“For a short time I abandoned 1 you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
Then 1 he left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side.
Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, 1
But Asahel 1 refused to turn aside. So Abner struck him in the abdomen with the back end of his 2 spear. The spear came out his back; Asahel 3 collapsed on the spot and died there right before Abner. 4 Everyone who now comes to the place where Asahel fell dead pauses in respect. 5
It seems like you arrived just yesterday. Today should I make you wander around by going with us? I go where I must go. But as for you, go back and take your men 1 with you. May genuine loyal love 2 protect 3 you!”
While Gehazi 1 was telling the king how Elisha 2 had brought the dead back to life, the woman whose son he had brought back to life came to ask the king for her house and field. 3 Gehazi said, “My master, O king, this is the very woman and this is her son whom Elisha brought back to life!”
Then he brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house. Right there 1 at the entrance to the Lord’s temple, between the porch and the altar, 2 were about twenty-five 3 men with their backs to the Lord’s temple, 4 facing east – they were worshiping the sun 5 toward the east!
The ships of Kittim 1 will come against him, leaving him disheartened. 2 He will turn back and direct his indignation against the holy covenant. He will return and honor 3 those who forsake the holy covenant.
The Lord said 1 to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, 2 see that you 3 do before Pharaoh all the wonders I have put under your control. 4 But I will harden 5 his heart 6 and 7 he will not let the people go.
The Lord said to Moses, “Bring Aaron’s staff back before the testimony to be preserved for a sign to the rebels, so that you may bring their murmurings to an end 1 before me, that they will not die.” 2
And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with 1 his sword drawn in his hand, so the donkey turned aside from the road and went into the field. But Balaam beat the donkey, to make her turn back to the road.
Then the Lord will make you return to Egypt by ship, over a route I said to you that you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”
“I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned away from me and has not done what I told him to do.” Samuel became angry and he cried out to the Lord all that night.
From there he traveled to Mount Carmel and then back to Samaria. 1
Isaiah replied, “This is your sign from the Lord confirming that the Lord will do what he has said. Do you want the shadow to move ahead ten steps or to go back ten steps?” 1
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: