Bible Verses Times Adversity: 15Bible Verses for Times of Adversity

Bible Verses Times Adversity: Bible Verses Times Adversity: We all experience times of adversity in our lifetime. As the saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Turn to God and His words during times of adversity for strength and comfort. When we put our faith in him, he will help guide us to the path of happiness and peace. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Proverbs…

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Bible Verses Happiness: 13 Bible Verses about Happiness

Bible Verses Happiness: Bible Verses Happiness: We all want to be happy, but sometimes trying to find happiness can be a struggle. Often times we search for it in all the wrong places or ways, when the answer is much simpler- God. “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord” Psalm 144:15. The Bible guides us to happiness through God’s Word! Psalm 37:4 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Isaiah 12:2 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust…

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Bible Verses Greed: 20 Bible Verses About Greed

Bible Verses Greed: Bible Verses Greed: God knows that money is on our mind a lot. So much so that Jesus spoke and taught about money more than he did any other topic! God knows that greed will destroy us. If we become focused on accumulating more wealth, we become focused and driven by greed and are never content. Often, greed opens the door to other sins and we find ourselves falling farther from God and what He has for our lives. We must be careful to protect our hearts and minds…

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Courage Bible Verses: 20 Bible Verses about Courage

Courage Bible Verses: Courage Bible Verses: With God’s protection and guidance we should be able to conquer fears and live a life full of courage. It is God that commands us to have courage, for having courage means having faith and confidence in Him. Through scripture we can find the courage God desires us to have. 1 Chronicles 28:20 20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He…

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Blessings Bible Verses: 13 Bible Verses about Blessings

Blessings Bible Verses: Blessings Bible Verses: Blessings can be associated with protection and happiness. God’s blessings protects us, and helps guide us to the path of happiness and righteousness. Use these Bible verses to remind you of the ultimate blessing of protection promised to us, when Jesus died for us on the cross, and use them as a direction to the right path He intended for us. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. James 1:17 17…

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Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah

Chapter 12 v1 This is a list of the priests and *Levites who returned from *exile. They returned with Zerubbabel, who was the son of Shealtiel, and with Jeshua.           Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,           v2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,           v3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,           v4 Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah,           v5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,           v6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,           v7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These men were the leaders of the priests and their companions at the time of Jeshua. v8 The *Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, *Judah…

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The people had built the city called Jerusalem again

Chapter 11 The people had built the city called Jerusalem again. Then they returned to the smaller towns and villages where they lived. Not many people lived in the city called Jerusalem. It was important for people to live in the city. Then it would become a great city again and the people could protect the *temple in the city. v1 The leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem. The rest of the people threw *lots to decide who else would live in Jerusalem. One person in every 10 people…

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Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,Pashur, Amariah, Malkijah,Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch

Chapter 10 The people had listened to the law of God (Nehemiah chapter 8) and they had remembered their history (Nehemiah chapter 9). Then they made an agreement with God. v1 This is a list of the people who signed this agreement: Nehemiah the chief officer, who was the son of Hachaliah, and Zedekiah, v2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, v3 Pashur, Amariah, Malkijah, v4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, v5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, v6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, v7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, v8 Maaziah, Bilgai and Shemaiah. Those were the priests. v9 These were…

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Nehemiah copied the register of the first people who returned from exile

Chapter 8 In Nehemiah 7:6-73, Nehemiah copied the register of the first people who returned from *exile. This happened about 90 years before Nehemiah became the ruler of *Judah. In chapter 8, Nehemiah continues to explain the events while he ruled *Judah. He had arranged a special meeting for all the *Jews (Nehemiah 8:1-4). In fact, there were several meetings. They happened on the sacred holidays that were in the 7th month of the year. At the end of these meetings, the people would decide which *Jews would live in…

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hey came with me from Babylonia during the rule of King Artaxerxes.

Chapter 8 v1 This is the list of the families and the chief men in the families. They came with me from Babylonia during the rule of King Artaxerxes. v2 Gershom from the *descendants of Phinehas, Daniel from the *descendants of Ithamar, From the *descendants of David, Hattush, v3 from the *descendants of Shecaniah. Zechariah from the *descendants of Parosh. There were 150 men from his family with him. v4 Eliehoenai, who was the son of Zerahiah, from the *descendants of Pahath-Moab. There were 200 men with him. v5 Shecaniah,…

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People of Israel were living in their towns

Chapter 3 v1 When the *people of Israel were living in their towns, they all met in Jerusalem together. It was the 7th month. Verse 1 The people who had returned from *exile started to live in the towns in Judah. But soon after they arrived in the country, they all met in Jerusalem. It was important to start to *worship God together again. The 7th month was a very important month for the *Jews. There were three special holidays to *worship God during that month. v2 Then Jeshua (the…

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The fame and wealth of Solomon

Chapter 9 The fame and wealth of Solomon – 2 Chronicles 9:1-31 The visit of the queen of Sheba – 2 Chronicles 9:1-12 v1 The queen of the country called Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame. And she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She came with a large group of officials and servants. They had many camels that carried *spices, a lot of gold and precious stones. She came to Solomon. And she talked with him about everything that she was thinking about. v2 Solomon answered all her questions.…

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What Solomon did

Chapter 8 What Solomon did – 2 Chronicles 8:1-18 v1 By the end of 20 years, Solomon had built the *LORD’s *temple. Also, he had built his own royal palace. v2 Solomon built again the towns that Hiram had given to him. And he sent *Israelites to live in these towns. v3 Then Solomon went to the town called Hamath Zobah. And he defeated it. v4 Also, Solomon built the town called Tadmor in the desert. And he built all the towns in Hamath as towns to store grain and supplies.…

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Fire comes down from heaven

Chapter 7 Fire comes down from heaven – 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 v1 When Solomon had finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven. The fire burned up the *sacrifice by fire and the other *sacrifices. And the *LORD’s *glory filled the *temple. v2 The priests could not enter the *LORD’s *temple, because the *LORD’s *glory filled it. v3 All the *Israelites saw the fire that came down from heaven. And they saw the *LORD’s *glory above the *temple. They bent down on the footpath with their faces to the ground. They *worshipped and…

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Solomon blesses the people

Chapter 6 Solomon blesses the people – 2 Chronicles 6:1-11 v1 Then Solomon spoke. ‘The *LORD said that he would live in the dark cloud. v2 *LORD, I have built a wonderful *temple for you. It is a place for you to live for all time.’ v3 All the *Israelites were standing there. King Solomon turned to them and he blessed them. v4 Then he said, ‘Praise the *LORD, the God of *Israel. With his mouth, he made a promise to my father David. With his hands, he has done it. v5 He said,…

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Solomon brings the ark into the temple

Chapter 5 Solomon brings the ark into the temple – 2 Chronicles 5:1-10 v1 Then Solomon had finished all his work for the *LORD’s *temple. So Solomon brought into the *temple all the things that his father David had given for the *temple. Solomon put all the silver, gold and other things into the *storerooms of God’s *temple. v2 Then Solomon called for all the leaders of *Israel to come to him in Jerusalem. He called for all the heads of the *tribes to come. And he called for the leaders of…

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Solomon makes various objects for use in the temple

Chapter 4 Solomon makes various objects for use in the temple – 2 Chronicles 4:1-22 v1 Solomon made a *bronze *altar 20 *cubits long, 20 *cubits wide and 10 *cubits high. v2 Then he melted metal in order to make a large round basin called ‘the sea’. It was 10 *cubits from edge to edge and 5 *cubits high. The measurement round its edge was 30 *cubits. v3 There were images of *bulls under the edge round the large basin. There were 10 *bulls to each *cubit. The *bulls were in two rows…

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Solomon began to build the temple

Chapter 3 Solomon began to build the temple – 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 v1 Then Solomon began to build the *LORD’s *temple in Jerusalem on the mountain called Moriah. This was where the *LORD had appeared to his father David. David had provided that place. Previously, it was the yard where Araunah used to prepare his grain. (Araunah belonged to the people called Jebusites.) v2 Solomon began to build in his 4th year as king. It was the 2nd day of the 2nd month. v3 Solomon laid the base for God’s *temple. It was…

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Preparations for the temple

Chapter 2 Preparations for the temple – 2 Chronicles 2:1-18 v1 Solomon gave orders for the construction of a *temple for the name of the *LORD. Also, he decided to build a palace for himself. v2 He chose 70 000 men to carry loads. He chose 80 000 men to cut stone in the hill country. And he appointed 3600 men to control these workers. v3 Solomon sent a message to Hiram. Hiram was the king of the city called Tyre. Solomon said, ‘You traded with my father David. You sent him *cedar wood…

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Solomon rules Israel

About this book Solomon rules Israel: The two books of Chronicles were one book ­until there was a translation into the *Greek language. The men who translated the book divided it into two. This was because the length of it would fit more easily on two *scrolls. That ancient translation is called the Septuagint; its date is about 280 *BC. We do not know who wrote the book of Chronicles. But the writer lived after the *exile. Probably he lived at the same time as Ezra. This was in the…

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The covenant with the Lord

Chapter 23 The covenant with the Lord v1 The king called together all the leaders of *Judah and Jerusalem. v2 He went to the *Lord’s *temple with the priests and the *prophets. All the people in *Judah and Jerusalem also came. Both the rich people and the poor people came. In front of them all, the king read the entire book that contained the *covenant. That was the book that the chief priest had found in the *Lord’s *temple. v3 The king stood by the royal column and he made…

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Josiah’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 22 Josiah’s rule as king of Judah v1 Josiah was 8 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 31 years. His mother’s name was Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah. She was from Bozkath. v2 Josiah pleased the *Lord in everything that he did. He behaved in the same way as his *ancestor David had done. Josiah obeyed all God’s laws. v3 In the 18th year when Josiah was ruling, he sent Shaphan the *secretary to the *Lord’s *temple. Shaphan was Azaliah’s son and he was also…

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Hezekiah’s illness

Chapter 20 Hezekiah’s illness v1 During that time, Hezekiah became ill. He almost died. The *prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, went to see Hezekiah. Isaiah said this. ‘The *Lord says, “Put everything in order. (In other words, deal with anything that you need to deal with before your death.) You will die soon. You will not recover.” ’ v2 Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall and he prayed this to the *Lord. v3 ‘Remember, *Lord, that I have served you in a loyal manner. I have loved you completely.…

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Isaiah the prophet

Chapter 19 Isaiah the prophet v1 When King Hezekiah heard that, he tore his clothes. He dressed himself in rough cloth and he went into the *Lord’s *temple. v2 Hezekiah called Eliakim, the official that controlled the palace. And he called Shebna the *secretary. He also called the leaders of the priests. He sent all those men to the *prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz. They all wore rough cloth. v3 This is the message that Hezekiah told them to give to Isaiah. ‘Today is a very sad day. God is…

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Hezekiah’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 18 Hezekiah’s rule as king of Judah v1 Hezekiah, Ahaz’s son, began to rule as king of *Judah. He did so in the 3rd year of Hoshea’s rule. Hoshea (Elah’s son) was king of *Israel. v2 Hezekiah was 25 years old when he became the king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 29 years. His mother was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. v3 Hezekiah did what pleased the *Lord. So Hezekiah was like his *ancestor, David. v4 Hezekiah removed the places where people *worshipped on the high hills. He broke…

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Ahaz’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 16 Ahaz’s rule as king of Judah v1 Ahaz, Jotham’s son, began to rule as king of *Judah. That was in the 17th year of Pekah’s rule. Pekah (king of *Israel) was Remaliah’s son. v2 Ahaz was 20 years old when he became the king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 16 years. Unlike David his *ancestor, Ahaz did not do what pleased the *Lord his God. v3 Ahaz did what the kings of *Israel did. He even *sacrificed his son in the fire. The *Lord had forced some nations…

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Uzziah’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 15 Uzziah’s rule as king of Judah v1 Uzziah, Amaziah’s son, began his rule as king of *Judah. He did so in the 27th year of Jeroboam’s rule. Jeroboam was king of *Israel. v2 Uzziah began to rule when he was 16 years old. He ruled in Jerusalem for 52 years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. v3 He did what pleased the *Lord. He did what his father Amaziah had done. v4 But he did not remove the places where people *worshipped on the high hills. The people…

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Amaziah’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 14 Amaziah’s rule as king of Judah v1 Amaziah, Joash’s son, began to rule as the king of *Judah. That happened during the 2nd year of Jehoash’s rule. Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, was the king of *Israel. v2 Amaziah was 25 years old when he became *Judah’s king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 29 years. His mother was Jehoaddin from Jerusalem. v3 Amaziah did the things that pleased the *Lord. However, he was not like his *ancestor David. Amaziah did what his father Joash had done. v4 Amaziah…

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The Last Kings of Israel and Judah

About the Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings The Last Kings of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings used to be one book. That book continued the account of the events that happened to *Israel. The events happened after those in the Books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Some people translated 1 Kings and 2 Kings into Greek (the language that people spoke in Greece). They divided it into two books. They probably did that so that the text would fit into the…

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Elah’s rule as king of Israel

Chapter 16 v1 Then the *Lord spoke to Jehu the son of Hanani. He gave him this message for Baasha. v2 ‘You were not an important person, but I made you leader of my people *Israel. You have *sinned as Jeroboam did. And you have led my people into *sin. Their *sins made me very angry. v3 I will kill you and your family as I did to Jeroboam and his family. v4 Dogs will eat the members of your family who die in the city. The birds of the…

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