Therefore let us enact 1 a covenant with our God to send away all these women and their offspring, in keeping with your counsel, my lord, 2 and that of those who respect 3 the commandments of our God. And let it be done according to the law.
We also accept responsibility, as is written in the law, for bringing the firstborn of our sons and our cattle and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks to the temple of our God, to the priests who are ministering in the temple of our God.
to establish these days of Purim in their proper times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established, and just as they had established both for themselves and their descendants, matters pertaining to fasting and lamentation.
The prophet Jeremiah answered them, “Agreed! 1 I will indeed pray to the Lord your God as you have asked. I will tell you everything the Lord replies in response to you. 2 I will not keep anything back from you.”
And Saul agreed completely with killing 1 him.Now on that day a great 2 persecution began 3 against the church in Jerusalem, 4 and all 5 except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions 6 of Judea and Samaria.
Then Paul took the men the next day, 1 and after he had purified himself 2 along with them, he went to the temple and gave notice 3 of the completion of the days of purification, 4 when 5 the sacrifice would be offered for each 6 of them.
But I confess this to you, that I worship 1 the God of our ancestors 2 according to the Way (which they call a sect), believing everything that is according to the law 3 and that is written in the prophets.
For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, 1 as I teach them everywhere in every church.
And we all agree, 1 our religion contains amazing revelation: 2 He 3 was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, 4 seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
But if her husband remains completely silent 1 about her from day to day, he thus confirms all her vows or all her obligations which she is under; he confirms them because he remained silent about when he heard them.
But if the man does not want to marry his brother’s widow, then she 1 must go to the elders at the town gate and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel; he is unwilling to perform the duty of a brother-in-law to me!”
Remain here tonight. Then in the morning, if he agrees to marry you, 1 fine, 2 let him do so. 3 But if he does not want to do so, I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, to marry you. 4 Sleep here until morning.” 5