1 Solomon, son of David, strengthened his position over the kingdom. Jehovah (YHWH), his God, was with him and made him very powerful. 2 Solomon spoke to all Israel. He spoke to the commanders of regiments and battalions, judges, every prince, and to the heads of Israel’s families. 3 Then Solomon and the entire assembly went to the place of worship in Gibeon because God’s Tent of Meeting was there. Jehovah’s servant Moses pitched the tent in the desert. 4 David already brought God’s Ark from Kiriath Jearim to a place he had prepared for it. He pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. 5 The copper altar that Bezalel, son of Uri and grandson of Hur built was in front of Jehovah’s Tent. There Solomon and the assembly worshiped Jehovah. 6 Solomon went to the copper altar in front of the Tent of Meeting and in Jehovah’s presence sacrificed one thousand burnt offerings on it. 7 That night God appeared to Solomon. He said: »What do you want me to I give you?« 8 Solomon answered: »You always showed great love for my father David. Now you have allowed me to succeed him as king. 9 »O Jehovah my God, fulfill the promise you made to my father David. You have made me king over a people, who are so many that they cannot be counted. 10 »Please give me the wisdom and knowledge I need to rule over them. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?« 11 God replied to Solomon: »You have made the right choice. Instead of asking for wealth, treasure, fame or the death of your enemies or even for long life for yourself, you have asked for wisdom and knowledge so that you can rule my people, over whom I have made you king. 12 »For this reason I will give you wisdom and knowledge. And in addition, I will give you more wealth, treasure, and fame than any king has ever had before or will ever have again.« 13 So Solomon left the place of worship at Gibeon, where the Tent of Jehovah’s presence was, and returned to Jerusalem. There he ruled over Israel. 14 Solomon assembled a force of fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand cavalry horses. Some of them he kept in Jerusalem. The rest he stationed in various other cities. 15 During his reign silver and gold became as common in Jerusalem as stone, and cedar was as plentiful as ordinary sycamore in the foothills of Judah. 16 Solomon’s merchants bought his string of horses and chariots in the regions of Musri and Kue. 17 They imported each chariot from Egypt for fifteen pounds of silver and each horse for six ounces of silver. For the same price they obtained horses to export to all the Hittite and Syrian kings.
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16 »I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth. If anyone could count the dust, your offspring could be counted.
22 Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham. They said: »God is with you in all that you do.
17 ‘»I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of their enemies’ cities.
2 Jehovah was with Joseph. Joseph became a successful man. He worked in the house of his Egyptian master.
21 Jehovah helped him and was good to him. He even made the jailer like Joseph so much that
12 God said: »I will be with you! This shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.«
1 »Construct the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material. Make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 2 »Each curtain will be forty-two feet long and six feet wide. All will be the same size. 3 »Five of the curtains must be sewn together. The other five must also be sewn together. 4 »Make fifty violet loops along the edge of the end curtain in each set, 5 »Place the loops opposite each other. 6 »Make fifty gold fasteners. Use them to link the two sets of curtains together so that the tent is a single unit. 7 »Make eleven curtains of goats’ hair to form an outer tent over the inner tent. 8 »Each of the eleven curtains will be forty-five feet long and six feet wide. 9 »Sew five of the curtains together into one set. Sew the remaining six into another set. Fold the sixth curtains in half to hang in front of the tent. 10 »Fasten fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in each set. 11 »Make fifty bronze fasteners. Put the fasteners through the loops to link the inner tent together as a single unit. 12 »Hang the remaining curtain over the back of the inner tent. 13 »Eighteen inches will be left over on each side because of the length of the outer tent’s curtains. That should hang over each side in order to cover the inner tent. 14 »Make a cover of rams’ skins that have been dyed red for the outer tent. Place a cover made of fine leather over that. 15 »A framework out of acacia wood should be built for the inner tent. 16 »Each frame is to be fifteen feet long and twenty-seven inches wide. 17 »It should have two identical pegs. Make all the frames for the inner tent the same way. 18 »Make twenty frames for the south side of the inner tent. 19 »Provide forty silver sockets at the bottom of the twenty frames, two sockets at the bottom of each frame for the two pegs. 20 »Prepare twenty frames for the north side of the inner tent. 21 »Also forty silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame. 22 »Prepare six frames for the far end, the west side. 23 »There should be two frames for each of the corners at the far end of the inner tent. 24 »Fasten these together at the bottom and tightly at the top by a single ring. Both corner frames will be made this way. 25 »There will be eight frames with sixteen silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame. 26 »Prepare crossbars out of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the inner tent. 27 »Also prepare five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the far end of the inner tent, the west side. 28 »The middle crossbar will run from one end to the other. It should be halfway up the frames. 29 »Cover the frames with gold. Make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Cover the crossbars with gold. 30 »Erect the inner tent according to the plans you were shown on the mountain. 31 »Build a canopy of violet, purple, and bright red yarn. Creatively work an angel design of cherubim into fine linen yarn. 32 »Hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold. Their hooks should also be of gold, on four sockets of silver. 33 »Hang up the veil under the clasps. Bring in the Ark of the Covenant there within the veil. The veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. 34 »Place the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant in the holy of holies. 35 »Set the table outside the veil. Place the lamp stand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south. Place the table on the north side. 36 »Make a screen for the doorway of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver. 37 »Make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold. Their hooks should also be of gold. Cast five sockets of bronze for them.
1 »Build the altar with acacia wood. It should be seven and one half feet square and four and one half feet tall. 2 »Place a horn at each of its four corners. The four horns and the altar must be made out of one piece of wood covered with copper. 3 »Make all the utensils for it out of copper: pots for taking away the altar’s ashes, also shovels, bowls, forks, and incense burners. 4 »Make a grate for it out of copper mesh. Make a copper ring for each of the four corners of the grate. 5 »Place the grate under the ledge of the altar so that it comes halfway up the altar. 6 »Prepare poles out of acacia wood for the altar. Cover them with copper. 7 »The poles should be put through the rings on both sides of the altar and used to carry it. 8 »Make the altar out of boards so that it is hollow inside. It must be made just as you were shown on the mountain.
2 »I have called Bezalel, son of Uri and grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah.
8 The most skilled men among those doing the work made the Tent of Jehovah’s presence. They made it out of ten pieces of fine linen woven with blue, purple, and red wool and embroidered with figures of winged creatures.
1 He made the altar for burnt offerings out of acacia wood seven and one half feet square and four and one half feet high. 2 Then he placed a horn at each of its four corners. He made the four horns and the altar out of one piece of wood covered with copper. 3 He also made all the equipment for the altar: the pans, the shovels, the bowls, the hooks, and the fire pans. All this equipment was made of copper. 4 A copper grating was also made. It was placed under the rim of the altar, so that it reached halfway up the altar. 5 A copper ring was attached beneath the ledge at the four corners to put the poles through. 6 After that he covered two acacia wood poles with copper and 7 put them through the rings for carrying the altar, which was shaped like an open box.
2 »Set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting on the first day of the first month of the year.
34 The column of smoke then covered the tent of meeting. The glory of Jehovah filled the tent.
1 Jehovah (YHWH) called to Moses. He spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, He said:
17 and can command them in battle. Do not allow your congregation to be like sheep without a shepherd.«
10 »‘The descendants of Jacob are like specks of dust. Who can count them or number even one-fourth of the people of Israel? Let me die the death of innocent people. Let my end be like theirs.’«
2 »I am one hundred and twenty years old now. I am not able to lead you anymore. Jehovah has told me that I may not cross the Jordan River.
5 Moses the servant of Jehovah died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Jehovah.
16 »He must not increase his herd of horses. He must not send the people to return to Egypt to get more horses. For Jehovah said to you: You should never again return that way.
7 But Jehovah said to Samuel: »Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature. I have rejected him. God does not see as man sees. Man looks at the outward appearance. Jehovah looks at the heart (inner man).«
2 »For a long time when Saul was still our king, you led the people of Israel in battle. Jehovah promised you that you would lead his people and be their ruler.«
2 He led them to Baalah in Judah, in order to bring the Ark of the Covenant bearing the name of Jehovah of Hosts, whose throne is above the winged creatures.
17 The men carrying the Ark set it in its place inside the tent David put up for it. David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings in Jehovah’s presence.
8 »Say this to my servant David: ‘This is what Jehovah of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture where you followed sheep so that you could be the leader of my people Israel. 9 »‘I was with you wherever you went. I destroyed all your enemies in front of you. I will make your name famous like the names of the greatest people on earth.
12 »‘I will choose one of your sons to be king when you reach the end of your life and are buried in the tomb of your ancestors. I will make him a strong ruler. 13 »‘I will allow no one to take his long lasting kingdom away from him. He will be the one to build a temple for me. 14 »‘I will be his father. He will be my son. When he does wrong I will correct him just as parents correct children. 15 »‘I will never put an end to my agreement with him. I put an end to my agreement with Saul when he was king before you. 16 »‘I will make sure that one of your descendants will be king for a very long time. Your throne will be established from generation to generation.’«
25 »And now, Jehovah God, please do what you have promised. 26 »You will be famous for a very long time! Everyone will say: »Jehovah of Hosts rules Israel. David’s descendants are his chosen kings. 27 »Now therefore, may it please you to bless the house of your servant that it may continue a long time before you. You O Lord Jehovah have spoken. May the house of your servant be blessed from generation to generation. 28 »Lord Jehovah, you are God. You have promised me some very good things, and you can be trusted to do what you promise. 29 »Please bless my descendants and let them be your chosen kings for a very long time. You have already promised, and I am sure that you will bless my family from generation to generation.«
7 »You are that man!« Nathan said to David. »And this is what the Lord Jehovah the God of Israel says: ‘I made you king of Israel and rescued you from Saul. 8 »‘I gave you his kingdom and his wives. Then I made you king over Israel and Judah. If this had not been enough, I would have given you twice as much.
51 »You give glorious victories to your anointed king. Your faithful love for David and for his descendants will never end.«
12 Solomon succeeded his father David as king. His royal power was firmly established.
46 The king gave orders to Benaiah son of Jehoiada. He killed Shimei. Solomon was now in complete control.
4 One time he went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices because that was where the most used altar was. He offered hundreds of burnt offerings there in the past.
4 One time he went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices because that was where the most used altar was. He offered hundreds of burnt offerings there in the past. 5 That night Jehovah appeared to him in a dream and asked him: »What do you want me to give you?« 6 Solomon answered: »You always showed great love for my father David, your servant. He was good, loyal, and honest in his relation with you. You have continued to show him your great and constant love by giving him a son who today rules in his place. 7 »O Jehovah God, you allowed me to succeed my father as king, even though I am very young and do not know how to rule.
8 »I am among the people you have chosen to be your own. They are a people who are so many that they cannot be counted. 9 ‘Give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice. Help me know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?«
9 ‘Give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice. Help me know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?« 10 Jehovah was pleased that Solomon asked for this. 11 He said to him: »Because you have asked for the wisdom to rule justly, instead of long life for yourself or riches or the death of your enemies,
11 He said to him: »Because you have asked for the wisdom to rule justly, instead of long life for yourself or riches or the death of your enemies, 12 »I will do what you have asked. I will give you more wisdom and understanding than anyone has ever had. There has never been nor will ever be anyone like you.
13 »I will also give you what you did not ask for. All your life you will have wealth and honor, more than that of any other king. 14 »If you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life.« 15 Solomon woke up and was aware that God had spoken to him in the dream. Then he went to Jerusalem and stood in front of Jehovah’s Ark of the Covenant. He offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to Jehovah. Then he gave a feast for all his officials.
18 »‘Jehovah said to him: ‘You were right in wanting to build a temple for me.
28 The people of Israel heard of Solomon's decision and were all filled with deep respect for him. They knew then that God had given him the wisdom to settle disputes fairly.
24 Solomon ruled over all the land west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah on the Euphrates as far west as the city of Gaza. All the kings west of the Euphrates were subject to him. He was at peace with all the neighboring countries. 25 As long as he lived, the people throughout Judah and Israel lived in safety. Each family had its own grapevines and fig trees. 26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand cavalry horses.
63 Solomon sacrificed twenty-two thousand cattle and one hundred twenty thousand sheep as fellowship offerings to Jehovah. So the king and all the people of Israel dedicated Jehovah’s Temple.
19 the cities where his supplies were kept, the cities for his horses and chariots, and everything else he wanted to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and elsewhere in his kingdom.
16 Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold. About fifteen pounds of gold went into each shield.
26 Solomon gathered war-carriages and horsemen. He had one thousand, four hundred carriages and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king at Jerusalem. 27 The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number. 28 Solomon's string of horses came from Egypt and from Kue. The king's traders got them at a price from Kue. 29 A war-carriage might be obtained from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They got them at the same rate for all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.
29 But Jehu did not keep himself from all the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and the evil he made Israel do. The gold calves were still worshiped in Bethel and in Dan.
1 David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
3 »Let us bring the Ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul.«
5 David assembled all the Israelites, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo to the entrance to Hamath, to bring the Ark of God from Kiriath Jearim. 6 David and all the people of Israel with him went to Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim). They went to bring the Ark of Jehovah God from there. He is enthroned between the cherubim on the Ark that is called by his name.
1 David constructed buildings for himself in the City of David. Then he prepared a place for God’s Ark and pitched a tent for it.
3 David called together all Israel at Jerusalem to bring Jehovah’s Ark to the place he had prepared for it.
12 He said to them: »You are the heads of the Levite families. You and your brothers must perform the ceremonies to make yourselves holy. Then bring the Ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to the place I prepared for it.
25 Thus David, the leaders of Israel, and the army’s commanders joyfully went to get the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant from Obed Edom’s house. 26 Because God helped the Levites who carried the Ark of the Jehovah’s Covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. 27 David was dressed in a fine linen robe, as were all the Levites who carried the Ark, the Levites who were singers, and Chenaniah, the leader of the musicians’ prophetic songs. David also wore a linen ephod. 28 All Israel brought the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant with shouts of joy and the sounding of rams’ horns, trumpets, cymbals, harps, and lyres.
1 The men carrying the ark set it inside the tent David had put up for it. They presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings in God’s presence.
29 Jehovah’s tent that Moses made in the desert and the altar for burnt offerings were at the worship site at Gibeon.
1 This is a list of Israelite family heads, regiment and battalion commanders, and officers who were serving the king in all the army’s units. Throughout each year they came for a month at a time and then left. Each unit consisted of twenty-four thousand men.
25 Jehovah made the whole nation stand in awe of Solomon. He made him more glorious than any other king that had ruled Israel.
3 Then Solomon and the entire assembly went to the place of worship in Gibeon because God’s Tent of Meeting was there. Jehovah’s servant Moses pitched the tent in the desert.
12 »For this reason I will give you wisdom and knowledge. And in addition, I will give you more wealth, treasure, and fame than any king has ever had before or will ever have again.«
22 King Solomon was greater in wealth and wisdom than all the other kings of the world.
25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand war horses. He stationed some in chariot cities and others with himself in Jerusalem.
39 David left Zadok and his priestly relatives to serve in Jehovah’s Tent at the place of worship in Gibeon.
8 »‘I have been with you wherever you have gone. I have destroyed all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
11 »‘When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you. It will be one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. 12 »‘He is the one who will build a house for me. I will establish his throne forever. 13 »‘I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor. 14 »‘I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever! His throne will be established forever.’«
23 »Now, Jehovah, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established from generation to generation. Do as you promised! 24 »It will be established and your name will be great forever. Then men will say: »Jehovah of Hosts, the God over Israel, is Israel’s God! And the house of your servant David will be established before you. 25 »You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. 26 »O JEHOVAH, YOU ARE GOD! You have promised these good things to your servant. 27 »You have been pleased to bless the house of your servant that it may continue for a very long time in your sight. You Jehovah have blessed it and it will be blessed from generation to generation.«
4 Since Eleazar’s descendants had more men who were family heads than Ithamar’s descendants, they were divided so that Eleazar’s descendants had sixteen family leaders and Ithamar’s descendants had eight family leaders.
31 They drew lots as their relatives, Aaron’s descendants, had done. They drew them in front of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the leaders of the families of the priests and Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same way as those of the youngest.
1 David held a meeting in Jerusalem for all the leaders of Israel, the leaders of the tribes, the leaders of the army units that served the king, the commanders of regiments and battalions, the officials in charge of all the property and livestock belonging to the king and his sons, the palace officials, the soldiers, and the fighting men. 2 King David stood there and said: »Listen to me relatives (brothers and sisters) and subjects. I had my heart set on building the Temple where the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant could be placed. This Temple will be a stool for our God’s feet, and I have made preparations to build it.«
5 »Of all my sons, for Jehovah has given me many sons, he has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of Jehovah’s kingdom to rule Israel. 6 »He told me: ‘Your son Solomon will build my Temple and my courtyards because I have chosen him to be my son. I will be his father. 7 »‘I will establish his kingdom for a very long time if he will remain determined to obey my commands and laws, as he is doing today.’«
1 King David announced to the entire assembly: »God has chosen my son Solomon. He is however young and lacks experience. The work to be done is enormous, because this is not a palace for people but a Temple for Jehovah God.
17 »I well know, O my God, that you test everyone’s heart and are pleased with people of integrity. In honesty and sincerity I have willingly given all this to you. I have seen how your people who are gathered here have been happy to bring offerings to you. 18 »Jehovah, God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, keep such devotion always strong in your people’s hearts and keep them always faithful to you.
21 The following day they killed animals as sacrifices, dedicating them to Jehovah. Then they gave them to the people to eat. In addition, they sacrificed a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, which they burned whole on the altar. They also brought the offerings of wine.
23 So Solomon succeeded his father David on the throne Jehovah had established. He was a successful king, and the whole nation of Israel obeyed him.
20 Early in the morning Hezekiah assembled the leaders of the city and went to Jehovah’s Temple.
2 The king, his officials, and the whole assembly in Jerusalem decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month.
29 The king sent for all the respected leaders of Judah and Jerusalem to join him. 30 The king, everyone in Judah, everyone living in Jerusalem, the priests, the Levites, and all the people, young and old, went up to Jehovah’s Temple. He read everything written in the Book of the Covenant found in Jehovah’s Temple so that they could hear it.
13 Your loving kindness toward me is great. You have rescued me from the depths of the grave.
20 I have found David my servant. I anointed him with my holy oil. 21 With him my hand will be established; my arm also will strengthen him. 22 No enemy will tax him. No wicked man will oppress him. 23 I will beat down his adversaries before him. I will strike those who hate him. 24 But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him. In my name, his horn (power) (strength) will be exalted (increased). 25 I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers. 26 He will call to me: »You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation!« 27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. 28 I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore. My covenant will stand firm with him.
49 Where is the evidence of your mercy, Lord? You swore an oath to David on the basis of your faithfulness.
34 Give me understanding, that I may observe your law and keep it with all my heart.
73 Your hands made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
2 Pay close attention to wisdom, and let your [mind and] heart (inner being) reach for discernment. 3 Call out for insight. Lift up your voice for understanding. 4 Search for wisdom as if it were silver. Hunt for it as if it were hidden treasure! 5 If you do these things you will have respect for Jehovah and you will find the true knowledge of God! 6 Jehovah gives wisdom. From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom. Happy is the man who gains understanding. 14 The profit from wisdom is better than the profit from silver. Her gain is better than fine gold. 15 She (wisdom) is more precious than pearls. Nothing you desire compares with wisdom. 16 Long life is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways. All her paths are peace. 18 She (wisdom) is a tree of life to those who hold her. Happy are all who keep her.
7 »Wisdom is the most important thing. So gain wisdom! And by all means arrive at understanding.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way. The folly of fools is deception.
7 Just as he thinks in his heart: »Eat and drink,« he says to you. But his heart is not with you.
9 I became great and increased more than all who had been before me in Jerusalem and my wisdom remained with me.
10 »The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with cut stones. The fig trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.«
3 Give ear and come to me; listen to me, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 »I will bring gold instead of copper. I will bring silver instead of iron, copper instead of wood, and iron instead of stone. I will appoint peace as your governor and righteousness as your ruler.
14 Amos told Amaziah, »I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son. I was a herdsman, and a grower of sycamore figs.
33 »Seek (desire) (require) (serve) first the kingdom of God and his righteousness [continuously] and all these things will be added to you.
20 »Teach them to observe all the things I have commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.«
51 Jesus responded to him: »What do you want me to do for you?« The blind man said to him: »Teacher I want to receive my sight!«
23 »You will ask me for nothing then. Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your power? Why did you conceive this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God.«
16 To the one an aroma of death leading to death and to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
5 We are not adequate by ourselves to account for anything. Our adequacy is from God.
20 Now to him that is able to do far more abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
9 For this reason God highly exalted him, and gave to him the name that is above every name, (Relative authority given by Jehovah God, the Father to His Son) (Philipians 2:11) 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 The Word of God is alive and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. (Ephesians 6:17) It separates the physical person from the spiritual person, of both joints and marrow. And it can discern (judge) the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (John 12:48)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of God. He gives to all generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his works are from meekness because of wisdom.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable (yielding), full of mercy and good fruits, without discord (partiality), without hypocrisy.