but Hannah did not go up with them. 1 Instead she told her husband, “Once the boy is weaned, I will bring him and appear before the Lord, and he will remain there from then on.”
At this very moment he is hiding out in one of the caves or in some other similar place. If it should turn out that he attacks our troops first, 1 whoever hears about it will say, ‘Absalom’s army has been slaughtered!’
He said, “Do you know why I have come to you? 1 Now I am about to return to engage in battle with the prince of Persia. When I go, the prince of Greece is coming.
He 1 sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and look carefully for the child. When you find him, inform me so that I can go and worship him as well.”
When a woman gives birth, she has distress 1 because her time 2 has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 3 has been born into the world. 4
Then you must inscribe on them all the words of this law when you cross over, so that you may enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, 1 said to you.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “You are about to die, 1 and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they 2 are going. They 3 will reject 4 me and break my covenant that I have made with them. 5
He hung the king of Ai on a tree, leaving him exposed until evening. 1 At sunset Joshua ordered that his corpse be taken down from the tree. 2 They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and erected over it a large pile of stones (it remains to this very day). 3
Afterward you will go to Gibeah of God, where there are Philistine officials. 1 When you enter the town, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place. They will have harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres, and they will be prophesying.
Amasa did not protect himself from the knife in Joab’s other hand, and Joab 1 stabbed him in the abdomen, causing Amasa’s 2 intestines to spill out on the ground. There was no need to stab him again; the first blow was fatal. 3 Then Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bicri.
When the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet of wine, Haman was throwing himself down 1 on the couch where Esther was lying. 2 The king exclaimed, “Will he also attempt to rape the queen while I am still in the building!” As these words left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.
The destroyer is as good as dead, 1 you who have not been destroyed! The deceitful one is as good as dead, 2 the one whom others have not deceived! When you are through destroying, you will be destroyed; when you finish 3 deceiving, others will deceive you!
Twist and strain, 1 Daughter Zion, as if you were in labor! For you will leave the city and live in the open field. You will go to Babylon, but there you will be rescued. There the Lord will deliver 2 you from the power 3 of your enemies.
But as the man 1 went out he began to announce it publicly and spread the story widely, so that Jesus 2 was no longer able to enter any town openly but stayed outside in remote places. Still 3 they kept coming 4 to him from everywhere.