NET Proverbs

Proverbs

Proverbs Introduction to the Book 1:1 The Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 1:2 To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel. 1:3 To receive moral instruction in skillful living, in righteousness, justice, and equity. 1:4 To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and…
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NET Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes Title 1:1 The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem: Introduction: Utter Futility 1:2 “Futile! Futile!” laments the Teacher, “Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!” Futility Illustrated from Nature 1:3 What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth? 1:4 A…
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NET Songs

Songs

The Song of Songs 1:1 Solomon’s Most Excellent Love Song. The Desire for Love The Beloved to Her Lover: 1:2 Oh, how I wish you would kiss me passionately! For your lovemaking is more delightful than wine. 1:3 The fragrance of your colognes is delightful; your name is like the…
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NET Isaiah

Isaiah

Isaiah Heading 1:1 Here is the message about Judah and Jerusalem that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz during the time when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah reigned over Judah. Obedience, not Sacrifice 1:2 Listen, O heavens, pay attention, O earth! For the LORD speaks: “I raised children, I…
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NET Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Jeremiah The Superscription 1:1 The following is a record of what Jeremiah son of Hilkiah prophesied. He was one of the priests who lived at Anathoth in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. 1:2 The LORD began to speak to him in the thirteenth year that Josiah son of…
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NET Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations The Prophet Speaks: ? (Alef) 1:1 Alas! The city once full of people now sits all alone! The prominent lady among the nations has become a widow! The princess who once ruled the provinces has become a forced laborer! ? (Bet) 1:2 She weeps bitterly at night; tears stream…
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NET Ezekiel

Ezekiel

Ezekiel A Vision of God’s Glory 1:1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles at the Kebar River, the heavens opened and I saw a divine vision. 1:2 (On the fifth day of the month – it was the…
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NET Daniel

Daniel

Daniel Daniel Finds Favor in Babylon 1:1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem and laid it under siege. 1:2 Now the Lord delivered King Jehoiakim of Judah into his power, along with some of the vessels of…
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NET Hosea

Hosea

Hosea 1:1 This is the word of the LORD which was revealed to Hosea son of Beeri during the time when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah ruled Judah, and during the time when Jeroboam son of Joash ruled Israel. Symbols of Sin and Judgment: The Prostitute and Her Children 1:2…
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NET Joel

Joel

Joel Introduction 1:1 This is the LORD’s message that was given to Joel the son of Pethuel: A Locust Plague Foreshadows the Day of the Lord 1:2 Listen to this, you elders; pay attention, all inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your whole life or…
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