Ezekiel 27:1–28:26; Hebrews 11:17-31; Psalm 111:1-10; Proverbs 27:15-16
A Good Understanding
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endureth for ever. – Psalm 111:10
Because Thine Heart is Lifted Up
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: with thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: by thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: – Ezekiel 28:2-5
Till Iniquity was Found in Thee
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. – Ezekiel 28:15-19
By Faith Abraham
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
By Faith Isaac
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By Faith Jacob
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
By Faith Joseph
By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By Faith Moses’ Parents
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
By Faith Moses
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
By Faith Moses Forsook Egypt
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
By Faith Moses Kept the Passover
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
By Faith the Israelites Passed Through the Red Sea
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
By Faith the Walls of Jericho Fell Down
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
By Faith Rahab
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
– Hebrews 11:17-31
A Contentious Woman
A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, And the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself. – Proverbs 27:15-16