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1 John 4:1-6

A  (1-3a)  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,

B  (3b)  whereof ye have heard that it should come;

C  (3c)  and even now already is it in the world.

D  (4)  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

C’  (5)  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

B’  (6a)  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.

A’  (6b)  Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

John 1:19-32

A. (19) And this is the record of John

B.  when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?    And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.   And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

C. (22)  i. Then said they unto him, Who art thou?
ii. that we may give an answer to them that sent us.
i. What sayest thou of thyself?

D. (23)  i. He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

C’. (24)  And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

B’. (25)  And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

2B. (26) John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you,

2C.(26) whom ye know not;

2D.(27) He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

2E. (29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

2D’. (30) This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me:for he was before me.

2C’. (31) And I knew him not:

2B’. (31) but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

A’. (32) And John bare record, saying

1 Chronicles 22

A  (1)  Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

B  (2)  And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

C  (3-5)  And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight; Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David. And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

D  (6)  Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.

E  (7)  And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:

F  (8)  But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

G  (9)  Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

F’  (10)  He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

E’  (11)  Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.

D’  (12-13)  Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

C’  (14-16)  Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hun dred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto. Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work. Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

B’  (17-19a)  David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people. Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God;

A’  (19b)  arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

Exodus 12:15-20

A (15a) Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread;

B (15b) even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

C (16) And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

D (17a) And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread;

E (17b) for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt:

D’ (17c) therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.

C’ (18) In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

B’ (19-20a) Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened;

A’ (20b) in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.

Exodus 12:40-51

Exodus 12:40-51

A  (40-41)  Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

B  (42)  It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

C  (43)  And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:

D  (44)  But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

E  (45)  A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.

F  (46a)  In one house shall it be eaten;

G  (46b)  thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

F’  (47)  All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

E’  (48a)  And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD,

D’  (48b)  let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land:

C’  (48c-49)  for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

B’  (50)  Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

A’  (51)  And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Job 28

A  (1-3)  Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

B  (4)  The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

C  (5-6)  As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

D  (7-11)  There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing. He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

E  (12-14)

(i)  But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

(ii)  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

(iii)  The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

F  (15-16)  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

G  (17)  The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

H  (18)  No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

G’  (19a)  The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it,

F’  (19b)  neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

E’  (20-22)

(i)  Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

(ii)  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

(iii)  Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

D’  (23)  God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

C’  (24)  For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

B’  (25)  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

A’  (26-27)  When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

(28)  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.