Zerubbabel

Haggai 1New International Version (NIV) A Call to Build the House of the Lord 1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high […]

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David and Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11:1-17 David and Bathsheba 11 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army.They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. […]

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Ruth

Ruth 1:1-5 Naomi Loses Her Husband and Sons 1 In the days when the judges ruled,[a]there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of […]

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Rahab

Joshua 2:1-11 Rahab and the Spies 2 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here […]

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Judah and Tamar

Genesis 38 Judah and Tamar 38 At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. 2 There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made love to her; 3 she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named […]

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Abram & Sarai

Genesis 15:1-6 The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate […]

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The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

Matthew 1:1-17 The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez […]

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Glory Of God Alone

John 17:1-5 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified 17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is […]

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Peace And Hope

Romans 5:1-11 Peace and Hope 5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we […]

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