When he arrived in Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they approached him. But the Lord’s spirit empowered 1 him. The ropes around his arms were like flax dissolving in 2 fire, and they 3 melted away from his hands.
So I stood over him and put him to death, since I knew that he couldn’t live in such a condition. 1 Then I took the crown which was on his head and the 2 bracelet which was on his arm. I have brought them here to my lord.” 3
“But now briefly 1 we have received mercy from the Lord our God, in that he has left us a remnant and has given us a secure position 2 in his holy place. Thus our God has enlightened our eyes 3 and has given us a little relief in our time of servitude.
They said to him, “Please grant our request 1 and pray to the Lord your God for all those of us who are still left alive here. 2 For, as you yourself can see, there are only a few of us left out of the many there were before. 3
Therefore when they all 1 heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, trigon, harp, pipes, 2 and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations, and language groups began bowing down and paying homage to the golden statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected.
He came 1 to us, took 2 Paul’s belt, 3 tied 4 his own hands and feet with it, 5 and said, “The Holy Spirit says this: ‘This is the way the Jews in Jerusalem will tie up the man whose belt this is, and will hand him over 6 to the Gentiles.’”
But Jacob took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond, and plane trees. He made white streaks by peeling them, making the white inner wood in the branches visible.
Then he set up the peeled branches in all the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. He set up the branches in front of the flocks when they were in heat and came to drink. 1
Jacob was very afraid and upset. So he divided the people who were with him into two camps, as well as the flocks, herds, and camels.
So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our 1 men and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”
You are to weave 1 the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen, and make the sash the work of an embroiderer.
“For Aaron’s sons you are to make tunics, sashes, and headbands 1 for glory and for beauty.
The sash was of fine twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, the work of an embroiderer, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.