In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.
How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel; he has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken.
And delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe.
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2 Chronicles 33:1-25
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 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. For he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and he erected altars to the Baals, and made Asherahs, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.” And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. ...