So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, 1
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths 1 about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. 2
For certain men 1 have secretly slipped in among you 2 – men who long ago 3 were marked out 4 for the condemnation I am about to describe 5 – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil 6 and who deny our only Master 7 and Lord, 8 Jesus Christ.
Then Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his other two sons, “Do not 1 dishevel the hair of your heads 2 and do not tear your garments, so that you do not die and so that wrath does not come on the whole congregation. Your brothers, all the house of Israel, are to mourn the burning which the Lord has caused, 3
Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 1 ‘With my many chariots 2 I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars, and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, 3 its thickest woods.
Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 1 ‘With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, 2 its thickest woods.
“If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and becomes another man’s wife, he may not take her back again. 1 Doing that would utterly defile the land. 2 But you, Israel, have given yourself as a prostitute to many gods. 3 So what makes you think you can return to me?” 4 says the Lord.
“‘When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship will go out by way of the south gate; whoever enters by way of the south gate will go out by way of the north gate. No one will return by way of the gate they entered but will go out straight ahead.
Then Daniel (whose name is also Belteshazzar) was upset for a brief time; 1 his thoughts were alarming him. The king said, “Belteshazzar, don’t let the dream and its interpretation alarm you.” But Belteshazzar replied, “Sir, 2 if only the dream were for your enemies and its interpretation applied to your adversaries!