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flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the
gate.

26:040:004 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes,
and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I
shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto
thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to
the house of Israel.

26:040:005 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and
in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the
cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the
building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

26:040:006 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and
went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the
gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the
gate, which was one reed broad.

26:040:007 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed
broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and
the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was
one reed.

26:040:008 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.

26:040:009 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the
posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was
inward.

26:040:010 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on
this side, and three on that side; they three were of one
measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on
that side.

26:040:011 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten
cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.

26:040:012 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on
this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the
little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits
on that side.

26:040:013 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber
to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty
cubits, door against door.

26:040:014 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of
the court round about the gate.

26:040:015 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of
the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.

26:040:016 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to
their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the
arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each
post were palm trees.

26:040:017 Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were
chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about:
thirty chambers were upon the pavement.

26:040:018 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the
length of the gates was the lower pavement.

26:040:019 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower
gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred
cubits eastward and northward.

26:040:020 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the
north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth
thereof.

26:040:021 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and
three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches
thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length
thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty
cubits.

26:040:022 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees,
were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the
east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches
thereof were before them.

26:040:023 And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate
toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from
gate to gate an hundred cubits.

26:040:024 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate
toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the
arches thereof according to these measures.

26:040:025 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round
about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and
the breadth five and twenty cubits.

26:040:026 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches
thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this
side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.

26:040:027 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and
he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred
cubits.

26:040:028 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he
measured the south gate according to these measures;

26:040:029 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there
were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it
was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

26:040:030 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long,
and five cubits broad.

26:040:031 And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had
eight steps.

26:040:032 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he
measured the gate according to these measures.

26:040:033 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and
there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round
about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits
broad.

26:040:034 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm
trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
side: and the going up to it had eight steps.

26:040:035 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according
to these measures;

26:040:036 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches
thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was
fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

26:040:037 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
side: and the going up to it had eight steps.

26:040:038 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of
the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.

26:040:039 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and
two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering
and the sin offering and the trespass offering.

26:040:040 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the
north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was
at the porch of the gate, were two tables.

26:040:041 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side,
by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew
their sacrifices.

26:040:042 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering,
of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad,
and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments
wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.

26:040:043 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about:
and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

26:040:044 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in
the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and
their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the
east gate having the prospect toward the north.

26:040:045 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward
the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of
the house.

26:040:046 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the
priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the
sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the
LORD to minister unto him.

26:040:047 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an
hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was
before the house.

26:040:048 And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each
post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits
on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on
this side, and three cubits on that side.

26:040:049 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth
eleven cubits, and he brought me by the steps whereby they
went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on
this side, and another on that side.

26:041:001 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts,
six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the
other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

26:041:002 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of
the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on
the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty
cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.

26:041:003 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two
cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door,
seven cubits.

26:041:004 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the
breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto
me, This is the most holy place.

26:041:005 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the
breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the
house on every side.

26:041:006 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty
in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the
house for the side chambers round about, that they might have
hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

26:041:007 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward
to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went
still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of
the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest
chamber to the highest by the midst.

26:041:008 I saw also the height of the house round about: the
foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great
cubits.

26:041:009 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber
without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the
place of the side chambers that were within.

26:041:010 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits
round about the house on every side.

26:041:011 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that
was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward
the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five
cubits round about.

26:041:012 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end
toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the
building was five cubits thick round about, and the length
thereof ninety cubits.

26:041:013 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the
separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an
hundred cubits long;

26:041:014 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate
place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

26:041:015 And he measured the length of the building over against the
separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof
on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with
the inner temple, and the porches of the court;

26:041:016 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries
round about on their three stories, over against the door,
cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the
windows, and the windows were covered;

26:041:017 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and
without, and by all the wall round about within and without,
by measure.

26:041:018 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm
tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had
two faces;

26:041:019 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one
side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the
other side: it was made through all the house round about.

26:041:020 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm
trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

26:041:021 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the
sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the
other.

26:041:022 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length
thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length
thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto
me, This is the table that is before the LORD.

26:041:023 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

26:041:024 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two
leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

26:041:025 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple,
cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls;
and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch
without.

26:041:026 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side
and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the
side chambers of the house, and thick planks.

26:042:001 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward
the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over
against the separate place, and which was before the building
toward the north.

26:042:002 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and
the breadth was fifty cubits.

26:042:003 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court,
and over against the pavement which was for the utter court,
was gallery against gallery in three stories.

26:042:004 And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth
inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

26:042:005 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were
higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of
the building.

26:042:006 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the
pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened
more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

26:042:007 And the wall that was without over against the chambers,
toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the
length thereof was fifty cubits.

26:042:008 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court
was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred
cubits.

26:042:009 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side,
as one goeth into them from the utter court.

26:042:010 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court
toward the east, over against the separate place, and over
against the building.

26:042:011 And the way before them was like the appearance of the
chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as
broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to
their fashions, and according to their doors.

26:042:012 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward
the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way
directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into
them.

26:042:013 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south
chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy
chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall
eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy
things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the
trespass offering; for the place is holy.

26:042:014 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of
the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay
their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and
shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those
things which are for the people.

26:042:015 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he
brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the
east, and measured it round about.

26:042:016 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five
hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

26:042:017 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the
measuring reed round about.

26:042:018 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the
measuring reed.

26:042:019 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred
reeds with the measuring reed.

26:042:020 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about,
five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a
separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

26:043:001 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that
looketh toward the east:

26:043:002 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way
of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters:
and the earth shined with his glory.

26:043:003 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I
saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to
destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I
saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

26:043:004 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of
the gate whose prospect is toward the east.

26:043:005 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court;
and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

26:043:006 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man
stood by me.

26:043:007 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and
the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the
midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name,
shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor
their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their
kings in their high places.

26:043:008 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and
their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they
have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they
have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.

26:043:009 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of
their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of
them for ever.

26:043:010 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that
they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure
the pattern.

26:043:011 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them
the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings
out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms
thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms
thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their
sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the
ordinances thereof, and do them.

26:043:012 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the
whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold,
this is the law of the house.

26:043:013 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The
cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be
a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by
the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall
be the higher place of the altar.

26:043:014 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle
shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the
lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits,
and the breadth one cubit.

26:043:015 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and
upward shall be four horns.

26:043:016 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad,
square in the four squares thereof.

26:043:017 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen
broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it
shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit
about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

26:043:018 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD;
These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they
shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to
sprinkle blood thereon.

26:043:019 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the
seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me,
saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.

26:043:020 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the
four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and
upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge
it.

26:043:021 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he
shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the
sanctuary.

26:043:022 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats
without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the
altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.

26:043:023 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a
young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock
without blemish.

26:043:024 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests
shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a
burnt offering unto the LORD.

26:043:025 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin
offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram
out of the flock, without blemish.

26:043:026 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they
shall consecrate themselves.

26:043:027 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the
eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt
offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will
accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

26:044:001 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward
sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

26:044:002 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall
not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the
LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it
shall be shut.

26:044:003 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat
bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch
of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

26:044:004 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house:
and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.

26:044:005 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold
with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto
thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD,
and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the
house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.

26:044:006 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it
suffice you of all your abominations,

26:044:007 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers,
uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in
my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my
bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant
because of all your abominations.

26:044:008 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye
have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

26:044:009 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart,
nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of
any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

26:044:010 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel
went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols;
they shall even bear their iniquity.

26:044:011 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at
the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they
shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the
people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto
them.

26:044:012 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and
caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore
have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD,
and they shall bear their iniquity.

26:044:013 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a
priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in
the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and
their abominations which they have committed.

26:044:014 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for
all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done
therein.

26:044:015 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the
charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray
from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and
they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the
blood, saith the Lord GOD:

26:044:016 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near
to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my
charge.

26:044:017 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the
gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen
garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they
minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.

26:044:018 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have
linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird
themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.

26:044:019 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the
utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments
wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers,
and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not
sanctify the people with their garments.

26:044:020 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks
to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.

26:044:021 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the
inner court.

26:044:022 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that
is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the
house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

26:044:023 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy
and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and
the clean.

26:044:024 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they
shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep
my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall
hallow my sabbaths.

26:044:025 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves:
but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter,
for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may
defile themselves.

26:044:026 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven
days.

26:044:027 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the
inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his
sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.

26:044:028 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their
inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I
am their possession.

26:044:029 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and
the trespass offering: and every dedicated thing in Israel
shall be theirs.

26:044:030 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every
oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the
priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your
dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

26:044:031 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself,
or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

26:045:001 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for
inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy
portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five
and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten
thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round
about.

26:045:002 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in
length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and
fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.

26:045:003 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and
twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it
shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.

26:045:004 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the
ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister
unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and
an holy place for the sanctuary.

26:045:005 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten
thousand of breadth shall also the Levites, the ministers of
the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty
chambers.

26:045:006 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand
broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the
oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house
of Israel.

26:045:007 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on
the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the
possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy
portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west
side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length
shall be over against one of the portions, from the west
border unto the east border.

26:045:008 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes
shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land
shall they give to the house of Israel according to their
tribes.

26:045:009 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of
Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and
justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the
Lord GOD.

26:045:010 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just
bath.

26:045:011 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath
may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the
tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the
homer.

26:045:012 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five
and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

26:045:013 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an
ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part
of an ephah of an homer of barley:

26:045:014 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall
offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an
homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:

26:045:015 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the
fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt
offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for
them, saith the Lord GOD.

26:045:016 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the
prince in Israel.

26:045:017 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and
meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the
new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the
house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the
meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace
offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

26:045:018 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day
of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish,
and cleanse the sanctuary:

26:045:019 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering,
and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four
corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the
gate of the inner court.

26:045:020 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every
one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye
reconcile the house.

26:045:021 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye
shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened
bread shall be eaten.

26:045:022 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for
all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.

26:045:023 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering
to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish
daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin
offering.

26:045:024 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a
bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an
ephah.

26:045:025 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall
he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to
the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and
according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.

26:046:001 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that
looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days;
but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the
new moon it shall be opened.

26:046:002 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that
gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the
priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace
offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:
then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until
the evening.

26:046:003 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of
this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new
moons.

26:046:004 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the
LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish,
and a ram without blemish.

26:046:005 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the
meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and
an hin of oil to an ephah.

26:046:006 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock
without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be
without blemish.

26:046:007 And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock,
and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his
hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

26:046:008 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of
the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way
thereof.

26:046:009 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in
the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north
gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and
he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth
by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way
of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over
against it.

26:046:010 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go
in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.

26:046:011 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering
shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to
the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an
ephah.

26:046:012 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering
or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then
open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall
prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did
on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his
going forth one shall shut the gate.

26:046:013 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a
lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it
every morning.

26:046:014 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning,
the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of
oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering
continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.

26:046:015 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and
the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.

26:046:016 Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of
his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall
be their possession by inheritance.

26:046:017 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his
servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after
it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be
his sons' for them.

26:046:018 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance
by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he
shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession:
that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.

26:046:019 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side
of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which
looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the
two sides westward.

26:046:020 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests
shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where
they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out
into the utter court, to sanctify the people.

26:046:021 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me
to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in
every corner of the court there was a court.

26:046:022 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of
forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of
one measure.

26:046:023 And there was a row of building round about in them, round
about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the
rows round about.

26:046:024 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil,
where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of
the people.

26:047:001 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and,
behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the
house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward
the east, and the waters came down from under from the right
side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

26:047:002 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and
led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way
that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on
the right side.

26:047:003 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth
eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me
through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.

26:047:004 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the
waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a
thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the
loins.

26:047:005 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I
could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim
in, a river that could not be passed over.

26:047:006 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he
brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

26:047:007 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were
very many trees on the one side and on the other.

26:047:008 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east
country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea:
which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be
healed.

26:047:009 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which
moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and
there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these
waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every
thing shall live whither the river cometh.

26:047:010 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon
it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to
spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their
kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.

26:047:011 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not
be healed; they shall be given to salt.

26:047:012 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on
that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not
fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall
bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their
waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof
shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

26:047:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye
shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of
Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.

26:047:014 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning
the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers:
and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.

26:047:015 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north
side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to
Zedad;

26:047:016 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of
Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by
the coast of Hauran.

26:047:017 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of
Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath.
And this is the north side.

26:047:018 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from
Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by
Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the
east side.

26:047:019 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of
strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the
south side southward.

26:047:020 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border,
till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.

26:047:021 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes
of Israel.

26:047:022 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for
an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn
among you, which shall beget children among you: and they
shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of
Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes
of Israel.

26:047:023 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger
sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the
Lord GOD.

26:048:001 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to
the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath,
Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of
Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for
Dan.

26:048:002 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west
side, a portion for Asher.

26:048:003 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the
west side, a portion for Naphtali.

26:048:004 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the
west side, a portion for Manasseh.

26:048:005 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the
west side, a portion for Ephraim.

26:048:006 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the
west side, a portion for Reuben.

26:048:007 And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west
side, a portion for Judah.

26:048:008 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west
side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and
twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the
other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the
sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.

26:048:009 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of
five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in
breadth.

26:048:010 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy
oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length,
and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the
east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and
twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall
be in the midst thereof.

26:048:011 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of
Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when
the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went
astray.

26:048:012 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto
them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.

26:048:013 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall
have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in
breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and
the breadth ten thousand.

26:048:014 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate
the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.

26:048:015 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over
against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place
for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city
shall be in the midst thereof.

26:048:016 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four
thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand
and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five
hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.

26:048:017 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two
hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty,
and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west
two hundred and fifty.

26:048:018 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the
holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand
westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the
holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto
them that serve the city.

26:048:019 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the
tribes of Israel.

26:048:020 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and
twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare,
with the possession of the city.

26:048:021 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and
on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of
the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the
oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the
five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against
the portions for the prince: and it shall be the holy
oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst
thereof.

26:048:022 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the
possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is
the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of
Benjamin, shall be for the prince.

26:048:023 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the
west side, Benjamin shall have a portion.

26:048:024 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the
west side, Simeon shall have a portion.

26:048:025 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west
side, Issachar a portion.

26:048:026 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the
west side, Zebulun a portion.

26:048:027 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west
side, Gad a portion.

26:048:028 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the
border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in
Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.

26:048:029 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes
of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith
the Lord GOD.

26:048:030 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side,
four thousand and five hundred measures.

26:048:031 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the
tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben,
one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.

26:048:032 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three
gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate
of Dan.

26:048:033 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures:
and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one
gate of Zebulun.

26:048:034 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their
three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of
Naphtali.

26:048:035 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of
the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Book 27 Daniel

27:001:001 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged
it.

27:001:002 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with
part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into
the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the
vessels into the treasure house of his god.

27:001:003 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs,
that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of
the king's seed, and of the princes;

27:001:004 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and
skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and
understanding science, and such as had ability in them to
stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the
learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.

27:001:005 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's
meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three
years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the
king.

27:001:006 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

27:001:007 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave
unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of
Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of
Abednego.

27:001:008 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile
himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine
which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the
eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

27:001:009 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with
the prince of the eunuchs.

27:001:010 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord
the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why
should he see your faces worse liking than the children which
are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to
the king.

27:001:011 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had
set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

27:001:012 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them
give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

27:001:013 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the
countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the
king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.

27:001:014 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten
days.

27:001:015 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer
and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the
portion of the king's meat.

27:001:016 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine
that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

27:001:017 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill
in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in
all visions and dreams.

27:001:018 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should
bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in
before Nebuchadnezzar.

27:001:019 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found
none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore
stood they before the king.

27:001:020 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king
enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the
magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

27:001:021 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.

27:002:001 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was
troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

27:002:002 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.

27:002:003 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my
spirit was troubled to know the dream.

27:002:004 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live
for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the
interpretation.

27:002:005 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.

27:002:006 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.

27:002:007 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants
the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.

27:002:008 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would
gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

27:002:009 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.

27:002:010 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.

27:002:011 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.

27:002:012 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and
commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

27:002:013 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain;
and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

27:002:014 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:

27:002:015 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.

27:002:016 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would
give him time, and that he would shew the king the
interpretation.

27:002:017 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:

27:002:018 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.

27:002:019 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.
Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

27:002:020 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

27:002:021 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:

27:002:022 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in
the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

27:002:023 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.

27:002:024 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.

27:002:025 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.

27:002:026 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?

27:002:027 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;

27:002:028 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;

27:002:029 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.

27:002:030 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.

27:002:031 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.

27:002:032 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of
silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

27:002:033 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

27:002:034 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.

27:002:035 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 threshingfloors; 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.

27:002:036 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof
before the king.

27:002:037 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath
given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

27:002:038 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.

27:002:039 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee,
and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over
all the earth.

27:002:040 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.

27:002:041 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.

27:002:042 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.

27:002:043 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.

27:002:044 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.

27:002:045 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.

27:002:046 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and
worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an
oblation and sweet odours unto him.

27:002:047 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.

27:002:048 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.

27:002:049 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.

27:003:001 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height
was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he
set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

27:003:002 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the
princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which
Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

27:003:003 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication
of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they
stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

27:003:004 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people,
nations, and languages,

27:003:005 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute,
harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye
fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the
king hath set up:

27:003:006 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour
be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

27:003:007 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of
the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of
musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell
down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the
king had set up.

27:003:008 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and
accused the Jews.

27:003:009 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live
for ever.

27:003:010 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall
hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery,
and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and
worship the golden image:

27:003:011 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be
cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

27:003:012 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of
the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego;
these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy
gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

27:003:013 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men
before the king.

27:003:014 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor
worship the golden image which I have set up?

27:003:015 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the
cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all
kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I
have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the
same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who
is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

27:003:016 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the
king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in
this matter.

27:003:017 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from
the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine
hand, O king.

27:003:018 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not
serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast
set up.

27:003:019 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his
visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego:
therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the
furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

27:003:020 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to
bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into
the burning fiery furnace.

27:003:021 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and
their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the
midst of the burning fiery furnace.

27:003:022 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the
furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men
that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

27:003:023 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell
down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

27:003:024 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in
haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we
cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered
and said unto the king, True, O king.

27:003:025 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the
midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the
fourth is like the Son of God.

27:003:026 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning
fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and
come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth
of the midst of the fire.

27:003:027 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's
counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon
whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their
head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell
of fire had passed on them.

27:003:028 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and
delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed
the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not
serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

27:003:029 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and
language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and
their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no
other God that can deliver after this sort.

27:003:030 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the
province of Babylon.

27:004:001 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied
unto you.

27:004:002 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high
God hath wrought toward me.

27:004:003 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his
kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from
generation to generation.

27:004:004 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in
my palace:

27:004:005 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my
bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

27:004:006 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of
Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the
interpretation of the dream.

27:004:007 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans,
and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but
they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

27:004:008 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was
Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is
the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream,
saying,

27:004:009 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that
the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret
troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have
seen, and the interpretation thereof.

27:004:010 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and
behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height
thereof was great.

27:004:011 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached
unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the
earth:

27:004:012 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and
in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow
under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs
thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.

27:004:013 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a
watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

27:004:014 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off
his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let
the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his
branches:

27:004:015 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even
with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the
field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his
portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:

27:004:016 Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart
be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

27:004:017 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand
by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living
may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and
giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the
basest of men.

27:004:018 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O
Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as
all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto
me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of
the holy gods is in thee.

27:004:019 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one
hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said,
Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation
thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My
lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the
interpretation thereof to thine enemies.

27:004:020 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose
height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all
the earth;

27:004:021 Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it
was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt,
and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their
habitation:

27:004:022 It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy
greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion
to the end of the earth.

27:004:023 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down
from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it;
yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even
with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the
field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his
portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass
over him;

27:004:024 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of
the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:

27:004:025 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be
with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat
grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven,
and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the
most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to
whomsoever he will.

27:004:026 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree
roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou
shalt have known that the heavens do rule.

27:004:027 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and
break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by
shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy
tranquillity.

27:004:028 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.

27:004:029 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the
kingdom of Babylon.

27:004:030 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I
have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my
power, and for the honour of my majesty?

27:004:031 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice
from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is
spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.

27:004:032 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be
with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat
grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until
thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and
giveth it to whomsoever he will.

27:004:033 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and
he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his
body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown
like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.

27:004:034 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine
eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and
I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that
liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion,
and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

27:004:035 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing:
and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and
among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his
hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

27:004:036 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory
of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me;
and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was
established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added
unto me.

27:004:037 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of
heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and
those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

27:005:001 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his
lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

27:005:002 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the
golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had
taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king,
and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink
therein.

27:005:003 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of
the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the
king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in
them.

27:005:004 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver,
of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

27:005:005 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote
over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of
the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that
wrote.

27:005:006 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts
troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and
his knees smote one against another.

27:005:007 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the
Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said
to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing,
and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with
scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be
the third ruler in the kingdom.

27:005:008 Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read
the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation
thereof.

27:005:009 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance
was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.

27:005:010 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords
came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O
king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor
let thy countenance be changed:

27:005:011 There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the
holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and
understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was
found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the
king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians,
astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

27:005:012 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and
understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard
sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same
Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be
called, and he will shew the interpretation.

27:005:013 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake
and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the
children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father
brought out of Jewry?

27:005:014 I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in
thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is
found in thee.

27:005:015 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in
before me, that they should read this writing, and make known
unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew
the interpretation of the thing:

27:005:016 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make
interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read
the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof,
thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold
about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

27:005:017 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts
be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will
read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the
interpretation.

27:005:018 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father
a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:

27:005:019 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and
languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he
slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he
set up; and whom he would he put down.

27:005:020 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in
pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took
his glory from him:

27:005:021 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made
like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses:
they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with
the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled
in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it
whomsoever he will.

27:005:022 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart,
though thou knewest all this;

27:005:023 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and
they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and
thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk
wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and
gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor
hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and
whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

27:005:024 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing
was written.

27:005:025 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL,
UPHARSIN.

27:005:026 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath
numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

27:005:027 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
wanting.

27:005:028 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and
Persians.

27:005:029 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with
scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a
proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler
in the kingdom.

27:005:030 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

27:005:031 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore
and two years old.

27:006:001 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and
twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;

27:006:002 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first:
that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king
should have no damage.

27:006:003 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and
princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king
thought to set him over the whole realm.

27:006:004 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion
against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find
none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither
was there any error or fault found in him.

27:006:005 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against
this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law
of his God.

27:006:006 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the
king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.

27:006:007 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the
princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted
together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm
decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man
for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into
the den of lions.

27:006:008 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that
it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and
Persians, which altereth not.

27:006:009 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

27:006:010 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into
his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward
Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and
prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

27:006:011 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making
supplication before his God.

27:006:012 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the
king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man
that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty
days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of
lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true,
according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth
not.

27:006:013 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel,
which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth
not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but
maketh his petition three times a day.

27:006:014 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased
with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and
he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.

27:006:015 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the
king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is,
That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be
changed.

27:006:016 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him
into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto
Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver
thee.

27:006:017 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den;
and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the
signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed
concerning Daniel.

27:006:018 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night
fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before
him: and his sleep went from him.

27:006:019 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in
haste unto the den of lions.

27:006:020 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice
unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel,
servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest
continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

27:006:021 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

27:006:022 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths,
that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency
was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no
hurt.

27:006:023 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that
they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken
up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him,
because he believed in his God.

27:006:024 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had
accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions,
them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the
mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever
they came at the bottom of the den.

27:006:025 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied
unto you.

27:006:026 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men
tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the
living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which
shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto
the end.

27:006:027 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders
in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the
power of the lions.

27:006:028 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the
reign of Cyrus the Persian.

27:007:001 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.

27:007:002 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and,
behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great
sea.

27:007:003 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from
another.

27:007:004 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.

27:007:005 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.

27:007:006 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.

27:007:007 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.

27:007:008 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.

27:007:009 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.

27:007:010 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand

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