You must not take for yourself anything that has been placed under judgment. 1 Then the Lord will relent from his intense anger, show you compassion, have mercy on you, and multiply you as he promised your ancestors.
You will feel your way along at noon like the blind person does in darkness and you will not succeed in anything you do; 1 you will be constantly oppressed and continually robbed, with no one to save you.
So Joshua said to Achan, “My son, honor 1 the Lord God of Israel and give him praise! Tell me what you did; don’t hide anything from me!”
So Saul said to his servant, “All right, 1 we can go. But what can we bring the man, since the food in our bags is used up? We have no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?”
Now I hear that they are shearing sheep for you. When your shepherds were with us, we neither insulted them nor harmed them the whole time they were in Carmel.
Now David had been thinking, 1 “In vain I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the desert. I didn’t take anything from him. But he has repaid my good with evil.
All of King Solomon’s cups were made of gold, and all the household items in the Palace of the Lebanon Forest were made of pure gold. There were no silver items, for silver was not considered very valuable in Solomon’s time. 1
All Israel will mourn him and bury him. He is the only one in Jeroboam’s family 1 who will receive a decent burial, for he is the only one in whom the Lord God of Israel found anything good.
They were also in charge of everything dedicated by Samuel the prophet, 1 Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah; Shelomith and his relatives were in charge of everything that had been dedicated.
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
The king then said to Haman, “Go quickly! Take the clothing and the horse, just as you have described, and do as you just indicated to Mordecai the Jew who sits at the king’s gate. Don’t neglect 1 a single thing of all that you have said.”
I did not restrain myself from getting whatever I wanted; 1 I did not deny myself anything that would bring me pleasure. 2 So all my accomplishments gave me joy; 3 this was my reward for all my effort. 4
They put it on their shoulder and carry it; they put it in its place and it just stands there; it does not 1 move from its place. Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply; it does not deliver him from his distress.
Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen this? Can a country 1 be brought forth in one day? Can a nation be born in a single moment? Yet as soon as Zion goes into labor she gives birth to sons!
you say, ‘I have not done anything wrong, so the Lord cannot really be angry with me any more.’ But, watch out! 1 I will bring down judgment on you because you say, ‘I have not committed any sin.’
“‘As for the prophet, if he is made a fool by being deceived into speaking a prophetic word – I, the Lord, have made a fool of 1 that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.
The wise men replied to the king, “There is no man on earth who is able to disclose the king’s secret, 1 for no king, regardless of his position and power, has ever requested such a thing from any magician, astrologer, or wise man.
The one who says to wood, ‘Wake up!’ is as good as dead 1 – he who says 2 to speechless stone, ‘Awake!’ Can it give reliable guidance? 3 It is overlaid with gold and silver; it has no life’s breath inside it.