1 The Lord 2 said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and position yourself before Pharaoh as he goes out to the water, and tell him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Release my people that they may serve me!
When Azariah the high priest and the other priests looked at 1 him, there was a skin disease on his forehead. They hurried him out of there; even the king 2 himself wanted to leave quickly because the Lord had afflicted him.
But this one from Israel’s royal family 1 rebelled against the king of Babylon 2 by sending his emissaries to Egypt to obtain horses and a large army. Will he prosper? Will the one doing these things escape? Can he break the covenant and escape?
When evening arrived, his disciples came to him saying, “This is an isolated place 1 and the hour is already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”
But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance 1 as a servant and witness 2 to the things 3 you have seen 4 and to the things in which I will appear to you.
When the man got ready to leave 1 with his concubine and his servant, 2 his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Look! The day is almost over! 3 Stay another night! Since the day is over, 4 stay another night here and have a good time. You can get up early tomorrow and start your trip home.” 5
One of you must go and get 1 your brother, while 2 the rest of you remain in prison. 3 In this way your words may be tested to see if 4 you are telling the truth. 5 If not, then, as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!”
And he said to me, “Get up, go down at once from here because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have sinned! They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them and have made for themselves a cast metal image.” 1
Get up! Ritually consecrate the people and tell them this: ‘Ritually consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, because the Lord God of Israel says, “You are contaminated, 1 O Israel! You will not be able to stand before your enemies until you remove what is contaminating you.” 2
He said, ‘Permit me to go, 1 for we are having a family sacrifice in the city, and my brother urged 2 me to be there. So now, if I have found favor with you, let me go 3 to see my brothers.’ For that reason he has not come to the king’s table.”
The men took this as a good omen and quickly accepted his offer, saying, “Ben Hadad is your brother.” Ahab 1 then said, “Go, get him.” So Ben Hadad came out to him, and Ahab pulled him up into his chariot.
So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice 1 to see who will get it.” 2 This took place 3 to fulfill the scripture that says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” 4 So the soldiers did these things.
Get up! Help the boy up and hold him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”