Gad will be raided by marauding bands, but he will attack them at their heels. 1
Now Saul’s son 1 had two men who were in charge of raiding units; one was named Baanah and the other Recab. They were sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, who was a Benjaminite. (Beeroth is regarded as belonging to Benjamin,
While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “The Chaldeans 1 formed three bands and made a raid 2 on the camels and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! 3 And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”
The company of priests is like a gang of robbers, lying in ambush to pounce on a victim. They commit murder on the road to Shechem; they have done heinous crimes!
So I 1 began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted 2 of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, 3 calling one “Pleasantness” 4 and the other “Binders,” 5 and I tended the flock.
He brought them out of the utter darkness, 1 and tore off their shackles.
The ropes of the wicked tighten around 1 me, but I do not forget your law.
headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets, 1 amulets,
and say ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands 1 on all their wrists 2 and make headbands 3 for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! 4 Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?
So now, do not mock, or your chains will become heavier! For I have heard a message about decreed destruction, from the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, against the entire land. 1
Look here, I will tie you up with ropes, so you cannot turn from one side to the other until you complete the days of your siege. 1
Raiding bands went out from the camp of the Philistines in three groups. One band turned toward the road leading to Ophrah by the land of Shual;
According to the genealogical records of their families, they had 36,000 warriors available for battle, for they had numerous wives and sons. 1
As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and tie you up with them, so you cannot go out among them.
All his retinue – his attendants and his troops – I will scatter to every wind; I will unleash a sword behind them.
and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, dressed in clean bright linen, wearing wide golden belts 1 around their chests.