Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2 Chronicles 15

Moving right along, sometimes on the path of least resistance. I will admit about this public reading I sometimes wonder why I am doing it. The axes I used to grind have long since disintegrated. But there is something to caring for the disadvantaged.

This chapter begins almost post modern, and then reverts to the worst of compelled uniformity of thought. Who is Yahweh that we should assume compelled uniformity of thought is a requirement of what must be in the one who is becoming what he is becoming? Perhaps it is the non-conformist that points out to us who think we conform that our integrity is not all we think it to be.
2 Chronicles 15 Fn Min Max Syll
וַעֲזַרְיָ֙הוּ֙ בֶּן־עוֹדֵ֔ד הָיְתָ֥ה עָלָ֖יו ר֥וּחַ אֱלֹהִֽים 1 And Azariah child of Oded, the spirit of God was upon him. 3e 3g 17
וַיֵּצֵא֮ לִפְנֵ֣י אָסָא֒ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֔וֹ שְׁמָע֕וּנִי אָסָ֖א וְכָל־יְהוּדָ֣ה וּבִנְיָמִ֑ן
יְהוָ֤ה עִמָּכֶם֙ בִּֽהְיֽוֹתְכֶ֣ם עִמּ֔וֹ וְאִֽם־תִּדְרְשֻׁ֙הוּ֙ יִמָּצֵ֣א לָכֶ֔ם וְאִם־תַּעַזְבֻ֖הוּ יַעֲזֹ֥ב אֶתְכֶֽם
2 And he came out before Asa saying to him, Hear me Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin.
Yahweh is with you when you are with him, and if you search him out he will be found of you, and if you forsake him he will forsake you.
3e 4C 26
32
וְיָמִ֥ים רַבִּ֖ים לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
לְלֹ֣א ׀ אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֱמֶ֗ת וּלְלֹ֛א כֹּהֵ֥ן מוֹרֶ֖ה וּלְלֹ֥א תוֹרָֽה
3 And many days for Israel,
there will be no God of truth and no priest instructing and no instruction.
3d 4B 9
17
וַיָּ֙שָׁב֙ בַּצַּר־ל֔וֹ עַל־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וַיְבַקְשֻׁ֖הוּ וַיִּמָּצֵ֥א לָהֶֽם
4 But let him turn in his straits to Yahweh the God of Israel,
and let them seek him, and he will be found of them.
3e 4B 15
10
וּבָעִתִּ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם אֵ֥ין שָׁל֖וֹם לַיּוֹצֵ֣א וְלַבָּ֑א
כִּ֚י מְהוּמֹ֣ת רַבּ֔וֹת עַ֥ל כָּל־יוֹשְׁבֵ֖י הָאֲרָצֽוֹת
5 And in those times there will be no peace for one to go out or to come in,
for much discomfort will be over all the inhabitants of the lands.
3e 4C 15
14
וְכֻתְּת֥וּ גוֹי־בְּג֖וֹי וְעִ֣יר בְּעִ֑יר
כִּֽי־אֱלֹהִ֥ים הֲמָמָ֖ם בְּכָל־צָרָֽה
6 And they will beat nation by nation and city by city,
for God will confuse them with all trouble.
3e 4B 12
10
וְאַתֶּ֣ם חִזְק֔וּ וְאַל־יִרְפּ֖וּ יְדֵיכֶ֑ם
כִּ֛י יֵ֥שׁ שָׂכָ֖ר לִפְעֻלַּתְכֶֽם
7 But you be resolute and do not let go your hands,
for there is a wage for your work.
3d 4B 12
8
וְכִשְׁמֹ֨עַ אָסָ֜א הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֗לֶּה וְהַנְּבוּאָה֮ עֹדֵ֣ד הַנָּבִיא֒ הִתְחַזַּ֗ק וַיַּעֲבֵ֤ר הַשִּׁקּוּצִים֙ מִכָּל־אֶ֤רֶץ יְהוּדָה֙ וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן וּמִן־הֶ֣עָרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר לָכַ֖ד מֵהַ֣ר אֶפְרָ֑יִם
וַיְחַדֵּשׁ֙ אֶת־מִזְבַּ֣ח יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֕ר לִפְנֵ֖י אוּלָ֥ם יְהוָֽה
8 And as Asa heard these words and the prophesy of Oded the prophet, he was resolved, and he was furious at the detestable things from all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and from the cities that he had conquered from mount Ephraim,
and he renovated the altar of Yahweh that was before the porch of Yahweh.
3e 4C 57
16
וַיִּקְבֹּ֗ץ אֶת־כָּל־יְהוּדָה֙ וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן וְהַגָּרִים֙ עִמָּהֶ֔ם מֵאֶפְרַ֥יִם וּמְנַשֶּׁ֖ה וּמִשִּׁמְע֑וֹן
כִּֽי־נָפְל֨וּ עָלָ֤יו מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל֙ לָרֹ֔ב בִּרְאֹתָ֕ם כִּֽי־יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהָ֖יו עִמּֽוֹ
9 And he collected all Judah and Benjamin and those residing with them from Ephraim and Manasseh and from Simeon,
for they fell to him from Israel in abundance when they saw that Yahweh his God was with him.
3e 4C 29
23
וַיִּקָּבְצ֥וּ יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם בַּחֹ֣דֶשׁ הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֑י
לִשְׁנַ֥ת חֲמֵשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה לְמַלְכ֥וּת אָסָֽא
10 And they collected themselves at Jerusalem in the third month,
of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
3e 4B 14
11
וַיִּזְבְּח֤וּ לַיהוָה֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא מִן־הַשָּׁלָ֖ל הֵבִ֑יאוּ
בָּקָר֙ שְׁבַ֣ע מֵא֔וֹת וְצֹ֖אן שִׁבְעַ֥ת אֲלָפִֽים
11 And they sacrificed to Yahweh in that day from the spoil they had brought,
oxen, seven hundred, and sheep, seven thousand.
3e 4C 17
13
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ בַבְּרִ֔ית לִדְר֕וֹשׁ אֶת־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֲבוֹתֵיהֶ֑ם
בְּכָל־לְבָבָ֖ם וּבְכָל־נַפְשָֽׁם
12 And they entered into a covenant to search out Yahweh the God of their ancestors,
with all their heart and with all their integrity.
3e 4B 17
9
וְכֹ֨ל אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹֽא־יִדְרֹ֛שׁ לַיהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל יוּמָ֑ת
לְמִן־קָטֹן֙ וְעַד־גָּד֔וֹל לְמֵאִ֖ישׁ וְעַד־אִשָּֽׁה
13 And anyone that not would search out to Yahweh the God of Israel would be put to death,
from the least to the greatest, man or woman.
3c 4A 17
15
וַיִּשָּֽׁבְעוּ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה בְּק֥וֹל גָּד֖וֹל וּבִתְרוּעָ֑ה
וּבַחֲצֹצְר֖וֹת וּבְשׁוֹפָרֽוֹת
14 And they swore to Yahweh with a great voice and with a shout of triumph,
and with trumpets and with shophar.
3e 4A 14
9
וַיִּשְׂמְח֨וּ כָל־יְהוּדָ֜ה עַל־הַשְּׁבוּעָ֗ה כִּ֤י בְכָל־לְבָבָם֙ נִשְׁבָּ֔עוּ וּבְכָל־רְצוֹנָ֣ם בִּקְשֻׁ֔הוּ וַיִּמָּצֵ֖א לָהֶ֑ם
וַיָּ֧נַח יְהוָ֛ה לָהֶ֖ם מִסָּבִֽיב
15 And all Judah was glad over the oath, for with all their heart they swore, and with all acceptance they sought him, and he was found of them,
and Yahweh gave rest to them round about.
3c 4C 35
10
וְגַֽם־מַעֲכָ֞ה אֵ֣ם ׀ אָסָ֣א הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ הֱסִירָהּ֙ מִגְּבִירָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־עָשְׂתָ֥ה לַאֲשֵׁרָ֖ה מִפְלָ֑צֶת
וַיִּכְרֹ֤ת אָסָא֙ אֶת־מִפְלַצְתָּ֔הּ וַיָּ֕דֶק וַיִּשְׂרֹ֖ף בְּנַ֥חַל קִדְרֽוֹן
16 And even Makah the mother of Asa the king, he put her aside as queen-mother when she made a totem for her fetish,
and Asa cut off her totem and ground it finely and incinerated it in the wadi Kidron.
3e 4C 28
20
וְהַ֨בָּמ֔וֹת לֹא־סָ֖רוּ מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
רַ֧ק לְבַב־אָסָ֛א הָיָ֥ה שָׁלֵ֖ם כָּל־יָמָֽיו
17 But the high places they did not put aside from Israel,
but the heart of Asa was at peace all his days.
3c 4A 10
12
וַיָּבֵ֞א אֶת־קָדְשֵׁ֥י אָבִ֛יו וְקָֽדָשָׁ֖יו בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
כֶּ֥סֶף וְזָהָ֖ב וְכֵלִֽים
18 And he brought the holy things of his father and his own holy things into the house of God,
silver and gold and vessels.
3d 4B 17
8
וּמִלְחָמָ֖ה לֹ֣א הָיָ֑תָה
עַ֛ד שְׁנַת־שְׁלֹשִׁ֥ים וְחָמֵ֖שׁ לְמַלְכ֥וּת אָסָֽא
19 And there was no war,
until year thirty five of the reign of Asa.
3d 4B 8
14