Then the Lord became angry with 1 Moses, and he said, “What about 2 your brother Aaron the Levite? 3 I know that he can speak very well. 4 Moreover, he is coming 5 to meet you, and when he sees you he will be glad in his heart. 6
Then Balak became very angry at Balaam, and he struck his hands together. 1 Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have done nothing but bless 2 them these three times!
They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 1 But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 2 You did not abandon them,
He said to me, “Do you see, son of man? Is it a trivial thing that the house of Judah commits these abominations they are practicing here? For they have filled the land with violence and provoked me to anger still further. Look, they are putting the branch to their nose! 1
For 1 the Lord God of Israel who rules over all 2 says, ‘If you go to Egypt, I will pour out my wrath on you just as I poured out my anger and wrath on the citizens of Jerusalem. 3 You will become an object of horror and ridicule, an example of those who have been cursed and that people use in pronouncing a curse. 4 You will never see this place again.’ 5
“Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites, when he manifested such zeal 1 for my sake among them, so that I did not consume the Israelites in my zeal. 2
Why 1 should the Egyptians say, 2 ‘For evil 3 he led them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy 4 them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger, and relent 5 of this evil against your people.
Otherwise the blood avenger will chase after the killer in the heat of his anger, eventually overtake him, 1 and kill him, 2 though this is not a capital case 3 since he did not hate him at the time of the accident.
That is what will result from your making me angry by what you are doing. 1 You are making me angry by sacrificing to other gods here in the land of Egypt where you live. You will be destroyed for doing that! You will become an example used in curses 2 and an object of ridicule among all the nations of the earth. 3
ו (Vav) He destroyed his temple 1 as if it were a vineyard; 2 he destroyed his appointed meeting place. The Lord has made those in Zion forget both the festivals and the Sabbaths. 3 In his fierce anger 4 he has spurned 5 both king and priest.
I will walk in hostile rage against you 1 and I myself will also discipline you seven times on account of your sins.
A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath.
Let his own eyes see his destruction; 1 let him drink of the anger of the Almighty.
1 His thunder announces the coming storm, the cattle also, concerning the storm’s approach.
How long, O Lord, will this last? Will you remain hidden forever? 1 Will your anger continue to burn like fire?