26 The sides of the tank were three inches thick. Its rim was like the rim of a cup. It curved outward like the petals of a lily. The tank held about ten thousand gallons.
Bible verses about "ethiopia" | NSB
3 Shishak had twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand horses, and an army of countless Libyans, Sukkites, and Sudanese from Egypt.
19 »Topaz from Ethiopia cannot equal its value. It cannot be bought for any amount of pure gold.
9 »Remember the former things, the things of long ago. I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like me.
7 »Are you not as the children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel?« Said Jehovah. »Have I not brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
43 »He will exercise power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. The Libyans and the Ethiopians will be under his control.
1 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘Son of man, denounce Gog, the chief ruler of the nations of Meshech and Tubal. »Tell him that I am his enemy. 2 »‘I will turn him in a new direction and lead him out of the far north until he comes to the mountains of Israel. 3 »‘I will knock his bow out of his left hand and his arrows out of his right hand. 4 »‘Gog and his army and his allies will fall dead on the mountains of Israel. I will let their bodies be food for all the birds and wild animals.«’ 5 »‘They will fall dead in the open field. I,’ the Lord Jehovah, ‘have spoken. 6 »‘I will start a fire in the land of Magog and along all the seacoasts where people live undisturbed. Everyone will know that I am Jehovah! 7 ‘I will make sure that my people Israel know my holy name. I will not let my name be disgraced any more. Then the nations will know that I, Jehovah, am the holy God of Israel.’ 8 »‘The Lord Jehovah says: ‘The day I spoke about is certain to come. 9 »‘The people who live in the cities of Israel will go out and collect the abandoned weapons for firewood. They will build fires with the shields, bows, arrows, spears, and clubs, and have enough to last for seven years. 10 »‘They will not have to gather firewood in the fields or cut down trees in the forest, because they will have the abandoned weapons to burn. They will loot and plunder those who looted and plundered them. The Lord Jehovah has spoken.’ 11 »‘On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea. It will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with his entire horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog (Multitude of God). 12 »‘For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. 13 »‘Even all the people of the land will bury them. It will be to their renown on the day that I glorify myself,’ proclaims the Lord Jehovah. 14 »‘They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. 15 »‘As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. 16 »‘Even the name of the city will be Hamonah. In this way they will cleanse the land.’ 17 »As for you, son of man, the Lord Jehovah says: ‘Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field: »Assemble and come, gather from every side to my sacrifice that I am going to sacrifice for you. It is a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood. 18 »‘You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.«’ 19 »‘You will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk; from my sacrifice I have sacrificed for you.«’ 20 »‘You will be glutted at my table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all the men of war,’ declares the Lord Jehovah. 21 »I will show my greatness among the nations. All the nations will see how I will turn my power against them to punish them. 22 »From that day on, the people of Israel will know that I am Jehovah their God. 23 »Then the nations will know that the people of Israel went into captivity because they did wrong and rebelled against me. I hid my face (withdrew my support) from them and handed them over to their enemies. They were killed in battle. 24 »I paid them back for their uncleanness and their sins. I hid my face from them.’ 25 »This is what the Lord Jehovah says: ‘Now I will bring back Jacob's captives and have compassion for the whole nation of Israel. I will stand up for (show exclusive devotion for) my holy name. 26 »When they live safely in a land where no one will frighten them, they will forget their shame and all the unfaithful things they have done against me. 27 »I will bring them back from the other nations and gather them from the countries of their enemies. Many nations will see that I am holy.’ 28 »‘My people will know that I am Jehovah their God. I sent them into captivity among the nations, and I brought them back again to their land. I left none of them behind. 29 »‘I will no longer hide my face (withdraw my support) from them. I will pour out my Spirit on the nation of Israel,’ declares the Lord Jehovah.«
15 »A light is not placed under a cover. To the contrary, it is placed on a table so all may see. 16 »Likewise, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. 17 »Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill (perfect) (execute) (accomplish). 18 »I solemnly tell you, heaven and earth would pass away before one small letter (detail) will pass away from the Law. All things must be accomplished. 19 »Whoever disobeys even the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand whoever obeys and teaches others to obey the Law will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 »I also tell you, your righteousness must be greater than the scribes and Pharisees or you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21 »You were told in the past, do not murder (kill). Any one who murders will be brought to trial. 22 »Now I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother [without cause] shall be guilty before the court. Whoever speaks to his brother with words of contempt shall receive condemnation before the Sanhedrin [Supreme Court]. Curse your brother and you will be guilty enough to be destroyed by fire, with the burning trash, at the Valley of Hinnom, outside of Jerusalem (Greek: Gehenna). 23 »When making an offering at the altar and you remember your brother has something against you, 24 »leave your gift at the altar and go make peace with your brother. Then return and make your offering. 25 »Come to an agreement quickly with the one who has a legal case against you. Do it before he turns the case over to the judge and you are thrown into jail. 26 »Take it from me; you will stay in jail until you pay the very last penny of your fine. 27 »You have heard it was said, ‘You should not commit adultery.’ 28 »However, I tell you that whoever looks at a woman with lustful thoughts commits adultery with her in his heart. 29 »If your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is better to lose a part of your body then to have your whole body destroyed in the ever-burning fires of the Valley of Hinnom. 30 »If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better to lose part of your body, than for your whole body to be destroyed in the ever-burning fire. (Figuratively: lose prospect for everlasting life; ever-burning fire means total destruction.) 31 »Again, it was said, ‘Whoever gets rid of his wife has to give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 »I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, except for the reason of fornication, makes her liable to commit adultery. And if she marries again, the man she marries also commits adultery. 33 »You were also told that you should keep a promise (oath). Always keep your promises (vows) to Jehovah. 34 »I tell you, offer no promises at all, not by heaven, because it is God’s throne. 35 »Not by earth, for it is the footstool under His feet. Not by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 »And do not promise by your head, for you cannot even control the hair on your head. 37 »Let your answer be ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one. 38 »You have heard it said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 »But I tell you, do not resist a wicked person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to that person. 40 »If someone takes you to court to sue you and takes your shirt, let him have your coat as well. 41 »Whoever makes you go one mile, go with him two. 42 »Give to those who ask. Lend to those who borrow. 43 »You have heard it said, ‘You should love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ (Leviticus 19:18) 44 »I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 »You will then act as true children of your Father in heaven. He gives sunlight to both evil and good people. He sends rain for the just and the unjust. 46 »What good is there, when you love only those who love you? Even [corrupt] tax collectors do that! 47 »When you are kind only to your friends [and brothers] what makes you different from anyone else? Even people of the nations do that. 48 »Be perfect (mature), even as your Father in heaven is perfect (mature). (Leviticus 19:2)
1 Seeing great masses of people, he went up to the mountain. When he was seated his disciples came to him. 2 He opened his mouth and taught them: 3 »Blessed (Greek: makarios: happy, blessed) are those conscious of their spiritual need, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 »Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 »Blessed are the meek (gentle) (mild) (humble), for they will inherit the earth. 6 »Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 »Blessed are the merciful and compassionate, for they will receive mercy and compassion. 8 »Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 »Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. 10 »Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. 11 »Blessed are you when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. 12 »Rejoice, and be filled with joy, for great is your reward in heaven. The prophets, who came before you, were also persecuted. 13 »You are the salt of the earth. If its taste goes away, how will you restore it? It is good for nothing. All you can do is throw it on the ground and walk on it. 14 »You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill may be seen by all.
26 »From one person he made every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth. He determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation.
41 »Look among the nations, watch, and be amazed. Though you are told you will not believe the work I do today.« (Habakkuk 1:5) 42 When the Jews left the synagogue the people asked for this message to be preached to them the next Sabbath. 43 When the congregation dismissed, many followed Paul and Barnabas. They urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44 Nearly the entire city gathered the next Sabbath day to hear the word of God. 45 When the Jews saw the crowds they were filled with envy. They spoke against those things Paul spoke. They contradicted and blasphemed him. 46 Paul and Barnabas became very bold, and said: »It was necessary that the Word of God should first be spoken to you. But seeing you reject it you judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life! Therefore we turn to the people of the nations. 47 »Jehovah commanded us with these words: I appoint you as a light to the nations. My salvation will come to the ends of the earth.« (Isaiah 49:6) 48 And when the people of the nations heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were receptive to eternal life believed. 49 The word of God (Greek: kurios: God) was published throughout the entire region. 50 The Jews incited the devout and honorable women and the leading men of the city. They caused persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their coasts. 51 So they shook the dust from their feet against them, and went to Iconium. 52 The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
1 There were prophets and teachers in the congregation at Antioch. This included: Barnabas, and Simeon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to God, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said: »Set Barnabas and Saul apart for the work I have called them.« 3 After they fasted and prayed, they laid their hands on them and sent them away. 4 Being sent by Holy Spirit, they went to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 They preached the Word of God in the synagogues of the Jews at Salamis. John was also there as an attendant. 6 They traveled the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they found Barjesus. He was a sorcerer, a false prophet and a Jew. 7 He was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man, who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer opposed them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him, 10 And said: »You child of the devil, full of all subtlety and mischief, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of Jehovah? 11 »Look Jehovah’s hand is on you. You will be blind and not see the sun for a season.« Immediately there fell on him a mist and darkness. He went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12 When he saw what was done the deputy believed. He was astonished at the teaching of God. 13 Paul and his company put out to sea from Paphos. They went to Perga in Pamphylia. John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 When they left Perga, they went to Antioch in Pisidia. They went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down. 15 After the public reading of the law and the prophets the synagogue officials sent to them, saying: »You men and brothers if you have a message of encouragement for the people speak.« 16 Then Paul stood up gestured with his hand and said: »Men of Israel, and you who reverence God, listen.« 17 »The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. He brought them out of Egypt with his great strength. 18 »He cared for them and endured their bad conduct in the wilderness for forty years. 19 »He destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as their inheritance. 20 »Then he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. This took about four hundred and fifty years. 21 »Afterward they desired a king. God gave Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, to them for forty years. 22 »When he removed him, he made David their king. He testified about him when he said: I found David the son of Jesse is a man after my own heart. He will do my will. 23 »God brought the Savior Jesus to Israel from this man’s descendants. 24 »Before Jesus came John preached the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 »As John accomplished his purpose he asked: Who do you think I am? I am not that one. One comes after me whose shoes I am not worthy to untie. 26 »Men and brothers, children of Abraham, and you of the nations who respect God, the message of salvation is sent to you. 27 »The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not know Jesus. They fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath when they condemned Jesus. 28 »They found no grounds for the death sentence for him. Yet they asked Pilate to put him to death. 29 »When they had fulfilled all that was written about him, they took him down from the stake, and laid him in a tomb. 30 »But God raised him from the dead: 31 »Those who came with him from Galilee to Jerusalem saw him. They are his witnesses to the people. 32 »We tell you good news. It is God’s promise to the fathers. 33 »God has fulfilled this promise to their children by resurrecting Jesus. Just as it is written in the second psalm: You are my Son, today I have become your father. (Psalms 2:7) 34 »He raised him up from the dead, never to decay. It is stated in these words: I will give you the sure blessings promised David. (Isaiah 55:3) 35 »He said in another psalm: You will not allow your Holy One to see decay. (Ps 16:10) 36 »After David served his own generation by doing the will of God he died and was buried with his fathers. His body decayed. 37 »But he (Jesus), whom God raised again, saw no decay. 38 »You should know, men and brothers that it is through this man Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 »Through him all who believe are justified from all things. You could not be justified through the Law of Moses. 40 Beware that what the prophets said does not happen to you.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and empty. Darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God hovered over the waters. 3 Then God said: »Let there be light!« And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day. He called the darkness night. There was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 Then God said: »Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters. Let it separate the waters from the waters.« 7 God made the expanse. He separated the waters that were below the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. It was so. 8 God called the expanse heaven. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 Then God said: »Let the waters below the atmosphere be gathered into one place. Let the dry land appear.« It was so. 10 God called the dry land earth. The gathering of the waters He called seas. God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: »Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them.« It was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said: »Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 »Let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.« It was so. 16 God made the two great lights. The sun was to govern the day. The moon was to govern the night. He made the stars also. 17 He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth. 18 The lights were to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 God said: »Let the waters be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.« 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves in the waters after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said: »Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.« 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 God said: »Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.« It was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds. He made the livestock according to their kinds and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said: »Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.« 27 God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. He created male and female. 28 God blessed them and said to them: »Be fruitful and increase in number. Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and dominate the birds of the air. Have dominion over every living creature that moves on the ground.« 29 Then God said: »I give you every plant that bears seed on the face of the entire earth. I also give you every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 »Also every beast of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground; everything that has the breath of life in it, I give every green plant for food.« It was so. 31 God saw all that he had made. It was very good. There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.
1 Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he was married to a Cushite woman from Sudan.
23 Then Israel came to Egypt. Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
2 At that time Jehovah spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him: »Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.« He did this and went around stripped and barefoot. 3 Jehovah said: »Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush, 4 so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared to Egypt’s shame. 5 »Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be afraid and put to shame. 6 »That day the people who live on this coast will say: ‘See what has happened to those we relied on, those we fled to for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?«’
15 While I was still imprisoned in the palace courtyard, Jehovah told me: 16 »Tell Ebedmelech the Ethiopian that Jehovah, the God of Israel, said: ‘Just as I said I would, I am going to bring upon this city destruction and not prosperity. When this happens, you will be there to see it. 17 »‘I Jehovah will protect you, and you will not be handed over to the people you are afraid of. 18 »‘I will keep you safe, and you will not be put to death. You will escape with your life because you have put your trust in me. I Jehovah have spoken!’«
9 Go into battle, you horsemen. Drive wildly, you chariot drivers. March into battle, you warriors, you warriors from Sudan and Put who carry shields, you warriors from Lydia who use bows and arrows.
4 »‘There will be war in Egypt and anguish in Ethiopia. Many Egyptians will fall dead. People will take away Egypt's wealth, and its foundations will be torn down. 5 »‘Sudan, Put, Lud, all the Arabs, the Libyans, and people from the promised land will die in battle.’« 6 »This is what Jehovah says: ‘All Egypt's allies will die. Egypt's strength will disappear. People will die in war from Migdol to Syene, declares the Lord Jehovah!’ 7 »‘Egypt will become the most desolate country in the world! Egypt's cities will lie in ruins. They will be ruined more than other cities. 8 »‘Then they will know that I am Jehovah, because I will set fire to Egypt and all her defenders will be killed. 9 »‘On that day I will send messengers in ships to terrify those who live in safety in Sudan. The people of Sudan will be in anguish when Egypt is in trouble. That day is coming!’
12 »You Ethiopians (Cushites) will be slain by my sword!
1 The entire world had one language and common words. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar (Babylon) and settled there. 3 They said to each other: »Let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.« They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said: »Let us build ourselves a city, with a lofty tower that reaches into space, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.« 5 But Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 Jehovah said: »If they become one people speaking the same language, nothing will be impossible for them. They have begun to do this. 7 »Let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.« 8 Jehovah scattered them from there over all the earth. They stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel (confusion) because Jehovah confused the language of the whole world. Jehovah scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth. 10 This is the genealogy of Shem. Two years after the flood, when Shem was one hundred years old, he became the father of Arpachshad. 11 After he became the father of Arpachshad, Shem lived five hundred years and had other sons and daughters. 12 When Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, he became the father of Shelah. 13 After he became the father of Shelah, Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Shelah lived thirty years. He became the father of Eber. 15 After he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived four hundred and three years and had other sons and daughters. 16 When Eber lived thirty-four years, he became the father of Peleg. 17 After he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years and had other sons and daughters. 18 When Peleg lived thirty years, he became the father of Reu. 19 After he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years and had other sons and daughters. 20 When Reu lived thirty-two years, he became the father of Serug. 21 After he became the father of Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years and had other sons and daughters. 22 When Serug lived thirty years, he became the father of Nahor. 23 After he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years and had other sons and daughters. 24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years; he became the father of Terah. 25 After he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years and had other sons and daughters. 26 Terah lived seventy years. He became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27 This is the genealogy of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah. 30 Now Sarai was barren. She had no children. 31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot, son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32 Terah lived two hundred and five years. He died in Haran.
6 The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim (Egypt), Put, and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah. That is why it is said: »Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Jehovah.« 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city. 13 Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Casluhites, and Caphtorites. 15 Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered, 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
9 Cush’s descendants were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. Raama’s descendants were Sheba and Dedan.
2 »I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem! The city will be defeated. The houses will be plundered and the women raped! Half of the city will be taken into captivity. The remainder of the people will not be removed from the city.
4 I will mention Rahab (defamatory word for Egypt) (a boaster) (Isaiah 30:7) and Babylon among those who know me. Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: »This one was born there.«
1 Woe to the land of whirring wings which lies beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Cush). 2 It sends messengers by sea in boats made of reeds that skim over the surface of the water. »Go, swift messengers, to a tall and smooth-skinned people, a people who are feared far and near, a strong and aggressive nation, whose land is divided by rivers.« 3 Look when someone raises a flag on the mountains. Listen when someone blows a ram's horn, all you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth. 4 Jehovah says this to me: »I will be still and watch from my dwelling place. My presence will be like scorching heat in the sunshine, like heavy dew in the heat of the harvest. 5 »Before the harvest, when blossoms are gone and grapes are ripening from blossoms, he will cut off the shoots with pruning shears and chop off and take away the spreading branches. 6 They will all be left for the birds of prey on the mountains and the wild animals. The birds of prey will feed on them in the summer. All the wild animals on earth will feed on them in the winter.
7 Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch (officer) who worked in the royal palace, heard that they had put me in the well. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate. 8 So Ebedmelech went there and said to the king: 9 »Your Majesty, what these men have done is wrong. They have put Jeremiah in the well, where he is sure to die of starvation, since there is no more food in the city.« 10 Then the king ordered Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, »Take with you three men and to pull him out of the well before he dies.« 11 So Ebedmelech went with the men to the palace storeroom and got some worn-out clothing which he let down to me by ropes. 12 He told me to put the rags under my arms, so that the ropes would not hurt me. I did this. 13 So they pulled me up out of the well. After that I was kept in the courtyard.
7 »But out of a shoot from her roots will one stand up in his place. He will come with the army and enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and will fight against them, and will prevail. 8 He will carry captive into Egypt their gods, with their molten images, and with their valuable vessels of silver and of gold. He will stand off some years from the king of the north. 9 »The king of the north will come into the realm of the king of the south, but he will return into his own land. 10 »And his sons will be warlike and will assemble a multitude of great forces, which will come on, and overflow, and pass through; and they will return and fight, even to his fortress. 11 »And the king of the south will be moved with anger, and will come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north. He will assemble a large army, and the army will be defeated. 12 »The army will be lifted up, and his heart will be filled with pride. He will cast down tens of thousands, but he will not prevail. 13 »The king of the north will return, and will set forth an army greater than the former. He will come on at the end of the times with a great army that is well supplied with much equipment. 14 »In those times there will many who stand up against the king of the south. Also the children of the violent among your people will rebel up to establish the vision, but they will fall. 15 »So the king of the north will come, and cast up a siege ramp, and capture a well-fortified city. The forces of the south will not stand, neither his chosen people, neither will there be any strength to stand. 16 »But he that comes against him will do according to his own will, and none will stand against him. He will stand in the glorious land, and in his hand will be destruction. 17 »And he will be determined to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him equitable conditions. He will perform them. He will give him the daughter of women, to corrupt her; but she will not stand or be on his side. 18 »He will turn back to the coastlands and will capture many. However, a prince will cause the reproach offered by him to cease. He will cause his reproach to turn upon him. 19 »Then he will turn his attention toward the fortresses of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and will not be found. 20 »Then one will stand up in his place who will send an oppressor (tax collecter) to pass through the glory of the kingdom. However, he will be destroyed within a few days, neither in anger, nor in battle. 21 »A contemptible person will stand in his place. He will be one whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom. He will come in time of security, and will obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22 »The overwhelming forces will be overwhelmed from before him, and will be broken after the prince of the covenant is destroyed. 23 »And after the alliance made with him he will work deceitfully. He will come up, and will become strong, with a small nation of people. 24 »In time of security he will come even upon the richest places of the province. He will do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers. He will scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance. He will devise his devices against the strongholds, even for a time. 25 »He will stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army. The king of the south will war in battle with an exceeding great and mighty army, but he will not stand. This is because they will devise schemes against him. 26 »Those who eat of his rich foods will destroy him. His army will overflow and many will fall down slain. 27 »And as for both these kings, their hearts will be inclined to do bad things. They will speak lies at one table and nothing will succeed. The end will come at the time appointed. 28 »Then king of the north will return to his land with great wealth. His heart will be against the holy covenant. He will do what he pleases and return to his own land. 29 »At the time appointed he will invade the south again. But the outcome will not be the same as it was at the earlier time. 30 »For ships of Kittim will come against him. He will be grieved and will return. He will have indignation against the holy covenant and will do what he pleases. He will even return, and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant. 31 »His armed forces will stand with him, and they will profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and will take away the continual burnt offering. They will set up the abomination that makes desolate. 32 »Those who act wickedly against the covenant will be perverted by flatteries. However, the people who know their God will be strong and act effectively. 33 »Those who are wise among the people will instruct many. Yet they will fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, for many days. 34 »When they fall, they will be helped with a little help; but many will join them in their flatteries. 35 »Some of them who are wise (have insight) will fall. This will refine them, and purify them, and make them clean, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time appointed. 36 »The king will do according to his will. He will exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god. He will speak horrable (atrocious) things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the indignation is accomplished for that which is determined will be done. 37 »Neither will he honor the gods of his father’s, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 »He will honor the god of military fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know. He will honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and expensive gifts. 39 »He will deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god. Whoever acknowledges him will increase with glory. He will make them rulers over many, and will divide the land for a price. 40 »The king of the south will contend with him at the time of the end. The king of the north will come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with a large fleet of ships. He will enter into the countries and overflow and pass through them. 41 »He will also invade the glorious land, and many countries will be overthrown. These will be delivered out of his hand: Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 »He will stretch forth his power and authority over many countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape. 43 »He will exercise power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. The Libyans and the Ethiopians will be under his control. 44 »News from the east and the north will trouble him. He will go forth with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. 45 »He will plant the tents of his palace (dwell in and control) between the sea and the glorious holy mountain. But he will come to his end, and none will help him.
1 The word of Jehovah came to me: 2 »Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. 3 The Lord Jehovah said: »I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. 4 »I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws. I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords. 5 »I will also bring out Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 »Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops and many peoples with you.« 7 »‘»Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. 8 »‘»After many days you will be summoned. In the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel that had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the nations, and all of them are living securely. 9 ‘»You will go up like a storm. You will be like a cloud covering the land. You your troops will have many peoples with you.«’ 10 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan. 11 »»You will say: »I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are securely at rest. They live without walls and have no bars or gates.« 12 »I will go to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world. 13 ‘»Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you: Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?«’ 14 »Prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog: ‘The Lord Jehovah says: »On that day when my people Israel are living securely, will you not know it? 15 »‘You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army. 16 »‘You will come up against my people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.«’ 17 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18 »‘It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,’ declares the Lord Jehovah, ‘that my fury will mount up in my anger. 19 »‘In my zeal and in my blazing wrath I proclaim that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 »‘The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the people who are on the face of the earth will shake at my presence! The mountains will be thrown down! The steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.’ 21 »‘I will call for a sword against Gog on all my mountains,’ declares the Lord Jehovah. ‘Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 »‘With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment on him. I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. 23 »‘I will magnify myself, sanctify myself, and make myself known in the sight of many nations! Then they will know that I am Jehovah.’ (Matthew 6:9)
1 »I stood up to confirm and strengthen Darius the Mede in his first year. 2 »Now I will tell you the truth. Look, there will be three more kings in Persia. Then the fourth will be richer than the others. When he is strong because of his riches he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece. 3 »A mighty king will stand up and rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. 4 »After he appears his kingdom will be broken. It will be divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion as he ruled. His kingdom will be plucked up, even for others besides these. 5 »The king of the south will be strong along with one of his princes. His prince will be stronger than him, and have dominion. His dominion will be a great dominion. 6 »At the end of years they will become allies (form an allience). The daughter of the king of the south will come to the king of the north to make an agreement. But she will not retain the strength of her arm (power); neither will he stand, nor his arm (power); but she will be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in those times.
8 »The Ethiopians and the Libyans, did they have large armies with many chariots and cavalry troops? But because you relied on Jehovah he gave you victory over them.
1 Now it came about in the days of Ahasuerus, that Ahasuerus who was ruler of a hundred and twenty-seven divisions of the kingdom, from India as far as Ethiopia:
9 Zerah from Ethiopia led an army of a million soldiers and three hundred chariots to the town of Mareshah in Judah. 10 Asa met him there. The two armies prepared for battle in Zephathah Valley near Mareshah. 11 Asa prayed: »Jehovah, only you can help a powerless army defeat a stronger one. We depend on you to help us. We will fight against this powerful army to honor your name! We know that you will not be defeated. You are Jehovah our God. Do not let man prevail against you.« 12 Jehovah helped Asa and his army defeat the Ethiopians. The enemy soldiers ran away, 13 Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. It was a total defeat! The Ethiopians could not even fight back! The soldiers from Judah took everything that had belonged to the Ethiopians. 14 Asa and his army attacked all the cities around Gerar because the cities were in dread of Jehovah. The army looted all the cities because there were many things to take. 15 They also attacked those who were letting their cattle graze and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
9 Sennacherib heard that King Tirhakah of Sudan was coming to fight him. Sennacherib sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying:
1 Woe to the land of whirring wings which lies beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Cush).
3 »I AM JEHOVAH YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, YOUR SAVIOR. Egypt is the ransom I exchanged for you. Sudan and Seba are the price I paid for you.
31 Ambassadors will come from Egypt. Sudan will stretch out its hands to God in prayer.
23 »Can Ethiopians change the color of their skin or leopards change their spots? Can you do good when you are taught to do wrong?
27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship.
27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit said to Philip: »Go near, and climb on this chariot.« 30 Philip ran to him, heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said: »Do you understand what you are reading?« 31 »How can I«, the eunuch said: »unless someone explains it to me?« He invited Philip to come and sit with him. 32 The Scripture he read was this: »He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer so he did not open his mouth. 33 »In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.« 34 The eunuch asked Philip: »Please tell me of whom is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?« 35 Then Philip began at the same Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 On their way, they came to a body of water and the eunuch said, »See, here is water. What prevents me from getting baptized?« 37 Philip said: »If you believe with all your heart, you may.« He answered: »I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.« 38 He commanded the chariot to stop. They both went into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 After they came out of the water God’s Spirit took Philip away. The eunuch did not see him again. He continued his journey rejoicing.