And at once he said unto meSufficient for thee, is my favour, for, my power, in weakness, is made complete. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may spread a tent over me.
What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law but under favour? Far be it!
Remember thy compassions, O Yahweh, and thy lovingkindnesses, For, from age-past times, have they been.
The sins of my youth, and my transgressions, do not thou call to mind,According to thine own lovingkindness, remember thou me, for the sake of thine own goodness, O Yahweh.
But, not as the fault, so, also the decree of favour, for, if, by the fault of the one, the many died, much more, the favour of God and the free-gift in favour, by the one man Jesus Christ, unto the many superabounded;
For God, so loved, the world, that, his Only Begotten Son, he gave,that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age-abiding.
But, God, being rich in mercy, by reason of the great love wherewith he loved us,
Although we were dead by our offences, gave us life together with the Christ,by favour, ye have been saved,
Be favorable unto me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness, And, in the multitude of thy compassions, blot out my transgressions;
Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And, from my sin, make me pure;
I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable,your rational divine service;
He that covereth his transgressions, shall not prosper, but, he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall find compassion.
Well for a man showing favour and lending! He shall sustain his affairs with justice.
And let the delightfulness of Adonay our God be upon us,And, the work of our hands, establish thou upon us, Yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it.
Out of the depths, have I cried unto thee, O Yahweh.
O My Lord! hearken thou unto my voice,Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications,
But go ye, and learn what this meaneth,Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.
Who is a GOD like unto thee, taking away the iniquityand passing over the transgressionof the remnant of his inheritance? He hath not held fast, perpetually, his anger, for, one who delighteth in lovingkindness, is he!
Because, unto you, hath it been given as a favour, in behalf of Christ, not only, on him, to believe, but also, in his behalf, to suffer:
1 Then sent Hezekiah unto all Israel and Judah, moreover also, letters, wrote he unto Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come unto the house of Yahweh, in Jerusalem,to keep a passover unto Yahweh, God of Israel.
2 Yea, the king and his rulers and all the convocation in Jerusalem, had taken counsel,to keep the passover in the second month.
3 For they were unable to keep it at that time,because, the priests, had not hallowed themselves in sufficient numbers, and, the people, had not gathered themselves unto Jerusalem.
4 And the thing was right, in the eyes of the king,and in the eyes of all the convocation.
5 So they established a decree, to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba even unto Dan, that they should come in to keep a passover unto Yahweh the God of Israel, in Jerusalem,for, not for a long time, had they kept it as written.
6 The runners, therefore, went with letters from the hand of the king and his rulers, throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying,Ye sons of Israel, return ye unto Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and he will return unto the remnant, that which is left to you, out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
7 And be not ye like your fathers, or like your brethren, who acted unfaithfully with Yahweh, God of your fathers,who therefore delivered them up for an astonishment, as, ye yourselves, can see.
8 Now, do not stiffen your neck, like your fathers,stretch forth the hand unto Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary which he hath hallowed unto times age-abiding, and serve Yahweh your God, that he may turn from you the glow of his anger.
9 For, by your returning unto Yahweh, your brethren and your children, shall find compassion before their captors, so as to return unto this land. For, gracious and compassionate, is Yahweh your God, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye will return unto him.
10 So the runners were passing from city to city throughout the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun,-but they were laughing them to scorn, and mocking them.
11 Howbeit, some, out of Asher and Manasseh and out of Zebulun, humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
12 Also, upon Judah, came the hand of God, to give them one heart,to keep the commandment of the king and the rulers, as the word of Yahweh.
13 And there gathered themselves unto Jerusalem much people, to keep the festival of unleavened cakes, in the second month,an exceeding large convocation.
14 Then rose they up, and removed the altars, which were in Jerusalem,-and, all the censers, removed they, and cast them into the Kidron ravine.
15 Then slaughtered they the passover, on the fourteenth of the second month,and, the priests and the Levites, were put to shame, and hallowed themselves, and brought in the ascending-sacrifices of the house of Yahweh.
16 And they stood in their place, according to their regulation, according to the law of Moses the man of God,the priests, dashing the blood, at the hand of the Levites.
17 For there were many in the convocation, who had not hallowed themselves,but, the Levites, were over the slaughtering of the passover-lambs, for every one who was, not pure, to hallow him unto Yahweh.
18 For, the multitude of the people, many out of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, for they did eat the passover, otherwise than as was written,for Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, May Yahweh the Good, put a propitiatory-covering about
19 every one who hath prepared, his heart, to seek God, even Yahweh, God of his fathers,though not according to the purification of the sanctuary!
20 And Yahweh hearkened unto Hezekiah, and healed the people.
21 And so the sons of Israel who were found in Jerusalem kept the festival of unleavened cakes seven days, with great rejoicing,and the Levites and the priests, were offering praise unto Yahweh day by day, with loud instruments, unto Yahweh.
22 And Hezekiah spake unto the heart of all the Levites who were giving good instruction respecting Yahweh,and they did eat the appointed feast seven days, sacrificing the peace-offerings, and offering praise unto Yahweh, God of their fathers.
23 Then all the convocation took counsel, to keep seven days more,and they kept seven days, with rejoicing.
24 For, Hezekiah king of Judah, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep, and, the rulers, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep,-and, priests in great numbers, hallowed themselves.
25 So all the convocation of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and all the convocation that came in out of Israel, rejoiced,also the sojourners who were coming in out of the land of Israel, and the dwellers in Judah.
26 Thus was there great rejoicing, in Jerusalem,for, since the days son of David king of Israel, there had not been the like of this, in Jerusalem.
27 Then rose up the priests the Levites, and blessed the people, and there was a hearkening unto their voice,and their prayer entered into his holy dwelling-place, even into the heavens.
1 He hath said, If a man send away his wife, and she go from him and become another mans, will he return unto her, again? would not that land be, utterly defiled? And, thou, hast been unchaste with many neighbours, and yet to return unto me! Declareth Yahweh.
2 Lift up thine eyes unto the bare heights and seewhere thou hast not been unchastely embraced! beside the ways, hast thou sat to them, like the Arabian m the desert,and hast defiled the land with thine unchastities, and with thy wickedness.
3 Therefore have been withholden the showers, And, the latter rain, hath not come,Yet the forehead of an unchaste woman, hast thou, Thou hast refused to be ashamed.
4 Hast thou not from this time, cried unto me, My father! the friend of my youth, art, thou?
5 Will he maintain his anger to times age-abiding? Will he keep it perpetually? Lo! thou hast spoken thus but hast done wicked things and had thy way!
6 And Yahweh said unto me, in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen what apostate Israel, did? She used to go upon every high mountain and beneath every green tree, and commit unchastity there.
7 And I said, after she had been doing all these things, Unto me, shall thou return? and she returned not,and her treacherous sister Judah saw it!
8 Though she saw that for all this, apostate Israel having committed adultery, I had sent her away, and had given a scroll of divorcement unto her, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but, she also, went and committed unchastity.
9 Yea though it had come to pass that through the levity of her unchastity, she had defiled the land,and committed adultery with Stone and with Tree,
10 yet, in spite of all this, her treacherous sister Judah returned not unto me, with all her heart,but, falsely, Declareth Yahweh.
11 Then said Yahweh unto me,Apostate Israel, hath justified herself,more than treacherous Judah.
12 Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and sayReturn! thou apostateIsrael, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you,for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain unto times age-abiding.
13 Only, acknowledge thine iniquity, that against Yahweh thy God, hast thou transgressed,and hast gone hither and thither unto foreigners under every green tree, and unto my voice, ye have not hearkened Declareth Yahweh.
14 Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband,therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion;
15 and will give you shepherds according to mine own heart,who will feed you with knowledge and discretion.
16 And it shall come to pass when ye shall be multiplied and become fruitful in the land, in those days, Declareth Yahweh, They shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Neither shall it come up on the heart, Neither shall they remember it, Neither shall they miss it, Neither shall it be made any more.
17 At that time, shall they call Jerusalem, The throne of Yahweh, and there shall be gathered unto her all the nationsto the Name of Yahweh, to Jerusalem; and they shall walk no more after the stubbornness of their own wicked heart.
18 In those days, shall the house of Judah go unto the house of Israel,that they may enter together out of the land of the North, upon the land which I gave as an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 Though, I myself, had said,How can I put thee among the sons, And give thee a land to be coveted, An inheritance of beauty, of the hosts of nations? Yet I said, My father, shalt thou call me, And away from me, shalt thou not turn.
20 But indeed a wife goeth treacherously from her husband, so, have ye acted treacherously with me, O house of Israel, Declareth Yahweh.
21 A voice on the bare heights, is heard, The weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel,Because they have perverted their way, Have forgotten Yahweh their God.
22 Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.
23 Surely, to falsehood, pertain the hills The noisy throng on the mountains,Surely, in Yahweh our God, is the salvation of Israel!
24 But, the Shameful thing, hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth: Their flocks, and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
25 We must lie down in our shame And our reproach, be our covering, For, against Yahweh our God, have we sinned, We and our fathers, from our youth even until this day,Neither have we hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh our God.
Then, coming near, Peter said to him Lord! how many times, shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until, seven, times?
Jesus saith to himI say not unto thee, unto, seven, times, but, until seventy times seven.
For, if ye forgive men their faults, Your Father who is in the heavens, will forgive, even you;
Yet, in thine abounding compassions, thou didst not make of them an end, neither didst thou forsake them,for, a GOD gracious and full of compassion, thou art.
Surely, goodness and lovingkindness, will pursue me, all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of Yahweh, evermore.
And, therefore, will Yahweh wait, That he may grant you favour, And, therefore, will he lift himself up, That he may show you compassion,For A God of justice, is, Yahweh, How happy all they who are waiting for him
Thou, O Yahweh, wilt not restrain thy compassions from me, Thy lovingkindness and thy truthfulness, shall continually watch over me.
Let us, then, be approaching with freedom of speech, unto the throne of favour, that we may receive mercy, and, favour, may find, for seasonable succour.
Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts,And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.