Old Testament Title Page Epistle DedicatoryThe Translators of the Bible wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord Genesis Contents Genesis 1God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days—The creative acts of each day are described—God creates man, both male and female, in His own image—Man is given dominion over all things and is commanded to multiply and fill the earth. Genesis 2The Creation is completed—God rests on the seventh day—The prior spirit creation is explained—Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden—They are forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil—Adam names every living creature—Adam and Eve are married by the Lord. Genesis 3The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve—She and then Adam partake of the forbidden fruit—Her Seed (Christ) will bruise the serpent’s head—The roles of woman and of man are explained—Adam and Eve are cast out of the Garden of Eden—Adam presides—Eve becomes the mother of all living. Genesis 4Eve bears Cain and Abel—They offer sacrifices—Cain slays Abel and is cursed by the Lord, who also sets a mark upon him—The children of men multiply—Adam begets Seth, and Seth begets Enos. Genesis 5The generations of Adam are Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch (who walked with God), Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah (who begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth). Genesis 6The sons of God marry the daughters of men—Men turn to wickedness, the earth is filled with violence, and all flesh is corrupted—The Flood is promised—God establishes His covenant with Noah, who builds an ark to save his family and various living things. Genesis 7Noah’s family and various beasts and fowl enter the ark—The Flood comes, and water covers the whole earth—All other life that breathes is destroyed. Genesis 8The Flood ceases—Noah sends forth a dove, which returns with an olive leaf—He releases all living things from the ark—He offers sacrifices—Seedtime, harvest, and seasons are ensured. Genesis 9Noah and his sons are commanded to multiply and fill the earth—They are given dominion over all forms of life—The death penalty is decreed for murder—God will not again destroy the earth by a flood—Canaan is cursed; Shem and Japheth are blessed. Genesis 10The descendants of Noah are Japheth, whose descendants are Gentiles; Ham, whose descendants include the Canaanites; and Shem, of whom came Peleg (in whose days the earth was divided). Genesis 11All men speak the same language—They build the Tower of Babel—The Lord confounds their language and scatters them over all the earth—The generations of Shem include Abram, whose wife is Sarai—Abram leaves Ur and settles in Haran. Genesis 12Abram will become a great nation—He and his seed will bless all the families of the earth—He travels from Haran to the land of Canaan—Because of famine, he goes down into Egypt—Abram and Sarai are tested in Pharaoh’s court. Genesis 13Abram returns from Egypt—He and Lot part—The Lord will make Abram’s seed as the dust of the earth in number—Abram settles in Hebron. Genesis 14Lot is captured in the battles of the kings—He is rescued by Abram—Melchizedek administers bread and wine and blesses Abram—Abram pays tithes—He declines to accept the spoils of conquest. Genesis 15Abram desires offspring—The Lord promises him seed in number as the stars—Abram believes the promise—His seed will be strangers in Egypt—Then, after four generations, they will inherit Canaan. Genesis 16Sarai gives Hagar to Abram as his wife—Hagar flees from Sarai—An angel commands Hagar to return and submit herself to Sarai—Hagar bears Ishmael. Genesis 17Abram is commanded to be perfect—He will be a father of many nations—His name is changed to Abraham—The Lord covenants to be a God unto Abraham and his seed forever—Also, the Lord gives Abraham the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession—Circumcision becomes a token of the everlasting covenant between God and Abraham—Sarai’s name is changed to Sarah—She will bear Isaac, with whom the Lord will establish His covenant—Abraham and the men of his house are circumcised. Genesis 18Abraham entertains three holy men—They promise that Sarah will have a son—Abraham will command his children to be just—The Lord appears to him—They discuss the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19Lot entertains holy men—The men of Sodom seek to abuse Lot’s guests and are smitten with blindness—Lot is sent out of Sodom—The Lord rains brimstone and fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah—Lot’s daughters preserve his seed in the land. Genesis 20Abimelech desires Sarah, who is preserved by the Lord—Abraham prays for Abimelech, and the Lord blesses him and his household. Genesis 21Sarah bears Isaac—He is circumcised—Hagar and her son are cast out of Abraham’s household—The Lord saves Hagar and Ishmael—Abraham and Abimelech deal honorably with each other. Genesis 22Abraham is commanded to sacrifice Isaac, his son—Both father and son yield to the will of God—Abraham’s seed will be as the stars and the sand in number—In his seed, all nations will be blessed—Rebekah is born to Bethuel. Genesis 23Sarah dies and is buried in the cave of Machpelah, which Abraham buys from Ephron the Hittite. Genesis 24Abraham commands that Isaac shall not marry a Canaanite—The Lord guides Abraham’s servant in choosing Rebekah as a wife for Isaac—Rebekah is blessed to be the mother of thousands of millions—She marries Isaac. Genesis 25Abraham marries, has descendants, dies, and is buried in the cave of Machpelah—His descendants through Ishmael are listed—Rebekah conceives, and Jacob and Esau struggle in her womb—The Lord reveals their destiny to Rebekah—Esau sells his birthright for a mess of pottage. Genesis 26The Lord promises Isaac posterity as the stars of heaven in number—In his seed, all nations will be blessed—The Lord prospers Isaac, temporally and spiritually, for Abraham’s sake—Isaac offers sacrifices—Esau marries Hittite wives to the sorrow of his parents. Genesis 27Rebekah guides Jacob in seeking blessings—Jacob is blessed to have dominion and rule over peoples and nations—Esau hates Jacob and plans to slay him—Rebekah fears that Jacob may marry one of the daughters of Heth. Genesis 28Isaac forbids Jacob to marry a Canaanite—He blesses Jacob and his seed with the blessings of Abraham—Esau marries a daughter of Ishmael—Jacob sees in vision a ladder reaching up into heaven—The Lord promises him seed as the dust of the earth in number—The Lord also promises Jacob that in him and in his seed all the families of the earth will be blessed—Jacob covenants to pay tithes. Genesis 29Jacob meets Rachel at the well—He serves Laban seven years for her—Laban gives to Jacob first Leah then Rachel in marriage—Jacob serves another seven years—Leah bears Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. Genesis 30Jacob marries Bilhah, and she bears Dan and Naphtali—He marries Zilpah, and she bears Gad and Asher—Leah bears Issachar and Zebulun and a daughter, Dinah—Then Rachel conceives and bears Joseph—Jacob works for Laban for wages of cattle and sheep. Genesis 31The Lord commands Jacob to return to Canaan, and Jacob departs secretly—Laban pursues him; they resolve their differences and make a covenant of peace—Laban blesses his descendants, and he and Jacob part company. Genesis 32Jacob sees angels—He asks God to preserve him from Esau, for whom he prepares presents—He wrestles all night with a messenger of God—Jacob’s name is changed to Israel—He sees God face to face. Genesis 33Jacob and Esau meet and are reconciled—Esau receives Jacob’s presents—Jacob settles in Canaan, where he builds an altar. Genesis 34Shechem defiles Dinah—The Hivites seek to arrange marriages with Jacob’s family—Many, having been circumcised, are slain by Simeon and Levi—Jacob reproves his sons. Genesis 35God sends Jacob to Bethel, where he builds an altar and the Lord appears to him—God renews the promise that Jacob will be a great nation and that his name will be Israel—Jacob sets up an altar and pours a drink offering—Rachel bears Benjamin, dies in childbirth, and is buried near Bethlehem—Reuben sins with Bilhah—Isaac dies and is buried by Jacob and Esau. Genesis 36The descendants of Esau, who is Edom, are listed. Genesis 37Jacob loves and favors Joseph, who is hated by his brothers—Joseph dreams that his parents and brothers make obeisance to him—His brothers sell him into Egypt. Genesis 38Judah has three sons by a Canaanite woman—Er and Onan are slain by the Lord—Tamar, disguised as a harlot, bears twins by Judah. Genesis 39Joseph, prospered by the Lord, becomes ruler of Potiphar’s house—He resists the advances of Potiphar’s wife, is falsely accused, and is cast into prison—The keeper of the prison commits the prison’s affairs into Joseph’s hands. Genesis 40Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh’s chief butler and chief baker—The butler fails to tell Pharaoh about Joseph. Genesis 41Pharaoh dreams of the cattle and the ears of grain—Joseph interprets the dreams as seven years of plenty and seven of famine—He proposes a grain storage program—Pharaoh makes him ruler of all Egypt—Joseph marries Asenath—He gathers grain as the sand upon the seashore—Asenath bears Manasseh and Ephraim—Joseph sells grain to Egyptians and others during the famine. Genesis 42Jacob sends his sons to buy grain in Egypt—They bow before Joseph—He makes harsh accusations against them, imprisons Simeon, and sends them back for Benjamin. Genesis 43Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to Egypt—Joseph’s brothers show respect to him—They all eat and drink together. Genesis 44Joseph arranges to stop the return of his brothers to Canaan—Judah offers himself in place of Benjamin for their father’s sake. Genesis 45Joseph makes himself known to his brothers—They rejoice together—Pharaoh invites Jacob and his family to dwell in Egypt and eat the fat of the land. Genesis 46The Lord sends Jacob and his family of seventy souls to Egypt—The descendants of Jacob are named—Joseph meets Jacob. Genesis 47The Israelites settle in Goshen—Jacob blesses Pharaoh—Joseph sells grain to the Egyptians—Pharaoh receives the Egyptians’ cattle and lands—Jacob desires to be buried with his fathers in Canaan. Genesis 48Jacob tells of the appearance of God to him in Luz—He adopts Ephraim and Manasseh as his own children—Jacob blesses Joseph—He puts Ephraim before Manasseh—The seed of Ephraim will become a multitude of nations—The children of Israel will come again into the land of their fathers. Genesis 49Jacob blesses his sons and their seed—Reuben, Simeon, and Levi are chastened—Judah will rule until Shiloh (Christ) comes—Joseph is a fruitful bough by a well—His branches (the Nephites and Lamanites) will run over the wall—The Shepherd and Stone of Israel (Christ) will bless Joseph temporally and spiritually—Jacob chooses to be buried with his fathers in Canaan—He yields up the ghost and is gathered to his people. Genesis 50Jacob’s body is embalmed—Joseph buries him in Canaan—Joseph comforts his brothers—The children of Israel multiply—Joseph promises that God will bring Israel out of Egypt into Canaan—Joseph dies in Egypt and is embalmed. Exodus Contents Exodus 1The children of Israel multiply—They are placed in bondage by the Egyptians—Pharaoh seeks to destroy the sons born to Hebrew women. Exodus 2Moses is born to Levite parents, is raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, slays an Egyptian in defense of an Israelite, flees to Midian, and marries Zipporah—Israel in bondage cries to the Lord. Exodus 3The Lord appears to Moses at the burning bush—Moses is called to deliver Israel from bondage—The Lord identifies Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and as the Great I Am—He promises to smite Egypt and bring His people out with great wealth. Exodus 4The Lord gives signs to Moses—Aaron is chosen as a spokesman—Israel is the Lord’s firstborn and must be released to serve Him—Moses’ son is circumcised—Moses and Aaron lead Israel in worship. Exodus 5Moses and Aaron ask Pharaoh to free Israel—Pharaoh responds, Who is the Lord?—He places greater burdens upon the children of Israel. Exodus 6The Lord identifies Himself as Jehovah—The genealogies of Reuben, Simeon, and Levi are listed. Exodus 7Moses is appointed to give the word of the Lord to Pharaoh—The Lord will multiply signs and wonders in Egypt—Aaron’s rod becomes a serpent—The river is turned into blood—The magicians imitate the miracles of Moses and Aaron. Exodus 8The Lord sends plagues of frogs, lice, and flies upon Egypt—Pharaoh hardens his heart. Exodus 9The Lord destroys the cattle of the Egyptians, but not of the Israelites—Boils and blains are sent upon the Egyptians—The Lord sends hail and fire upon the people of Pharaoh, but not upon the people of Israel. Exodus 10The Lord sends a plague of locusts—This is followed by thick darkness in all Egypt for three days—Moses is cast out from the presence of Pharaoh. Exodus 11The departing Israelites are authorized to ask for jewels and gold from their neighbors—The Lord promises to slay the firstborn in every Egyptian home—He puts a difference between the Egyptians and the Israelites. Exodus 12The Lord institutes the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread—Lambs without blemish are slain—Israel is saved by their blood—The firstborn of all Egyptians are slain—Israel is thrust out of Egypt after 430 years—No bones of the paschal lambs are to be broken. Exodus 13The firstborn of man and of beasts are to be sanctified unto the Lord—The Feast of Unleavened Bread is to be kept in the land of Canaan—Moses takes Joseph’s bones out of Egypt—The Lord attends Israel in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Exodus 14Israel goes out of Egypt—Israel passes through the Red Sea on dry ground—The Lord overthrows the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Exodus 15The children of Israel sing the song of Moses—They extol the Lord as a man of war and rejoice in their deliverance from Egypt—The waters of Marah are healed—The Lord promises to free Israel from the diseases of Egypt. Exodus 16Israel murmurs for want of bread and lusts for the fleshpots of Egypt—The Lord rains bread from heaven and sends quail for meat—Israel is given manna each day, except the Sabbath, for forty years. Exodus 17Israel murmurs for want of water—Moses smites a rock in Horeb, and water gushes forth—Aaron and Hur uphold Moses’ hands so that Joshua prevails against Amalek. Exodus 18Jethro comes to Moses bringing Moses’ wife and sons and offers sacrifices to the Lord—Moses sits in the judgment seat and hears all cases—Jethro counsels Moses to teach the law, to appoint lesser judges, and to delegate power to them. Exodus 19The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation—The people sanctify themselves—The Lord appears on Sinai amid fire, smoke, and earthquakes. Exodus 20The Lord reveals the Ten Commandments—Israel is to bear witness that the Lord has spoken from heaven—The children of Israel are forbidden to make gods of silver or gold—They are to make altars of unhewn stones and sacrifice to the Lord thereon. Exodus 21The Lord reveals His laws pertaining to servants, marriage, the death penalty for various offenses, the giving of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and the damage done by oxen. Exodus 22The Lord reveals His laws pertaining to stealing, destructions by fire, care of the property of others, borrowing, lascivious acts, sacrifices to false gods, afflicting widows, usury, reviling God, and the firstborn of men and of animals—The men of Israel are commanded to be holy. Exodus 23The Lord reveals His laws pertaining to integrity and godly conduct—The land is to rest during a sabbatical year—The children of Israel are to keep three annual feasts—An angel, bearing the Lord’s name, will guide them—Sickness will be removed—The nations of Canaan will be driven out gradually. Exodus 24Israel accepts the word of the Lord by covenant—Moses sprinkles the blood of the covenant—He, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel see God—The Lord calls Moses on to the mount to receive the tables of stone and commandments. Exodus 25Israel is commanded to donate property and build a tabernacle, the ark of testimony (with the mercy seat and cherubims), a table (for the shewbread), and the candlestick, all according to patterns shown to Moses on the mount. Exodus 26The tabernacle is to be built with ten curtains and with boards—A veil is to separate the holy place from the most holy place—The ark of testimony (with the mercy seat) is to be put in the most holy place. Exodus 27The tabernacle is to contain an altar for burnt offerings and a court surrounded by pillars—A light is to burn always in the tabernacle of the congregation. Exodus 28Aaron and his sons are to be consecrated and anointed to minister in the priest’s office—Aaron’s garments are to include a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a coat, a miter, and a girdle—The breastplate of judgment is to contain twelve precious stones with the names of the tribes of Israel thereon—The Urim and Thummim are to be carried in the breastplate. Exodus 29Aaron and his sons are to be washed, anointed, and consecrated—Various sacrificial rites are to be performed—Atonement is to be made for the sins of the people—The Lord promises to dwell among them. Exodus 30An altar of incense is to be placed before the veil—Atonement is to be made with the blood of the sin offering—Atonement money is to be paid to ransom each male—Priests are to use holy anointing oil and perfume. Exodus 31Artisans are inspired in building and furnishing the tabernacle—Israel is commanded to keep the Lord’s Sabbaths—The death penalty is decreed for Sabbath desecration—Moses receives the stone tablets. Exodus 32Aaron makes a golden calf, which Israel worships—Moses serves as a mediator between God and rebellious Israel—Moses breaks the tablets of stone—The Levites slay about 3,000 rebels—Moses pleads and intercedes for the people. Exodus 33The Lord promises to be with Israel and drive out the people of the land—The tabernacle of the congregation is moved away from the camp—The Lord speaks to Moses face to face in the tabernacle—Later, Moses sees the glory of God but not His face. Exodus 34Moses hews new tables of stone—He goes up into Mount Sinai for forty days—The Lord proclaims His name and attributes and reveals His law—He makes another covenant with Israel—The skin of Moses’ face shines, and he wears a veil. Exodus 35Israel is admonished to observe the Sabbath—Free gifts are offered for the tabernacle—The calls and inspiration of certain artisans are confirmed. Exodus 36Wise-hearted men are chosen to work on the tabernacle—Moses restrains the people from donating any more material. Exodus 37Bezaleel makes the ark, the mercy seat, and the cherubims—He makes the table, the vessels, the candlestick, the incense altar, the holy anointing oil, and the sweet incense. Exodus 38Bezaleel and others make the altar of burnt offerings and all things pertaining to the tabernacle—Offerings are made by 603,550 men. Exodus 39Holy garments are made for Aaron and the priests—The breastplate is made—The tabernacle of the congregation is finished—Moses blesses the people. Exodus 40The tabernacle is reared—Aaron and his sons are washed and anointed and given an everlasting priesthood—The glory of the Lord fills the tabernacle—A cloud covers the tabernacle by day, and fire rests on it by night. Leviticus Contents Leviticus 1Animals without blemish are sacrificed as an atonement for sins—Burnt offerings are a sweet savor unto the Lord. Leviticus 2How offerings of flour with oil and incense are made. Leviticus 3Peace offerings are made with animals without blemish, whose blood is sprinkled on the altar—Israel is forbidden to eat fat or blood. Leviticus 4Sinners are forgiven through sin offerings of animals without blemish—Priests thereby make an atonement for the sins of the people. Leviticus 5The people are to confess and make amends for their sins—Forgiveness comes through a trespass offering—Priests thereby make an atonement for sin. Leviticus 6The people must first make restitution for sin, then offer a trespass offering, and thereby gain forgiveness through atonement made by the priests. Leviticus 7Laws governing various sacrifices are listed—The children of Israel are forbidden to eat fat or blood—They worship by sacrifice—Through sacrifice they gain forgiveness, make vows, consecrate their property, render thanks, and are reconciled to God. Leviticus 8Aaron and his sons are washed, anointed, clothed in their priesthood robes, and consecrated before all Israel—Moses and Aaron offer sacrifices to make reconciliation and atonement with the Lord. Leviticus 9Aaron makes an atonement by sacrifice for himself and all Israel—He and his sons offer sacrifices—The glory of the Lord appears to all—Fire from the Lord consumes the offerings on the altar. Leviticus 10Nadab and Abihu perform unauthorized sacrifices and are slain by a fire from the Lord—Aaron and his other sons are forbidden to mourn for them—Aaron and his sons are to abstain from wine and strong drink—They are to teach all that the Lord revealed to Moses. Leviticus 11The Lord reveals which living things may and may not be eaten, and which things are clean and unclean—He commands Israel: Be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 12The Lord reveals the law of purification of women after childbirth, including a sin offering. Leviticus 13Laws and tokens are revealed for discerning and controlling leprosy—Leprous garments are to be burnt. Leviticus 14Laws, rites, and sacrifices are revealed for cleansing lepers, their garments, and leprous houses. Leviticus 15Laws, rites, and sacrifices are revealed for cleansing those who have a discharge and other types of uncleanness. Leviticus 16How and when Aaron must enter the holy place is explained—Sacrifices are offered to reconcile Israel to God—The scapegoat carries away the sins of the people—The sins of all Israel are forgiven on the Day of Atonement. Leviticus 17Sacrifices are to be offered only to the Lord at the tabernacle of the congregation—Israel is forbidden to sacrifice to devils—All eating of blood is forbidden—Shedding of blood is required for an atonement for sins. Leviticus 18Israel shall not live as the Egyptians and the Canaanites—Marriages to many close relatives and others are forbidden—Homosexual behavior and other sexual perversions are an abomination—The land expels those nations that practice sexual abominations. Leviticus 19Israel is commanded: Be holy, live righteously, love your neighbor, and keep the commandments—The Lord reveals and reaffirms sundry laws and commandments—Enchantments, wizardry, prostitution, and all evil practices are forbidden. Leviticus 20The death penalty is prescribed for sacrificing children to Molech, cursing father and mother, adultery, homosexual behavior, bestiality, spiritualism, and other abominations—Various laws and ordinances are listed. Leviticus 21The priests are to be holy—The high priest is not to marry a widow, a divorced person, or a harlot—Descendants of Aaron with physical blemishes may not offer the bread of God upon the altar. Leviticus 22Those of the priests and their families who may eat of the holy things are described—Sacrificial animals are to be perfect and without blemish. Leviticus 23Israel is to hold a holy convocation on each weekly Sabbath—Israel is to keep the Feasts of the Passover, of Unleavened Bread, of Pentecost or Firstfruits, of Trumpets, of the Day of Atonement, and of Tabernacles. Leviticus 24A perpetual fire is to burn outside the veil in the tabernacle—A blasphemer is put to death by stoning—Israel’s law is one of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Leviticus 25Each seventh year is to be kept as a sabbath year—Each fiftieth year is to be one of jubilee, in which liberty is proclaimed throughout the land—Laws are revealed for the sale and redemption of lands, houses, and servants—The land is the Lord’s, as are the servants—Usury is forbidden. Leviticus 26Temporal and spiritual blessings will abound in Israel if the people keep the commandments—Cursing, scourging, and desolation will be theirs if they disobey the Lord—When His people repent, the Lord will show mercy unto them. Leviticus 27How properties are consecrated unto the Lord is explained—Israel is commanded to pay tithes of their crops, flocks, and herds. Numbers Contents Numbers 1Moses and the princes in Israel count from each tribe (except Levi) those males twenty years of age and older—They total 603,550—The Levites are appointed to attend the tabernacle. Numbers 2The order and leaders of the tribes and armies of Israel in their tents are given. Numbers 3Aaron and his sons minister in the priest’s office—The Levites are chosen to do the service of the tabernacle—They are the Lord’s, replacing the firstborn of all families of Israel—Their number, charge, and service are given. Numbers 4When the camps of Israel move, Aaron and his sons cover the holy things in the tabernacle—The Levites of the families of Kohath, Gershon, and Merari carry the burden of the tabernacle. Numbers 5Lepers are put out of the camp—Sinners must confess and make restitution to gain forgiveness—Women believed to be immoral undergo a trial of jealousy before the priests. Numbers 6The law of the Nazarite is explained, whereby the children of Israel may consecrate themselves to the Lord by a vow—They drink no wine nor strong drink and if defiled must shave their heads—The Lord reveals the blessing to be used by Aaron and his sons in blessing Israel. Numbers 7The princes of Israel make offerings for the tabernacle at its dedication—The Lord speaks to Moses from the mercy seat, between the cherubim, upon the ark. Numbers 8The Levites are washed, consecrated, and set apart by the laying on of hands—They are the Lord’s in place of the firstborn of every family—They are a gift to Aaron and his sons to do the service of the tabernacle. Numbers 9Israel is again commanded to keep the Passover—A cloud rests upon the tabernacle by day and by night, plus a fire by night—When the cloud rests, Israel camps; when it lifts, they journey. Numbers 10Silver trumpets are used to call assemblies and to blow alarms—The cloud is taken from the tabernacle, and the children of Israel march forth in their prescribed order—The ark of the covenant goes before them in their journeyings. Numbers 11Fire from the Lord consumes the rebels in Israel—Israel murmurs and lusts for meat instead of manna—Moses complains that he cannot bear the burden alone—He is commanded to choose seventy elders to assist him—The Lord promises meat until it becomes loathsome to the Israelites—The seventy elders are chosen, they prophesy, the Lord comes down, and Eldad and Medad prophesy in the camp—Israel is provided with quail—The people lust, a great plague follows, and many die. Numbers 12Aaron and Miriam complain against Moses, the most meek of all men—The Lord promises to speak to Moses mouth to mouth and to reveal to him the similitude of the Lord—Miriam becomes leprous for a week. Numbers 13Moses sends twelve spies to search the land of Canaan—Ten of them bring an evil report, telling only of the strength of the inhabitants. Numbers 14Israel murmurs and speaks of returning to Egypt—Joshua and Caleb give a good report of Canaan—Moses mediates between Israel and the Lord—The adults of Israel will not enter the promised land—The Lord slays the false spies by a plague—Some rebels try to go alone and are slain by the Amalekites and Canaanites. Numbers 15Various sacrificial ordinances bring forgiveness to repentant Israel—Those who sin willfully are cut off from among the people—A man is stoned for gathering sticks on the Sabbath day—The Israelites are to look on the fringes of their garments and remember the commandments. Numbers 16Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 leaders rebel and seek priestly offices—The earth swallows the three rebels and their families—Fire from the Lord consumes the 250 rebels—Israel murmurs against Moses and Aaron for slaying the people—The Lord sends a plague, from which 14,700 die. Numbers 17As a test, a rod for each tribe is placed in the tabernacle of witness—Aaron’s rod buds and blossoms and brings forth almonds—It is kept as a token against rebels. Numbers 18Aaron and his sons are called to minister in the priest’s office—Levites are called to minister in the service of the tabernacle—Levites receive no land inheritance but are supported by the tithes of the people. Numbers 19Directions are given for the sacrifice of a red heifer—The water of separation is used for purification from sin—Ceremonially unclean persons are sprinkled with the water of separation. Numbers 20Miriam dies—Moses smites a rock at Meribah and brings forth water—The king of Edom refuses to let Israel pass peacefully through his land—Aaron dies, and Eleazar becomes the high priest. Numbers 21The children of Israel destroy those Canaanites who fight against them—The Israelites are plagued with fiery serpents—Moses lifts up a serpent of brass to save those who look thereon—Israel defeats the Amorites, destroys the people of Bashan, and occupies their lands. Numbers 22Balak offers money, cattle, and great honors to Balaam to curse Israel—The Lord forbids Balaam to do so—An angel opposes Balaam on the way. Numbers 23The Lord commands Balaam to bless Israel—He does so, saying, Who can count the dust of Jacob? and, What hath God wrought! Numbers 24Balaam sees in vision and prophesies of the destiny of Israel—He prophesies of the Messiah: There will come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre will rise out of Israel. Numbers 25The Israelites who worship false gods are slain—Phinehas slays the adulterers and stays the plague—Israel is commanded to vex the Midianites who beguiled them. Numbers 26Moses and Eleazar count the Israelites on the plains of Moab near Jericho—The males twenty years and older, excluding Levites, total 601,730—Only Caleb and Joshua remain from those numbered at Sinai. Numbers 27The law of inheritances to sons, daughters, and kinsmen is explained—Moses will see but not enter the promised land—Joshua is called and set apart to lead Israel. Numbers 28Sacrifices are to be offered each morning and evening, on the Sabbath, on the first day of each month, at Passover, on each day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and at the Feast of Firstfruits. Numbers 29Sacrifices are to be offered during the seventh month, including at the Feast of Trumpets and at the Feast of Tabernacles. Numbers 30Vows and oaths must be kept—Fathers may disallow vows of daughters, and husbands may disallow vows of wives. Numbers 31Moses sends forth 12,000 warriors who destroy the Midianites—The prey is divided in Israel—None in the armies of Israel are lost. Numbers 32Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh receive their inheritances east of the Jordan—They covenant to join other tribes in conquering Canaan. Numbers 33Israel’s journeys from Egypt to Canaan are reviewed—The people are commanded to drive out the inhabitants of the land—Any remaining inhabitants will vex Israel. Numbers 34Moses specifies the borders of Israel’s inheritance in Canaan and names the princes of the tribes who will divide the land. Numbers 35The Levites are to possess their own cities—Cities of refuge are established for those guilty of manslaughter—Murderers are to be executed by the revenger of blood. Numbers 36Some daughters in Israel are directed to marry within their own tribe—Inheritances are not to move from tribe to tribe. Deuteronomy Contents Deuteronomy 1Moses begins the recitation of all that befell Israel during forty years in the wilderness—The children of Israel are commanded to go into and possess Canaan—Judges and rulers are chosen to assist Moses—Israel’s spies bring an evil report—The adults of Israel will perish—The Amorites defeat the armies of Israel. Deuteronomy 2The children of Israel press forward to their promised land—They pass through the lands of Esau and of Ammon in peace but destroy the Amorites. Deuteronomy 3The children of Israel destroy the people of Bashan—Their lands, on the east of the Jordan, are given to Reuben and Gad—Moses sees Canaan from Pisgah but is denied entrance thereto—He counsels and strengthens Joshua. Deuteronomy 4Moses exhorts the children of Israel to keep the commandments, to teach them to their children, and to be exemplary before all nations—They are forbidden to make graven images or worship other gods—They are to witness that they have heard the voice of God—They will be scattered among all nations when they worship other gods—They will be gathered again in the latter days when they seek the Lord their God—Moses extols the mercy and goodness of God to Israel. Deuteronomy 5Moses tells of the covenant God made with Israel in Horeb—He reviews the Ten Commandments—Sabbath observance also commemorates the deliverance from Egypt—God talks with man—Blessings flow from obedience. Deuteronomy 6Moses proclaims, The Lord our God is one Lord, and, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God—The children of Israel are commanded to teach their children—Moses exhorts them to keep the commandments, testimonies, and statutes of the Lord that they may prosper. Deuteronomy 7Israel is to destroy the seven nations of Canaan—Marriages with them are forbidden lest apostasy result—Israel has a mission as a holy and chosen people—The Lord shows mercy unto those who love Him and keep His commandments—He promises to remove sickness from the children of Israel if they obey. Deuteronomy 8The Lord tested the children of Israel in the wilderness for forty years—Eating manna taught them that man lives by the word of God—Their clothing did not wear out—The Lord chastened them—If they serve other gods, they will perish. Deuteronomy 9Other nations are driven out of Canaan because of their wickedness—Moses rehearses the rebellions of Israel and tells how he mediated between the people and the Lord—On two occasions he went without food and water for forty days. Deuteronomy 10The tables of stone containing the Ten Commandments are placed in the ark—All that God requires is that Israel love and serve Him—How great and mighty is the Lord! Deuteronomy 11Thou shalt love and obey the Lord thy God—If the children of Israel obey, they will be blessed with rain and harvests and will drive out mighty nations—Israel must learn God’s laws and teach them—Blessings flow from obedience; cursings attend disobedience. Deuteronomy 12Israel is to destroy the Canaanite gods and places of worship—The Lord will designate where His people will worship—The eating of blood is forbidden—Israel’s worship must conform to the divine standard. Deuteronomy 13The Lord tests His people to see if they will worship false gods—Prophets, dreamers, relatives, or friends who advocate worship of false gods will be put to death—Idolatrous cities will be destroyed. Deuteronomy 14The Israelites are children of the Lord Jehovah—Unclean beasts, fish, and fowl are not to be eaten—The Israelites are to tithe all the increase of their seed annually. Deuteronomy 15Every seven years, all debts are to be released—The people are admonished to care for the poor—Hebrew servants are to be released and given gifts during the seventh year—The firstling males of herds and flocks are the Lord’s. Deuteronomy 16Israel is to keep the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles—All males are to appear annually before the Lord at these three feasts—Judges are not to make dishonest judgments nor take gifts. Deuteronomy 17Those who worship false gods will be put to death—Priests and judges are to determine the hard cases—Kings are not to acquire horses, wives, or gold for themselves—The king must study the laws of God daily. Deuteronomy 18How priests are supported—Divination, spiritualism, and the like are abominations—A Prophet (Christ) will arise like unto Moses. Deuteronomy 19Cities of refuge are appointed for cases of manslaughter—Murderers will be put to death—Two or three witnesses are required in court cases—False witnesses will be punished. Deuteronomy 20Laws are revealed for selecting soldiers and making war—Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites will be utterly destroyed. Deuteronomy 21How amends are made for murders by unknown persons—Equity is required in dealing with wives and children—Stubborn and rebellious sons will be put to death. Deuteronomy 22Moses sets forth laws pertaining to lost property, wearing of proper clothes, caring for interests of others, marrying virgins, and sexual immorality. Deuteronomy 23Moses specifies those who may and may not enter the congregation—He sets forth laws concerning sanitation, servants, usury, and vows. Deuteronomy 24Laws are given concerning divorce, newly married persons, making merchandise of men, taking pledges, leprosy, oppression of servants, and leaving gleanings of crops. Deuteronomy 25Judges prescribe punishment for the wicked—The marriage law provides for a brother’s widow—Just weights and measures are required—Israel is commanded to blot out the Amalekites from under heaven. Deuteronomy 26The children of Israel are to offer to the Lord a basket of the firstfruits of Canaan—They are commanded to keep the law of tithing—They covenant to keep the commandments, and the Lord promises to make them a holy people and a great nation. Deuteronomy 27The children of Israel are to cross the Jordan, build an altar, and worship the Lord—They are the Lord’s people but will be cursed if they do not obey Him. Deuteronomy 28If the children of Israel are obedient, they will be blessed temporally and spiritually—If they are disobedient, they will be cursed, smitten, and destroyed; diseases, plagues, and oppression will come upon them; they will serve false gods and become a byword among all nations; fierce nations will enslave them; and they will eat their own children and be scattered among all nations. Deuteronomy 29The children of Israel make a covenant with the Lord under which they will be blessed if they are obedient, and cursed if they are disobedient—If they are disobedient, their land will be as brimstone and salt. Deuteronomy 30The scattered Israelites will be gathered from all nations when they remember the covenant—Moses places life or death, blessing or cursing, before the people. Deuteronomy 31Moses counsels Joshua and all Israel to be strong and of good courage—The law is to be read to all Israel every seven years—The children of Israel will follow false gods and corrupt themselves. Deuteronomy 32Israel will sing the song of Moses and acclaim: God speaks to heaven and earth; the children of Israel were known in the premortal life; God chose them in this life; they forgot the Rock of their salvation; He sent terror, a sword, and vengeance upon them; there is no God beside Him—Moses will be gathered to his people. Deuteronomy 33Moses blesses the tribes of Israel—Levi is blessed to teach the Lord’s judgments and His law—Joseph is blessed above all; the Lord will gather Israel in the latter days—Israel will triumph. Deuteronomy 34Moses sees the promised land and is taken by the Lord—Joshua leads Israel—Moses was Israel’s greatest prophet. Joshua Contents Joshua 1The Lord speaks to Joshua—He is commanded to be of good courage, to meditate upon the law, and to keep the commandments—He prepares Israel to enter Canaan. Joshua 2Joshua sends spies to Jericho—They are received and concealed by Rahab—They promise to preserve Rahab and her household. Joshua 3Joshua leads Israel to the Jordan—The Lord cuts off the water of the Jordan; it stands up as a heap, and Israel passes over on dry ground. Joshua 4Joshua places twelve stones to commemorate the crossing of the Jordan—Joshua is magnified before the children of Israel as they cross the Jordan—After the priests bearing the ark pass over, the river returns to its course. Joshua 5The inhabitants of Canaan fear Israel—The males of Israel are circumcised—Israel keeps the Passover, eats the fruit of the land, and manna ceases—The captain of the Lord’s host appears to Joshua. Joshua 6Jericho is taken and destroyed—Only Rahab and her household are saved. Joshua 7Israel is defeated by the people of Ai—Joshua complains to the Lord—Achan and his household are destroyed because he disobeyed the Lord by taking the spoils of Jericho. Joshua 8Joshua uses an ambush, takes Ai, and slays its inhabitants—He builds an altar in Mount Ebal—The words of the law, both blessings and cursings, are read to the people. Joshua 9The Gibeonites by craft obtain a league with Israel—Joshua makes them servants to the congregation of Israel. Joshua 10Israel defeats the Amorites and their allies, and the Lord casts stones from heaven upon them—The sun and moon stand still—Many kings and cities are destroyed—The Lord fought for Israel. Joshua 11Joshua and Israel conquer the whole land, destroying many cities and nations. Joshua 12Two kings on the east of the Jordan and thirty-one on the west are conquered by Israel. Joshua 13There remain some lands yet to be possessed—Some inhabitants are not expelled—The inheritances of Reuben, Gad, and one half of Manasseh are confirmed. Joshua 14The land is divided by lot among 9½ tribes—Caleb inherits Hebron as a special reward for his faithfulness. Joshua 15Judah is given an inheritance in Canaan—The Jebusites dwell with Judah at Jerusalem. Joshua 16The children of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) receive their inheritances—Some Canaanites continue to dwell among the Ephraimites. Joshua 17Manasseh and Ephraim both receive an additional inheritance—Ephraim is to drive out the Canaanites from the hill country. Joshua 18The tabernacle of the congregation is set up at Shiloh—Benjamin receives an inheritance by lot. Joshua 19Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Dan receive their inheritances by lot. Joshua 20Six cities of refuge are appointed for those guilty of manslaughter. Joshua 21The Levites receive forty-eight cities with their suburbs—The Lord fulfills all His promises and gives Israel rest. Joshua 22The 2½ tribes are dismissed with a blessing—They build an altar of testimony by the Jordan to show they are the Lord’s people—It is not an altar for sacrifices or burnt offerings. Joshua 23Joshua exhorts Israel to be courageous, keep the commandments, love the Lord, and neither marry among nor cleave unto the remnants of the Canaanites who remain in the land—When the children of Israel serve other gods, they will be cursed and dispossessed. Joshua 24Joshua recites how the Lord has blessed and led Israel—Joshua and all the people covenant to choose the Lord and serve Him only—Joshua and Eleazar die—The bones of Joseph, taken from Egypt, are buried in Shechem. Judges Contents Judges 1Judah, Simeon, and Joseph continue to conquer the Canaanites—Remnants of the Canaanites remain in the lands of Judah, Manasseh, Ephraim, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, and Dan. Judges 2An angel rebukes Israel for not serving the Lord—As a pattern of future events, a new generation arises that forsakes the Lord and serves Baal and Ashtaroth—The Lord is angry with the children of Israel and ceases to preserve them—He raises up judges to guide and lead them—The Canaanites are left in the land to test Israel. Judges 3The children of Israel intermarry with the Canaanites, worship false gods, and are cursed—Othniel judges the Israelites—They serve Moab and are delivered by Ehud, who slays Eglon. Judges 4Deborah, a prophetess, judges Israel—She and Barak deliver Israel from the Canaanites—Jael, a woman, slays Sisera, the Canaanite. Judges 5Deborah and Barak sing a song of praise because Israel is delivered from Canaanite bondage. Judges 6Israel is in bondage to the Midianites—An angel appears to Gideon and calls him to deliver Israel—He overthrows the altar of Baal, the Spirit of the Lord rests upon him, and the Lord gives him a sign to show he is called to deliver Israel. Judges 7Gideon’s army is reduced to 300—They frighten the Midianite armies with trumpets and lights—The Midianites fight among themselves, flee, and are defeated by Israel. Judges 8Gideon pursues and destroys the Midianites—He frees the children of Israel but refuses their invitation to reign as king over them—Gideon dies, and Israel returns to idolatry. Judges 9Gideon’s son Abimelech is made king—He slays his seventy brothers—Jotham tells a fable of trees choosing a king—The Shechemites conspire against Abimelech—He is slain at Thebez. Judges 10Tola and then Jair judge Israel—The children of Israel worship false gods, are forsaken by the Lord, and are distressed by their enemies—They repent and ask the Lord for deliverance. Judges 11Jephthah is chosen as the captain of the armies of Israel—The Ammonites assail Israel in war—Jephthah is guided by the Spirit and defeats Ammon with a great slaughter—He makes a rash vow, which leads to the sacrifice of his only daughter. Judges 12The Gileadites slay 42,000 Ephraimites—Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon each in turn judge Israel. Judges 13Israel is in Philistine bondage for forty years—An angel comes to Manoah’s wife and promises a son who will begin to deliver Israel—The angel comes again; he ascends in a flame from the altar—Samson is born, and the Spirit of the Lord moves upon him. Judges 14Samson slays a young lion with his bare hands—He marries a Philistine wife, propounds a riddle, is deceived by his wife, and slays thirty Philistines. Judges 15Samson burns the grain of the Philistines—They burn his wife and father-in-law—Samson slays a thousand Philistines at Lehi with the jawbone of an ass. Judges 16Samson carries away the doors of the gate of Gaza—He loves Delilah, who delivers him to the Philistines—He destroys a building, killing himself and 3,000 others. Judges 17Micah has a house of gods (images) and consecrates his own priests. Judges 18The Danites send men to seek an inheritance—They take Micah’s images and priest, burn the city of Laish, and set up idolatry. Judges 19A Levite’s concubine returns to her father—Her husband takes her back, and they lodge overnight in Gibeah—The men of Gibeah abuse the concubine and she dies—The Levite husband cuts her into twelve pieces and sends them to the tribes of Israel. Judges 20All Israel arises against the Benjamites, who refuse to deliver up the men of Gibeah—The Benjamites are smitten and destroyed. Judges 21The people lament the desolation of Benjamin—The inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead are destroyed for not engaging in the war with Benjamin—Wives are provided for the remnant of Benjamin. Ruth Contents Ruth 1Elimelech and his family go to Moab because of famine—His sons marry—The father and sons die—Ruth, the Moabitess, her husband having died, remains constant to Naomi—They come to Bethlehem. Ruth 2Ruth gleans in the fields of Boaz, a near relative of Naomi—He treats Ruth kindly. Ruth 3By Naomi’s instruction, Ruth lies at the feet of Boaz—He promises as a relative to take her as his wife. Ruth 4The nearest relative declines, and Boaz takes Ruth to wife—Ruth bears Obed, through whom came David the king. 1 Samuel Contents 1 Samuel 1Hannah prays for a son and vows to give him to the Lord—Eli the priest blesses her—Samuel is born—Hannah loans him to the Lord. 1 Samuel 2Hannah sings praises to the Lord—Samuel ministers before the Lord—Eli blesses Elkanah and Hannah, and they have sons and daughters—The sons of Eli reject the Lord and live in wickedness—The Lord rejects the house of Eli. 1 Samuel 3The Lord calls Samuel—The house of Eli will not be purged by sacrifices and offerings—Samuel is recognized as a prophet by all Israel—The Lord appears to him. 1 Samuel 4The Israelites are smitten and defeated by the Philistines, who also capture the ark of God—Eli’s sons are slain, Eli dies in an accident, and his daughter-in-law dies in childbirth. 1 Samuel 5The Philistines place the ark in the house of Dagon, their god—The Philistines in Ashdod, then Gath, and then Ekron are plagued and slain because the ark is lodged with them. 1 Samuel 6The Philistines send back the ark with an offering—The Lord smites and slays the Israelites in Beth-shemesh who look into the ark. 1 Samuel 7Samuel exhorts Israel to forsake Ashtaroth and Baalim and serve the Lord—Israel fasts and seeks the Lord—The Philistines are subdued—Samuel judges Israel. 1 Samuel 8Samuel’s sons take bribes and pervert judgment—The Israelites seek for a king to rule over them—Samuel rehearses the nature and evils of kingly rule—The Lord consents to give them a king. 1 Samuel 9Saul, the son of Kish, a Benjamite, is a choice and goodly person—He is sent to seek his father’s asses—The Lord reveals to Samuel the seer that Saul is to be king—Saul goes to Samuel and is entertained by him. 1 Samuel 10Samuel anoints Saul to be captain over the Lord’s inheritance—Samuel manifests the gift of seership—Saul prophesies among the prophets, and the Lord gives him a new heart—He is chosen king at Mizpeh. 1 Samuel 11The Ammonites encamp against the Israelites of Jabesh-gilead—Saul rescues them and defeats the Ammonites—His kingship is renewed in Gilgal. 1 Samuel 12Samuel testifies of his own just dealings in Israel—He reproves the people for their ingratitude—He exhorts them to keep the commandments lest the Lord consume them and their king. 1 Samuel 13Saul offers a burnt offering—The Lord rejects him and chooses another captain over His people. 1 Samuel 14Jonathan smites the garrison of the Philistines—Saul instructs the people to eat no food until evening—Unaware of the oath, Jonathan eats, and Saul decrees his death—He is rescued by the people—Saul vexes his enemies on every hand. 1 Samuel 15Saul is commanded to smite and destroy the Amalekites and all that they have—He saves some animals to sacrifice—Saul is rejected as king and told that to obey is better than sacrifice—Samuel destroys Agag. 1 Samuel 16The Lord chooses David of Bethlehem as king—He is anointed by Samuel—Saul chooses David as his companion and armor bearer. 1 Samuel 17Israel and the Philistines engage in war—Goliath of Gath, a giant, defies Israel and challenges any Israelite to personal combat—David goes against him in the name of the Lord—David slays Goliath with a sling and a stone—Israel defeats the Philistines. 1 Samuel 18Jonathan loves David—Saul sets David over his armies—David is honored by the people, and Saul becomes jealous—David marries Michal, a daughter of Saul. 1 Samuel 19Saul seeks to kill David—Michal saves David by artifice—David joins Samuel and the company of prophets. 1 Samuel 20David and Jonathan make a covenant of friendship and peace—They take leave of each other. 1 Samuel 21David gets help from Ahimelech the priest—He eats the shewbread—He goes to Gath, where he pretends madness. 1 Samuel 22David gains followers—He goes from one place to another, fleeing from Saul—Saul slays the priests who showed kindness to David. 1 Samuel 23David smites the Philistines and saves Keilah—He continues to flee from Saul—Jonathan comforts him in Ziph. 1 Samuel 24David finds Saul in a cave and spares his life—Saul confesses that David is more righteous than he—David swears that he will not cut off the seed of Saul. 1 Samuel 25Samuel dies—Nabal rebuffs David and refuses to give him food—Abigail intercedes, saves Nabal, and gives David a present—David is pacified, Nabal dies, and David marries Abigail. 1 Samuel 26David again spares Saul’s life—He again refuses to stretch forth his hand against the Lord’s anointed—Saul and David separate. 1 Samuel 27David flees to Achish at Gath—He dwells among the Philistines for sixteen months. 1 Samuel 28Saul inquires of the witch of Endor for revelation—She foretells his death, the death of his sons, and the defeat of Israel by the Philistines. 1 Samuel 29Israel and the Philistines gather for war—The Philistine princes send David away. 1 Samuel 30The Amalekites spoil Ziklag and the borders of Judah—David smites Amalek and regains and divides the spoil. 1 Samuel 31The Philistines defeat Israel—Saul and his three sons are slain—Their bodies are retrieved by the Gileadites and burned. 2 Samuel Contents 2 Samuel 1David learns of the death of Saul and Jonathan—He slays the Amalekite who claims to have killed Saul—David laments the passing of Saul and Jonathan with a song. 2 Samuel 2David is anointed king over the house of Judah—Ishbosheth becomes the king of Israel—David’s followers defeat Abner and the men of Israel. 2 Samuel 3The houses of David and Saul engage in a long war—David grows stronger—Abner joins David but is slain by Joab—David mourns for Abner. 2 Samuel 4Two of Saul’s captains slay Ishbosheth—They take his head to David, who has them slain for killing a righteous person. 2 Samuel 5All Israel anoints David king—He takes Jerusalem and is blessed of the Lord—He conquers the Philistines. 2 Samuel 6David takes the ark to the city of David—Uzzah is smitten for steadying the ark and dies—David dances before the Lord, causing a breach between him and Michal. 2 Samuel 7David offers to build a house for the Lord—The Lord, through Nathan, says He has not asked David to do so—The Lord will establish David’s house and kingdom forever—David offers a prayer of thanksgiving. 2 Samuel 8David defeats and subjects many nations—The Lord is with him—He executes judgment and justice unto all his people. 2 Samuel 9David seeks to honor the house of Saul—He finds Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, to whom he restores all the land of Saul. 2 Samuel 10David’s messengers are abused by the Ammonites—Israel defeats the Ammonites and Syrians. 2 Samuel 11David lies with Bathsheba, and she conceives—He then arranges for the death in battle of her husband, Uriah. 2 Samuel 12Nathan tells David the parable of the ewe lamb—The Lord gave many wives to David, who is now cursed for taking Bathsheba—David fasts and prays for his son, but the Lord takes him—Solomon is born—David conquers the royal city of the Ammonites. 2 Samuel 13Amnon desires Tamar, his sister, and forces her—He is slain by Absalom’s command—Absalom flees to Geshur. 2 Samuel 14Joab arranges by artifice to bring Absalom home after three years—After two more years, Absalom sees the king, and they are reconciled. 2 Samuel 15Absalom conspires against David and gains the support of the people—David flees, and Absalom enters Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 16Mephibosheth is alleged to be seeking to be king—Shimei, of the house of Saul, curses David—Ahithophel counsels Absalom, and Absalom takes his father’s concubines. 2 Samuel 17Ahithophel’s counsel is overthrown by Hushai’s—David is warned and flees over the Jordan—Ahithophel hangs himself—The people prepare for war. 2 Samuel 18The Israelites are smitten in the woods of Ephraim—Joab slays Absalom—Tidings of his death are taken to David, who mourns for his son. 2 Samuel 19Joab rebukes David for favoring his enemies instead of his friends—David replaces Joab with Amasa—Shimei, who cursed David, is pardoned—Mephibosheth pledges allegiance to David—The men of Judah take David back to Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 20Sheba leads the tribes of Israel away from David—Joab slays Amasa and pursues Sheba—A wise woman intercedes—The death of Sheba ends the insurrection. 2 Samuel 21The Lord sends a famine—David understands that the famine came because Saul smote the Gibeonites, contrary to the oath of Israel—David delivers up seven sons of Saul to be hanged by the Gibeonites—Israel and the Philistines continue their wars. 2 Samuel 22David praises the Lord in a psalm of thanksgiving—The Lord is his fortress and savior, He is mighty and powerful in deliverance, He rewards men according to their righteousness, He shows mercy to the merciful, His way is perfect, He lives, and blessed is He. 2 Samuel 23David speaks by the power of the Holy Ghost—Rulers must be just, ruling in the fear of God—David’s mighty men are named and their deeds extolled. 2 Samuel 24David sins in numbering Israel and Judah—The men of war total 1,300,000—The Lord destroys 70,000 men by pestilence—David sees an angel, offers sacrifice, and the plague is stayed. 1 Kings Contents 1 Kings 1Abishag cherishes David in his extreme age—Adonijah aspires to be king—Bathsheba and Nathan advise David of Adonijah’s plotting—David names Solomon as king, and he is anointed by Zadok—Adonijah’s cause fails. 1 Kings 2David charges Solomon to keep the commandments and walk in the ways of the Lord—King David dies and Solomon reigns—Adonijah, Joab, and Shimei are put to death, and Abiathar is rejected as high priest—The kingdom is established with Solomon. 1 Kings 3Solomon loves the Lord and keeps His commandments—The Lord appears to Solomon and promises him a wise and an understanding heart—He judges between two harlots and determines who is the mother of a child. 1 Kings 4The officers in Solomon’s court are listed—Solomon reigns in peace and prosperity over a large kingdom—His wisdom and understanding exceed that of all men. 1 Kings 5Solomon solicits and gains Hiram’s help in getting timber to build the temple—The Israelites hew stones and cut timber for the temple. 1 Kings 6Solomon builds the temple—The Lord promises to dwell among the Israelites if they are obedient—The ornaments of the temple are described. 1 Kings 7Solomon builds himself a house—Hiram of Tyre makes the two pillars, the molten sea, the ten bases, the ten lavers, and all the vessels for the temple—The molten sea (baptismal font) rests on the backs of twelve oxen. 1 Kings 8The ark, containing the two tablets of stone, is placed in the holy of holies—The glory of the Lord fills the temple—Solomon offers the dedicatory prayer—He asks for temporal and spiritual blessings upon repentant and prayerful Israel—The people sacrifice and worship for fourteen days. 1 Kings 9The Lord again appears to Solomon—The Lord promises great blessings if the Israelites are obedient and great cursings if they forsake Him—Solomon reigns in splendor, levies tribute upon the non-Israelites, and builds a navy of ships. 1 Kings 10The queen of Sheba visits Solomon—His wealth and wisdom exceed that of all the kings of the earth. 1 Kings 11Solomon marries non-Israelite women, and his wives turn his heart to the worship of false gods—The Lord stirs up adversaries against him, including Jeroboam, the son of Nebat—Ahijah promises Jeroboam that he will be the king of the ten tribes—Solomon dies and Rehoboam reigns in his stead. 1 Kings 12Rehoboam seeks to impose greater burdens upon the people—The ten tribes revolt and turn to Jeroboam—Jeroboam turns to idolatry and worships false gods. 1 Kings 13Jeroboam is smitten and then healed by a prophet from Judah—The prophet delivers his message, is led astray by a prophet from Bethel, and is slain by a lion for his disobedience—Jeroboam continues false worship in Israel. 1 Kings 14Ahijah foretells the ruin of Jeroboam’s house, the death of his child, and the scattering of the Israelites because of their idolatry—Jeroboam dies and Nadab reigns—Judah, under Rehoboam, turns to wickedness—Shishak of Egypt takes treasures from the temple—Rehoboam dies and Abijam reigns. 1 Kings 15Abijam reigns in wickedness and then Asa reigns in righteousness in Judah—Nadab and then Baasha reign in wickedness in Israel—Baasha destroys the house of Jeroboam. 1 Kings 16Jehu prophesies evil upon Baasha and his house—Elah, Zimri, Omri, and Ahab reign in wickedness—Zimri destroys the house of Baasha—Ahab marries Jezebel, worships Baal, and provokes the Lord to anger. 1 Kings 17Elijah seals the heavens and is fed by the ravens—At his command the barrel of flour and the jar of oil of the widow of Zarephath never become empty—He raises her son from death. 1 Kings 18Elijah is sent to meet Ahab—Obadiah saves a hundred prophets and meets Elijah—Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to call down fire from heaven—They fail—He calls down fire, slays the prophets of Baal, and opens the heavens for rain. 1 Kings 19Jezebel seeks the life of Elijah—An angel sends him to Horeb—The Lord speaks to Elijah, not in the wind nor the earthquake nor the fire, but in a still, small voice—Elisha joins Elijah. 1 Kings 20Benhadad of Syria makes war with Israel—The Syrians are defeated twice—Ahab lets Benhadad go free, contrary to the will of the Lord. 1 Kings 21Ahab desires the vineyard of Naboth—Jezebel arranges for false witnesses, and Naboth is stoned for blasphemy—Elijah prophesies that Ahab and Jezebel and their house will be destroyed. 1 Kings 22Jehoshaphat of Judah and Ahab of Israel join forces against Syria—Ahab’s prophets foretell success—Micaiah foretells the defeat and death of Ahab—Ahab is slain and dogs lick up his blood—Jehoshaphat reigns in righteousness in Judah—Ahaziah reigns in Israel and serves Baal. 2 Kings Contents 2 Kings 1Ahaziah turns to Baalzebub to learn if he will live—Elijah prophesies Ahaziah’s death—Elijah calls down fire from heaven to consume the soldiers sent to apprehend him. 2 Kings 2Elisha and the prophets know that Elijah is to be translated—Elijah divides the waters of the Jordan and is taken up into heaven in a whirlwind—The mantle of Elijah falls on Elisha, who also divides the waters of the Jordan—Elisha heals the waters of Jericho—Youths are torn by bears for mocking Elisha. 2 Kings 3Jehoram of Israel and Jehoshaphat of Judah join forces against Moab—Elisha promises them water for their animals and victory in the war—The Moabites are defeated. 2 Kings 4Elisha multiplies the widow’s oil—He promises a son to a Shunammite woman—The child dies and is raised to life by Elisha—He makes the poisonous food harmless—Bread and grain are multiplied for the people to eat. 2 Kings 5Naaman, the Syrian, comes to Elisha to be healed of leprosy—He rejects the prophet’s instruction at first but relents and dips himself in the Jordan seven times; he is healed—Elisha refuses to accept a reward—Gehazi accepts a gift from Naaman and is cursed with leprosy. 2 Kings 6Elisha causes an ax to float—He reveals to the king how to conduct a war with Syria—Horses and chariots of fire protect Elisha—The Syrians are smitten with blindness—Benhadad besieges Samaria, and foodstuff sells for a great price. 2 Kings 7Elisha prophesies incredible plenty in Samaria—The Syrian hosts flee at a noise of battle and leave their possessions—Israel takes spoil from the Syrians. 2 Kings 8Elisha prophesies a seven-year famine—The Shunammite woman is preserved through the famine—Jehoram and then Ahaziah reign in wickedness in Judah. 2 Kings 9A prophet anoints Jehu king over Israel and prophesies the destruction of the house of Ahab and the death of Jezebel—Jehu kills Joram in the field of Naboth—Jezebel is killed by Jehu and is eaten by dogs. 2 Kings 10Ahab’s seventy sons are slain—Jehu destroys the house of Ahab and all the worshippers of Baal, but he continues to worship the golden calves in Bethel and Dan. 2 Kings 11Athaliah destroys the royal family in Judah and reigns herself in Judah—Joash is preserved and crowned king when seven years old—Jehoiada the priest destroys the house of Baal. 2 Kings 12Jehoash (Joash) reigns in righteousness—The breaches in the temple are repaired—The safety of Jerusalem is purchased with the hallowed things in the temple—Joash is slain and Amaziah reigns. 2 Kings 13Jehoahaz and his successors reign in wickedness in Israel—Elisha prophesies that Joash will defeat Syria—Elisha dies—A dead Israelite is restored to life after touching Elisha’s bones. 2 Kings 14Amaziah reigns well in Judah—Israel defeats Judah in battle—Jeroboam reigns in wickedness in Israel. 2 Kings 15Many kings reign in Israel and in Judah—Their wickedness, wars, conspiracies, and evils are described—Much of Israel is carried captive to Assyria by Tiglath-pileser. 2 Kings 16Ahaz reigns in wickedness in Judah—He offers his son in heathen sacrifice—He makes a new altar, destroys the brazen sea, and changes the method for sacrificing in the temple. 2 Kings 17Hoshea reigns in Israel and is subject to the Assyrians—The Israelites forsake the Lord, worship idols, serve Baal, and reject all that the Lord has given them—The ten tribes are carried away captive by the kings of Assyria—The land of Israel (Samaria) is repopulated by other people—Many forms of false worship are found among the Samaritans. 2 Kings 18Hezekiah reigns in righteousness in Judah—He destroys idolatry and breaks the brazen serpent made by Moses because the children of Israel burn incense to it—Sennacherib, king of Assyria, invades Judah—In a blasphemous speech, Rabshakeh asks Jerusalem to surrender to the Assyrians. 2 Kings 19Hezekiah seeks counsel from Isaiah to save Jerusalem—Isaiah prophesies the defeat of the Assyrians and the death of Sennacherib—Hezekiah prays for deliverance—Sennacherib sends a blasphemous letter—Isaiah prophesies that the Assyrians will be destroyed and that a remnant of Judah will flourish—An angel slays 185,000 Assyrians—Sennacherib is slain by his sons. 2 Kings 20Hezekiah is told he will die and pleads with the Lord; his life is lengthened fifteen years—The shadow goes back ten degrees on the sundial of Ahaz—Isaiah prophesies the Babylonian captivity of Judah. 2 Kings 21Manasseh turns Judah to idolatry, even sacrificing a son to a heathen god—Prophets foretell the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem—Wickedness continues under Amon. 2 Kings 22Josiah reigns in righteousness in Judah—Hilkiah repairs the temple and finds the book of the law—Josiah sorrows because of the wickedness of his fathers—Huldah prophesies wrath upon the people but blessings upon Josiah. 2 Kings 23Josiah reads the book of the covenant to the people—They covenant to keep the commandments—Josiah overturns the worship of false gods, removes the sodomites, and puts down idolatry—Idolatrous priests are slain—Judah holds a solemn Passover—Egypt subjects the land of Judah. 2 Kings 24Jerusalem is besieged and taken by Nebuchadnezzar—Many of the people of Judah are carried captive into Babylon—Zedekiah becomes king in Jerusalem—He rebels against Babylon. 2 Kings 25Nebuchadnezzar again besieges Jerusalem—Zedekiah is captured, Jerusalem and the temple are destroyed, and most of the people of Judah are carried into Babylon—Gedaliah, left to govern the remnant, is slain—The remnant flee to Egypt—Jehoiachin is shown favor in Babylon. 1 Chronicles Contents 1 Chronicles 1The genealogies and family ties from Adam to Abraham are given—The posterity of Abraham is listed. 1 Chronicles 2The descendants of Israel, Judah, Jesse, Caleb, and others are listed. 1 Chronicles 3David’s sons are named—The successors of Solomon to Jeconiah and beyond are listed. 1 Chronicles 4The families and descendants of Judah, Simeon, and others are chronicled—Various princes in their families are named. 1 Chronicles 5The sons of Joseph received Reuben’s birthright—Judah and his descendants became rulers in Israel—The line of Reuben down to the captivity is given—The Assyrians carry the Reubenites, Gadites, and half of Manasseh into captivity. 1 Chronicles 6The sons of Levi, including David’s singers, are listed—The responsibilities of Aaron and his descendants are given—Levite cities are designated in the areas of the various tribes. 1 Chronicles 7The sons and families are named for Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher. 1 Chronicles 8The sons and chief men of Benjamin are named. 1 Chronicles 9The inhabitants of Jerusalem are listed—The responsibilities of the Levites and the areas where they are to serve are listed—The family of Saul is named. 1 Chronicles 10The Philistines defeat Israel—Saul dies for his transgressions. 1 Chronicles 11David is anointed king in Hebron—He takes Zion, the City of David—His valiant warriors are named and their deeds recounted. 1 Chronicles 12David’s mighty men are cataloged—The armies of the tribes of Israel join David at Hebron—Israel rejoices because of King David. 1 Chronicles 13David fetches the ark from Kirjath-jearim—Uzza is slain by the Lord when he steadies the ark—The house of Obed-edom prospers because they care for the ark. 1 Chronicles 14David marries wives, begets children, and defeats the Philistines; his fame spreads to all nations. 1 Chronicles 15David prepares a place for the ark—The Levites bring the ark to Jerusalem—They sing and minister before the Lord. 1 Chronicles 16People offer sacrifices and praise the Lord—David delivers a psalm of thanksgiving—He praises the Lord—Asaph, Obed-edom, Zadok, and others minister before the Lord. 1 Chronicles 17Nathan first approves David’s building of a house of the Lord, then restrains him—David’s son will build the temple—The triumph of Israel is foretold—David thanks the Lord for His goodness to Israel. 1 Chronicles 18David subdues all the adversaries of Israel and reigns in justice over the people. 1 Chronicles 19The Ammonites insult David’s messengers and plan war against Israel—David defeats the Ammonites and the Syrians. 1 Chronicles 20The Ammonites are overcome—Israel defeats the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 21David sins by numbering Israel—The Lord sends pestilence upon the people—David offers sacrifices and the plague is stayed. 1 Chronicles 22David prepares gold, silver, brass, iron, stone, and cedar wood for the temple—He charges Solomon to do the work of building it. 1 Chronicles 23Solomon is made king—The Levites are numbered and assigned their various religious duties. 1 Chronicles 24The sons of Aaron and the rest of the sons of Levi are divided into groups and assigned their duties by lot. 1 Chronicles 25The Levite singers and musicians are assigned their duties by lot. 1 Chronicles 26The Levites are assigned as porters—They have charge of the treasures, serve as officers and judges, and conduct the outward business pertaining to the Israelites. 1 Chronicles 27The officers who serve the king are named—The princes of the tribes of Israel are set forth. 1 Chronicles 28David assembles the leaders of Israel—Solomon is appointed to build the temple—David exhorts Solomon and the people to keep the commandments—David gives Solomon the pattern and materials for the temple. 1 Chronicles 29All Israel makes a liberal offering for the temple—David blesses and praises the Lord and instructs the people—David dies—Solomon reigns as king—The books of Nathan and Gad are mentioned. 2 Chronicles Contents 2 Chronicles 1The Lord honors Solomon before all Israel—The Lord appears to him—Solomon chooses and is given wisdom—His kingdom is blessed with splendor and riches. 2 Chronicles 2Solomon engages Huram of Tyre to supply timber for the temple—Laborers are organized to do the work. 2 Chronicles 3Solomon begins to build the temple—He makes the veil and the pillars, and uses much gold and many precious stones. 2 Chronicles 4Solomon makes a basin and places it on twelve oxen—The altar, basins, pots, and various items are made. 2 Chronicles 5The temple is finished, and the ark of the covenant is placed in the holy of holies—The glory of the Lord fills the temple. 2 Chronicles 6Solomon blesses the congregation of Israel—He offers the dedicatory prayer for the temple—He prays for mercy and blessings for penitent Israel. 2 Chronicles 7Fire comes down from heaven and consumes the sacrifices and burnt offerings—The Lord appears to Solomon and promises to bless the people—The Israelites will prosper if they keep the commandments. 2 Chronicles 8Solomon builds cities—He offers sacrifices according to the law of Moses—Priests and Levites are appointed to serve the Lord. 2 Chronicles 9The queen of Sheba visits Solomon—He excels in wisdom, wealth, and magnificence—After reigning forty years, Solomon dies, and Rehoboam becomes king. 2 Chronicles 10The people request relief, but Rehoboam promises to increase the burdens upon the people—Israel rebels and the kingdom is divided. 2 Chronicles 11Rehoboam strengthens the kingdom of Judah but is forbidden to subdue Israel—Jeroboam leads the kingdom of Israel into idolatry—Rehoboam takes many wives and concubines. 2 Chronicles 12Rehoboam forsakes the law of the Lord—The Egyptians plunder Jerusalem and take the treasures of the house of the Lord—The people repent and receive partial deliverance—Rehoboam dies. 2 Chronicles 13Abijah reigns in Judah—He defeats Jeroboam and the armies of Israel—The Lord strikes Jeroboam, and he dies. 2 Chronicles 14Asa reigns in Judah, rebuilds the cities, and defeats and plunders the Ethiopians, who attack Judah. 2 Chronicles 15Azariah prophesies that Judah will prosper if the people keep the commandments—Asa does away with false worship in Judah—Many from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon migrate to Judah—The people covenant to serve the Lord and are blessed. 2 Chronicles 16Asa employs Syria to defeat Israel—Hanani the seer reproves Asa for lack of faith—Asa suffers from disease and dies. 2 Chronicles 17Jehoshaphat reigns well and prospers in Judah—Priests travel and teach out of the book of the law of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 18Jehoshaphat of Judah joins Ahab of Israel to fight Syria—Ahab’s false prophets foretell victory—Micaiah prophesies the fall and death of Ahab—The Syrians slay Ahab. 2 Chronicles 19Jehoshaphat is rebuked for helping ungodly Ahab—He helps the people return to the Lord, sets up judges, and administers justice. 2 Chronicles 20The Ammonites and others attack Judah—Jehoshaphat and all the people fast and pray—Jahaziel prophesies the deliverance of Judah—Judah’s attackers war among and destroy themselves. 2 Chronicles 21Jehoram slays his brothers, marries Ahab’s daughter, and reigns in wickedness—Elijah prophesies a plague upon the people and the death of Jehoram—The Philistines and others war against Judah—Jehoram dies of sore diseases. 2 Chronicles 22Ahaziah reigns in wickedness and is slain by Jehu; his mother, Athaliah, reigns in his stead. 2 Chronicles 23Jehoiada the priest makes Joash king—Athaliah is slain—Worship of the Lord is restored, and the priest of Baal is slain. 2 Chronicles 24Joash and Jehoiada receive contributions and repair the house of the Lord—Jehoiada dies—Joash falls into idolatry, slays a prophet named Zechariah, and is himself slain in a conspiracy. 2 Chronicles 25Amaziah reigns, smites the Edomites, and worships false gods—A prophet foretells Amaziah’s destruction—Judah is defeated by Israel, and Amaziah is slain in a conspiracy. 2 Chronicles 26Uzziah reigns and prospers as long as he keeps the commandments—He transgresses, attempts to burn incense upon the altar, and is cursed with leprosy. 2 Chronicles 27Jotham reigns, builds up the kingdom, and subdues the Ammonites. 2 Chronicles 28Ahaz reigns in wickedness and practices idolatry; his people are defeated by Israel—The captives are freed by the command of a prophet—The Edomites and Philistines attack Judah—Ahaz continues his idolatrous ways. 2 Chronicles 29Hezekiah reigns in righteousness and restores the worship of Jehovah—The Levites cleanse and sanctify the house of the Lord—The priests offer sacrifices and make reconciliation and atonement for the people—Hezekiah and all the people worship the Lord and praise His name. 2 Chronicles 30Hezekiah invites all Israel to a solemn Passover in Jerusalem—Some accept the call; others laugh him to scorn—The faithful Israelites worship the Lord in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 31The faithful Israelites overthrow false worship among them—The people pay tithes and offerings—The Levites administer in temporal matters—Hezekiah serves faithfully. 2 Chronicles 32Sennacherib invades Judah and besieges the cities—He rails against the Lord—Isaiah and Hezekiah pray, and an angel destroys the leaders of the Assyrian armies—Hezekiah reigns in righteousness despite some pride in his heart. 2 Chronicles 33Manasseh reigns in wickedness and worships false gods—He is taken captive into Assyria—He repents and serves the Lord—Amon reigns in unrighteousness and is slain. 2 Chronicles 34Josiah destroys idolatry in Judah—The people of Judah repair the house of the Lord—Hilkiah finds a book of the law—Huldah the prophetess reveals the desolations to come upon the people—Josiah and the people covenant to serve the Lord. 2 Chronicles 35Josiah and all Judah keep a most solemn Passover—Josiah is mortally wounded by the Egyptians at Megiddo. 2 Chronicles 36Various kings rule in Judah—Nebuchadnezzar overruns Judah and makes Zedekiah king—Zedekiah rebels, the people reject the prophets, and the Chaldeans burn the temple and destroy Jerusalem—Cyrus of Persia decrees the building of the temple. Ezra Contents Ezra 1King Cyrus of Persia lets the Jews go back to Jerusalem to build the temple—Cyrus returns the vessels of the house of the Lord taken by Nebuchadnezzar. Ezra 2The descendants of the Jews taken captive who return to Jerusalem and to Judah are listed—The children of priests whose genealogy is lost are denied the priesthood—Faithful people contribute to the building of the temple. Ezra 3The altar is rebuilt—Regular sacrifices are reinstituted—The foundations of the temple are laid amid great rejoicing. Ezra 4The Samaritans offer help, then hinder the work—The building of the temple and of the walls of Jerusalem ceases. Ezra 5Haggai and Zechariah prophesy—Zerubbabel renews the building of the temple—The Samaritans challenge the Jews’ right to continue their building work. Ezra 6Darius renews the decree of Cyrus to build the temple—It is finished and dedicated, and sacrifices and feasts commence again. Ezra 7Ezra goes up to Jerusalem—Artaxerxes provides for beautifying the temple and sustains the Jews in their worship. Ezra 8Those who go up from Babylon to Jerusalem are listed—The Levites are called to accompany them—Ezra and the people fast and pray for and gain guidance and protection in going to Jerusalem. Ezra 9Many Jews intermarry with the Canaanites and others and follow their abominations—Ezra prays and confesses the sins of all the people. Ezra 10The Jews covenant to put away their wives taken from the Canaanites and others—Ezra assembles the people at Jerusalem—The Levites who married non-Israelite women are listed. Nehemiah Contents Nehemiah 1Nehemiah mourns, fasts, and prays for the Jews in Jerusalem. Nehemiah 2Artaxerxes sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem—Sanballat and others oppose Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3The names and order of those who help to build the walls and gates of Jerusalem are listed. Nehemiah 4The Jews’ enemies seek to prevent them from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem—Nehemiah arms the laborers and keeps the work progressing. Nehemiah 5Many Jews are in bondage to their fellow Jews—At Nehemiah’s direction they are freed, their lands are restored, and the taking of usury is discontinued. Nehemiah 6Sanballat engages in intrigue against Nehemiah and the building of the wall—The Jews finish the construction of the wall. Nehemiah 7Provision is made to protect Jerusalem—The genealogy is given of the Jews who returned from Babylon—Priests without genealogical records are denied the priesthood. Nehemiah 8Ezra reads and interprets the law of Moses to the people—They keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Nehemiah 9The Jews fast and confess their sins—The Levites bless and praise the Lord and recite His goodness toward Israel. Nehemiah 10The people covenant not to marry outside of Israel—They also covenant to honor the Sabbath, to pay tithes, and to keep the commandments. Nehemiah 11The people and their overseers are elected by lot to dwell in Jerusalem and the other cities. Nehemiah 12The priests and Levites who came up from Babylon are named—The walls of Jerusalem are dedicated—The offices of priests and Levites are appointed in the temple. Nehemiah 13The Ammonites and Moabites are denied a place in the congregation of God—Tobiah is ejected from his dwelling place in the temple—Nehemiah corrects abuses and reinstitutes Sabbath observance—Some Jews are rebuked for marrying non-Israelite women and defiling the priesthood. Esther Contents Esther 1Ahasuerus of Persia and Media makes royal feasts—Vashti disobeys the king and is deposed as queen. Esther 2Ahasuerus seeks a new queen—Mordecai presents Esther—Esther pleases the king and is chosen as queen—Mordecai exposes a plot against the king. Esther 3Mordecai, the Jew, refuses to bow to Haman—Haman arranges a decree to kill all the Jews in the kingdom. Esther 4Mordecai and the Jews mourn and fast because of the king’s decree—Esther, at the peril of her life, prepares to go in unto the king. Esther 5The king receives Esther—She invites him and Haman to a banquet—Haman plans to have Mordecai hanged. Esther 6Mordecai receives great honors—Haman mourns and is counseled by his wife. Esther 7Esther reveals Haman’s plot to destroy the Jews—He is hanged on his own gallows. Esther 8Mordecai is honored and placed over the house of Haman—Ahasuerus issues a decree to preserve the Jews. Esther 9The Jews slay their enemies, including Haman’s ten sons—The Feast of Purim is instituted to commemorate their deliverance and victory. Esther 10Mordecai, the Jew, stands next to Ahasuerus in power and might. Job Contents Job 1Job, a just and perfect man, is blessed with great riches—Satan obtains permission from the Lord to tempt and try Job—Job’s property and children are destroyed, and yet he praises and blesses the Lord. Job 2Satan obtains permission from the Lord to afflict Job physically—Job is smitten with boils—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar come to comfort him. Job 3Job curses the circumstances of his birth—He asks, Why died I not from the womb? Job 4Eliphaz reproves Job, asking such questions as, Are the righteous cut off? Shall a man be more pure than his maker? Job 5Eliphaz counsels Job: Man is born unto trouble, seek unto God, and happy is the man whom God corrects. Job 6Job bemoans his grief—He prays that God will grant his petitions—Those who are afflicted should be pitied—How forcible are right words! Job 7Job asks, Is there an appointed time for man on earth? What is man that Thou shouldst magnify him? Why dost Thou not pardon my transgression? Job 8Bildad asks, Doth God pervert judgment?—Bildad says, Our days upon earth are a shadow, and God will not cast away a perfect man. Job 9Job acknowledges the justice and greatness of God and concludes that man cannot contend against Him. Job 10Job is weary of life—He reasons with God about his afflictions—He asks, Why hast Thou brought me forth out of the womb? Job 11Zophar asks, Canst thou by searching find out God?—Zophar says that the hope of the wicked will fade away as though it had died. Job 12Job says, The souls of all things are in the hands of the Lord, with the ancient is wisdom, and the Lord governs in all things. Job 13Job testifies of his confidence in the Lord and says, Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him, and He also will be my salvation. Job 14Job testifies of the shortness of life, the certainty of death, and the guarantee of a resurrection—He asks, If a man die, will he live again?—Job answers that he will await the Lord’s call to come forth from the grave. Job 15Eliphaz sets forth the disquietude of wicked men—They do not believe they will return out of darkness and be resurrected. Job 16Job speaks against the wicked who oppose him—Though even his friends scorn him, he testifies that his witness is in heaven and his record is on high. Job 17Job speaks of the sorrow of death and of the grave in that day when the body returns to the dust. Job 18Bildad tells of the damned state of the wicked who know not God. Job 19Job tells of the ills that have befallen him and then testifies, I know that my Redeemer lives—Job prophesies that he will be resurrected and that in his flesh he will see God. Job 20Zophar shows the condition of the wicked—He says, The triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Job 21Job admits that the wicked sometimes prosper in this life—Then he testifies that their judgment will be hereafter in the day of wrath and destruction. Job 22Eliphaz accuses Job of various sins and exhorts him to repent. Job 23Job seeks the Lord and asserts his own righteousness—He says, When the Lord has tried me, I will come forth as gold. Job 24Murderers, adulterers, those who oppress the poor, and wicked people in general often go unpunished for a little while. Job 25Bildad bemoans the lowly state of man and classifies him as a worm. Job 26Job reproves Bildad’s lack of empathy—He extols the power, greatness, and strength of the Lord. Job 27Job asserts his righteousness—When the wicked are buried in death, terrors will take hold of them. Job 28Wealth comes out of the earth—Wisdom cannot be purchased—The fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 29Job recalls his former prosperity and greatness—He was blessed because of his righteousness, his charity, and his good deeds. Job 30Job is derided by the children of vile and base men—In his afflicted state, he cries to the Lord—Job says that he wept for those in trouble. Job 31Job invites judgment so that God may know his integrity—If he has done ill, Job welcomes the penalties for so doing. Job 32Elihu, in anger, answers Job and his three friends—Elihu says, There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives understanding—He also says, Great men are not always wise. Job 33Elihu says, God is greater than man, He speaks to man in dreams and visions, He ransoms those cast into the pit, and He delivers their souls and gives them life. Job 34Elihu teaches, God cannot be unjust, commit iniquity, pervert judgment, or respect persons—Man should bear chastisement and do iniquity no more. Job 35Elihu contrasts the weakness of man and the power of God—Our wickedness hurts other men, and our righteousness helps them—Man should trust in the Lord. Job 36Elihu says, Those who are righteous are prospered—The wicked perish and die without knowledge—Elihu praises the greatness of God. Job 37Elihu concludes, saying, The Lord controls the laws of nature—God reigns in terrible majesty. Job 38God asks Job where he was when the foundations of the earth were laid, when the morning stars sang together, and when all the sons of God shouted for joy—The phenomena of nature show the greatness of God and the weakness of man. Job 39Man’s weakness and ignorance are compared with God’s mighty works—Does man even know how the laws of nature operate? Job 40The Lord challenges Job, and Job replies humbly—The Lord speaks of His power to Job—He asks, Hast thou an arm like God?—He points to His power in the behemoth. Job 41The Lord points to His power in the leviathan—All things under the whole heaven are the Lord’s. Job 42Job repents in dust and ashes—He sees the Lord with his eyes—The Lord chastises Job’s friends, accepts Job, blesses him, and makes his latter days greater than his beginning. Psalms Contents Psalm 1Blessed are the righteous—The ungodly will perish. Psalm 2A messianic psalm—The heathen will rage against the Lord’s anointed—The Lord speaks of His Son, whom He has begotten. Psalm 3David cries unto the Lord and is heard—Salvation is of the Lord. Psalm 4David pleads for mercy—He counsels, Put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 5David asks the Lord to hear his voice—The Lord hates workers of iniquity—He blesses and shields the righteous. Psalm 6David cries unto the Lord for mercy—He asks to be healed and saved. Psalm 7David trusts in the Lord, who will judge the people—God is angry with the wicked. Psalm 8A messianic psalm of David—He says that babes and children praise the Lord—He asks, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Psalm 9A messianic psalm of David—He praises the Lord for rebuking the nations—The Lord will judge the world in righteousness—He will dwell in Zion—The wicked will be sent to hell. Psalm 10David speaks of various acts of the wicked—God is not in their thoughts—But the Lord is King forever and ever—He will judge the fatherless and oppressed. Psalm 11David rejoices that the Lord is in His holy temple—The Lord tests the righteous and hates the wicked. Psalm 12David decries flattering lips and proud tongues—He says, The words of the Lord are pure words. Psalm 13David trusts in the Lord’s mercy and rejoices in His salvation. Psalm 14David says, The fool has said in his heart, there is no God—Israel will rejoice in the day of restoration. Psalm 15David asks, Who will dwell in the Lord’s holy hill?—He answers, The righteous, the upright, and those with integrity. Psalm 16A messianic psalm of David—He rejoices in the Saints who are on the earth, in his own future redemption from hell, in the fact that God will not suffer His Holy One (the Messiah) to see corruption, and in the fulness of joy that is found in the Lord’s presence. Psalm 17David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and to preserve him from men of the world—David hopes to behold the Lord’s face in righteousness. Psalm 18David praises the Lord for His greatness and preserving care—The Lord’s way is perfect—The Lord has given marvelous blessings—David testifies, The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock. Psalm 19David testifies, The heavens declare the glory of God, the law of the Lord is perfect, and the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. Psalm 20David prays that the Lord will hear in time of trouble—The Lord saves His anointed. Psalm 21A messianic psalm of David—He tells of the glory of the great King—The King will triumph over all His enemies—Their evil designs will fail. Psalm 22A messianic psalm of David—He foretells events in the Messiah’s life—The Messiah will say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?—They will pierce His hands and feet—He will yet govern among all nations. Psalm 23David declares, The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 24David testifies, The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, he who has clean hands and a pure heart will ascend unto the hill of the Lord, and the Lord of Hosts is the King of Glory. Psalm 25David pleads for truth and asks for pardon—Mercy and truth are for those who keep the commandments. Psalm 26David says that he has walked in integrity and obedience—He loves the Lord’s house. Psalm 27David says, The Lord is my light and my salvation—He desires to dwell in the house of the Lord forever—He counsels, Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Psalm 28David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and grant his petitions—David prays, Save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Psalm 29David counsels, Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness—David sets forth the wonder and power of the voice of the Lord. Psalm 30David sings praises and gives thanks to the Lord—David pleads for mercy. Psalm 31David trusts in the Lord and rejoices in His mercy—Speaking as the Messiah he says, Into Thine hand I commit my spirit—He counsels, O love the Lord, all ye His Saints, for the Lord preserves the faithful. Psalm 32David says, Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity—David acknowledges his sin—He recommends that the righteous be glad in the Lord and rejoice. Psalm 33Rejoice in the Lord—Sing unto Him a new song—He loves righteousness and judgment—Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 34David blesses the Lord at all times—He counsels, Keep your tongue from evil; do good and seek peace—He says that not one of the Messiah’s bones will be broken. Psalm 35David complains of his enemies and their wrong dealings—He asks the Lord to judge him according to his righteousness. Psalm 36David praises the Lord for His mercy, His righteousness, and His loving kindness—The fountain of life is with the Lord. Psalm 37David counsels, Trust in the Lord and do good—Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him—Cease from anger and forsake wrath—The meek will inherit the earth—The Lord loves justice and does not forsake His Saints. Psalm 38David sorrows for his sins—They rest as a disease upon him—He asks the Lord to be compassionate. Psalm 39David seeks to control his tongue—Man is altogether vanity—He is a stranger and a sojourner on the earth. Psalm 40A messianic psalm of David—The Messiah will come and preach righteousness—He will declare salvation—The righteous will say, The Lord be magnified. Psalm 41A messianic psalm of David—Blessed is he who considers the poor—The treachery of Judas is foretold. Psalm 42The souls of the righteous thirst for God—The wicked say, Where is your God? Psalm 43The righteous praise God and cry, Send out Thy light and Thy truth. Psalm 44The Saints praise the Lord and boast in His name forever—They are persecuted, maligned, and considered as sheep for the slaughter. Psalm 45A messianic psalm—The Messiah is fairer than the children of men—He is anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows—His name will be remembered in all generations. Psalm 46God is our refuge and strength—He dwells in His city, does marvelous things, and says, Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 47The Lord is King over all the earth—Sing praises to His name, for He reigns over all. Psalm 48Zion, the city of God, the joy of the whole earth, will be established forever. Psalm 49Men cannot be ransomed or redeemed by wealth—God alone can redeem a soul from the grave—The glory of a rich man ceases with his death. Psalm 50Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation of God. Psalm 51David pleads for forgiveness after he went in to Bathsheba—He pleads, Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 52David says that wicked tongues devise mischief and the wicked trust in riches—The Saints trust in the mercy of God forever. Psalm 53David says, The fool says there is no God—There is none who does good—Gathered Israel will rejoice. Psalm 54David pleads for salvation and promises to serve God. Psalm 55David prays morning, noon, and night—He seeks protection and help against his enemies. Psalm 56David seeks mercy, trusts in and praises the Lord, and thanks Him for deliverance. Psalm 57David pleads for mercy and acclaims the glory and exaltation of God. Psalm 58David reproves wicked judges—They go astray and speak lies. Psalm 59David prays to be delivered from his enemies—God rules in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Psalm 60David says that the Lord has scattered His people—The Lord places Ephraim at the head and makes Judah His lawgiver. Psalm 61David finds shelter in the Lord, abides in the Lord’s presence, and keeps his own vows. Psalm 62David praises God as his defense, his rock, and his salvation—The Lord judges men according to their works. Psalm 63David thirsts for God, whom he praises with joyful lips. Psalm 64David prays for safety—The righteous will be glad in heart. Psalm 65David speaks of the blessedness of God’s chosen—The Lord sends rain and good things upon the earth. Psalm 66Praise and worship the Lord—He tests and tries men—Sacrifices are to be offered in His house. Psalm 67A messianic psalm—The Lord will cause His face to shine upon men—He will judge and govern in righteousness. Psalm 68A messianic psalm of David—He extols Jah—The Lord gave the word—He takes captivity captive—He delivers us from death—Sing praises unto the Lord. Psalm 69A messianic psalm of David—The zeal of the Lord’s house has eaten Him up—Reproach has broken His heart—He is given gall and vinegar to drink—He is persecuted—He will save Zion. Psalm 70David proclaims, Let God be magnified. Psalm 71David praises God with thanksgiving—Who is like unto the Lord! Psalm 72David speaks of Solomon, who is made a type of the Messiah—He will have dominion—His name will endure forever—All nations will call him blessed—The whole earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. Psalm 73God is good to Israel—The wicked and ungodly prosper in this world—They will be consumed with terrors hereafter—Those who trust in the Lord will be received up unto glory. Psalm 74O God, remember Thy chosen congregation—The wicked destroy the sanctuary and burn the synagogues—O God, remember them for their deeds, and save Thy people. Psalm 75The righteous praise and thank the God of Jacob—They will be exalted—God is the judge, and the wicked will be condemned. Psalm 76God is known in Judah and dwells in Zion—He will save the meek of the earth. Psalm 77The righteous cry unto the Lord—They remember the wonders of old, how He redeemed the sons of Jacob and led Israel like a flock. Psalm 78The Israelites are to teach the Lord’s law to their children—Disobedient Israel provoked the Lord in the wilderness—The Egyptian plagues are recounted—The Lord chooses and blesses Judah and David. Psalm 79The heathen nations destroy Jerusalem and defile the temple—Israel pleads for forgiveness and deliverance. Psalm 80Israel pleads with the Shepherd of Israel for deliverance, for salvation, and for His face to shine upon them. Psalm 81Israel is commanded to sing praises to God—If the Israelites had walked in the Lord’s ways, they would have triumphed over their enemies. Psalm 82Thus says the Lord, Ye are gods and children of the Most High. Psalm 83God is asked to confound the enemies of His people—Jehovah is the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 84The righteous cry unto the living God—It is better to be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord than to dwell in the tents of wickedness—No good thing is withheld from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 85The Lord speaks peace to His people—Truth will spring out of the earth (the Book of Mormon), and righteousness will look down from heaven. Psalm 86David implores God for mercy and is saved from the lowest hell—The Lord is good and generous in mercy—All nations will worship before Him. Psalm 87The Lord loves the gates of Zion, and He Himself will establish Zion. Psalm 88A prayer of one who feels forsaken and who asks whether the Lord’s loving kindness will be declared in the grave. Psalm 89A messianic psalm—A song setting forth the mercy, greatness, justice, and righteousness of the Holy One of Israel—The Lord will establish David’s seed and throne forever—God’s Firstborn will be made higher than the kings of the earth. Psalm 90A prayer of Moses, the man of God—God is from everlasting to everlasting—Man’s days last but seventy years—Moses implores the Lord to give mercy and blessings to His people. Psalm 91A messianic psalm—The Lord will deliver the Messiah from terror, pestilence, and war—The Lord will give His angels charge over the Messiah and deliver Him and honor Him. Psalm 92A psalm or song for the Sabbath day—Give thanks unto the Lord—His enemies will perish—The righteous will flourish—There is no unrighteousness in the Lord. Psalm 93The Lord reigns—He is from everlasting—Holiness adorns the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 94The Lord will judge the earth and all men—Blessed is he whom the Lord teaches and chastens—The Lord will not forsake His people, but He will cut off the wicked. Psalm 95Let us sing unto the Lord—Let us worship and bow down before Him—Israel provoked the Lord and failed to enter into His rest. Psalm 96Sing praises unto the Lord—Declare His name among the nations—Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness—He comes to judge His people and the world. Psalm 97The Lord reigns in millennial glory—The hills melt at His presence—Those who love the Lord hate evil. Psalm 98Sing unto the Lord—All the ends of the earth will see His salvation—He comes to judge all men with equity and righteousness. Psalm 99The Lord is great in Zion—Exalt the Lord and worship at His footstool, for He is holy. Psalm 100Serve the Lord with gladness, all who are His people—Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. Psalm 101David sings of mercy and justice—He will forsake the company of evildoers. Psalm 102The psalmist offers a prayer of the afflicted—Zion will be built up when the Lord appears in His glory—Though the heaven and earth perish, the Lord who created them will endure forever. Psalm 103David exhorts the Saints to bless the Lord for His mercy—The Lord is merciful unto those who keep His commandments. Psalm 104The Lord is clothed with honor and majesty—He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flaming fire—Through His providence He sustains all forms of life—His glory endures forever. Psalm 105Make the Lord’s doings known among all men—Show His covenant with Abraham and His dealings with Israel—Touch not His anointed, and do His prophets no harm—Israel is to observe His statutes and keep His laws. Psalm 106Praise the Lord for His mercy and mighty works—Israel rebelled and did wickedly—Moses mediated between Israel and the Lord—Israel was scattered and slain for worshipping false gods. Psalm 107The people of Israel are to praise and thank the Lord when they are gathered and redeemed—Oh, that men would praise the Lord!—The Lord’s providences prevail in the lives of men. Psalm 108David praises and exalts God—Judah is the Lord’s lawgiver. Psalm 109David speaks of the cursings due to the wicked and deceitful—He prays that his enemies will be confounded. Psalm 110A messianic psalm of David—Christ will sit on the Lord’s right hand—He will be a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 111The Lord is gracious and full of compassion—Holy and reverend is His name—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Psalm 112Blessed is the man who fears the Lord—The righteous will be remembered always. Psalm 113Blessed be the name of the Lord—Who is like unto the Lord our God? Psalm 114The Lord governs the sea and the land for the blessing of His people. Psalm 115Our God is in the heavens—Idols are false gods—Trust in the Lord. Psalm 116Gracious is the Lord, and righteous—Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Psalm 117Praise the Lord for His mercy and truth. Psalm 118A messianic psalm—Let all Israel say of the Lord, His mercy endures forever—The Stone that the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner—Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Psalm 119Blessed are they who keep the commandments. Psalm 120Call upon the Lord when in distress. Psalm 121Help comes from the Lord—He is the guardian of Israel. Psalm 122David says, Go into the house of the Lord—Give thanks unto Him. Psalm 123Lift up your eyes unto the Lord, and plead with Him for mercy. Psalm 124David says, Israel’s help is in the name of the Lord. Psalm 125Blessed are they who trust in the Lord—Peace will be upon Israel. Psalm 126The Lord has done great things for His people, Israel. Psalm 127Children are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 128Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in His ways. Psalm 129The Lord is righteous—Let those be confounded who hate Zion. Psalm 130O Lord, hear our prayers, forgive iniquity, and redeem Israel. Psalm 131David says, Let Israel hope in the Lord forever. Psalm 132A messianic psalm—Of the fruit of David’s loins will the Lord set One upon His throne—The Lord will bless Zion, and her Saints will shout for joy. Psalm 133David says, It is pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 134Bless the Lord, and He will bless you. Psalm 135Praise and bless the Lord—Our Lord is above all gods; idols cannot see, hear, or speak. Psalm 136Give thanks unto God for all things, for His mercy endures forever. Psalm 137While in captivity, the Jews wept by the rivers of Babylon—Because of sorrow, they could not bear to sing the songs of Zion. Psalm 138David praises the Lord for His loving kindness and truth—He worships toward the holy temple. Psalm 139David says that the Lord knows all man’s thoughts and doings—He asks, Where can man go to escape from the spirit and presence of the Lord?—Man is fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 140David prays for deliverance from his enemies—The Lord maintains the cause of the poor and afflicted. Psalm 141David pleads with the Lord to hear his prayers—The reproof of the righteous is a kindness. Psalm 142David prays for preservation from his persecutors. Psalm 143David prays for favor in judgment—He meditates on the Lord’s works and trusts in Him. Psalm 144David blesses the Lord for deliverance and temporal prosperity—Happy is that people whose God is the Lord. Psalm 145David proclaims the greatness and majesty of God—The Lord is good to all—His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom—He is near to all who call upon Him, and He preserves those who love Him. Psalm 146Happy are they whose hope is in the Lord—The Lord frees the prisoners, loves the righteous, and reigns forever. Psalm 147Praise the Lord for His power—His understanding is infinite—He sends His commandments, His word, His statutes, and His judgments unto Israel. Psalm 148Let all things praise the Lord: men and angels, the heavenly bodies, the elements and the earth, and all things thereon. Psalm 149Praise the Lord in the congregation of the Saints—He will beautify the meek with salvation. Psalm 150Praise God in His sanctuary—Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Proverbs Contents Proverbs 1The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge—If sinners entice you, do not consent—Those who hearken to wisdom will dwell safely. Proverbs 2The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men. Proverbs 3Write mercy and truth upon the tablet of your heart—Trust in the Lord—Honor Him with your substance—Whom the Lord loves He corrects—Happy is the man who finds wisdom. Proverbs 4Keep the commandments and live—With all your getting, get understanding—Go not in the way of evil men. Proverbs 5Those who associate with immoral women will go down to hell—Rejoice with the wife of your youth. Proverbs 6Six things that the Lord hates are named—Those who commit adultery destroy their own souls. Proverbs 7An immoral woman leads a man to destruction as an ox to the slaughter—The house of an adulterous woman is the way to hell. Proverbs 8Wisdom is greatly to be desired—The Lord and the sons of men possessed wisdom in the premortal life. Proverbs 9Rebuke a wise man and he will love you—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom—The guests of an immoral woman are in the depths of hell. Proverbs 10A wise son makes a glad father—The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life—He who utters slander is a fool—The desire of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 11The state and rewards of the righteous and the wicked are contrasted—When a wicked man dies, his expectations perish—He who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 12A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband—The way of a fool is right in his own eyes—Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord. Proverbs 13The way of the transgressor is hard—Evil pursues sinners—He who does not discipline his children hates them. Proverbs 14Go from the presence of a foolish man—A true witness delivers souls—Righteousness exalts a nation. Proverbs 15A soft answer turns away wrath—A wise son makes a glad father—The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord—Before honor comes humility. Proverbs 16It is better to get wisdom than gold—Pride goes before destruction—The gray hair of the righteous person is a crown of glory. Proverbs 17He who is glad at calamities will be punished—A friend loves at all times—Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise. Proverbs 18A fool’s mouth is his destruction—Whoever obtains a wife obtains a good thing—A man who has friends must show himself friendly. Proverbs 19A prudent wife is from the Lord—He who lends to the poor lends to the Lord—It is better to be a poor man than to be a liar. Proverbs 20Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging—Turn to the Lord, and He will save you. Proverbs 21Do righteousness and justice—Follow after righteousness and mercy—Safety comes from the Lord. Proverbs 22A good name is better than riches—Train up a child in the way he should go. Proverbs 23Labor not to be rich—As a man thinks in his heart, so is he—Withhold not correction from a child—Be not among drunkards. Proverbs 24In a multitude of counselors there is safety—Fret not yourself because of evil men—It is not good to show partiality in judgment. Proverbs 25Boast not of false gifts—Give food and drink to your enemy. Proverbs 26Honor is not fitting for a fool—Answer not a fool according to his folly—Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. Proverbs 27Let another man praise you—A prudent man foresees evil—Hell and destruction are never full. Proverbs 28The wicked flee when no man pursues—Whoever walks uprightly will be saved—A faithful man will abound with blessings. Proverbs 29When the wicked rule, the people mourn—The righteous consider the cause of the poor—A fool speaks all that is in his mind—Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 30Every word of God is pure—Give me neither poverty nor riches. Proverbs 31Wine and strong drink are condemned—Plead the cause of the poor and needy—A virtuous woman is more precious than rubies. Ecclesiastes Contents Ecclesiastes 1Everything under the sun is vanity and vexation of spirit—He who increases in knowledge increases in sorrow. Ecclesiastes 2All the riches and wealth of the king are vanity and vexation of spirit—Wisdom is better than folly—God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to man. Ecclesiastes 3To every thing there is a season—Whatever God does, it will be forever—God will judge the righteous and the wicked. Ecclesiastes 4Oppression and evil deeds are vanity—The strength of two is better than one—Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king. Ecclesiastes 5God is in heaven—A fool’s voice is known by a multitude of words—Keep your vows—Riches and wealth are the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 6Unless a man’s soul is filled with good, his riches, wealth, honor, and posterity are vanity. Ecclesiastes 7Wisdom gives life to them that have it—All men are sinners—God has made man upright. Ecclesiastes 8None have power to avoid death—It will not be well with the wicked; he turns to pleasure and cannot find wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9God’s providence rules over all—All men are subject to time and chance—Wisdom is better than strength—One sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 10A little folly destroys the reputation of the wise and honorable—The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious—A fool is full of words. Ecclesiastes 11Do good and give to them who need—God will bring all men to judgment. Ecclesiastes 12At death the spirit will return to God who gave it—The words of the wise are as goads—The whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments. Song of Solomon Contents Song of Solomon 1The poet sings of love and devotion. Song of Solomon 2Beloved ones are praised and described. Song of Solomon 3A love song concerning Solomon is presented. Song of Solomon 4A song describes the beauty of the poet’s beloved. Song of Solomon 5The song of love and affection continues. Song of Solomon 6The song of love continues. Song of Solomon 7The song of love continues. Song of Solomon 8Many waters cannot quench love. Isaiah Contents Isaiah 1The people of Israel are apostate, rebellious, and corrupt; only a few remain faithful—The people’s sacrifices and feasts are rejected—They are called upon to repent and work righteousness—Zion will be redeemed in the day of restoration. Isaiah 2Isaiah sees the latter-day temple, gathering of Israel, and millennial judgment and peace—The proud and wicked will be brought low at the Second Coming—Compare 2 Nephi 12. Isaiah 3Judah and Jerusalem will be punished for their disobedience—The Lord pleads for and judges His people—The daughters of Zion are cursed and tormented for their worldliness—Compare 2 Nephi 13. Isaiah 4Zion and her daughters will be redeemed and cleansed in the millennial day—Compare 2 Nephi 14. Isaiah 5The Lord’s vineyard (Israel) will become desolate, and His people will be scattered—Woes will come upon them in their apostate and scattered state—The Lord will lift an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 15. Isaiah 6Isaiah sees the Lord—His sins are forgiven—He is called to prophesy—He prophesies of the Jews’ rejection of Christ’s teachings—A remnant will return—Compare 2 Nephi 16. Isaiah 7Ephraim and Syria wage war against Judah—Christ will be born of a virgin—Compare 2 Nephi 17. Isaiah 8Christ will be as a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense—Seek the Lord, not muttering wizards—Turn to the law and to the testimony for guidance—Compare 2 Nephi 18. Isaiah 9Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The people in darkness will see a great Light—Unto us a Child is born—He will be the Prince of Peace and reign on David’s throne—Compare 2 Nephi 19. Isaiah 10The destruction of Assyria is a type of the destruction of the wicked at the Second Coming—Few people will be left after the Lord comes again—The remnant of Jacob will return in that day—Compare 2 Nephi 20. Isaiah 11The stem of Jesse (Christ) will judge in righteousness—The knowledge about God will cover the earth in the Millennium—The Lord will raise an ensign and gather Israel—Compare 2 Nephi 21. Isaiah 12In the millennial day, all men will praise the Lord—He will dwell among them—Compare 2 Nephi 22. Isaiah 13The destruction of Babylon is a type of the destruction at the Second Coming—It will be a day of wrath and vengeance—Babylon (the world) will fall forever—Compare 2 Nephi 23. Isaiah 14Israel will be gathered and enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare 2 Nephi 24. Isaiah 15Moab will be laid waste, and her people will howl and weep. Isaiah 16Moab is condemned, and her people will sorrow—The Messiah will sit on David’s throne, seeking justice and hastening righteousness. Isaiah 17Israel was scattered because she forgot God—Yet the nations that plunder her will be destroyed. Isaiah 18The Lord will raise the gospel ensign, send messengers to His scattered people, and gather them to Mount Zion. Isaiah 19The Lord will smite and destroy Egypt—Finally He will heal her, and Egypt and Assyria will be blessed with Israel. Isaiah 20Assyria will overrun Egypt and make her ashamed. Isaiah 21Babylon is fallen, is fallen!—Other nations also are destroyed. Isaiah 22Jerusalem will be attacked and scourged—The people will be carried captive—The Messiah will hold the key of the house of David, inherit glory, and be fastened as a nail in a sure place. Isaiah 23Tyre will be overthrown. Isaiah 24Men will transgress the law and break the everlasting covenant—At the Second Coming, they will be burned, the earth will reel, and the sun will be ashamed—Then the Lord will reign in Zion and in Jerusalem. Isaiah 25In Mount Zion the Lord will prepare a gospel feast of rich food—He will swallow up death in victory—It will be said, Lo, this is our God. Isaiah 26Trust in the Lord forever—Jehovah will die and be resurrected—All men will rise in the Resurrection. Isaiah 27The people of Israel will blossom and bud and fill the earth with fruit—They will be gathered one by one and will worship the Lord. Isaiah 28Woe to the drunkards of Ephraim!—Revelation comes line upon line and precept upon precept—Christ, the sure foundation, is promised. Isaiah 29A people (the Nephites) will speak as a voice from the dust—The Apostasy, restoration of the gospel, and coming forth of a sealed book (the Book of Mormon) are foretold—Compare 2 Nephi 27. Isaiah 30Israel is scattered for rejecting the seers and prophets—Israel’s people will be gathered and blessed temporally and spiritually—The Lord will come in a day of apostasy to judge and destroy the wicked. Isaiah 31Israel is reproved for turning to Egypt for help—When the Lord comes, He will defend and preserve His people. Isaiah 32A king (the Messiah) will reign in righteousness—The land of Israel will be a wilderness until the day of restoration and gathering. Isaiah 33Apostasy and wickedness will precede the Second Coming—The Lord will come with devouring fire—Zion and its stakes will be perfected—The Lord is our Judge, Lawgiver, and King. Isaiah 34The Second Coming will be a day of vengeance and judgment—The indignation of the Lord will be upon all nations—His sword will fall upon the world. Isaiah 35In the day of restoration, the desert will blossom, the Lord will come, Israel will be gathered, and Zion will be built up. Isaiah 36The Assyrians war against Judah and blaspheme the Lord. Isaiah 37Hezekiah seeks counsel from Isaiah to save Jerusalem—Isaiah prophesies the defeat of the Assyrians and the death of Sennacherib—Hezekiah prays for deliverance—Sennacherib sends a blasphemous letter—Isaiah prophesies that the Assyrians will be destroyed and that a remnant of Judah will flourish—An angel slays 185,000 Assyrians—Sennacherib is slain by his sons. Isaiah 38Hezekiah’s life is lengthened fifteen years—The sun goes back ten degrees as a sign—Hezekiah praises and thanks the Lord. Isaiah 39Hezekiah reveals his wealth to Babylon—Isaiah prophesies the Babylonian captivity. Isaiah 40Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—Prepare ye the way of the Lord—He will feed His flock like a shepherd—Israel’s God is incomparably great. Isaiah 41To Israel the Lord says, Ye are my servants; I will preserve you—Idols are nothing—One will bring good tidings to Jerusalem. Isaiah 42Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Lord will bring His law and His justice, be a light to the Gentiles, and free the prisoners—Praise the Lord. Isaiah 43To Israel the Lord says, I am your God; I will gather your descendants; beside me there is no Savior; you are my witnesses. Isaiah 44The Lord’s Spirit will be poured out on the descendants of Israel—Idols of wood are as fuel for a fire—The Lord will gather, bless, and redeem Israel and rebuild Jerusalem. Isaiah 45Cyrus will free the captives of Israel from Babylon—Come unto Jehovah (Christ) and be saved—To Him every knee will bow and every tongue will take an oath. Isaiah 46Idols are not to be compared with the Lord—He alone is God and will save Israel. Isaiah 47Babylon and Chaldea will be destroyed for their iniquities—No one will save them. Isaiah 48The Lord reveals His purposes to Israel—Israel has been chosen in the furnace of affliction and is to depart from Babylon—Compare 1 Nephi 20. Isaiah 49The Messiah will be a light to the Gentiles and will free the prisoners—Israel will be gathered with power in the last days—Kings will be the nursing fathers of Israel—Compare 1 Nephi 21. Isaiah 50Isaiah speaks as the Messiah—He will have the tongue of the learned—He will give His back to the smiters—He will not be confounded—Compare 2 Nephi 7. Isaiah 51In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel—The redeemed will come to Zion amid great joy—Compare 2 Nephi 8. Isaiah 52In the last days, Zion will return, and Israel will be redeemed—The Messiah will deal prudently and be exalted. Isaiah 53Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—His humiliation and sufferings are described—He makes His soul an offering for sin and makes intercession for the transgressors—Compare Mosiah 14. Isaiah 54In the last days, Zion and her stakes will be established, and Israel will be gathered in mercy and tenderness—Israel will triumph—Compare 3 Nephi 22. Isaiah 55Come and drink; salvation is free—The Lord will make an everlasting covenant with Israel—Seek the Lord while He is near. Isaiah 56All who keep the commandments will be exalted—Other people will join Israel—The Lord will gather others to the house of Israel. Isaiah 57When the righteous die, they enter into peace—Mercy is promised to the penitent—There is no peace for the wicked. Isaiah 58The true law of the fast, with its purposes and attendant blessings, is set forth—The commandment to keep the Sabbath is given. Isaiah 59The people of Israel are separated from their God by iniquity—Their sins testify against them—The Messiah will intercede, come to Zion, and redeem the repentant. Isaiah 60In the last days, Israel will rise again as a mighty nation—The gentile peoples will join with and serve Israel—Zion will be established—Finally, Israel will dwell in celestial splendor. Isaiah 61Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Messiah will have the Spirit, preach the gospel, and proclaim liberty—In the last days, the Lord will call His ministers and make an everlasting covenant with the people. Isaiah 62In the last days, Israel will be gathered—Zion will be established—Her watchmen will teach about the Lord—The gospel standard will be lifted up—The people will be called holy, the redeemed of the Lord. Isaiah 63The Second Coming will be a day of vengeance and also the year of the redeemed of the Lord—Then the Saints will praise the Lord and acknowledge Him as their father. Isaiah 64The people of the Lord pray for the Second Coming and for the salvation that will then be theirs. Isaiah 65Ancient Israel was rejected for rejecting the Lord—The Lord’s people will rejoice and triumph during the Millennium. Isaiah 66At the Second Coming, Israel, as a nation, will be born in a day; the wicked will be destroyed; and the Gentiles will hear the gospel. Jeremiah Contents Jeremiah 1Jeremiah was foreordained to be a prophet unto the nations—He is called as a mortal to declare the word of the Lord. Jeremiah 2The people of Judah forsook the Lord, the fountain of living waters—They worshipped idols and rejected the prophets. Jeremiah 3Israel and Judah defiled and polluted the land through wickedness—In the last days, the Lord will gather the people of Israel, one from a city and two from a family, and bring them to Zion. Jeremiah 4Israel and Judah are called to repentance—Jeremiah laments for the miseries of Judah. Jeremiah 5Judgments will be poured out upon the people of Judah because of their sins—Their iniquities cause blessings to be withheld from them. Jeremiah 6Jerusalem will be destroyed because of her iniquity—She will be overrun by a great and cruel nation. Jeremiah 7If the people of Judah repent, they will be preserved—The temple has become a den of robbers—The Lord rejects that generation of the people of Judah for their idolatries—They offer their children as sacrifices. Jeremiah 8Calamities will befall the inhabitants of Jerusalem—For them the harvest is past, the summer is ended, and they are not saved. Jeremiah 9Jeremiah sorrows greatly because of the sins of the people—They will be scattered among the nations and punished. Jeremiah 10Learn not the way of other nations—Their gods are idols and molten images—The Lord is the true and living God. Jeremiah 11The people of Judah are cursed for breaking the covenant of obedience—The Lord will not hear their prayers. Jeremiah 12Jeremiah complains of the prosperity of the wicked—If other nations learn the ways of Israel, they will be numbered with Israel. Jeremiah 13Israel and Judah will be as a rotted and decayed belt—The people are commanded to repent—Judah will be taken captive and scattered as stubble. Jeremiah 14Jeremiah prays because of dearth and famine—The Lord will not hear because of the wickedness of His people. Jeremiah 15The people of Judah will suffer death, the sword, famine, and captivity—They will be scattered into all the kingdoms of the earth—Jerusalem will be destroyed. Jeremiah 16The utter ruin of Judah is foreseen—Israel is rejected and scattered for serving false gods—Fishers and hunters will gather Israel again, and the people will serve the Lord—The gospel is to be restored. Jeremiah 17The captivity of Judah comes because of sin and forsaking the Lord—Hallow the Sabbath day; doing so will save the people; otherwise they will be destroyed. Jeremiah 18Israel is as potter’s clay in the hands of the Lord—If nations repent, the Lord withholds the evil decreed against them—The people of Judah will be scattered. Jeremiah 19The Lord will bring evil upon Judah—They sacrifice their children to Baal—In the siege they will eat the flesh of their sons and daughters. Jeremiah 20Jeremiah is smitten and put in the stocks—He prophesies that all Judah will be taken captive by Babylon. Jeremiah 21Jeremiah foretells the siege, captivity, and destruction of Jerusalem—Zedekiah is to be taken captive by Nebuchadrezzar. Jeremiah 22David’s throne stands or falls according to the obedience of the kings—The judgments of the Lord rest upon the kings of Judah. Jeremiah 23The remnants of Israel will be gathered in the last days—The Branch, who is the King (the Messiah), will reign in righteousness—False prophets who teach lies will be cursed. Jeremiah 24Zedekiah and the people of Judah will be cursed and scattered—Some will be gathered back from Chaldea to serve the Lord. Jeremiah 25Captive Judah will serve Babylon for seventy years—Various nations will be overthrown—In the last days, all the inhabitants of the earth will be at war. Jeremiah 26Jeremiah prophesies the destruction of the people—For this he is arraigned, tried, and then acquitted. Jeremiah 27The Lord sends word to many nations that they are to serve Babylon—The vessels of the Lord’s house will go into Babylon. Jeremiah 28Hananiah prophesies falsely that the Babylonian yoke will be broken. Jeremiah 29Jeremiah tells the Jews in Babylon to prepare for seventy years of captivity—Those remaining in Jerusalem will yet be scattered—Shemaiah prophesies falsely and is cursed. Jeremiah 30In the last days, Judah and Israel will be gathered to their own lands—David, their king (the Messiah), will reign over them. Jeremiah 31In the last days, Israel will be gathered—The Lord declares that Ephraim has the birthright as the firstborn—The Lord will make a new covenant with Israel, to be inscribed in the heart—Then all Israel will know the Lord. Jeremiah 32Jeremiah is imprisoned by Zedekiah—The prophet purchases land to symbolize the return of Israel to their land—The Lord will gather Israel and make an everlasting covenant with them. Jeremiah 33Judah and Israel will be gathered—The Branch of Righteousness (the Messiah) is promised—The Seed of David (the Messiah) will reign forever. Jeremiah 34Jeremiah prophesies the captivity of Zedekiah—The people of Judah will be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. Jeremiah 35The Rechabites are commended and blessed for their obedience. Jeremiah 36Baruch writes the prophecies of Jeremiah and reads them in the house of the Lord—Jehoiakim, the king, burns the book, and judgment comes upon him—Jeremiah dictates the prophecies again and adds many more. Jeremiah 37Jeremiah prophesies that Egypt will not save Judah from Babylon—He is cast into a dungeon—Zedekiah transfers him to the court of the prison. Jeremiah 38The rulers cast Jeremiah into a muddy dungeon—He is freed by Ebed-melech, an Ethiopian, and put in the court of the prison—Jeremiah counsels Zedekiah concerning the war. Jeremiah 39Jerusalem is taken, and the people are taken captive—Jeremiah and Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian, are preserved. Jeremiah 40The king of Babylon makes Gedaliah governor over the remnant left in Judah—Jeremiah is freed and dwells among them. Jeremiah 41Ishmael kills Gedaliah and carries the people of Mizpah captive—They are rescued by Johanan. Jeremiah 42Jeremiah promises Johanan and the remnant of Judah peace and safety if they remain in Judah, but the sword, famine, and pestilence if they go to Egypt. Jeremiah 43Johanan carries Jeremiah and the remnant of Judah into Egypt—Jeremiah prophesies that Babylon will conquer Egypt. Jeremiah 44Jeremiah prophesies that the Jews in Egypt, save a small remnant, will be destroyed because they worship false gods. Jeremiah 45Jeremiah promises Baruch that his life will be preserved. Jeremiah 46Jeremiah prophesies the conquest of Egypt by Babylon—Jacob will be saved and will return to his own land. Jeremiah 47Jeremiah foretells desolation and destruction upon the Philistines. Jeremiah 48Judgment and destruction will come upon the Moabites for their contempt of God. Jeremiah 49Judgment and destruction will come upon the people of Ammon, Edom, Kedar, Hazor, and Elam. Jeremiah 50Babylon will be destroyed and never rise again—The scattered people of Israel will be brought again into the lands of their inheritance. Jeremiah 51Judgment, destruction, and desolation will come upon Babylon for her sins—Israel is commanded, Flee from Babylon—Israel is the Lord’s rod to destroy all kingdoms. Jeremiah 52Jerusalem is besieged and taken by the Chaldeans—Many people and the vessels of the house of the Lord are carried into Babylon. Lamentations Contents Lamentations 1Jeremiah laments the miserable condition of Jerusalem—Jerusalem herself complains of her deep sorrow. Lamentations 2Misery, sorrow, and desolation prevail in Jerusalem. Lamentations 3Jeremiah, speaking for Judah, laments the calamity but trusts in the Lord and prays for deliverance. Lamentations 4The condition of Zion is pitiful because of sin and iniquity. Lamentations 5Jeremiah recites in prayer the sorrowful condition of Zion. Ezekiel Contents Ezekiel 1Ezekiel sees in vision four living creatures, four wheels, and the glory of God on His throne. Ezekiel 2Ezekiel is called to take the word of the Lord to Israel—He sees a book in which lamentations and mourning are written. Ezekiel 3Ezekiel is made a watchman unto the house of Israel—The blood of Israel is required at his hand unless he raises the warning voice. Ezekiel 4Ezekiel symbolically illustrates the siege and famine that will befall Jerusalem. Ezekiel 5The judgment of Jerusalem will include famine, pestilence, war, and the scattering of her inhabitants. Ezekiel 6The people of Israel will be destroyed for their idolatry—A remnant only will be saved and scattered. Ezekiel 7Desolation, war, pestilence, and destruction will sweep the land of Israel—The desolation of the people is foreseen. Ezekiel 8Ezekiel sees in vision the wickedness and abominations of the people of Judah in Jerusalem—He sees idolatry practiced in the temple itself. Ezekiel 9Ezekiel sees the marking of the righteous and the slaughter of all others, beginning at the Lord’s sanctuary. Ezekiel 10He sees in vision, as before, the wheels, the cherubims, and the throne and the glory of God. Ezekiel 11He sees in vision the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of the Jews—He prophesies the latter-day gathering of Israel. Ezekiel 12Ezekiel makes himself a symbol of the scattering of the people of Judah from Jerusalem—He then prophesies their scattering among all nations. Ezekiel 13Ezekiel reproves false prophets, both male and female, who speak lies, to whom God has not spoken. Ezekiel 14The Lord will not answer those who worship false gods and work iniquity—Ezekiel preaches repentance—The people would not be saved though Noah, Daniel, and Job ministered among them. Ezekiel 15Jerusalem, as a useless vine, will be burned. Ezekiel 16Jerusalem has become as a harlot, reveling in her idols and worshipping false gods—She has partaken of all the sins of Egypt and the nations round about, and she is rejected—Yet in the last days, the Lord will again establish His covenant with her. Ezekiel 17Ezekiel shows in a parable how Israel, while subject to Babylon, wrongfully sought help from Egypt—Yet the Lord will bring forth in the last days a goodly tree from the cedars of Lebanon. Ezekiel 18Men will be punished for their own sins—Sinners will die, and the righteous will surely live—A righteous man who sins will be damned, and a sinner who repents will be saved. Ezekiel 19Ezekiel laments for Israel because she has been taken captive by other nations and has become like a vine planted in dry and thirsty ground. Ezekiel 20From the time of their deliverance from Egypt to the day of Ezekiel, the people of Israel have rebelled and failed to keep the commandments—In the last days, the Lord will gather Israel and restore His gospel covenant. Ezekiel 21Both the righteous and the wicked in Jerusalem will be slain—Babylon will draw a sharp and bright sword against Israel and will prevail. Ezekiel 22Ezekiel catalogs the sins of the people of Judah in Jerusalem—They will be scattered and destroyed for their iniquities. Ezekiel 23Two sisters, Samaria and Jerusalem, committed whoredoms by worshipping idols—Both are destroyed for their lewdness. Ezekiel 24The irrevocable judgment of Jerusalem is foretold—As a sign to the Jews, Ezekiel does not weep at his wife’s death. Ezekiel 25The Lord’s vengeance will fall on the Ammonites, on the Moabites and Edomites, and on the Philistines. Ezekiel 26Because she rejoiced in the sorrows and fall of Jerusalem, Tyre will be destroyed. Ezekiel 27Ezekiel laments the fall of Tyre and the loss of her riches and commerce. Ezekiel 28Tyre and Sidon will fall and be destroyed—The Lord will gather the people of Israel to their own land—They will then dwell safely. Ezekiel 29Egypt will be overthrown by Babylon—When Egypt rises again, it will be the basest of kingdoms. Ezekiel 30Egypt and its helpers will be made desolate by Babylon. Ezekiel 31Pharaoh’s glory and fall are compared to that of the Assyrians. Ezekiel 32Ezekiel laments for the fearful fall of Pharaoh and of Egypt. Ezekiel 33Watchmen who raise the warning voice save their own souls—Repentant sinners are saved—The righteous who turn to sin are damned—The people of Judah in Jerusalem are destroyed because of their sins. Ezekiel 34The Lord reproves those shepherds who do not feed the flock—In the last days, the Lord will gather the lost sheep of Israel—The Messiah will be their Shepherd—The Lord will make His gospel covenant with them. Ezekiel 35Judgment will fall upon Mount Seir and all Idumea for their hatred of Israel. Ezekiel 36In the last days, all the house of Israel will be gathered to their own lands—The Lord will give them a new heart and a new spirit—They will have His gospel law. Ezekiel 37Ezekiel is shown the valley of dry bones—Israel will inherit the land in the Resurrection—The stick of Judah (the Bible) and the stick of Joseph (the Book of Mormon) will become one in the Lord’s hand—The children of Israel will be gathered and cleansed—David (the Messiah) will reign over them—They will receive the everlasting gospel covenant. Ezekiel 38The battle of Gog, from the land of Magog, against Israel will usher in the Second Coming—The Lord will come amid war and pestilence, and all men will shake at His presence. Ezekiel 39Gog and the land of Magog will be destroyed—For seven years the people in the cities of Israel will burn the weapons of war—For seven months they will bury the dead—Then will come the supper of the great God and the continued gathering of Israel. Ezekiel 40A heavenly messenger shows Ezekiel in vision a city where the temple is located—Ezekiel is shown the form and size of the temple and its courts. Ezekiel 41Ezekiel sees the inner temple and the Holy of Holies, and he is shown their form and size. Ezekiel 42Ezekiel sees in the temple the chambers for the priests. Ezekiel 43The glory of God fills the temple—His throne is there, and He promises to dwell in the midst of Israel forever—Ezekiel sees the altar and the ordinances of the altar. Ezekiel 44The glory of the Lord fills the house of the Lord—No strangers may enter the sanctuary—The services of the priests in the temple are explained. Ezekiel 45Portions of land will be provided for the sanctuary and the dwellings of the priests—The people are to offer their sacrifices and oblations and keep their feasts. Ezekiel 46The ordinances of worship and of sacrifice are explained. Ezekiel 47Waters issue from the house of the Lord and heal the Dead Sea—The Lord shows the borders of the land. Ezekiel 48The portions of land for the tribes are named—The gates of the city bear the names of the tribes—The name of the city will be The Lord Is There. Daniel Contents Daniel 1Daniel and certain Hebrews are trained in the court of Nebuchadnezzar—They eat plain food and drink no wine—God gives them knowledge and wisdom beyond all others. Daniel 2Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed to Daniel—The king saw a great image, a stone cut from the mountain without hands destroyed the image, and the stone grew and filled the whole earth—The stone is the latter-day kingdom of God. Daniel 3Nebuchadnezzar creates a golden image and commands all men to worship it—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refuse and are cast into the fiery furnace—They are preserved and come out unharmed. Daniel 4Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the great tree, describing the king’s fall and madness—The king learns that the Most High rules and sets the basest of men over earthly kingdoms. Daniel 5Belshazzar and his revelers drink from the vessels of the temple—A hand writes upon the wall, telling of Belshazzar’s downfall—Daniel interprets the words and reproves the king for pride and idolatry—That night Babylon is conquered. Daniel 6Darius makes Daniel the first of his presidents—Daniel worships the Lord in defiance of a decree of Darius—He is cast into the den of lions—His faith saves him, and Darius decrees that all people are to revere the God of Daniel. Daniel 7Daniel sees four beasts representing the kingdoms of men—He sees the ancient of days (Adam) to whom the Son of Man (Christ) will come—The kingdom will be given to the Saints forever. Daniel 8Daniel sees in vision a ram (Media and Persia), a goat (Greece), four other kings, and then, in the last days, a fierce king who will destroy the holy people—This king will be broken when he stands up against the Prince of Princes. Daniel 9Daniel fasts, confesses, and prays for all Israel—Gabriel reveals the time of the coming of the Messiah, who will make reconciliation for iniquity—The Messiah will be cut off. Daniel 10Daniel sees the Lord and others in a glorious vision—He is shown what is to be in the latter days. Daniel 11Daniel sees the successive kings and their wars, leagues, and conflicts that lead up to the Second Coming of Christ. Daniel 12In the last days, Michael will deliver Israel from their troubles—Daniel tells of the two resurrections—The wise will know the times and meanings of his visions. Hosea Contents Hosea 1Hosea and his family are a sign unto Israel—In the day of gathering, the people of Israel will become the sons of the living God. Hosea 2Worshipping false gods brings severe judgments upon Israel—In the last days, Israel will be reconciled to God and become His people. Hosea 3Israel will seek the Lord, return to the Lord, and receive of His goodness in the latter days. Hosea 4Israel loses all truth, mercy, and knowledge of God and goes whoring after false gods. Hosea 5The kingdoms of Judah and Israel will both fall because of their iniquities. Hosea 6Hosea calls Israel to return and serve the Lord—The mercy and knowledge of God are more important than ritualistic sacrifices. Hosea 7Israel is reproved for her many sins—Ephraim is mixed among the people. Hosea 8Both Israel and Judah have forsaken the Lord—The Lord has written the great things of His law to Ephraim. Hosea 9The people of Israel are taken into captivity for their sins—Ephraim will be a wanderer among the nations. Hosea 10Israel has plowed wickedness and reaped iniquity—Hosea calls upon Israel to seek the Lord. Hosea 11Israel, as a child, was called out of Egypt in similitude of our Lord, as a child, coming out of Egypt—But Ephraim turns away from the Lord. Hosea 12The Lord uses prophets, visions, and similitudes to guide His people, but they become rich and will not wait on the Lord—Ephraim provokes Him most bitterly. Hosea 13Ephraim’s sins provoke the Lord—There is no Savior beside the Lord—He ransoms from the grave and redeems from death. Hosea 14In the last days, Ephraim will repent and return unto the Lord. Joel Contents Joel 1Call a solemn assembly and gather to the house of the Lord, for the day of the Lord is at hand. Joel 2War and desolation will precede the Second Coming—The sun and the moon will be darkened—The Lord will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh—There will be dreams and visions. Joel 3All nations will be at war—Multitudes will stand in the valley of decision as the Second Coming draws near—The Lord will dwell in Zion. Amos Contents Amos 1Amos shows the Lord’s judgments upon Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, and Ammon. Amos 2The Lord will pour out judgments upon Moab, Judah, and Israel for their unrighteousness. Amos 3The Lord reveals His secrets unto His servants the prophets—Because Israel rejects the prophets and follows evil, the nation is overwhelmed by an adversary. Amos 4The Lord withholds rain, sends famine and pestilence, and destroys gardens and vineyards as judgments upon His people, yet they do not return unto the Lord. Amos 5The people of Israel are exhorted to seek the Lord and do good so that they may live—Their sacrifices to false gods are abhorrent. Amos 6Woe to them who are at ease in Zion—Israel will be plagued with desolation. Amos 7Amos relates how he was called of God to be a prophet—He prophesies the captivity of Israel. Amos 8Amos prophesies the downfall of Israel—There will be a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. Amos 9Israel will be sifted among all nations—In the last days, the people of Israel will be gathered again into their own land, and it will become productive. ObadiahObadiah prophesies the downfall of Edom—Saviors will stand upon Mount Zion. Jonah Contents Jonah 1Jonah is sent to call Nineveh to repentance—He flees on a ship, is cast into the sea, and is swallowed by a great fish. Jonah 2Jonah prays to the Lord, and the fish vomits him out on dry ground. Jonah 3Jonah prophesies the downfall of Nineveh—The people repent, and the city is saved. Jonah 4Jonah is displeased with the Lord for His mercy upon the people—The Lord rebukes him. Micah Contents Micah 1Micah prophesies the downfall of Samaria and Jerusalem. Micah 2The destruction of Israel is lamented—The Lord will gather the remnant of Israel. Micah 3Priests who teach for hire and prophets who divine for money bring a curse upon the people. Micah 4In the last days, the temple will be built, Israel will gather to it, the millennial era will commence, and the Lord will reign in Zion. Micah 5The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem—In the last days, the remnant of Jacob will triumph gloriously over the Gentiles. Micah 6In spite of all His goodness to them, the people have not served the Lord in spirit and in truth—They must act righteously, love mercy, and walk humbly before Him. Micah 7Though the people of Israel have rebelled, yet in the last days the Lord will have mercy on them—He will have compassion and pardon their iniquities. Nahum Contents Nahum 1Nahum speaks of the burning of the earth at the Second Coming and of the mercy and power of the Lord. Nahum 2Nineveh will be destroyed, which is a symbol of what will be in the latter days. Nahum 3The miserable downfall of Nineveh is foretold. Habakkuk Contents Habakkuk 1When Habakkuk learns that the Lord will raise up the Chaldeans to overrun the land of Israel, he is troubled that the wicked can be thus employed. Habakkuk 2The Lord admonishes patience and promises that the just will live by faith—The earth will be filled with knowledge about God—Idols have no power. Habakkuk 3In his prayer Habakkuk trembles at the majesty of God. Zephaniah Contents Zephaniah 1The destruction of Judah is symbolic of the Second Coming—It is the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, a day of wrath and trouble. Zephaniah 2Seek righteousness; seek meekness—Judgment will come upon the Philistines, the Moabites, the children of Ammon, the Ethiopians, and the Assyrians. Zephaniah 3At the Second Coming, all nations will assemble to battle—Men will have a pure language—The Lord will reign in their midst. Haggai Contents Haggai 1Haggai exhorts the people to build the temple. Haggai 2Haggai speaks about the Messiah—The Desire of All Nations will come—The Lord will give peace in His temple. Zechariah Contents Zechariah 1Zechariah calls upon Judah to repent—He is shown in vision that the cities of Judah and the temple will be rebuilt. Zechariah 2In the last days, Judah will gather to Jerusalem—The people will come from the land of the north—The Lord will dwell among them. Zechariah 3Zechariah speaks about the Messiah—The Branch will come—At the Second Coming, iniquity will be removed in one day. Zechariah 4Zerubbabel will lay the foundation of and finish the house of the Lord, the temple of Zerubbabel. Zechariah 5An angel reveals truths to Zechariah by the use of symbolic representations. Zechariah 6Zechariah crowns Joshua, the high priest, in similitude of Christ, the Branch, who will come—Christ will be a priest upon His throne forever. Zechariah 7The Lord reproves hypocrisy in fasts—He calls upon the people to show mercy and compassion and to live godly lives. Zechariah 8In the last days, Jerusalem will be restored, Judah will be gathered, and the Lord will bless His people beyond anything in the past. Zechariah 9Zechariah speaks as the Messiah—The Messiah will come, having salvation, lowly and riding upon an ass—He will free the prisoners from the pit—Judah and Ephraim are instruments of the Lord. Zechariah 10Judah and Joseph will be scattered among the people in far countries—The Lord will hiss for them, gather them, and redeem them. Zechariah 11Zechariah speaks about the Messiah—The Messiah will be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver—They will be cast to the potter in the house of the Lord. Zechariah 12In the final great war, all nations will be engaged at Jerusalem, but the Lord will defend His people—Then the Jews will look upon the Lord, whom they crucified, and there will be great mourning. Zechariah 13The Jews will gain forgiveness at the Second Coming—They will ask the Lord, What are these wounds in Thine hands?—The remnant, tried and refined, will be His people. Zechariah 14At His Second Coming, the Lord will fight for Israel—His feet will stand upon the Mount of Olives—He will be King over all the earth—Plagues will destroy the wicked. Malachi Contents Malachi 1The Jews despise the Lord by offering polluted bread upon the altar and by sacrificing animals with blemishes—The Lord’s name will be great among the Gentiles. Malachi 2The priests are reproved for not keeping their covenants and not teaching the people—The Jews are condemned for dealing treacherously with one another and with their wives. Malachi 3The Lord’s messenger will prepare the way for the Second Coming—The Lord will sit in judgment—The people of Israel are commanded to pay tithes and offerings—They keep a book of remembrance. Malachi 4At the Second Coming, the proud and wicked will be burned as stubble—Elijah will return before that great and dreadful day.