Genesis

Tamar disguises herself as a prostitute and tricks Judah into sleeping with her – compulsive behavior leads to an unthinkable act (Genesis 38:1-30)

Judah left his brothers and went to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. It was here that Judah met the daughter of Shua, a Canaanite man. Judah married the daughter (she is unnamed in Genesis) and together they gave birth to a son named Er. She conceived again…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the sounding of the sixth trumpet releases plagues that kill one third of mankind (Revelation 9:13-9:21)

After the first woe passed, the sixth angel sounded his trumpet. John heard a voice emanate from the horns of the golden altar. The voice said to the sixth angel, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And four angels who had been kept ready…
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Ezekiel

Ezekiel shaves his head – those that refuse to heed God’s directives will be judged accordingly (Ezekiel 5:1 – 5:17)

After explaining how the siege of the city was to take place, God told Ezekiel, “Take a sharp sword and use it as a razor to shave your head and beard. Then take a set of scales and divide up the hair. When the days of your siege come to…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the sounding of the fifth trumpet releases a plague of stinging locusts upon mankind (Revelation 9:1 – 9:12)

After the first four angels released their judgements, the fifth angel blew his trumpet. John saw a star that had fallen from the sky to earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like smoke from…
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Genesis

Joseph is thrown into a well then sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37:12 – 37:36)

Joseph’s brothers had gone to Shechem to graze their father’s flocks. Israel (Jacob) said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem. I am going to send you to them.” Joseph responded, “Very well.” Jacob told Joseph, “Go and see if all is well with…
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Matthew

Jesus heals a paralyzed man – then scribes accuse Jesus of blasphemy (Matthew 9:1 – 9:8)

After residents begged Jesus to leave their region, Jesus boarded a boat and re-crossed the sea back to his home town. Some men brought a paralyzed man, lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven.” At this,…
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Genesis

Joseph shares his prophetic dreams with his family – prompting resentment between his brothers (Genesis 37:1 – 37:11)

Jacob lived in his father’s land, the land of Canaan. His son, 17-year-old Joseph, helped tend the flocks with his brothers (the sons of Jacob’s wives, Bilhah and Zilpah). One day, Joseph brought a bad report about his brothers to Jacob. Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than any of his…
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Ezekiel

Using symbolisms, God shows Ezekiel how to launch a siege against a rebellious Jerusalem (Ezekiel 4:1 – 4:17)

God told Ezekiel to take a block of clay and inscribe the city of Jerusalem on it (creating a model of the city). Then Ezekiel was told to mimic a siege of the city – build siege ramps next to it, set up military camps around the city, and place…
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Matthew

Jesus drives demons from two men into herd of pigs (Matthew 8:28 – 8:34)

When Jesus arrived on the other side of the Sea of Galilee (he landed in the region of the Gadarenes), two demon-possessed men came from the tombs to meet him. The men were violent and no one could pass by them. The men shouted, “What do you want with us,…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the first four trumpets are sounded (Revelation 8:1 – 8:13)

When the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. John saw seven angels standing before God. Each angel was given a trumpet. Another angel holding a golden censer approached the golden altar. He was given incense with the prayers of God’s people to…
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