If I am not an apostle to others, at least I am to you, for you are the confirming sign 1 of my apostleship in the Lord.
But be that as it may, I have not burdened you. Yet because I was a crafty person, I took you in by deceit!
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house and do not give him any greeting, 1
The one who committed manslaughter 1 should escape to one of these cities, stand at the entrance of the city gate, and present his case to the leaders of that city. 2 They should then bring him into the city, give him a place to stay, and let him live there. 3
Then they cried out to the Lord and admitted, 1 ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. 2 Now deliver us from the hand of our enemies so that we may serve you.’ 3
So Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” Jonathan told him, “I used the end of the staff that was in my hand to taste a little honey. I must die!” 1
When your people 1 come to their senses 2 in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, ‘We have sinned and gone astray; 3 we have done evil.’
When your people 1 come to their senses 2 in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, ‘We have sinned and gone astray 3 , we have done evil!’
The unbeliever 1 does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he replied, “She is my sister.” 1 He was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” for he thought to himself, 2 “The men of this place will kill me to get 3 Rebekah because she is very beautiful.”
Then you responded to me and admitted, “We have sinned against the Lord. We will now go up and fight as the Lord our God has told us to do.” So you each put on your battle gear and prepared to go up to the hill country.
He said to his mother, “You know 1 the eleven hundred pieces of silver which were stolen 2 from you, about which I heard you pronounce a curse? Look here, I have the silver. I stole 3 it, but now I am giving it back to you.” 4 His mother said, “May the Lord reward 5 you, my son!”
King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty. 1 If you leave, I will do whatever you demand.” 2 So the king of Assyria demanded that King Hezekiah of Judah pay three hundred talents 3 of silver and thirty talents of gold.
Who decreed this from the beginning, so we could know? Who announced it 1 ahead of time, so we could say, ‘He’s correct’? Indeed, none of them decreed it! Indeed, none of them announced it! Indeed, no one heard you say anything!
For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me 1 not what you wish. I am afraid that 2 somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, 3 slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.