Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000512
00:17 Hello, welcome to HIS WORDS ARE LIFE.
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and thank you for joining with me today,
00:22 to read the scripture together. Let's pray before we start.
00:25 Dear Lord, thank you for this time apart with you
00:29 in your presence, hearing your word. May it give us the power
00:34 and the strength, to serve you better. And may it be a light
00:38 for our path and wisdom for our life. We love you so much
00:41 and thank you for loving us. Amen.
00:43 We are starting today in the book of Judges,
00:46 chapter 2, verse 10. This is the King James Version.
00:51 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers
00:56 and there arose another generation after them
00:59 which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works
01:02 which he had done for Israel. And the children of Israel
01:06 did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim.
01:09 And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers,
01:12 which brought them out of the land of Egypt,
01:14 and followed other gods, of the gods of the people
01:17 that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them,
01:20 and provoked the Lord to anger.
01:23 And they forsook the Lord and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
01:27 And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel,
01:30 and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers
01:32 that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands
01:35 of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer
01:39 stand before their enemies. Whithersoever they went out,
01:43 the hand of the Lord was against them for evil,
01:45 as the Lord had said, and as the Lord has sworn unto them:
01:49 and they were greatly distressed.
01:51 Nevertheless, the Lord raised up judges, which delivered them
01:56 out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
01:57 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges,
02:00 but they went a-whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves
02:04 unto them: they turned quickly out of the way
02:07 which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of
02:10 the Lord, but they did not so. And when the lord raised
02:14 them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge,
02:17 and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies
02:19 all the days of the judge: for it repented the Lord
02:22 because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed
02:25 them and vexed them. And it came to pass, when the judge
02:28 was dead, that they returned and corrupted themselves
02:32 more than their fathers, in following other gods
02:35 to serve them and to bow down unto them;
02:37 they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn
02:40 way. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel;
02:44 and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed
02:48 my covenant which I commanded their fathers,
02:50 and have not hearkened unto my voice;
02:53 I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them
02:57 of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
02:59 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep
03:03 the way of the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers did
03:06 keep it, or not. Therefore the Lord left those nations,
03:11 without driving them out hastily;
03:13 neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.
03:16 We're in the book of Judges, chapter three,
03:20 this is the King James version.
03:21 Now these are the nations which the Lord left, to prove Israel
03:26 by them, even as many of Israel as had not known
03:29 all the wars of Canaan; Only that the generations
03:32 of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war,
03:35 at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;
03:38 Namely, five lords of the Philistines,
03:40 and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians,
03:44 and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon,
03:46 from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.
03:50 And they were to prove Israel by them,
03:53 to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments
03:56 of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers
03:58 by the hand of Moses. And the children of Israel dwelt
04:02 among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites,
04:05 and Hivites, and Jebusites: And they took their daughters
04:08 to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons,
04:11 and served their gods.
04:13 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord,
04:17 and forgat the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves
04:22 therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel,
04:25 and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim
04:29 king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served
04:32 Chushanrishathaim eight years.
04:35 And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord,
04:39 the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel,
04:41 who delivered them, even Othiniel the son of Kenaz,
04:45 Caleb's younger brother.
04:46 And the spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel,
04:50 and went out to war: and the Lord delivered Chushanrishathaim
04:55 king of Mesopotamia into his hand;
04:57 and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.
05:00 And the land had rest 40 years.
05:03 And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
05:07 And the children of Israel did evil again
05:09 in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord strengthened Eglon
05:11 the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil
05:14 in the sight of the Lord. And he gathered unto him
05:17 the children of Ammon and Amalek and went and smote Israel,
05:20 and possessed the city of palm trees.
05:23 So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab 18 years.
05:27 But when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord,
05:30 the Lord raise them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera,
05:34 a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him
05:38 the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon
05:40 the king of Moab. And Ehud made him a dagger which had 2 edges,
05:45 of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment
05:49 upon his right thigh. And he brought the present unto Eglon
05:53 king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.
05:57 And when he had made an end to offer the present,
06:00 he sent away the people that bare the present.
06:02 But he himself turned again from the quarries
06:06 that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee,
06:09 O king: who said, Keep silence.
06:12 And all that stood by him went out from him.
06:15 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour,
06:19 which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message
06:24 from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.
06:27 And Ehud put forth his left hand and took the dagger
06:30 from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:
06:33 And the haft also went in after the blade;
06:36 and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not
06:39 draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
06:43 Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors
06:46 of the parlour upon him, and locked them.
06:49 When he was gone out, his servants came; and
06:52 when they saw that, behold the doors of the parlour were locked
06:54 they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.
06:58 And they tarried till they were ashamed: and behold,
07:01 he opened not the doors of the parlour;
07:04 therefore they took a key, and opened them:
07:05 and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
07:09 And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond
07:13 the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.
07:15 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet
07:20 in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel
07:22 went down with him from the mount, and he before them.
07:25 And he said unto them, Follow after me:
07:28 for the Lord hath delivered your enemies the Moabites
07:31 into your hand. And they went down after him,
07:33 and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab,
07:36 and suffered not a man to pass over.
07:38 And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men,
07:43 all lusty and all men of Valour; and there escaped not a man.
07:47 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel.
07:51 And the land had rest fourscore years.
07:54 And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath,
07:58 which slew of the Philistines 600 men with an ox goad:
08:01 and he also delivered Israel.
08:04 We're continuing to read in the book of Judges, chapter four,
08:09 and this is the King James Version.
08:12 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight
08:14 of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.
08:16 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan,
08:20 that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera
08:24 which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.
08:27 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord:
08:31 for he had 900 chariots of iron; and 20 years he mightily
08:35 oppressed the children of Israel.
08:36 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth,
08:41 she judged Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm
08:45 tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel
08:48 in mount Ephraim; and the children of Israel
08:51 came up to her for judgment. And she sent and called Barak
08:55 the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali,
08:59 and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded,
09:02 saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with
09:06 thee 10,000 men of the children of Naphtali
09:09 and of the children of Zebulun? And I will draw unto thee
09:12 to the river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army,
09:16 with his chariots and his multitude;
09:17 and I will deliver him into thine hand.
09:20 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me,
09:25 then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me,
09:28 then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee
09:32 notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be
09:36 for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera
09:39 into the hand of a woman.
09:41 And Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
09:45 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh;
09:49 and he went up with 10,00 men at his feet:
09:51 And Deborah went up with him.
09:53 Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab
09:57 the father in law of Moses, had severed himself
10:01 from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain
10:03 of Zaanaim, which is by Kadesh. And they shewed Sisera
10:08 that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
10:12 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even 900
10:16 chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him,
10:19 from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.
10:22 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day
10:26 in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand:
10:29 is not the Lord gone out before thee?
10:31 So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and 10,000 men after him.
10:35 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots,
10:40 and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak;
10:43 so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot,
10:46 and fled away on his feet. But Barak pursued after
10:50 the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth
10:53 of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell
10:56 upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.
10:59 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael
11:04 the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace
11:08 between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber
11:11 the Kenite. And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him,
11:15 Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not.
11:18 And when he had turned in unto her into the tent,
11:22 she covered him with a mantle. And he said unto her,
11:26 Give me, I pray thee a little water to drink;
11:28 for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk,
11:32 and gave him drink, and covered him.
11:33 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent,
11:37 and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee,
11:41 and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.
11:44 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent,
11:48 and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him,
11:52 and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it
11:56 into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
12:01 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet
12:06 him and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man
12:09 whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold,
12:13 Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.
12:16 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan
12:21 before the children of Israel.
12:22 And the hand of the children of Israel prospered,
12:25 and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan,
12:28 until they had destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.
12:31 We're continuing now in the book of Judges, chapter 5,
12:35 and this is the King James Version.
12:37 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day,
12:42 saying, Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel,
12:46 when the people willingly offered themselves.
12:48 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I,
12:54 will sing unto the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God
12:58 of Israel. Lord when thou wentest out of Seir,
13:01 when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom,
13:03 the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped,
13:05 the clouds also dropped water. The mountains melted
13:10 from before the Lord, even that Sinai from before the Lord, God
13:14 of Israel. In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,
13:17 in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied,
13:21 and the travelers walked through byways.
13:23 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel,
13:27 until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
13:32 Thy chose new gods; then was war in the gates:
13:36 was there a shield or spear seen among 40,000 in Israel?
13:40 My heart is toward the governors of Israel,
13:43 that offered themselves willingly among the people
13:45 Bless ye the Lord. Speak ye that ride on white asses,
13:50 ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
13:53 They that are delivered from the noise of archers
13:56 in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse
13:59 the righteous acts of the Lord, even the righteous acts
14:02 toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel:
14:05 then shall the people of the Lord go down to the gates.
14:09 Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song:
14:14 Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive,
14:18 thou son of Abinoam.
14:20 Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles
14:24 among the people; the Lord made me to have dominion
14:27 over the mighty. - Thank you for being with me today
14:31 to read the Bible. Until we're together again, Goodbye.