And it came to pass that Shez, which was a descendant of Heth-for Heth had perished by the famine and all his household, save it were Shez- Wherefore, Shez began to build up again a broken people.
And it came to pass that Shez did remember the destruction of his fathers; And he did build up a righteous kingdom, for he remembered what the Lord had done in bringing Jared and his brother across the deep; And he did walk in the ways of the Lord; And he begat sons and daughters;
And his eldest son whose name was Shez rebelled against him, Nevertheless, Shez was smitten by the hand of a robber because of his exceeding riches, which brought peace again unto his father.
And it came to pass that his father did build up many cities upon the face of the land, And the people began again to spread over all the face of the land;
And Shez did live to an exceeding old age, And he begat Riplakish; And he died and Riplakish reigned in his stead.
And it came to pass that Riplakish did not do that which was right in the sight of the Lord, For he did have many wives and concubines, And did lay that upon men's shoulders which was grievous to be borne-yea, he did tax them with heavy taxes; And with the taxes he did build many spacious buildings, 49
And he did erect him an exceeding beautiful throne. And he did build many prisons; And whoso would not be subject unto taxes, he did cast into prison, And whoso was not able to pay taxes, he did cast into prison;
And he did cause that they should labor continually for their support, And whoso refused to labor, he did cause to be put to death; Wherefore, he did obtain all his fine work, Yea, even his fine gold he did cause to be refined in prison, And all manner of fine workmanship he did cause to be wrought in prison.
And it came to pass that he did afflict the people with his whoredoms and abominations; And when he had reigned for the space of forty and two years, the people raised up in rebellion against him, And there began to be war again in the land, insomuch that Riplakish was killed and his descendants were driven out of the land.
And it came to pass that after the space of many years, Morianton-he being a descendant of Riplakish- gathered together an army of outcasts and went forth and gave battle unto the people; And he gained power over many cities;
And the war became exceeding sore and did last for the space of many years, And he did gain power over all the land and did establish himself king over all the land;
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.