EZRA




Chapter 1

The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the temple (1:1-4)
The people provide for the return (1:5-6)
Cyrus restores the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar (1:7-11)


Chapter 2

The leaders (2:1-2)
The number of the people who return (2:3-35)
Of the priests, and of the Levites (2:36-42)
Of the temple servants (2:43-54)
Of Solomon's servants (2:55-61)
Of the priests who could not show their pedigree (2:62-63)
The total number, with their substance (2:64-67)
The gifts the people gave (2:68-70)


Chapter 3

The altar is set up (3:1-3)
Offerings scheduled regularly (3:4-7)
The foundations of the temple are laid, in both joy and weeping (3:8-13)


Chapter 4

Their adversaries, not permitted to help the Jews build the temple, try to hinder them (4:1-8)
Their letter to Artaxerxes (4:7-16)
The decree of Artaxerxes (4:17-22)
The building is stopped (4:23-24)


Chapter 5

Zerubbabel and Jeshua, urged on by Haggai and Zechariah, resume the building of the temple (5:1-2)
Tatnai and Shethar-boznai are unable to stop the Jews (5:3-5)
Their letter to Darius against the Jews (5:6-17)


Chapter 6

Darius, finding the decree of Cyrus, makes a new decree for advancing the building (6:1-12)
By help from the enemies and the directions of the prophets, the temple is finished (6:13-15)
The feast of the dedication is kept (6:16-18)
And also the feast of the passover (6:19-22)


Chapter 7

Ezra goes up to Jerusalem (7:1-10)
The gracious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra (7:11-26)
Ezra praises God for His favor (7:27-28)


Chapter 8

The companions of Ezra who returned from Babylon (8:1-14)
He sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple (8:15-20)
Ezra proclaims a fast (8:21-23)
He commits the treasury to the custody of the priests (8:24-30)
They leave Ahava and come to Jerusalem (8:31-32)
The treasure is weighed in the temple (8:33-35)
The commission is delivered (8:36)


Chapter 9

Ezra mourns because Israel intermarries with foreigners of various lands (9:1-4)
Ezra prays, and God's faithfulness (9:5-9)
Israel's unfaithfulness (9:10-15)


Chapter 10

Shechaniah encourages Ezra to reform the foreign marriages (10:1-5)
Ezra, mourning, assembles the people (10:6-8)
The people, at the exhortation of Ezra, repent and promise to put away foreign wives (10:9-14)
Their diligence to fulfill this promise (10:15-17)
The separation of the priests (10:18-22)
The separation of the levites (10:23-24)
The separation of the people (10:25-44)


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NEHEMIAH






Chapter 1

Nehemiah learns of the misery of Jerusalem (1:1-3)
He mourns, fasts, and prays (1:4)
His prayer (1:5-11)


Chapter 2

Artaxerxes understands the cause of Nehemiah's sadness and sends him to Jerusalem (2:1-8)
Nehemiah, to the grief of the enemies, arrives in Jerusalem (2:9-11)
He views the ruins of the walls (2:12-16)
He encourages the Jews to build, despite the enemies (2:17-18)
Nehemiah answers the enemies (2:19-20)


Chapter 3

The names and order of those who built the wall (3:1-32)


Chapter 4

While the enemies ridicule, Nehemiah prays and continues the work (4:1-6)
Understanding the wrath and secrets of the enemy, he sets a watch (4:7-9)
Opposition through discouragement (4:10-18)
He gives military precepts (4:19-23)


Chapter 5

The Jews complain of their debts and bondage (5:1-5)
Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and exacts a promise of restitution (5:6-13)
Nehemiah's unselfish example, He forgoes his own allowance, yet entertains generously (5:14-19)


Chapter 6

Sanballat tries by craft, by rumors, and by hired prophecies, to terrify Nehemiah (6:1-4)
Opposition through slander (6:5-9)
Opposition through treachery (6:10-14)
The work is finished, to the terror of the enemies (6:15-16)
Secret intelligence passes between the enemies and the nobles of Judah (6:17-19)


Chapter 7

Nehemiah places Jerusalem in the care of Hanani and Hananiah (7:1-4)
A register of the genealogy of those who first came out of Babylon (7:5-7)
Of the people (7:8-38)
Of the priests (7:39-42)
Of the Levites (7:43-45)
Of the temple servants (7:46-56)
Of Solomon's servants (7:57-62)
And of the priests who could not trace their pedigree (7:63-65)
The total number, with their substance and their gifts (7:66-73)


Chapter 8

The worshipful manner of reading and hearing the law (8:1-8)
Nehemiah, Ezra, and the Levites comfort the people (8:9-12)
Their eagerness to hear and be instructed (8:13-15)
They keep the feast of tabernacles (8:16-18)


Chapter 9

The people keep a solemn fast and repent (9:1-3)
The Levites make a solemn confession of God's goodness and their wickedness (9:4-15)
The great sins of Israel (9:16-31)
Renewal of the covenant (9:32-38)


Chapter 10

The names of those who sealed the covenant (10:1-28)
The points of the covenant (10:29-39)


Chapter 11

The rulers, volunteers, and every tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem (11:1-2)
A catalogue of their names (11:3-19)
The remainder dwell in other cities (11:20-36)


Chapter 12

The priests (12:1-7)
And the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel (12:8-9)
The succession of high priests (12:10-21)
Certain chief Levites (12:22-26)
The solemn but joyful dedication of the walls (12:27-43)
The duties of the priests and Levites appointed to temple service (12:44-47)


Chapter 13

At the reading of the law, the Israelites are separated from the mixed multitude (13:1-3)
Nehemiah, at his return, causes the chambers to be cleansed (13:4-9)
He reassigns duties in the house of God (13:10-13)
And prays for remembrance (13:14)
The restoration of the sabbath (13:15-22)
And the marriages with foreign wives corrected (13:23-31)


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ESTHER






Chapter 1

Ahasuerus makes a royal feast (1:1-9)
Queen Vashti refuses the king's command to appear before him (1:10-12)
Ahasuerus, seeks the counsel of Memucan (1:13-18)
Ahasuerus makes a decree about Vashti punishment, and of men's sovereignty (1:19-22)


Chapter 2

From the choice virgins, a queen is to be chosen (2:1-4)
Mordecai, the foster father of Esther, prepares her (2:5-7)
Esther is preferred by Hegai over the rest (2:8-10)
Mordecai's concern about Esther (2:11)
The manner of purification and going in to the king (2:12-14)
Esther, best pleasing the king, is made queen (2:15-20)
Mordecai's loyalty in discovering a treason is recorded in the chronicles (2:21-23)


Chapter 3

Haman, promoted by the king (3:1)
The reason for Haman's plot (3:2-6)
He casts lots (3:7-9)
He obtains a decree to put the Jews to death (3:10-15)


Chapter 4

The great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews (4:1-3)
Esther learning of it, sends to Mordecai, who advises her to undertake a plea to the king (4:4-9)
Offering reasons against it, she is threatened by Mordecai (4:10-14)
The promise of Queen Esther (4:15-17)


Chapter 5

Esther risks the king's disfavor, but obtains grace and invites the king and Haman to a banquet (5:1-5)
Being encouraged by the king in her plea, she invites them to another banquet (5:6-8)
Haman is stung by the contempt of Mordecai (5:9-13)
He builds a gallows for Mordecai (5:14)


Chapter 6

Ahasuerus reads in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai and plans his reward (6:1-3)
Haman, coming to ask that Mordecai might be hanged, unwittingly gives counsel on how to honor him (6:4-11)
As he complains of his misfortune, Haman's friends tell him of his final destiny (6:12-14)


Chapter 7

Esther, entertaining the king and Haman, makes a plea for her own life and her people's (7:1-4)
Esther accuses Haman (7:5-6)
The king learns of the gallows built for Mordecai by Haman, and causes him to be hanged instead (7:7-10)


Chapter 8

Mordecai is given Haman's house (8:1-2)
Esther makes a plea to reverse Haman's letters (8:3-6)
Ahasuerus grants the Jews the right to defend themselves (8:7-14)
Mordecai's honor and the joy of the Jews (8:15-17)


Chapter 9

The Jews slay their enemies, (9:1-11)
Ahasuerus, at the request of Esther, grants the hanging of Haman's sons (9:12-19)
The two days of Purim are made a festival (9:20-32)


Chapter 10

Ahasuerus' greatness (10:1-2)
Mordecai's advancement (10:3)


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JOB






Chapter 1

The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children (1:1-5)
Satan, appearing before God obtains permission to test Job (1:6-12)
Learning of the loss of his property and children, in his mourning Job blesses God (1:13-22)


Chapter 2

Satan, appearing again before God, obtains further permission to test Job (2:1-6)
He smites Job with boils (2:7-8)
Job reproves his wife, who suggested that he curse God and die (2:9-10)
His three friends mourn with him in silence (2:11-13)


Chapter 3

Job curses the day of his birth (3:1-12)
The ease of death (3:13-19)
He complains of life, because of his anguish (3:20-26)


Chapter 4

Eliphaz believes that only the wicked suffer (4:1-6)
He teaches God's judgments to be not upon the righteous, but upon the wicked (4:7-11)
His fearful vision, designed to humble the pride of creatures before God (4:12-21)


Chapter 5

Eliphaz calls Job foolish (5:1-7)
God is to be appealed to in time of affliction (5:6-16)
The happy result of God's correction (5:17-27)


Chapter 6

Job shows that his complaints are not causeless (6:1-7)
He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort (6:8-13)
He reproves his friends for unkindness (6:14-30)


Chapter 7

Job excuses his desire for death (7:1-11)
He complains of his own restlessness (7:12-16)
And God's watchfulness (7:17-21)


Chapter 8

Bildad shows God's justice in dealing with men according to their works (8:1-7)
He alludes to antiquity for proof of the certain destruction of the hypocrite (8:8-19)
He applies God's just dealing to Job (8:20-22)


Chapter 9

Job, acknowledging God's justice (9:1-21)
Man's innocence is not to be denied because of afflictions (9:22-35)


Chapter 10

Job questions his oppression (10:1-17)
He craves a little ease before death (10:18-22)


Chapter 11

Zophar reproves Job for seeking to justify himself (11:1-4)
God's wisdom is unsearchable (11:5-12)
The assured blessing of repentance (11:13-20)


Chapter 12

Job tells his friends only God knows(12:1-25)


Chapter 13

Job reproves his friends for partiality (13:1-13)
He professes his confidence in God (13:14-19)
And pleads for a revealing of his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him (13:20-28)


Chapter 14

Job beseeches God for favor, by the shortness of life and certainty of death (14:1-6)
Is it not possible for man to live after death? (14:7-15)
By sin the creature is subject to corruption (14:16-22)


Chapter 15

Eliphaz reproves Job of impiety in answering boldly for himself (15:1-16)
He proves by tradition the disturbed mind and body of wicked men (15:17-35)


Chapter 16

Job reproves his friends for lack of mercy (16:1-5)
Job laments his situation (16:6-14)
He maintains his innocence (16:15-22)


Chapter 17

Job appeals to God (17:1-16)


Chapter 18

Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience (18:1-4)
The calamities of the wicked (18:5-21)


Chapter 19

Job, complaining of his friend's cruelty, shows how much misery he has (19:1-20)
He craves pity (19:21-24)
Job states his faith in the resurrection (19:25-29)


Chapter 20

Zophar shows the state and lot of the wicked (20:1-29)


Chapter 21

Job shows that, even in the judgment of man, he has reason to be grieved (21:1-6)
Sometimes the wicked do prosper, though they despise God (21:7-15)
Sometimes their destruction is manifest (21:16-21)
The happy and unhappy are alike in death (21:22-26)
The judgment of the wicked is in another world (21:27-34)


Chapter 22

Eliphaz shows that man's goodness does not profit God (22:1-4)
He accuses Job of various sins (22:5-20)
He exhorts him to repentance, with promises of mercy (22:21-30)


Chapter 23

Job desires to appear before God (23:1-5)
In confidence of His mercy (23:6-7)
God, who is invisible, observes our ways (23:8-10)
Job's innocence (23:11-12)
God's decree is changeless (23:13-17)


Chapter 24

God seems indifferent to the wicked (24:1-16)
There is a secret judgment for the wicked (24:17-25)


Chapter 25

Bildad shows that man cannot be justified before God (25:1-6)


Chapter 26

Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad (26:1-4)
Acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable (26:5-14)


Chapter 27

Job protests his sincerity (27:1-7)
The godless is without hope (27:8-10)
The blessings of the wicked are turned into curses (27:11-23)


Chapter 28

There is knowledge of natural things (28:1-11)
But wisdom is an excellent gift of God (28:12-28)


Chapter 29

Job grieves for his former prosperity and honor (29:1-25)


Chapter 30

Job's describes his present humiliation (30:1-14)
His prosperity is turned into calamity (30:15-31)


Chapter 31

Job solemnly protests his integrity in several duties (31:1-12)
Innocent of abusing his power (31:13-23)
Innocent of trusting in his wealth (31:24-28)
Innocent of not caring for his enemies (31:29-34)
Job pleads to meet God and defend himself (31:35-40)


Chapter 32

Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends (32:1-5)
Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth (32:6-10)
He reproves them for not satisfying Job (32:11-22)


Chapter 33

Elihu offers himself, instead of God, with sincerity and meekness to reason with Job (33:1-7)
He excuses God from giving man an account of His ways, because of His greatness (33:8-13)
God calls man to repentance by visions (33:14-18)
By afflictions (33:19-22)
And by His ministry (33:23-30)
He calls Job to attention (33:31-33)


Chapter 34

Elihu accuses Job for charging God with injustice (34:1-9)
God, the omnipotent, cannot be unjust (34:10-30)
Man must humble himself unto God (34:31-33)
Elihu reproves Job (34:34-37)


Chapter 35

Comparison is not to be made with God, for our good or evil cannot extend to Him (35:1-8)
Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for lack of faith (35:9-16)


Chapter 36

Elihu shows how God is just in His ways (36:1-15)
Elihu believes that God is disciplining Job (36:16-23)
God's works are to be magnified (36:24-33)


Chapter 37

God is to be feared because of His great works (37:1-14)
His wisdom is unsearchable in them (37:15-24)


Chapter 38

God challenges Job to answer (38:1-3)
God, by His mighty works, convicts Job of ignorance (38:4-30)
And of foolishness (38:31-41)


Chapter 39

Of the wild goats and hinds (39:1-4)
Of the wild ass and the wild ox (39:5-12)
The ostrich (39:13-18)
The horse (39:19-25)
The hawk and the eagle (39:26-30)


Chapter 40

Job humbles himself to God (40:1-5)
God challenges Job to demonstrate his righteousness, power, and wisdom (40:6-14)
God compares the power of Job with that of the behemoth (40:15-24)


Chapter 41

God compares the power of Job with that of the leviathan (41:1-34)


Chapter 42

Job submits himself unto God, and confesses lack of understanding (42:1-6)
God, preferring Job, makes his friends submit themselves and accepts him (42:7-9)
He magnifies and blesses Job (42:10-15)
Job's age and death (42:16-17)




CHRONOLOGY   OF   EVENTS
IN   THE   BIBLE   BY   BOOK

GENESIS EXODUS LEVITICUS NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH
1 SAMUEL 2 SAMUEL 1 KINGS 2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES 2 CHRONICLES EZRA NEHEMIAH
ESTHER JOB PSALMS PROVERBS
ECCLESIASTES SONG OF SOLOMON ISAIAH JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS EZEKIEL DANIEL HOSEA
JOEL AMOS OBADIAH JONAH
MICAH NAHUM HABAKKUK ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI ZECHARIAH MALACHI MATTHEW
MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS
ROMANS 1 CORINTHIANS 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS
EPHESIANS PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS 1 THESSALONIANS
2 THESSALONIANS 1 TIMOTHY 2 TIMOTHY TITUS
PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES 1 PETER
2 PETER 1 JOHN 2 JOHN 3 JOHN
JUDE REVELATION


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