categories under titles meant to peak your interest. Reference information, background information and links connecting the people and places are given so that a clear picture of every lesson can be seen and understood - to help you find a place to begin reading the Bible for yourself.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Who Knows

In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar. And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them. If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.-Esther 3:7-9

                                          

And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy. And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.-Esther 9:10-11

                                           
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                                         Esther's cousin. Esther 2:7

Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring. And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar; and to take the spoil of them for a prey. The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day. The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.-Esther 3:12-15

                                         

When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; And came even before the king's gate: for none might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth. And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.-Esther 4:1-3

                                           

So Esther's maids and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not. Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king's chamberlain's, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.  So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king's gate. And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them. Also he gave him the copy of the writing decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people. And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.-Esther 4:4-9

                   

                                  Mordecai and Esther were cousins.

Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai; All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or women, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.-Esther 4:10-11

                                          

And they told to Mordecai Esther's words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?-Esther 4:10-14

                                            

Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.-Esther 4:15-17


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enlargement = rewah/revach = relief, respite, deliverance

                                          

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

FYI - For Your Information

From the Epistle to the Hebrews,
in the New Testament of the Holy Bible,
some divinely inspired information about
buried in a tomb,
resurrected, and returned to heaven:

And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.-Hebrews 10:11-25

Reference Information:
exhorting = parakalountes/parakaleo = to encourage, to call for, summon

remission = aphesis = forgiveness, dismissal, pardon, release

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And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:-Exodus 26:31

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.-Psalm 110:1 

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.-Jeremiah 31:31-34

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.-Mark 16:19

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.-Ephesians 5:2

                 

                 
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Offerings Without the Beg and Plead

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.-Exodus 25:1-9***When Abraham (Abram the Hebrew) was living in southern Mesopotamia, in Ur, the Lord God told Abraham to leave his country and kin and come to a land he would be shown. Abraham, and Sarah (Sarai) his wife, and Terah their father, and nephew Lot left Mesopotamia and lived in Haran until Terah died. Sometime thereafter, when Abraham, Sarah, and Lot were living in Canaan, the Lord God told Abraham that Abraham would be given the land. Years later, when Abraham was in a deep sleep, before any of Abraham's sons had been conceived, the Lord God told Abraham that Abraham's descendants would be enslaved in a foreign nation, and would leave the nation with an abundance of valuable goods and the descendants would live in Canaan. Abraham and Sarah and their son Isaac and Isaac's wife Rebekah died and were buried in Canaan. Isaac and Rebekah's youngest fraternal twin son Jacob (Israel) was born in Canaan, but moved with his children and their families to Egypt, the land that Jacob's 11th born son Joseph had been brought to as a slave, but was living as second-in-command. Jacob died in Egypt, but was buried in Canaan, in the same cave that Sarah, Abraham, Rebekah, Isaac, and Jacob's 1st wife Leah were buried. After Joseph and the others of his generation were dead, the descendants, the Israelites (Hebrews), became slaves in Egypt. Generations thereafter, Moses was born into the tribe of Levi, the family line of Jacob and Leah's 3rd born son Levi. When Moses was 80 years old, the Lord God instructed Moses to speak to Pharaoh and to the Israelite elders, with the help of Moses' older brother Aaron, and bring the Israelites from slavery to Canaan, the Promised Land. After the Lord God brought the 10th and final plague upon Egypt, Pharaoh and the Egyptians wanted the Israelites to hurry away from the land. Moreover, according to the will of the Lord God, the descendants were given so many valuable goods before leaving that, months later, they freely gave the items requested, and Moses had to tell them not to bring more items. Thus, the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the mercy seat, and the table for the showbread and the accompanying gold items, and the lampstand and olive oil, and the tabernacle with the Most Holy Place and the veil, and the tabernacle covering and walls, and the altar of burnt offering, and the altar of incense and the holy incense, and the court of the tabernacle, and the laver, and the holy anointing oil, and the garments for Aaron and his sons and their male descendants, the only Israelites who were to serve the Lord God as priests, according to the will of the Lord God, were made according to all that Moses was shown by the Lord God when Moses was with the Lord God upon Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights. Centuries after the offerings were given and the items were made, Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, was born into the tribe of Judah, the family line of Jacob and Leah's 4th born son Judah. Jesus was born to Mary, a virgin, and her husband Joseph after being conceived of the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb when Mary was a virgin. Approximately 33 1/2 years after Jesus was born to Joseph and Mary, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, crucified, buried in a tomb, resurrected, and returned to heaven. Sometime thereafter, the divinely inspired writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the Holy Bible explained the connection between Jesus and the tabernacle and the other sacred items that were made, including the veil, according to the will of the Lord God.-Genesis 11:26-50:26, Exodus, Numbers 20:1-29, 27:12-23, Deuteronomy 31:1-30, 34:1-12, Joshua 1:1-4:24, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts 1:1-26, 6:1-8:4, Hebrews

                                             

                                             

                                             
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Just Obedience

The words spoken by the Lord God to Moses:

And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it. A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal. And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations. Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon. And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.-Exodus 30:1-10

                                         

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The work performed by Bezaleel:

And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same. And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a crown of gold round about. And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to beat it withal. And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.-Exodus 37:25-28

                                         
   
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

She Said That the Lord God Said

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.-2 Kings 22:1-2

                                      

And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying, Go up to Hilkiah the  high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people: And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house, Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house. Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.-2 Kings 22:3-7

                                          
                 The first mention of Josiah
                     begins at: 6:25.

And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD. And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.-2 Kings 22:8-11

                                          

And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.-2 Kings 22:12-13

                                          

So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.-2 Kings 22:14

                                          

And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched. But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.-2 Kings 22:15-20

                                        
                                     
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Do the Do's

From a letter written by the apostle Paul to Timothy:

Let not man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.-1 Timothy 4:12-16***Joseph, Joshua, Samuel, King David, King Uzziah (Azariah), King Jotham, King Josiah, Jeremiah, Daniel (Belteshazzar), Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), Azariah (Abed-nego), John the Baptist, and Timothy (Timotheus) are some of the descendants of Abraham (Abram the Hebrew), Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) who were purposefully knowledgeable of the word of God even during their youthful years. Joseph was Jacob's favorite son, and the 11th son born to Jacob, although Joseph was the 1st son born to Jacob and Rachel, Jacob's 2nd and favorite wife. Joshua was an Israelite born into the tribe of Ephraim, the family line of Ephraim, the 2nd son born to Joseph and Asenath, Joseph's Egyptian wife. Samuel was born into the the tribe of Levi, the family line of Levi, the 3rd son born to Jacob and Leah, Jacob's 1st wife and Rachel's older sister. David was born into the tribe of Judah, the family line of Judah, the 4th son born to Jacob and Leah. David became the 2nd king to reign over all of the Israelites in the Promised Land, the land that the Lord God promised to give to Abraham, and Isaac, and to Jacob, and their descendants. Uzziah was David's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson. Jotham was Uzziah's son, and Josiah was Jotham's great-great-great-grandson. Jeremiah was an Israelite born sometime before the southern nation of Judah, including Jerusalem,  the royal city, was completely conquered by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), according to the will of the Lord God, due to the idolatry and other wickedness of the Israelites. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were among many Israelites (Hebrews) taken by the Babylonians to Babylon before the Babylonians made their final invasion. Over 100 years before the Lord God allowed the Babylonians to completely conquer Jerusalem, the Lord God had allowed the Assyrians to conquer the northern nation of Israel, including Samaria, the royal city, due to the idolatry and other wickedness of the Israelites. John the Baptist was born when the land upon which the Israelite kingdoms once stood was being ruled by the Roman EmpireJohn the Baptist was born into the tribe of Levi to Zechariah (Zacharias) and Elizabeth (Elisabeth) his wife months before Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary, a virgin, and was born into the tribe of Judah to Mary and her husband Joseph when Mary was a virgin. When John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ were approximately 30 years old, John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, and the Holy Spirit descended as a dove and lit upon Jesus, and the Lord God in heaven audibly acknowledged his Son Jesus. Timothy was also born when the Roman's were ruling the land. Timothy was the son of a non-Israelite father and an Israelite mother. Timothy's mother Eunice, and Lois,  Timothy's grandmother, believed Jesus, who had been crucified, to be the Christ of God. Approximately 3 1/2 years after Jesus was baptized, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, crucified, buried in a tomb, resurrected, and returned to heaven. Paul (Saul) was an Israelite born into the tribe of Benjamin, the family line of Jacob and Rachel's 2nd and last son Benjamin. Paul did not initially believe Jesus to the Christ. However, when Paul was journeying to the synagogues in Damascus in Syria to find and take to Jerusalem any Israelite believers he found, Paul saw a light from heaven flash around him, and heard the voice of Jesus speaking to him, and Paul spoke to Jesus, and obeyed the instructions Jesus gave him, and Paul spent the rest of his life serving the Lord Jesus. Paul journeyed and wrote divinely inspired letters, steadily teaching Israelites and non-Israelites about sin, eternal life and Jesus the Christ. In Lystra, Paul met Timothy, who grew up knowing the word of God. Paul circumcised Timothy, according to the covenant given by the Lord God to Abraham. Afterwards, Paul and Timothy journeyed with others and sometimes alone, and Paul eventually thought of Timothy as a son.-Genesis 11:26-50:26, Exodus, Numbers 20:1-29, 27:12-23, Deuteronomy 31:1-30, 34:1-12, Joshua 1:1-4:24, 23:1-24:33, Judges 1:1-2:23, Ruth 4:1-22, 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21, 8:1-31:13, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles 1:1-28,34, 2:1-16, 3:1-24, 6:1-81, 7:20-29, 10:1-29:30, 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, Daniel, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts 1:1-26, 6:1-8:4, 9:1-31, 11:19-28:31, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Lord God Himself

The early life of Samuel, 
the priest, prophet, and judge, 
and the first child born to Hannah:

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. 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. 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.-1 Samuel 3:7-9

                                        

And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. 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. 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. 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. 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 for ever.-1 Samuel 3:10-14

                                       

And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I. 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 any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee. 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.-1 Samuel 3:15-18

                                        

And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that the Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.-1 Samuel 3:19-21

                                         

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But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.-Numbers 15:30-31

Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.-1 Samuel 2:22

Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.-1 Samuel 2:30-31

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                         

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