He sent them to Lebanon in shifts of 10,000 men per month. They worked in Lebanon for one month, and then spent two months at home. Adoniram was supervisor of 1 the work crews.
Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath and prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem. 1 He imposed on the land a special tax 2 of one hundred talents 3 of silver and a talent of gold.
Images of bulls were under it all the way around, ten every eighteen inches 1 all the way around. The bulls were in two rows and had been cast with “The Sea.”
I brought the leaders of Judah up on top of the wall, and I appointed two large choirs to give thanks. One was to proceed 1 on the top of the wall southward toward the Dung Gate.
I will go to the leaders 1 and speak with them. Surely they know what the Lord demands. 2 Surely they know what their God requires of them.” 3 Yet all of them, too, have rejected his authority and refuse to submit to him. 4
Let cries of terror be heard in their houses when you send bands of raiders unexpectedly to plunder them. 1 For they have virtually dug a pit to capture me and have hidden traps for me to step into.
When the time for them to be rescued comes,” 1 says the Lord who rules over all, 2 “I will rescue you from foreign subjugation. 3 I will deliver you from captivity. 4 Foreigners will then no longer subjugate them.
He had Zedekiah’s eyes put out and had him bound in chains. 1 Then the king of Babylon had him led off to Babylon and he was imprisoned there until the day he died.
I will seek the lost and bring back the strays; I will bandage the injured and strengthen the sick, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them – with judgment!
I will judge him with plague and bloodshed. I will rain down on him, his troops and the many peoples who are with him a torrential downpour, hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the people who are with you. I give you as food to every kind of bird and every wild beast.
So they slipped 1 the anchors 2 and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the linkage 3 that bound the steering oars 4 together. Then they hoisted 5 the foresail 6 to the wind and steered toward 7 the beach.
All three units blew their trumpets and broke their jars. They held the torches in their left hand and the trumpets in their right. 1 Then they yelled, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!”
The total weight of the gold earrings he requested came to seventeen hundred gold shekels. 1 This was in addition to the crescent-shaped ornaments, jewelry, 2 purple clothing worn by the Midianite kings, and the necklaces on the camels. 3