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RNZ: Morning Report
No recession after strong growth in second quarter

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 5:26


There is no recession in New Zealand - after the economy grew more than most anticipated in the second quarter of this year. GDP rose by 1.7% defying a host of pessimistic forecasts. Westpac guessed closest among our major banks, having tipped GDP would be 1.6% to the three months ended June. Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon spoke to Kim Hill.

The KE Report
Thor Explorations - Second Quarter 2022 Financial and Operating Results & Exploration Update At The Segilola And Douta Projects

The KE Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 17:04


Segun Lawson, President and CEO of Thor Explorations (TSX.V:THX – US:THXPF), joins us for a financial, production, and exploration update at the producing Segilola Gold Project mine in Nigeria, along with an exploration update at the Douta development project in Senegal.   We review the Q2 metrics around All-In Sustaining Costs “AISC”, head grades, recovery rates, and production output at the Segilola mine of 23,785 ounces of gold produced, right in the middle of Company guidance, and returning a total of 45,128 oz of gold produced in the first half of the year. The mill is also seeing throughput beyond the nameplate expectations and improved higher recovery rates closer to 95.5%. The average head-grade has also risen to around 3-4 g/t, blending high-grade underground ore with above ground stockpiles. All-in sustaining costs are still on track for the annual guidance for between $850-$950 AISC, so there are fantastic margins, and due to outperformance the Company has raised full year guidance to 90,000 to 100,000 ounces of gold.   Next we discussed the continued progress in the repayment of an additional tranche toward the Senior Debt Facility reducing the debt to US$37,306,971 million, with next quarterly payment scheduled to reduce it down around US$28 million, effectively chopping it half after the first full year of production is completed in 2022.   This provides the company options with restructuring the remaining debt, or just pushing more revenues and cashflows towards exploration and expansion for 2023 and beyond.   The conversation then shifted to resource expansion and definition at Segilola, with the on-going 25,000 meter drill program well underway with the goal to expand resources and mine life as well as find nearby accretive potential open pit satellite deposits that can feed the mill, with more drilling planned after that kicking off in September from at depth from underground looking for more high-grade discoveries to extend the mine life and production pipeline.   We wrap up with the ongoing  exploration at the key development-stage Douta Project in Senegal, where the Company is looking to extend the Makosa ore body, successfully connecting it to the Makosa Tail, and expanding it to the north by 1 km,  as well as doing further drill testing around the new mineralized discovery at the Mansa and Maka targets.   As the exploration program progresses the goal is to expand the resource to over 1 million ounces, beyond the recent 730,000 ounce Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate for the Makosa Deposit, which was announced November 17th, as well as to conduct and release a Pre-Feasibility Study by year end.    If you have any questions for Segun regarding the ongoing work at Thor Explorations, then please email us at either fleck@kereport.com or shad@kereport.com.

Die ekonomie minuut
What happened in agriculture in the second quarter?

Die ekonomie minuut

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 1:46


One of the notable sector contractions in yesterday's second-quarter GDP figure is the 7.7% contraction in the agricultural sector. Wandile Sihlobo gave a good explanation in BusinessDay yesterday of what happened and what the outlook for the rest of the year looks like. * The Economics Minute is supported by the NWU Business School.

Proactive - Interviews for investors
Datametrex AI eyes further growth after ending second quarter with $14 million in cash

Proactive - Interviews for investors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 5:20


Datametrex AI Limited (TSX-V:DM, OTCQB:DTMXF) CEO Marshall Gunter says the company plans to continue scaling its telehealth and cybersecurity verticals as it also grows its fledgeling electrical vehicle operation. Speaking to Proactive Investors' Stephen Gunnion following the release of the company's second-quarter 2022 financial results, Gunter noted a 141% improvement in IT services revenue to more than $2 million, boosting overall revenue to $18.3 million. The company ended the quarter with over $25 million in current assets, including $14 million in cash, which he said would be used to continue its share buyback program and fund growth.

Polity.org.za Audio Articles
SA economy shrank in second quarter, hit by KZN floods, load-shedding

Polity.org.za Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 2:29


South Africa's economy shrank by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2022, Statistics SA said on Tuesday. This is slightly better than expected. The median expectation among economists polled by a Bloomberg survey was for a contraction of 0.8% in the second quarter. Economic activity in the manufacturing industry shrank by 5.9%, in part due to the impact of flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, which killed more than 400 people and wrecked infrastructure in April. Manufacturing is the largest industry in KwaZulu-Natal, accounting for a fifth of national manufacturing production, Statistics SA reported. The agriculture industry decreased by 7.7% in the second quarter, while the mining and quarrying industry shrank by 3.5%. load-shedding took a heavy toll on industries. South Africa was hit by power outages on more than half of the days in the second quarter, according to Bloomberg calculations. Higher interest rates also weigh on growth. So far this year, the Reserve Bank has hiked the repo rate four times - from 3.75% to 5.50%. More increases are expected in September and November. Added to that were the knock-on effects of the Ukraine invasion, particularly higher food and fuel prices. But the finance, real estate and business services industry continued to grow, rising by 2.4% in the second quarter. Real GDP for the first half of 2022 was 1.4% larger than in the same period in 2021. Last year, the South African economy grew by 4.9% as it started to recover from a 6.4% slump in 2020 due to pandemic-related lockdowns. The economy reaches its pre-pandemic size in the first quarter of 2022 – a year earlier than most expectations. But this recovery was short-lived. The 0.7% decline in the second quarter dragged GDP back below pre-pandemic levels. Six industries are not yet bigger than they were before the pandemic, with construction currently in the worst shape, says Statistics SA. The construction industry is 24% smaller than it was before the pandemic.

First Take SA
SA economy expected to contract in the second quarter of 2022

First Take SA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 3:37


Economists expect the economy to have contracted in the second quarter of 2022. Statistics South Africa will release its second quarter Gross Domestic Product numbers today (6th September 2022). Markets expect GDP to contract to 0-point- 5 percent quarter on quarter from a growth of 1-point-9 percent in the first quarter. Elvis Presslin spoke to Tertia Jacobs, a Treasury Economist at Investec

The Best of the Money Show
KZN floods and prolonged power outages contribute to second quarter GDP shrinkage

The Best of the Money Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 5:06


Guest: Thanda Sithole, senior economist at FNB See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
Stats SA releases second quarter GDP figures.

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 3:30


Guest: Letshani Ligudu - Acting Chief Director for National accounts Stats SASee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
Stats SA releases second quarter GDP figures.

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 4:56


Guest: Tshidi Madia, Eyewitness News Senior politics journalistSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Money Tips Podcast
Halifax Report First UK House Price Fall In Over A Year As UK Economy Shrinks In Second Quarter

Money Tips Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 16:22


UK house prices suffer their first drop in a year according to figures compiled by Britain's biggest lender. Average property worth £293,221 Annual growth strongest in Wales at 14.7% UK Economy shrinks and heads into recession Average UK house prices dipped slightly in July 2022 for the first time in over a year, according to property market data from Halifax, part of the Lloyds banking group. The lender's house price index revealed that price growth slowed by 0.1%, or £365, month-on-month since June, valuing an average UK home at £293,221. The annual rate of house price growth eased to 11.8%, down from 12.5% last month. This month, separate house price data from the Nationwide building society and Zoopla also indicated a slight slowdown of the UK's property market. Last week I reported that HMRC property transactions data for June shows there were 96,920 sales, on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the third slowest June for a decade and down 4% on June 2019. Sales are down 55% compared with 2021 and on a monthly basis down 3.1%, according to the HMRC data based on stamp duty submissions. Watch video version - https://youtu.be/Q4ycEfF7ER4 Bank of England rate rises for the sixth time in seven months to 1.75% are making mortgages more expensive, which means lenders are reducing borrowing levels. Halifax said that price gains for larger properties are noticeably outpacing those for lower homes. The price of a detached house has jumped by 15.1%, the equivalent of £60,860, over the past year, compared to a rise of just 7.7% (£11,962) for flats. Wales topped the table in July with annual inflation up by 14.7%, valuing an average property in the principality at £222,639. This was followed by the south west of England (up by 14.3%) and Northern Ireland (up by 14%). London again recorded slower annual house price growth compared with other parts of the UK, although 7.9% was the capital's largest increase in five years. Russell Galley, Halifax's managing director, said: “Looking ahead, house prices are likely to come under more pressure as market tailwinds fade further and the headwinds of rising interest rates and increased living costs take a firmer hold.” Housing sales expectations are now at their lowest level since March 2020, experts have revealed. Sales expectations for the coming 12 months have fallen 36% in July, down from June's 21%, according to a survey conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) before the Bank of England last week announced its biggest rate hike since 1995. Britain's housing market, like that in many other rich nations, boomed during the pandemic as people sought more space to work and socialise at home. However, a quarter of property professionals now report new buyer enquiries falling in July, the third month in a row of an overall decline. Contributing factors include higher interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis, which affects affordability and confidence. Half of estate agents reported that average selling prices are no longer exceeding asking prices for properties worth up to £500,000 and vendors properties priced at £1m or more are forced to accept lower offers. Only 39% say average sales prices of properties £500,000 to £1m are over asking price. Open House South Herts is advertising property deals in the north of the UK from just £30,000 asking price with yields of between 10 and 15%. – see https://www.facebook.com/estateagentswatfordelstreeandborehamwood UK economy shrinks Q2 as recession looms The UK economy officially shrank between April and June as the Bank of England predicts the country will fall into recession later this year. The economy or GDP contracted by 0.1% in the second quarter of the year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports, but is not yet in recession because it grew by 0.8% in the first quarter. A recession is defined as the economy getting smaller for two consecutive three-month periods. The US economy has declined in the first two quarters, but is not officially in recession by their measures. Banks not passing on interest rate rises to savers! See: video  - https://youtu.be/5Z1DVXkCcfo to see what can you do to make more of your savings. Make your money work harder for you…See: 6 Tips to get on the property ladder - https://youtu.be/F4spqKpYZo4 Learn how to get started as a first-time property buyer. A slowdown in the property market means more opportunities for buyers and investor! Find out more about property investing. You can learn the secrets of professional property investors who have built huge portfolios with other people's money. 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Proactive - Interviews for investors
Organto Foods releases second quarter financial numbers as company looks to increase growth

Proactive - Interviews for investors

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:47


Organto Foods Co-CEO Steve Bromley joined Steve Darling from Proactive to talk more about the company that distributes organic and non-GMO fruit and vegetable products. The company just announced it has launched its I AM Organic products in the Netherlands. The first products will be organic bananas followed by organic apples. Bromley also told Proactive the company has also released their Q2 financial numbers and one of the highlights included Gross Profit increase of 12.1% of sales from the prior year

KBRA Podcasts
Bank Compendium Insights: 2Q 2022

KBRA Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 10:35


SECOND-QUARTER 2022 BANK EARNINGS IN REVIEW Navigating the Sharpest Fed Tightening Cycle Since Volcker KBRA Financial Institutions Group analysts John Rempe, Director, and Leah Hallfors, Senior Director, cover the key takeaways of 2Q22 financial results, share insights on how the industry is navigating the sharp increase in interest rates so far in 2022, the outlook for bottom-line returns, and examine key topics and trends that are top-of-mind, in view of the uncertain economic environment. The ninth episode of Bank Compendium Insights highlights: 1. Earnings Performance: Bank ROA and NIM results and trends in a higher interest rate environment 2. Capital: Core capital trends and reduced capital cushions 3. Asset Quality: A position of strength despite recession risks 4. Developments in the deposit space 5. ESG Bulletin Spotlight – Univest Financial Corporation and industry developments in ESG

NTD Evening News
Redacted Affidavit in Trump Raid to Be Released; 2 Plead Guilty to Theft of Ashley Biden's Diary

NTD Evening News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 48:48


NTD Evening News—08/25/2022 1. Trump Raid Affidavit to Be Released by Friday 2. DOJ Memo Advises Mueller Not to Charge Trump 3. 2 Plead Guilty to Stealing Ashley Biden Diary 4. Whistleblowers on Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal 5. Economy Shrank 0.6% in Second Quarter

RBN Energy Blogcast
Camelot - E&Ps Bask in Soaring Second-Quarter Profits on Surging Gas and Oil Prices

RBN Energy Blogcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 18:33


TrendsTalk
Second Quarter GDP Estimate with Lauren Saidel-Baker

TrendsTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 5:51


Due to a second consecutive quarter of GDP decline, the economy is in a recession, per one definition. But are businesses' current challenges typical of a recession? Tune in to the latest episode of TrendsTalk with ITR Economist and Speaker Lauren Saidel-Baker to learn more.

Five Minute Finance with LVM
Second Quarter Earnings Recap

Five Minute Finance with LVM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 7:19


Tyler and Craig discuss second quarter earnings for the S&P 500 and its constituents which have come in better than expected. Sales were 3% better than Wall Street estimates and earnings were 4.5% better than expectations. Sales and earnings growth were led by the energy sector as earnings in the sector grew by 300% on the backs of higher energy prices. Financials, consumer discretionary, and communication sectors were the only sectors to post earnings declines. Financials were negatively impacted by banks raising loan loss reserves as they prepare for an economic slowdown and the potential for higher loan write offs. Amazon weighed down the consumer discretionary sector with lower earnings, mainly due to a write down of its stock investment in Rivian Automotive. Outside of some weakness in online retail within the sector, consumer spending was strong on travel and entertainment. Spending in the US continues to be strong as evidenced by Disney reporting 70% increases in parks revenue, Starbucks domestic revenue increasing 9%, and American Express credit card spending volumes increasing 25% led by travel and entrainment spending. Earnings surprises were rewarded by investors as the average stock reaction to a positive report was a 2.1% increase in the stock price the day after the earnings report. This is better than the average increase of 0.8% over the past 5-years and could be attributed to the market participants getting ahead of themselves with a 25% decline in the market before earnings season started. Earnings still look good for the remainder of the year with expectations of 8.9% earnings growth for the full year on 11% revenue growth. The S&P 500 currently trades for 17.5x forward earnings which is below its 5-year average of 18.6x, but above its 10-year average of 17x. That valuation, as Craig notes, is dependent upon earnings meeting the current expectations which have been coming down slightly over the past few months as inflation and the strong dollar are expected to impact company bottom lines. 

ESV: Chronological
August 18: 2 Chronicles 32–34

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 15:32


2 Chronicles 32–34 2 Chronicles 32–34 (Listen) Sennacherib Invades Judah 32 After these things and these acts of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them for himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and intended to fight against Jerusalem, 3 he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him. 4 A great many people were gathered, and they stopped all the springs and the brook that flowed through the land, saying, “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find much water?” 5 He set to work resolutely and built up all the wall that was broken down and raised towers upon it,1 and outside it he built another wall, and he strengthened the Millo in the city of David. He also made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 And he set combat commanders over the people and gathered them together to him in the square at the gate of the city and spoke encouragingly to them, saying, 7 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. Sennacherib Blasphemes 9 After this, Sennacherib king of Assyria, who was besieging Lachish with all his forces, sent his servants to Jerusalem to Hezekiah king of Judah and to all the people of Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 “Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria, ‘On what are you trusting, that you endure the siege in Jerusalem? 11 Is not Hezekiah misleading you, that he may give you over to die by famine and by thirst, when he tells you, “The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? 12 Has not this same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, “Before one altar you shall worship, and on it you shall burn your sacrifices”? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands at all able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14 Who among all the gods of those nations that my fathers devoted to destruction was able to deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you in this fashion, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you out of my hand!'” 16 And his servants said still more against the LORD God and against his servant Hezekiah. 17 And he wrote letters to cast contempt on the LORD, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, “Like the gods of the nations of the lands who have not delivered their people from my hands, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver his people from my hand.” 18 And they shouted it with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, in order that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem as they spoke of the gods of the peoples of the earth, which are the work of men's hands. The Lord Delivers Jerusalem 20 Then Hezekiah the king and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed because of this and cried to heaven. 21 And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty warriors and commanders and officers in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he came into the house of his god, some of his own sons struck him down there with the sword. 22 So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from the hand of all his enemies, and he provided for them on every side. 23 And many brought gifts to the LORD to Jerusalem and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations from that time onward. Hezekiah's Pride and Achievements 24 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death, and he prayed to the LORD, and he answered him and gave him a sign. 25 But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem. 26 But Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah. 27 And Hezekiah had very great riches and honor, and he made for himself treasuries for silver, for gold, for precious stones, for spices, for shields, and for all kinds of costly vessels; 28 storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds. 29 He likewise provided cities for himself, and flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very great possessions. 30 This same Hezekiah closed the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. 31 And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart. 32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his good deeds, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the upper part of the tombs of the sons of David, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honor at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his place. Manasseh Reigns in Judah 33 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and he erected altars to the Baals, and made Asheroth, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of the idol that he had made he set in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever, 8 and I will no more remove the foot of Israel from the land that I appointed for your fathers, if only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them, all the law, the statutes, and the rules given through Moses.” 9 Manasseh led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem astray, to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Repentance 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. 11 Therefore the LORD brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13 He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God. 14 Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it around Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah. 15 And he took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside of the city. 16 He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered on it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving, and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless, the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to the LORD their God. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, behold, they are in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 19 And his prayer, and how God was moved by his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.2 20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his house, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon's Reign and Death 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that Manasseh his father had made, and served them. 23 And he did not humble himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him and put him to death in his house. 25 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon. And the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. Josiah Reigns in Judah 34 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images. 4 And they chopped down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he cut down the incense altars that stood above them. And he broke in pieces the Asherim and the carved and the metal images, and he made dust of them and scattered it over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6 And in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naphtali, in their ruins3 all around, 7 he broke down the altars and beat the Asherim and the images into powder and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem. The Book of the Law Found 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had cleansed the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God. 9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10 And they gave it to the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD. And the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD gave it for repairing and restoring the house. 11 They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. 12 And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music, 13 were over the burden-bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service, and some of the Levites were scribes and officials and gatekeepers. 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given through4 Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, “All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have given it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen.” 18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it before the king. 19 And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes. 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 21 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.” Huldah Prophesies Disaster 22 So Hilkiah and those whom the king had sent5 went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter) and spoke to her to that effect. 23 And she said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 24 Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book that was read before the king of Judah. 25 Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath will be poured out on this place and will not be quenched. 26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, 27 because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place and its inhabitants.'” And they brought back word to the king. 29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30 And the king went up to the house of the LORD, with all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the Levites, all the people both great and small. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the LORD. 31 And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. 32 Then he made all who were present in Jerusalem and in Benjamin join in it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 33 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel and made all who were present in Israel serve the LORD their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the LORD, the God of their fathers. Footnotes [1] 32:5 Vulgate; Hebrew and raised upon the towers [2] 33:19 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts of Hozai [3] 34:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [4] 34:14 Hebrew by the hand of [5] 34:22 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks had sent (ESV)

GlobalCryptoPress.com - Cryptocurrency News Live
CoinBase Posts $1.1 Billion Second Quarter 2022 Loss - Coinbase COO Explains What This Means For the Company...

GlobalCryptoPress.com - Cryptocurrency News Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 0:45


Cryptocurrency News Live and Breaking in Real-Time! Current crypto coin prices, analysis, and predictions from the Global Crypto Press Association. https://www.globalcryptopress.com/2022/08/coinbase-posts-11-billion-second.html

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Monkeypox and the era of overlapping health crises

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 35:16 Very Popular


Another virus, another public health emergency. Since monkeypox was first detected in the United States in mid-May, the number of confirmed cases has grown to more than 7,500. Is our public health infrastructure equipped to respond while we’re still dealing with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic? On the show today, Kimberly and guest host Meghan McCarty Carino speak with epidemiologist Celine Gounder, about monkeypox, why our public health system is unprepared to handle another crisis and what climate change has to do with this new normal. Here’s everything we talked about today: “As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Declares a Health Emergency” from The New York Times “What Should Worry Most Americans About Our Monkeypox Response” from The Atlantic “Biden administration estimates U.S. may need nearly $7 billion for monkeypox” from The Washington Post “US Productivity Falls for Second Quarter as Economy Shrinks, Labor Costs Surge” from Bloomberg “Biden signs China competition bill to boost U.S. chipmakers” from CNBC We want to hear your answer to the Make Me Smart question: What is something you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about? Send us a voice memo at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave a voice message at 508-U-B-SMART.

Market Meets Podcast
Market Meets: Second Quarter Update

Market Meets Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:48


This week we are talking with Nate Litsey from our office, who's going to give us a second-quarter update on the real estate market in Boulder. He's going to talk about some retail developments and other developments that are coming to our community. Special Guest: Nate Litsey.

Marketplace All-in-One
Monkeypox and the era of overlapping health crises

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 35:16


Another virus, another public health emergency. Since monkeypox was first detected in the United States in mid-May, the number of confirmed cases has grown to more than 7,500. Is our public health infrastructure equipped to respond while we’re still dealing with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic? On the show today, Kimberly and guest host Meghan McCarty Carino speak with epidemiologist Celine Gounder, about monkeypox, why our public health system is unprepared to handle another crisis and what climate change has to do with this new normal. Here’s everything we talked about today: “As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Declares a Health Emergency” from The New York Times “What Should Worry Most Americans About Our Monkeypox Response” from The Atlantic “Biden administration estimates U.S. may need nearly $7 billion for monkeypox” from The Washington Post “US Productivity Falls for Second Quarter as Economy Shrinks, Labor Costs Surge” from Bloomberg “Biden signs China competition bill to boost U.S. chipmakers” from CNBC We want to hear your answer to the Make Me Smart question: What is something you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about? Send us a voice memo at makemesmart@marketplace.org or leave a voice message at 508-U-B-SMART.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Geoff Scowcroft: CFO at Briscoes on strong second quarter result despite cost of living impact on retail

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 3:05


Despite significant cost of living increases impacting retail, Briscoes have posted a strong second quarter result. Sales for the second quarter rose 3.5 percent to almost $192 million with homeware and sporting goods the strongest performers. It's boosted their first half sales after a less than ideal first quarter, with first half sales up 2.7 percent to almost $370 million. Chief Financial Officer at Briscoes Geoff Scowcroft joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVE  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Acton Unwind
A recession by any other name still stinks

Acton Unwind

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 59:33


David L. Bahnsen joins Eric Kohn, Dan Hugger, and Dylan Pahman on the show this week to discuss all things economics. Just what is a recession? How do we know? What should we do if we're actually in one? What is the future of inflation? If inflation comes down, is it a good sign or would it be indicative of different problems in the economy? Are we at risk of investing too much in the power of government and politicians to both break and fix the economy? And are oil companies making record profits? Subscribe to our podcasts U.S. GDP Fell at 0.9% Annual Rate in Second Quarter; Recession Fears Loom Over Economy | Wall Street Journal Fed hikes interest rates by 0.75 percentage point for second consecutive time to fight inflation | CNBC The Inflation Reduction Act Won't Reduce Inflation | Wall Street Journal The Dividend Cafe | David L. Bahnsen There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths | David L. Bahnsen Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society | Dylan Pahman Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It | David L. Bahnsen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ESV: Every Day in the Word
July 31: 2 Chronicles 33–34; Galatians 4:1–7; Psalm 27; Proverbs 20:19

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 12:46


Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 33–34 2 Chronicles 33–34 (Listen) Manasseh Reigns in Judah 33 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and he erected altars to the Baals, and made Asheroth, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of the idol that he had made he set in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever, 8 and I will no more remove the foot of Israel from the land that I appointed for your fathers, if only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them, all the law, the statutes, and the rules given through Moses.” 9 Manasseh led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem astray, to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Repentance 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. 11 Therefore the LORD brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13 He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God. 14 Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it around Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah. 15 And he took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside of the city. 16 He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered on it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving, and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless, the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to the LORD their God. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, behold, they are in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 19 And his prayer, and how God was moved by his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.1 20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his house, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon's Reign and Death 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that Manasseh his father had made, and served them. 23 And he did not humble himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him and put him to death in his house. 25 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon. And the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. Josiah Reigns in Judah 34 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images. 4 And they chopped down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he cut down the incense altars that stood above them. And he broke in pieces the Asherim and the carved and the metal images, and he made dust of them and scattered it over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6 And in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naphtali, in their ruins2 all around, 7 he broke down the altars and beat the Asherim and the images into powder and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem. The Book of the Law Found 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had cleansed the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God. 9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10 And they gave it to the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD. And the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD gave it for repairing and restoring the house. 11 They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. 12 And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music, 13 were over the burden-bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service, and some of the Levites were scribes and officials and gatekeepers. 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given through3 Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, “All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have given it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen.” 18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it before the king. 19 And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes. 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 21 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.” Huldah Prophesies Disaster 22 So Hilkiah and those whom the king had sent4 went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter) and spoke to her to that effect. 23 And she said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 24 Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book that was read before the king of Judah. 25 Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath will be poured out on this place and will not be quenched. 26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, 27 because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place and its inhabitants.'” And they brought back word to the king. 29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30 And the king went up to the house of the LORD, with all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the Levites, all the people both great and small. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the LORD. 31 And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. 32 Then he made all who were present in Jerusalem and in Benjamin join in it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 33 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel and made all who were present in Israel serve the LORD their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the LORD, the God of their fathers. Footnotes [1] 33:19 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts of Hozai [2] 34:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 34:14 Hebrew by the hand of [4] 34:22 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks had sent (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 4:1–7 Galatians 4:1–7 (Listen) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles2 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Footnotes [1] 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7 [2] 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9 (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 27 Psalm 27 (Listen) The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Of David. 27   The LORD is my light and my salvation;    whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold1 of my life;    of whom shall I be afraid? 2   When evildoers assail me    to eat up my flesh,  my adversaries and foes,    it is they who stumble and fall. 3   Though an army encamp against me,    my heart shall not fear;  though war arise against me,    yet2 I will be confident. 4   One thing have I asked of the LORD,    that will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD    all the days of my life,  to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD    and to inquire3 in his temple. 5   For he will hide me in his shelter    in the day of trouble;  he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;    he will lift me high upon a rock. 6   And now my head shall be lifted up    above my enemies all around me,  and I will offer in his tent    sacrifices with shouts of joy;  I will sing and make melody to the LORD. 7   Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;    be gracious to me and answer me!8   You have said, “Seek4 my face.”  My heart says to you,    “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”59     Hide not your face from me.  Turn not your servant away in anger,    O you who have been my help.  Cast me not off; forsake me not,    O God of my salvation!10   For my father and my mother have forsaken me,    but the LORD will take me in. 11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    and lead me on a level path    because of my enemies.12   Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;    for false witnesses have risen against me,    and they breathe out violence. 13   I believe that I shall look6 upon the goodness of the LORD    in the land of the living!14   Wait for the LORD;    be strong, and let your heart take courage;    wait for the LORD! Footnotes [1] 27:1 Or refuge [2] 27:3 Or in this [3] 27:4 Or meditate [4] 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person [5] 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain [6] 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 20:19 Proverbs 20:19 (Listen) 19   Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;    therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.1 Footnotes [1] 20:19 Hebrew with one who is simple in his lips (ESV)

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
July 31: 2 Chronicles 33–34; Psalm 27; Mark 6

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 18:26


Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 33–34 2 Chronicles 33–34 (Listen) Manasseh Reigns in Judah 33 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and he erected altars to the Baals, and made Asheroth, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of the idol that he had made he set in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever, 8 and I will no more remove the foot of Israel from the land that I appointed for your fathers, if only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them, all the law, the statutes, and the rules given through Moses.” 9 Manasseh led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem astray, to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Repentance 10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. 11 Therefore the LORD brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13 He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God. 14 Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it around Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah. 15 And he took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside of the city. 16 He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered on it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving, and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless, the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to the LORD their God. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, behold, they are in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 19 And his prayer, and how God was moved by his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.1 20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his house, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon's Reign and Death 21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that Manasseh his father had made, and served them. 23 And he did not humble himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him and put him to death in his house. 25 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon. And the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. Josiah Reigns in Judah 34 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images. 4 And they chopped down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he cut down the incense altars that stood above them. And he broke in pieces the Asherim and the carved and the metal images, and he made dust of them and scattered it over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6 And in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naphtali, in their ruins2 all around, 7 he broke down the altars and beat the Asherim and the images into powder and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem. The Book of the Law Found 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had cleansed the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God. 9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10 And they gave it to the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD. And the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD gave it for repairing and restoring the house. 11 They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. 12 And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music, 13 were over the burden-bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service, and some of the Levites were scribes and officials and gatekeepers. 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given through3 Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, “All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have given it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen.” 18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it before the king. 19 And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes. 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 21 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.” Huldah Prophesies Disaster 22 So Hilkiah and those whom the king had sent4 went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter) and spoke to her to that effect. 23 And she said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 24 Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book that was read before the king of Judah. 25 Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath will be poured out on this place and will not be quenched. 26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, 27 because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place and its inhabitants.'” And they brought back word to the king. 29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30 And the king went up to the house of the LORD, with all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the Levites, all the people both great and small. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the LORD. 31 And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. 32 Then he made all who were present in Jerusalem and in Benjamin join in it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 33 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel and made all who were present in Israel serve the LORD their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the LORD, the God of their fathers. Footnotes [1] 33:19 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts of Hozai [2] 34:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 34:14 Hebrew by the hand of [4] 34:22 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks had sent (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 27 Psalm 27 (Listen) The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Of David. 27   The LORD is my light and my salvation;    whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold1 of my life;    of whom shall I be afraid? 2   When evildoers assail me    to eat up my flesh,  my adversaries and foes,    it is they who stumble and fall. 3   Though an army encamp against me,    my heart shall not fear;  though war arise against me,    yet2 I will be confident. 4   One thing have I asked of the LORD,    that will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD    all the days of my life,  to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD    and to inquire3 in his temple. 5   For he will hide me in his shelter    in the day of trouble;  he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;    he will lift me high upon a rock. 6   And now my head shall be lifted up    above my enemies all around me,  and I will offer in his tent    sacrifices with shouts of joy;  I will sing and make melody to the LORD. 7   Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;    be gracious to me and answer me!8   You have said, “Seek4 my face.”  My heart says to you,    “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”59     Hide not your face from me.  Turn not your servant away in anger,    O you who have been my help.  Cast me not off; forsake me not,    O God of my salvation!10   For my father and my mother have forsaken me,    but the LORD will take me in. 11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    and lead me on a level path    because of my enemies.12   Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;    for false witnesses have risen against me,    and they breathe out violence. 13   I believe that I shall look6 upon the goodness of the LORD    in the land of the living!14   Wait for the LORD;    be strong, and let your heart take courage;    wait for the LORD! Footnotes [1] 27:1 Or refuge [2] 27:3 Or in this [3] 27:4 Or meditate [4] 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person [5] 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain [6] 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look (ESV) New Testament: Mark 6 Mark 6 (Listen) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles 7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts—9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.1 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them. The Death of John the Baptist 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus'2 name had become known. Some3 said, “John the Baptist4 has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17 For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.” 19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. 21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 For when Herodias's daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 23 And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25 And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John's5 head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28 and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb. Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii6 worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. Jesus Walks on the Water 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night7 he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret 53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well. Footnotes [1] 6:9 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin [2] 6:14 Greek his [3] 6:14 Some manuscripts He [4] 6:14 Greek baptizer; also verse 24 [5] 6:27 Greek his [6] 6:37 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer [7] 6:48 That is, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. (ESV)

The Daily Dive
Economy Shrinks for Second Quarter, Raising Recession Fears

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 19:58 Very Popular


The U.S. economy shrunk for a second quarter putting us on a path closer to a recession.  GDP fell at a rate of 0.9% after a 1.6% decline in the first quarter.  Most of the dip was driven by slower consumer spending and drops in business and residential investment.  Reade Pickert, economy reporter at Bloomberg News, joins us for how we will still need official news from the National Bureau of Economic Research to determine if the recession is here.   Next, as interest rates are rising, companies are calling workers back to the office, and home prices expected to fall, Zoomtowns that drew in remote workers during the pandemic are showing that the housing market is cooling fast.  Boise, Idaho in particular is emblematic of this with its housing market currently overvalued by 69%.  Nicole Friedman, U.S. housing reporter at the WSJ, joins us for what to know as more houses are sitting on the market longer.   Finally, the new battleground for fast-food restaurants is chicken nuggets.  KFC will be testing new nuggets that could replace their popcorn chicken and Boston Market has rolled out their first nuggets that are roasted and not fried.  The industry is looking to boost profits by targeting younger Gen Z customers who love their chicky nuggies.  Jennifer Kingson, chief correspondent at Axios, joins us for the nugget wars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Tom and Curley Show
Hour 2: Recession fears loom as U.S. GDP falls for second quarter in a row

The Tom and Curley Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 27:42


4PM - Recession Fears Loom as U.S. GDP Falls for Second Quarter in a Row // Twitter Melts Down Over Klondike's Iconic Choco Taco Being Discontinued: ‘Unacceptable. Appalling. Outrageous' // Sprite to retire green plastic bottles in favor of more environmentally friendly clear bottles // Mark Zuckerberg ‘visibly frustrated' over worker's vacation question: report // "I want to fight... Mark Zuckerberg!" Paddy Pimblett delivers one of the best post-fight interviews!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stifel SightLines Podcast
Are We in a Recession?

Stifel SightLines Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 8:59


In this episode, we review the Fed's July policy action, second-quarter GDP, and our views on markets looking forward. To read this week's Sight|Lines, click here.  The views expressed in this podcast may not necessarily reflect the views of Stifel Financial Corp. or its affiliates (collectively, Stifel).  This communication is provided for information purposes only.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.  Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against loss.  © Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated | Member SIPC & NYSE | www.stifel.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News
ABC's Dave Packer breaks down report that economy sinks for second quarter

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 5:00


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The Tom and Curley Show
Hour 4: Sprite to retire green plastic bottles

The Tom and Curley Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 28:34


6PM - Recession Fears Loom as U.S. GDP Falls for Second Quarter in a Row // Twitter Melts Down Over Klondike's Iconic Choco Taco Being Discontinued: ‘Unacceptable. Appalling. Outrageous' // Sprite to retire green plastic bottles in favor of more environmentally friendly clear bottles // Yes, There's A Reason Why You Cry On Your Birthday Every Year // Eileen and Callie's Place helps make sure women leaving foster care actually experience a birthday party // I was born with a huge arm — and strangers say to ‘amputate it'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WSJ Minute Briefing
U.S. Economy Shrank by 0.9% in Second Quarter

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 2:19 Very Popular


The decline in gross domestic product for two straight quarters is a common definition of recession. Plus: Billionaire Jack Ma plans to relinquish control of Chinese fintech giant Ant Group, according to people familiar with the matter. JetBlue agrees to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rich Zeoli
The US Officially in a Recession After The Economy Shrinks in Second Quarter (Zeoli Full Show 07-28-22)

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 193:48


6AM HOUR: Congressional baseball game. NEWS | Baltimore family new Sesame Place claims. Fight broke out during a wedding reception in Philly. GDP numbers. The Phillies won 7-2. Weather | Are we in a recession? The Pelosi family sold 50m of Nvida chips. Return of masks and remote learning / Oz and Fetterman race. Class action lawsuit at Sesame Place. Biden referred to "the big guy" in panic text.  7AM HOUR:  Hulu allowing specific ads. New lawsuit over Sesame Place. US trying to bring home 2 Americans. NEWS | Justice for James. Class action lawsuit against SeaWorld. Warren Buffet's company has discriminated against people. Wally Beaver actor has died. Sprite is no longer sold in green bottles | Hulu will now allow controversial political ads. John Fetterman's Yins and Yous.  NON-STOP TALK: Dr. Oz interview. CUT-SHEET| Little Steve on Dr. Oz. Ice Cream is in danger because of Climate Change. Joe Biden standing ovation for testing negative. Biden can't say Paxlovid. Wear a mask indoors now. Recession means a strong economy.  8AM HOUR: NON-STOP TALK: Mighican medical students walked out because they didn't like the keynote speaker. Rename "monkeypox" virus. The US wants to bring home 2 from Russia. NEWS | Young boy recovering in hospital after cross fire in Philly. Class action lawsuit against SeaWorld. Kick off to Live Golf Tournament. Terrapin nesting season is down the shore. | Michael Testa calls in. Television shows.  9AM HOUR:The US is in recession. NEWS | Not so sunny in Sesame Place. Trump golf outing. | The United States is officially in a recession. Mask mandates are making their way back.  Joe Manchin 700 billion dollar deal and flipped. Joe Biden is "the Big Guy" Coming up on the Dawn show. CUT-SHEET | WrestleMania heading to the Linc. Brittany Greiner on trial for drug smuggling. Elizabeth Warren said the Fed should be aggressive on interest rates. The View apologizes to Turning Point USA group. Did the Saudis infect Biden with covid? 75% of voters want somebody else other than Biden. Peter Docey and Jean-Pierre spar over recession. Jim Harbaugh will raise unwanted children. Final thoughts. 

World Business Report
US economy shrinks for second quarter in a row

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 26:21


The latest data unofficially marks the start of a recession. Many other countries would class two quarters of decline as a recession, but the US uses different criteria. We get analysis from Sarah House, senior economist at one of America's biggest banks, Wells Fargo. Diageo is one of the world's biggest drinks firms, and it published its latest results today. The company grew both sales and profits. We speak to CEO Ivan Menezes and ask how Diageo is beating the cost of living crunch. Inflation in Turkey could reach an eye-watering 90% this autumn, according to the country's central bank. What does that mean for business owners, and what can they do? We get the views of Ozer Bener, who runs a manufacturing firm in Ankara, and Arev Sebechi, who runs a clothing firm. And as the 22nd Commonwealth Games kick off tonight with the opening ceremony at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, we get a sense of the atmosphere there from the BBC's Rob Mayor, who's at the festival site in the heart of the city centre in Victoria Square.

Marketplace Minute
GDP contracts in second quarter - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - July 28, 2022

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 1:50


Stocks rise; relatively lower inventory buildup helps push down growth; consumer spending rises; Mastercard says cross-border spending rises nearly 60 percent To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Marketplace Minute
The economy shrank for the second quarter in a row - Midday - Marketplace Minute - July 28, 2022

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 1:50


GDP declined 0.9 percent in the three months ending in June; Senate Democrats considering bill on climate change, Medicare prescription drug coverage, and other reforms; JetBlue wins bidding war for Spirit Airlines; Meta reports first quarter of revenue decline To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

880 Extras
Second quarter earnings could determine which way the economy is going

880 Extras

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 2:29


Marketwatch Tech Reporter Emily Bary

Kitchen Table Finance
Second Quarter 2022 Market Review and Economic Outlook

Kitchen Table Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 19:09


We're halfway through the year and inflation and interest rates continue to drive the markets and the headlines. Our friends at East Bay Investment Solutions recently published their Quarterly Investment Commentary for the second quarter of 2022 outlining where we are now and where markets may be headed.  East Bay likes to summarize the economic […]

Victory Church Providence
Living a Life That Matters

Victory Church Providence

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 43:17


A Sermon by Pastor Richard Sfameni, Lead Pastor of Victory Church in Providence, RI.   Character Sketches: King Josaiah Seek after God Commit to living Godly Take care of God's house Read and respond to God's word II Chronicles 34:1-33 Josiah Reigns in Judah 34 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the wooden images, the carved images, and the molded images. 4 They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars which were above them he cut down; and the wooden images, the carved images, and the molded images he broke in pieces, and made dust of them and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6 And so he did in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, as far as Naphtali and all around, with axes. 7 When he had broken down the altars and the wooden images, had beaten the carved images into powder, and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem. Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law 8 In the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the temple, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the Lord his God. 9 When they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites who kept the doors had gathered from the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, from all the remnant of Israel, from all Judah and Benjamin, and which they had brought back to Jerusalem. 10 Then they put it in the hand of the foremen who had the oversight of the house of the Lord; and they gave it to the workmen who worked in the house of the Lord, to repair and restore the house. 11 They gave it to the craftsmen and builders to buy hewn stone and timber for beams, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed. 12 And the men did the work faithfully. Their overseers were Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to supervise. Others of the Levites, all of whom were skillful with instruments of music, 13 were over the burden bearers and were overseers of all who did work in any kind of service. And some of the Levites were scribes, officers, and gatekeepers. 14 Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord given by Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 So Shaphan carried the book to the king, bringing the king word, saying, “All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17 And they have gathered the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen.” 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king. 19 Thus it happened, when the king heard the words of the Law, that he tore his clothes. 20 Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying, 21 “Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for those who are left in Israel and Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do according to all that is written in this book.” 22 So Hilkiah and those the king had appointed went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. (She dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter.) And they spoke to her to that effect. 23 Then she answered them, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Tell the man who sent you to Me, 24 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah, 25 because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place, and not be quenched.' ” ' 26 But as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, in this manner you shall speak to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Concerning the words which you have heard— 27 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and you humbled yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you,” says the Lord. 28 “Surely I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place and its inhabitants.” ' ” So they brought back word to the king. Josiah Restores True Worship 29 Then the king sent and gathered all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30 The king went up to the house of the Lord, with all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem—the priests and the Levites, and all the people, great and small. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant which had been found in the house of the Lord. 31 Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. 32 And he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin take a stand. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 33 Thus Josiah removed all the abominations from all the country that belonged to the children of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel diligently serve the Lord their God. All his days they did not depart from following the Lord God of their fathers.

Talk to the Internet
Games Industry is Crashing? - Inside Games

Talk to the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 13:25


Don't worry. Your games will be OK. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insidegamesYT Lawrence: http://twitch.tv/sirlarr | Bruce: http://twitch.tv/brucegreene Edited by: Matt Peake | http://vimeo.com/mattpeake Written by: Lawrence Sonntag Sources -- [Twitter, Mat Piscatella] https://bit.ly/3PDIC1i [NPD] 2022's Video Game Market Declines Expected to Continue - https://bit.ly/3RQGVzB [Game Informer] [Update] Microsoft Will Focus Primarily On Xbox Live Usership, Not Console Shipments - https://bit.ly/3PpepTN [SiliconEra] PS5 Sales Surpass 19.3 Million Units Sold Worldwide - https://bit.ly/3RQZS4U [VGChartz] PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Sales Comparison - March 2022 - Sales - https://bit.ly/3ITqxtY [Nintendo IR] Dedicated Video Game Sales Units - https://bit.ly/3PAd0d6 [Eurogamer] The PC market has declined at its fastest rate in years, report states - https://bit.ly/3RQHsBB [Gartner] Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Experienced the Sharpest Decline in Nine Years in Second Quarter of 2022 - https://gtnr.it/3zkkHhU [Ampere Analysis] Global games market forecast to decline in 2022 - https://bit.ly/3PpsikZ [GamesIndustry.biz] Mobile games earned $41.2bn globally during H1 2022 - https://bit.ly/3yRuvPf [Seeking Alpha] NetEase, Bilibili rise as China approves 67 more video games, Tencent left off list - https://bit.ly/3Ohah7f Music: Switch It Up - Silent Partner https://youtu.be/r_HRbXhOir8 Get Back - Silent Partner https://youtu.be/iQYmgOrPEvs Kula - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/0bywp0qTVNo Funk Down - MK2 https://youtu.be/SPN_Ssgqlzc

Small Axe Podcast
The Second Quarter As An Active Real Estate Investor (pt.2) Accountability Series podcast Season 2

Small Axe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 52:39


Welcome back to Small Axe Communities Podcast!   We are back with the second season and second episode of The Accountability Series. All of these participants have varying levels of experience in real estate, but not necessarily in commercial multi-family real estate. And that's what they're looking to do breaking into that space.   Nico meets with each of the participants once a quarter to track their progress. The objective is to see what it takes to become successful in this space over the course of a year. Every we quarter we come back and listen to what progressed they gained, acquired, and learned!   Let's listen to Alex Tam, Chris Southerland Jr., and Christina Kovacs as they share their journey with us!      [00:01 - 15:23] Alex Tam Segment Alex and his wife Helen are both very involved in real estate and bring their daughter around to different events. Every time Alex meets up in person or attends a conference, he comes out with so much energy and ideas. Alex shares how to Find and Hire a Virtual Assistant By that aspect of it, the VA is very helpful in running a business. Helen and Valerie have started a separate company specifically for VA's, which helps businesses save money. They advise using the right platforms for finding a VA, such as Facebook, online jobs.ph, and other online sources. They also play a role in HR, ensuring that the VA is working on schedule and meeting the expectations of the business Follow Alex Tam See Links Below Quick Ad: Nico Invites you to join Jake's & Gino's Multifamily Mastery 5 in Florida this coming November 2022 If you're joining, Nico Salgado offers early bird pricing for you! All you got to do is connect and message him through his Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn or email him directly at nico@smallaxedcommunities.com to get the code that you can use to avail a discount!   [16:46 - 31:27]Chris Southerland Jr. Segment Chris is based out of the Dallas, Texas area and is working as a cybersecurity professional He has been networking hard and has gotten into two LP deals in the past couple of months Chris is in the process of raising capital to join his third deal, which will be a Joint Venture LP deals are a good strategy for Nico because he can invest passively and get an education while someone else uses his money Debt Retreats Affecting Home Buying The current debt situation is causing lenders to retrace borrowers, which has impacted the ability of people to buy homes. People are still buying homes despite high-interest rates, and the market is slowly adjusting to the changes. Chris's plan for the next few months is to get into one JV deal Follow Chris Southerland Jr.  See Links Below   [31:27 - Christina Kovacs Christina is a real estate broker in South Florida and is also invested in multifamily real estate She has two deals closed this past quarter and is also closing on a short-term rental tomorrow Her single-family residential sales have been successful, but she's interested in expanding into the multifamily Christina is transparent about her investment strategy and how it has worked in the past Networking Can Lead to Multifamily Deals She has shifted its focus from short-term rentals to multifamily and is looking for a team of people to help them with the process. Her team are networking with people in order to find the right opportunity and partners. Networking is important, and Christina recommends writing down notes from each networking call in order to remember what was discussed Follow Christina Kovacs  See Links Below       CONNECT WITH THEM: Alex Tam: Follow him on Facebook or email him through alex@zephyrequitygroup.com Visit their website at zephyrequitygroup.com/   Chris Southerland Jr: Follow him on Linkedin Reach him through his email at chrisjr@tryhardcapital.com Visit their website tryhardcapital.com   Christina Kovacs Follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn Visit their website https://www.christinakovacs.com/     LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode. I believe that you only need a small axe to build a lasting empire. Let's start building yours!     To know more about me and all the real estate opportunities you can find, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook, or check out my website https://smallaxecommunities.com/ and book a call with me.   Tweetable Quotes   “People ask me, what can a VA do? I said, no, the question you should ask is what can a VA not do?” - Alex Tam   “Making actual, genuine relationships with people that you can use to build off of each other and improve each other's lives.” - Chris Southerland Jr.   “It's all these markets that we never considered because it's just unnecessary. Why not? People are making things happen there? Why don't we follow the people who are experts in that area and then build up and then who knows what deals come within that market once you're in that market.” - Christina Kovacs    

ChannelPro Weekly Podcast
ChannelPro Weekly Podcast: Episode #232 - Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

ChannelPro Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 110:17


If you love ice cream as much as we love ice cream it won't surprise you that ice cream loves ice cream too. Please don't waste any time making sense of that sentence, though, because there's too much good stuff in this episode, in which Rich (flying solo while Matt's on vacation) and returning guest host Eric Long, of Teracloud, examine a new product bundle from N-able for early growth MSPs, new data on cloud security and PC sales, and best practices for conducting employee performance reviews. Then they're joined by Jon Murchison, CEO of MDR vendor BlackPoint Cyber, to discuss a scary recent incident in which attackers turned everyday IT management systems into nearly undetectable ransomware delivery tools. Not as sweet as ice cream, but no MSP should miss it. Subscribe to ChannelPro Weekly! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/channelpro-weekly-podcast/id1095568582?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9jaGFubmVscHJvd2Vla2x5LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjq-N3UvNHyAhVWPs0KHYdTDmkQ9sEGegQIARAF Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7hWuOWbrIcwtrK6UJLSHvU Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a1d93194-a5f3-46d8-b625-abdc0ba032f1/ChannelPro-Weekly-Podcast More here: https://www.channelpronetwork.com/download/podcast/channelpro-weekly-podcast-episode-232-self-licking-ice-cream-cone Topics and Related Links Mentioned: N-able Launches Solution Bundle for Growing MSPs - https://www.channelpronetwork.com/news/n-able-launches-solution-bundle-growing-msps New Cloud Security Alliance Survey Finds 67% of Organizations Already Store Sensitive Data in Public Cloud Environments - https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220713005142/en/New-Cloud-Security-Alliance-Survey-Finds-67-of-Organizations-Already-Store-Sensitive-Data-in-Public-Cloud-Environments Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Experienced the Sharpest Decline in Nine Years in Second Quarter of 2022 - https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-07-11-gartner-says-worldwide-pc-shipments-experienced-the-sharpest-decline-in-nine-years-in-second-quarter-of-2022 Canalys: Global PC shipments down 15% in Q2 2022 due to Chinese production crunch - https://www.canalys.com/newsroom/worldwide-pc-shipments-Q2-2022 Getting Performance Reviews Right - https://www.channelpronetwork.com/article/getting-performance-reviews-right From BlackPoint Cyber: Malware on Trial – Tech Tuesday Blog Post - https://blackpointcyber.com/resources/blog/malware-on-trial Jon Murchison's The Unfair Fight podcast - https://theunfairfight.libsyn.com/ Rich's quickie preview of the week ahead

This is Raleigh Podcast
39. Second quarter Raleigh wrap up

This is Raleigh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 52:36


Half the year gone again! Each quarter we record a wrap on what we've been doing in Raleigh, new fun finds, any important news and what's coming up for third quarter!  In this second quarter wrap for 2022, we talk about cool beaches near Raleigh, a great new camping lakeside camping location we discovered, some fun festivals and events, and being Raleigh real estate agents!  We also introduce a new Australian word!   Full show notes: https://thisisraleigh.com/podcast-39-second-quarter-raleigh-wrap-up/

Chrystal Evans Hurst
#334 – Living Your Second Quarter Well

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 18:57


Are you stuck in a 2nd Quarter lull? During our 20s and 30s it's easy to think of life as a present journey only. Everything we focus on is based on where we are at that moment. The trend is not to worry about the future because the future will take care of [...]

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
July 3: Ecclesiastes 2:18–23; Joshua 1; Zephaniah 1–2:3; Matthew 12

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 13:36


Psalms and Wisdom: Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 (Listen) The Vanity of Toil 18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me, 19 and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun, 21 because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? 23 For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity. (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Joshua 1 Joshua 1 (Listen) God Commissions Joshua 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success1 wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua Assumes Command 10 And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, 11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'” 12 And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, 13 “Remember the word that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, ‘The LORD your God is providing you a place of rest and will give you this land.' 14 Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land that Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but all the men of valor among you shall pass over armed before your brothers and shall help them, 15 until the LORD gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.” 16 And they answered Joshua, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you. Only may the LORD your God be with you, as he was with Moses! 18 Whoever rebels against your commandment and disobeys your words, whatever you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.” Footnotes [1] 1:7 Or may act wisely (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Zephaniah 1–2:3 Zephaniah 1–2:3 (Listen) 1 The word of the LORD that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. The Coming Judgment on Judah 2   “I will utterly sweep away everything    from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.3   “I will sweep away man and beast;    I will sweep away the birds of the heavens    and the fish of the sea,  and the rubble1 with the wicked.    I will cut off mankind    from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.4   “I will stretch out my hand against Judah    and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem;  and I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal    and the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests,5   those who bow down on the roofs    to the host of the heavens,  those who bow down and swear to the LORD    and yet swear by Milcom,26   those who have turned back from following the LORD,    who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him.” The Day of the Lord Is Near 7   Be silent before the Lord GOD!    For the day of the LORD is near;  the LORD has prepared a sacrifice    and consecrated his guests.8   And on the day of the LORD's sacrifice—  “I will punish the officials and the king's sons    and all who array themselves in foreign attire.9   On that day I will punish    everyone who leaps over the threshold,  and those who fill their master's3 house    with violence and fraud. 10   “On that day,” declares the LORD,    “a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate,  a wail from the Second Quarter,    a loud crash from the hills.11   Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar!    For all the traders4 are no more;    all who weigh out silver are cut off.12   At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps,    and I will punish the men  who are complacent,5    those who say in their hearts,  ‘The LORD will not do good,    nor will he do ill.'13   Their goods shall be plundered,    and their houses laid waste.  Though they build houses,    they shall not inhabit them;  though they plant vineyards,    they shall not drink wine from them.” 14   The great day of the LORD is near,    near and hastening fast;  the sound of the day of the LORD is bitter;    the mighty man cries aloud there.15   A day of wrath is that day,    a day of distress and anguish,  a day of ruin and devastation,    a day of darkness and gloom,  a day of clouds and thick darkness,16     a day of trumpet blast and battle cry  against the fortified cities    and against the lofty battlements. 17   I will bring distress on mankind,    so that they shall walk like the blind,    because they have sinned against the LORD;  their blood shall be poured out like dust,    and their flesh like dung.18   Neither their silver nor their gold    shall be able to deliver them    on the day of the wrath of the LORD.  In the fire of his jealousy,    all the earth shall be consumed;  for a full and sudden end    he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth. Judgment on Judah's Enemies 2   Gather together, yes, gather,    O shameless nation,2   before the decree takes effect6    —before the day passes away like chaff—  before there comes upon you    the burning anger of the LORD,  before there comes upon you    the day of the anger of the LORD.3   Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land,    who do his just commands;7  seek righteousness; seek humility;    perhaps you may be hidden    on the day of the anger of the LORD. Footnotes [1] 1:3 Or stumbling blocks (that is, idols) [2] 1:5 Or their king [3] 1:9 Or their Lord's [4] 1:11 Or all the people of Canaan [5] 1:12 Hebrew are thickening on the dregs [of their wine] [6] 2:2 Hebrew gives birth [7] 2:3 Or who carry out his judgment (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Matthew 12 Matthew 12 (Listen) Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath 12 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” A Man with a Withered Hand 9 He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. God's Chosen Servant 15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18   “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,    my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.  I will put my Spirit upon him,    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.19   He will not quarrel or cry aloud,    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;20   a bruised reed he will not break,    and a smoldering wick he will not quench,  until he brings justice to victory;21     and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit 22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.” 25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house. 30 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit 33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” The Sign of Jonah 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. Return of an Unclean Spirit 43 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.' And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.” Jesus' Mother and Brothers 46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers1 stood outside, asking to speak to him.2 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Footnotes [1] 12:46 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 48, 49 [2] 12:46 Some manuscripts insert verse 47: Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak to you” (ESV)

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
June 28: 2 Kings 21–22; Psalm 147; Revelation 13–15

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 17:28


Old Testament: 2 Kings 21–22 2 Kings 21–22 (Listen) Manasseh Reigns in Judah 21 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that Hezekiah his father had destroyed, and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem will I put my name.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his son as an offering1 and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever. 8 And I will not cause the feet of Israel to wander anymore out of the land that I gave to their fathers, if only they will be careful to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the Law that my servant Moses commanded them.” 9 But they did not listen, and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations had done whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Idolatry Denounced 10 And the LORD said by his servants the prophets, 11 “Because Manasseh king of Judah has committed these abominations and has done things more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him, and has made Judah also to sin with his idols, 12 therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Jerusalem and Judah such disaster2 that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria, and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of my heritage and give them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies, 15 because they have done what is evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.” 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides the sin that he made Judah to sin so that they did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon Reigns in Judah 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. 20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. 21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served the idols that his father served and worshiped them. 22 He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD. 23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house. 24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 26 And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place. Josiah Reigns in Judah 22 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left. Josiah Repairs the Temple 3 In the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the secretary, to the house of the LORD, saying, 4 “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money that has been brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the threshold have collected from the people. 5 And let it be given into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are at the house of the LORD, repairing the house 6 (that is, to the carpenters, and to the builders, and to the masons), and let them use it for buying timber and quarried stone to repair the house. 7 But no accounting shall be asked from them for the money that is delivered into their hand, for they deal honestly.” Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law 8 And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. 9 And Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD.” 10 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king. 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes. 12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 13 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.” 14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter), and they talked with her. 15 And she said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched. 18 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, 19 because your heart was penitent, and you humbled yourself before the LORD, when you heard how I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 20 Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place.'” And they brought back word to the king. Footnotes [1] 21:6 Hebrew made his son pass through the fire [2] 21:12 Or evil (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 147 Psalm 147 (Listen) He Heals the Brokenhearted 147   Praise the LORD!  For it is good to sing praises to our God;    for it is pleasant,1 and a song of praise is fitting.2   The LORD builds up Jerusalem;    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.3   He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds.4   He determines the number of the stars;    he gives to all of them their names.5   Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;    his understanding is beyond measure.6   The LORD lifts up the humble;2    he casts the wicked to the ground. 7   Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;    make melody to our God on the lyre!8   He covers the heavens with clouds;    he prepares rain for the earth;    he makes grass grow on the hills.9   He gives to the beasts their food,    and to the young ravens that cry.10   His delight is not in the strength of the horse,    nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11   but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,    in those who hope in his steadfast love. 12   Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!    Praise your God, O Zion!13   For he strengthens the bars of your gates;    he blesses your children within you.14   He makes peace in your borders;    he fills you with the finest of the wheat.15   He sends out his command to the earth;    his word runs swiftly.16   He gives snow like wool;    he scatters frost like ashes.17   He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs;    who can stand before his cold?18   He sends out his word, and melts them;    he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.19   He declares his word to Jacob,    his statutes and rules3 to Israel.20   He has not dealt thus with any other nation;    they do not know his rules.4  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 147:1 Or for he is beautiful [2] 147:6 Or afflicted [3] 147:19 Or and just decrees [4] 147:20 Or his just decrees (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 13–15 Revelation 13–15 (Listen) The First Beast 13 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” 5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling,1 that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them.2 And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear: 10   If anyone is to be taken captive,    to captivity he goes;  if anyone is to be slain with the sword,    with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. The Second Beast 11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence,3 and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of4 the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,5 to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.6 The Lamb and the 144,000 14 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. The Messages of the Three Angels 6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” 8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion7 of her sexual immorality.” 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.8 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” The Harvest of the Earth 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.9 The Seven Angels with Seven Plagues 15 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. 2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,   “Great and amazing are your deeds,    O Lord God the Almighty!  Just and true are your ways,    O King of the nations!104   Who will not fear, O Lord,    and glorify your name?  For you alone are holy.    All nations will come    and worship you,  for your righteous acts have been revealed.” 5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent11 of witness in heaven was opened, 6 and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, 8 and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were fin