The Lord will open for you his good treasure house, the heavens, to give you rain for the land in its season and to bless all you do; 1 you will lend to many nations but you will not borrow from any.
The Lord will be unwilling to forgive him, and his intense anger 1 will rage 2 against that man; all the curses 3 written in this scroll will fall upon him 4 and the Lord will obliterate his name from memory. 5
The whole hill country 1 will be yours; though it is a forest, you can clear it and it will be entirely yours. 2 You can conquer the Canaanites, though they have chariots with iron-rimmed wheels and are strong.”
The Lord’s messenger said to Manoah, “If I stay, 1 I will not eat your food. But if you want to make a burnt sacrifice to the Lord, you should offer it.” (He said this because Manoah did not know that he was the Lord’s messenger.) 2
Your conscience will not be overwhelmed with guilt 1 for having poured out innocent blood and for having taken matters into your own hands. When the Lord has granted my lord success, 2 please remember your servant.”
David said to him, “Can you take us down to this raiding party?” He said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or hand me over to my master, and I will take you down to this raiding party.”
We will come against him wherever he happens to be found. We will descend on him like the dew falls on the ground. Neither he nor any of the men who are with him will be spared alive – not one of them!
Solomon was told, “Look, Adonijah fears you; 1 see, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘May King Solomon solemnly promise 2 me today that he will not kill his servant with the sword.’”
I will not take the whole kingdom from his hand. I will allow him to be ruler for the rest of his life for the sake of my chosen servant David who kept my commandments and rules.
Naaman said, “If not, then please give your servant a load of dirt, enough for a pair of mules to carry, 1 for your servant will never again offer a burnt offering or sacrifice to a god other than the Lord. 2
‘Therefore I will allow you to die and be buried in peace. 1 You will not have to witness all the disaster I will bring on this place and its residents.’”’” Then they reported back to the king.
They replied, “We will return these things, 1 and we will no longer demand anything from them. We will do just as you say.” Then I called the priests and made the wealthy and the officials 2 swear to do what had been promised. 3