The Holy Bible

The Hebrew Bible has 39 books, written over a long period of time, and is the literary archive of the ancient nation of Israel. It was traditionally arranged in three sections. The first five books, Genesis to Deuteronomy. They are not ‘law’ in a modern Western sense: Genesis is a book of stories, with nothingContinue reading “The Holy Bible”

Introduction to Old Testament Books

The Old Testament (also known as the Jewish Tanakh) is the first 39 books in most Christian Bibles. The name stands for the original promise with God (to the descendants of Abraham in particular) prior to the coming of Jesus Christ in the New Testament (or the new promise). The Old Testament contains the creationContinue reading “Introduction to Old Testament Books”

The Book of Genesis KJV

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there wasContinue reading “The Book of Genesis KJV”

Exodus KJV

Exodus 1:1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. Exodus 1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Exodus 1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Exodus 1:4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out ofContinue reading “Exodus KJV”

Leviticus KJV

Leviticus 1:1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Leviticus 1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd,Continue reading “Leviticus KJV”

Numbers KJV

Numbers 1:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, Numbers 1:2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the childrenContinue reading “Numbers KJV”

Deuteronomy KJV

Deuteronomy 1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. Deuteronomy 1:2 (There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.) DeuteronomyContinue reading “Deuteronomy KJV”

Joshua KJV

Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Joshua 1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I doContinue reading “Joshua KJV”

Judges KJV

Judges 1:1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? Judges 1:2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. JudgesContinue reading “Judges KJV”

Ruth KJV

Ruth 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Ruth 1:2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, andContinue reading “Ruth KJV”

1 Samuel KJV

1 Samuel 1:1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite: 1 Samuel 1:2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the nameContinue reading “1 Samuel KJV”

2 Samuel KJV

2 Samuel 1:1 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; 2 Samuel 1:2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul withContinue reading “2 Samuel KJV”

1 Kings KJV

1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. 1 Kings 1:2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherishContinue reading “1 Kings KJV”

2 Kings KJV

2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. 2 Kings 1:2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover ofContinue reading “2 Kings KJV”

1 Chronicles KJV

1 Chronicles 1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh, 1 Chronicles 1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 1 Chronicles 1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 1 Chronicles 1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 1 Chronicles 1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 1 Chronicles 1:6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz,Continue reading “1 Chronicles KJV”

2 Chronicles KJV

2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2 Chronicles 1:2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, theContinue reading “2 Chronicles KJV”

Job KJV

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. Job 1:2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousandContinue reading “Job KJV”

Proverbs KJV

Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; Proverbs 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; Proverbs 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; Proverbs 1:4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. ProverbsContinue reading “Proverbs KJV”

Nahum KJV

Nahum 1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and greatContinue reading “Nahum KJV”