The king and Jehoiada gave it to the construction foremen 1 assigned to the Lord’s temple. They hired carpenters and craftsmen to repair the Lord’s temple, as well as those skilled in working with iron and bronze to restore the Lord’s temple.
Hezekiah expressed his appreciation to all the Levites, 1 who demonstrated great skill in serving the Lord. 2 They feasted for the seven days of the festival, 3 and were making peace offerings and giving thanks to the Lord God of their ancestors.
As for the descendants of Aaron, the priests who lived in the outskirts of all their cities, 1 men were assigned 2 to disburse portions to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed in the genealogical records.
I will not make Israel again leave the land I gave to their ancestors, 1 provided that they carefully obey all I commanded them, the whole law, the rules and regulations given to Moses.”
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.
Look at the land of the Chaldeans, these people who have lost their identity! 1 The Assyrians have made it a home for wild animals. They erected their siege towers, 2 demolished 3 its fortresses, and turned it into a heap of ruins. 4
I took them to the Lord’s temple. I took them into the room where the disciples of the prophet Hanan son of Igdaliah stayed. 1 That room was next to the one where the temple officers stayed and above the room where Maaseiah son of Shallum, one of the doorkeepers 2 of the temple, stayed.
Then King Zedekiah ordered that Jeremiah be committed to the courtyard of the guardhouse. He also ordered that a loaf of bread 1 be given to him every day from the baker’s street until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah was kept 2 in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
and when James, Cephas, 1 and John, who had a reputation as 2 pillars, 3 recognized 4 the grace that had been given to me, they gave to Barnabas and me 5 the right hand of fellowship, agreeing 6 that we would go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 7
Then 1 I saw another angel ascending from the east, 2 who had 3 the seal 4 of the living God. He 5 shouted out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given permission 6 to damage the earth and the sea: 7
Also, the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution offering you must eat in a ceremonially 1 clean place, you and your sons and daughters with you, for they have been given as your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from the peace offering sacrifices of the Israelites. 2
“‘When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman, 1 although she is a slave woman designated for another man and she has not yet been ransomed, or freedom has not been granted to her, there will be an obligation to pay compensation. 2 They must not be put to death, because she was not free.
“‘These are the appointed times of the Lord that you must proclaim as holy assemblies to present a gift to the Lord – burnt offering, grain offering, sacrifice, and drink offerings, 1 each day according to its regulation, 2
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to do the work for the Israelites in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the Israelites, so there will be no plague among the Israelites when the Israelites come near the sanctuary.” 1
So Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the realm of King Sihon of the Amorites, and the realm of King Og of Bashan, the entire land with its cities and the territory surrounding them. 1