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…

Read More

Bible Verses Music: 17 Bible Verses about Music

Bible Verses Music: Bible Verses Music: God created us to be instruments with the ability to sing and make music. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God, so it only seems fitting that bible verses about music can be found throughout scripture. Rejoice in the sound through this collection of bible verses about music! Psalm 95:1 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Ephesians 5:19 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and…

Read More

King Xerxes rewarded Haman. Haman was from the family of Agag and his father was Hammedatha.

Chapter 3 v1 Some time later, King Xerxes rewarded Haman. Haman was from the family of Agag and his father was Hammedatha. The king gave more authority to Haman than to any of the other important people. Verse 1 In Chapter 2, we learned that Mordecai saved the king’s life. In Chapter 6, we shall read that the king did not reward Mordecai until much later. Chapter 3 starts with the news that King Xerxes rewarded Haman. The king made Haman very important. We do not know why the king…

Read More

Twelve years after the people rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to Persia

Chapter 13 Twelve years after the people rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to Persia. Some time later, he asked the king to allow him to return to *Judah (Nehemiah 13:6). There, Nehemiah discovered that the people were doing many wrong things. In this chapter, we can read what Nehemiah did about these serious problems. v1 On that day, they read aloud the book of Moses. And the people were listening. The book said that God’s special people must never let the *Ammonite and *Moabite people join them. v2…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

The king of Babylon attacks Jerusalem

Chapter 25 The king of Babylon attacks Jerusalem v1 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon marched out with his whole army. He marched towards Jerusalem to attack it. He did that in the 9th year of Zedekiah’s rule. It was on the 10th day of the 10th month. Nebuchadnezzar camped outside the city and he surrounded it with his army. His army prepared to attack the city. v2 His army surrounded Jerusalem city. Nobody could come into it and nobody could go out. That situation lasted until the 11th year of King…

Read More

Jehoiachin’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 24 v1 While Jehoiakim was king, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to attack the country. Jehoiakim had to serve him for 3 years. But then Jehoiakim changed his decision and he *rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar. v2 The *Lord sent soldiers to fight against Jehoiakim. They were from Babylon, Syria, Moab and Ammon. He sent them to destroy *Judah. The *Lord had said by means of his *prophets that he would do that. v3 Those things happened to *Judah because the *Lord had ordered it. He wanted to remove the people…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Athaliah’s rule as queen of Judah

Chapter 11 Athaliah’s rule as queen of Judah v1 King Ahaziah’s mother Athaliah heard about the death of her son. So she ordered people to kill all the royal family. v2 But Jehosheba, who was King Jehoram’s daughter and Ahaziah’s sister, rescued Joash the son of Ahaziah. She took him away from among the royal princes before Athaliah murdered them. Jehosheba hid Joash and his nurse in a bedroom, away from Athaliah. So nobody killed him. v3For 6 years Jehosheba hid him and his nurse in the *Lord’s *temple. Meanwhile…

Read More

The report about Elisha’s miracles

Chapter 8 The report about Elisha’s miracles v1 Elisha had spoken to the woman whose son he had brought back to life. ‘Go away with your family and stay somewhere else. The *Lord had decided that there will be a serious lack of food in this country. During a 7 year period, people will not have enough food.’ v2 The woman did what Elisha said. She and her family went to stay in the country called Philistia for 7 years. v3 At the end of 7 years, the woman returned…

Read More

A prophet warns Jeroboam

Chapter 13 A prophet warns Jeroboam The *kingdom that David and Solomon used to rule had divided into two *kingdoms. The northern *tribes were not still loyal to David’s family. And those *tribes had chosen a new religion. They were *worshipping the images of *bulls, instead of the *Lord. But, by an extraordinary series of events, God showed that he still had a special relationship with those *tribes. They were *worshipping false gods. But they were still responsible to the real God. v1 The *Lord ordered a *prophet from *Judah…

Read More

God appears to Solomon again

Chapter 9 God appears to Solomon again v1 So Solomon finished the *temple of the *Lord. He finished the royal palace and everything else that he wanted to do. v2 Then the *Lord appeared to him again as he had at Gibeon. v3 The *Lord said to him, ‘I have heard your prayer and all that you asked me to do. I have made this *temple *holy which you have built. People will give honour to me there for always. I will watch over it and I will love it…

Read More

David counts the Israelites

Chapter 24 David counts the Israelites v1 Again the *Lord was angry with *Israel. He made David cause trouble for the *Israelites. He said to David, ‘Go and count the people of *Israel and *Judah.’ v2 So King David spoke to Joab who was the leader of his army. David said, ‘Go through all the *tribes of *Israel. Travel from Dan to Beersheba and count all the people. Then I will know how many people there are.’ v3 But Joab replied to the king, ‘The *Lord your God can give…

Read More

David praises the Lord

Chapter 22 David praises the Lord v1 The *Lord had saved David from Saul and all his other enemies. So David sang this song to the *Lord. v2 David said,           ‘The *Lord gives me security.                       So, he is like my rock and my strong place.           He saves me.           v3 My God is like a rock to me.           I can run to him and be safe.           He is like my *shield. He keeps me safe and he makes me strong.                       He is like my…

Read More

The Gibeonites punish Saul’s family

Chapter 21 The Gibeonites punish Saul’s family v1 For three years while David was king, the people did not have enough to eat. So David prayed to the *Lord. The *Lord said, ‘This has happened because Saul and his family are murderers. They killed the *Gibeonites.’ v2 (The *Gibeonites were not *Israelites. The *Gibeonites were a small group that remained from the people called Amorites. The *Israelites had promised to protect them but Saul tried to destroy them. Saul had been too eager to help the people of *Israel and…

Read More

Sheba opposes David

Chapter 20 Sheba opposes David v1 Sheba, the son of Bicri, happened to be there. He came from the *tribe of Benjamin. He was a wicked man. He blew a *trumpet and he shouted, ‘We will not join with David. We do not want to associate with the son of Jesse! People of *Israel, prepare to fight!’ v2 So all the *Israelites left David. They followed Sheba, the son of Bicri. But the men of *Judah stayed with the king as he travelled from the river Jordan to Jerusalem. v3…

Read More

Joab speaks to David and David returns to Jerusalem

Chapter 19 Joab speaks to David and David returns to Jerusalem v1 Someone told Joab, ‘The king is crying. He is very sad about Absalom.’ v2 David’s army had won the battle that day. But then they heard that David was very sad about his son. So, it became a sad day for the army too. v3 The men returned to the city quietly that day. They behaved like men who had run away from a battle. They were as quiet as men who felt ashamed. v4 The king covered…

Read More

David’s men defeat and kill Absalom

Chapter 18 David’s men defeat and kill Absalom v1 David counted the soldiers who were with him. He appointed men to command groups of 1000 soldiers. He also appointed other men to command groups of 100 soldiers. v2 David sent his soldiers out in three groups. Joab commanded a third of them. Joab’s brother Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, commanded a third of them. And Ittai from Gath commanded a third of them. The king said to the soldiers, ‘I will go with you myself.’ v3 But they said to…

Read More

Ahithophel and Hushai advise Absalom

Chapter 17 Ahithophel and Hushai advise Absalom v1 Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, ‘Let me choose 12 000 men. I will go and chase David tonight. v2 I will attack him when he is tired and weak. I will frighten him. All the people who are with him will run away. I will kill only the king. v3 Then I will bring all his people back to you. When David is dead, everyone will return to you. Everyone will be safe.’ v4 Absalom and all the leaders in *Israel thought…

Read More