Below are a couple of Bible In Poems random poem selections
|Leviticus 11:1 - Leviticus 27:34
Some animals the people could cook, and some were not for meat.
If it chews its cud and its hooves are split, then those the people could eat.
But pigs and dogs and cats and water dwellers without scales or fins,
none of them the people were aloud to eat. To do so would be sin.
They could eat a dove or locust, but no lizards or moles or snails.
No animals that walk on paws, whether they have long or short tails.
Then God gave Israel medical laws in case of leprosy.
That's a bad disease that eats the skin. I'm glad it's not on me!
Remember the ten commandments? Remember the seventh day?
The seventh day was for worship. For six they could work and play.
God gave them laws for years. Obey and they would be blessed.
For six years they could plant and grow. On the seventh the land would rest.
On the seventh year they were not to plant or trim their trees or vine.
During that year anything that grew, God said to leave behind.
But that was not all the sevens. God gave them even more.
There were special laws of seven, to help the slave and the poor.
When seven sevens of years past by, forty-nine plus one, fifty.
The next year was the special year called the Year of Jubilee.
Slaves were set free, debts were forgiven. Land was all returned,
Just like it never went away as far as they were concerned.
The King Is Warned
The next part of his book Jeremiah spends a while,
writing those far away, in Babylon exile.
Don't be discouraged. Raise families. Multiply.
After seventy years, I again will draw nigh.
For I know on my thoughts, you can surely depend.
Thoughts of peace and not evil, an expected end.
You'll seek me and find me, and here's how you start.
Just be sure that you're searching, with all of your heart.
For lo the day comes, when my people have returned,
to the land of your fathers. The hard lesson learned.
I will make a new covenant. Put my law in their hearts.
They will serve me in truth, from their inward parts.
No more will they teach, as now does the priest.
For then all will know, greatest to the least.
I'll forgive their transgressions and remember no more.
There is nothing too hard for me. I'm the Lord.
Then God said, Jeremiah,
you're down, and in prison.
Like disciples in hiding before Christ was risen.
But call upon me, and I'll show you a lot.
Things great and mighty, that thou knowest not.
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