Malachi

Chapter 1 The burden of the word of the lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, said the lord. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? said the lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Whereas Edom said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus said the lord of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the lord has indignation for ever. And your eyes shall see, and you shall say, The lord will be magnified from the border of Israel. A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? said the lord…

Zechariah

Chapter 1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the lord to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, The lord has been sore displeased with your fathers. Therefore say you to them, Thus said the lord of hosts; Turn you to me, said the lord of hosts, and I will turn to you, said the lord of hosts. Be you not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus said the lord of hosts; Turn you now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor listen to me, said the lord. Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever? But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the lord of hosts…

Haggai

Chapter 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the lord by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jesus the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaks the lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the lord’s house should be built. Then came the word of the lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus said the lord of hosts; Consider your ways. You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a…

Zephaniah

Chapter 1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O lord, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save! Why do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for the wicked does compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds. Behold you among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which you will not believe, though it be told you. For, see, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not their’s. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses…

Habakkuk

Chapter 1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O lord, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save! Why do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for the wicked does compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds. Behold you among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which you will not believe, though it be told you. For, see, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not their’s. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses…

Nahum

Chapter 1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. The god is jealous, and the lord revenges; the lord revenges, and is furious; the lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies. The lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers: Bashan languishes, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languishes. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown…

Micah

Chapter 1 The word of the lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. Hear, all you people; listen, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the lord the god be witness against you, the lord from his holy temple. For, behold, the lord comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth. And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place. For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem? Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of…

Jonah

Chapter 1 Now the word of the lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the lord. But the lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was…

Obadiah

Chapter 1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus said the lord the god concerning Edom; We have heard a rumor from the lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle. Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that said in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, there will I bring you down, said the lord. If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes? How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his…

Amos

Chapter 1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. And he said, The lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither. Thus said the lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holds the scepter from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity…