thy hand
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 13:30
Then Caleb quieted the people in the presence of Moses and said, "We must go up and take possession of the land because we can certainly conquer it!"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 22:19
Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God. Get started building the LORD God's sanctuary so that you may bring the ark of the LORD's covenant and the holy articles of God to the temple that is to be built for the name of the LORD."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 28:20
Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He won't leave you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the LORD's house is finished.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 29:2
So to the best of my ability I've made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold [articles], silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, [stones for] mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 29:3
Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I've provided for the holy house:
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 31:20
Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah. He did what was good and upright and true before the LORD his God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 31:21
He was diligent in every deed that he began in the service of God's temple, in the law and in the commandment, in order to seek his God, and he prospered.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 6:14
So the Jewish elders continued successfully with the building under the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 6:15
This house was completed on the third day of the month of Adar in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 2:12-20
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I got up at night and [took] a few men with me. I didn't tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal I took was the one I was riding.
13
I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent's Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.
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I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but farther down it became too narrow for my animal to go through.
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So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.
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The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, for I had not yet told the Jews, priests, nobles, officials, or the rest of those who would be doing the work.
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So I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned down. Come, let's rebuild Jerusalem's wall, so that we will no longer be a disgrace."
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I told them how the gracious hand of my God had been on me, and what the king had said to me. They said, "Let's start rebuilding," and they were encouraged to [do] this good work.
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When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard [about this], they mocked and despised us, and said, "What is this you're doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"
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I gave them this reply, "The God of heaven is the One who will grant us success. We, His servants, will start building, but you have no share, right, or historic claim in Jerusalem."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 3:1-16
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Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and installed its doors. [After building the wall] to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel, they dedicated it.
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The men of Jericho built next to Eliashib, and next to them Zaccur son of Imri built.
3
The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.
4
Next to them Meremoth son of Uriah, son of Hakkoz, made repairs. Beside them Meshullam son of Berechiah, son of Meshezabel, made repairs. Next to them Zadok son of Baana made repairs.
5
Beside them the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not lift a finger to help their supervisors.
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Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.
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Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite, Jadon the Meronothite, and the men of Gibeon and Mizpah, who were under the authority of the governor of the region west of the Euphrates River.
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After him Uzziel son of Harhaiah, the goldsmith, made repairs, and next to him Hananiah son of the perfumer made repairs. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.
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Next to them Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler over half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs.
10
After them Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs across from his house. Next to him Hattush the son of Hashabneiah made repairs.
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Malchijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-moab made repairs to another section, as well as to the Tower of the Ovens.
12
Beside him Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler over half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs-- he and his daughters.
13
Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars, and repaired 500 yards of the wall to the Dung Gate.
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Malchijah son of Rechab, ruler over the district of Beth-haccherem, repaired the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.
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Shallun son of Col-hozeh, ruler over the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and roofed it. Then he installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also made repairs to the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king's garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the city of David.
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After him Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler over half the district of Beth-zur, made repairs up to [a point] opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Warriors.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 4:2
before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore [it] by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 4:6
So we rebuilt the wall until the entire wall was joined together up to half its [height], for the people had the will to keep working.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 4:9-13
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So we prayed to our God and stationed a guard because of them day and night.
10
In Judah, it was said: The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble. We will never be able to rebuild the wall.
11
And our enemies said, "They won't know or see anything until we're among them and can kill them and stop the work."
12
When the Jews who lived nearby arrived, they said to us time and again, "Everywhere you turn, [they] attack us."
13
So I stationed [people] behind the lowest sections of the wall, at the vulnerable areas. I stationed them by families with their swords, spears, and bows.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 4:17-23
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who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.
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Each of the builders had his sword strapped around his waist while he was building, and the trumpeter was beside me.
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Then I said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: "The work is enormous and spread out, and we are separated far from one another along the wall.
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Wherever you hear the trumpet sound, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us!"
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So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out.
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At that time, I also said to the people, "Let everyone and his servant spend the night inside Jerusalem, so that they can stand guard by night and work by day."
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And I, my brothers, my men, and the guards with me never took off our clothes. Each carried his weapon, even when washing.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 13:8-31
8
I was greatly displeased and threw all of Tobiah's household possessions out of the room.
9
I ordered that the rooms be purified, and I had the articles of the house of God restored there, along with the grain offering and frankincense.
10
I also found out that because the portions for the Levites had not been given, each of the Levites and the singers performing the service had gone back to his own field.
11
Therefore, I rebuked the officials, saying, "Why has the house of God been neglected?" I gathered the Levites and singers together and stationed them at their posts.
12
Then all Judah brought a tenth of the grain, new wine, and oil into the storehouses.
13
I appointed as treasurers over the storehouses Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, with Hanan son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah to assist them, because they were considered trustworthy. They were responsible for the distribution to their colleagues.
14
Remember me for this, my God, and don't erase the good deeds I have done for the house of my God and for its services.
15
At that time I saw people in Judah treading wine presses on the Sabbath. They were also bringing in stores of grain and loading [them] on donkeys, along with wine, grapes, and figs. All kinds of goods were being brought to Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned [them] against selling food on that day.
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The Tyrians living there were importing fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them on the Sabbath to the people of Judah in Jerusalem.
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I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them: "What is this evil you are doing-- profaning the Sabbath day?
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Didn't your ancestors do the same, so that our God brought all this disaster on us and on this city? And now you are rekindling [His] anger against Israel by profaning the Sabbath!"
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When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day.
20
Once or twice the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem,
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but I warned them, "Why are you camping in front of the wall? If you do it again, I'll use force against you." After that they did not come again on the Sabbath.
22
Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.
23
In those days I also saw Jews who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab.
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Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.
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I rebuked them, cursed them, beat some of their men, and pulled out their hair. I forced them to take an oath before God and said: "You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or yourselves!
26
Didn't King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations. He was loved by his God and God made him king over all Israel, yet foreign women drew him into sin.
27
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"
28
Even one of the sons of Jehoiada, son of Eliashib the high priest, had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. So I drove him away from me.
29
Remember them, my God, for defiling the priesthood as well as the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.
30
So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.
31
I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 71:15-18
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My mouth will tell about Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot sum them up.
16
I come because of the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.
17
God, You have taught me from my youth, and I still proclaim Your wonderful works.
18
Even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me. Then I will proclaim Your power to [another] generation, Your strength to all who are to come.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:13
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_43 4:34
"My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work," Jesus told them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 12:11
Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 15:18-20
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For I would not dare say anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed,
19
by the power of miraculous signs and wonders, and by the power of God's Spirit. As a result, I have fully proclaimed the good news about the Messiah from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum.
20
So my aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, in order that I will not be building on someone else's foundation,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 9:24
Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 9:26
Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly, or box like one who beats the air.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 15:10
But by God's grace I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not ineffective. However, I worked more than any of them, yet not I, but God's grace that was with me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 16:10
If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear from you, because he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_49 5:16
making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_51 3:23
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_61 1:12-15
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Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know them and are established in the truth you have.
13
I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent, to wake you up with a reminder,
14
knowing that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has also shown me.
15
And I will also make every effort that after my departure you may be able to recall these things at any time.
for
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_21 9:5
For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_21 9:6
Their love, their hate, and their envy have already disappeared, and there is no longer a portion for them in all that is done under the sun.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_21 11:3
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth; whether a tree falls to the south or the north, the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_18 14:7-12
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There is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its shoots will not die.
8
If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump starts to die in the soil,
9
the smell of water makes it thrive and produce twigs like a sapling.
10
But a man dies and fades away; he breathes his last-- where is he?
11
As water disappears from the sea and a wadi becomes parched and dry,
12
so man lies down never to rise again. They will not wake up until the heavens are no more; they will not stir from their sleep.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 6:5
For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 88:10-12
10
Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah
11
Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
12
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 38:18
For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 38:19
The living, only the living can thank You, as I do today; a father will make Your faithfulness known to children
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_43 9:4
We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 20:25-31
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"And now I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will ever see my face again.
26
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone's blood,
27
for I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God.
28
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
29
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
30
And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
31
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.