The enemy broke through the city walls, 1 and all the soldiers tried to escape. They left the city during the night. 2 They went through the gate between the two walls that is near the king’s garden. 3 (The Babylonians were all around the city.) Then they headed for the Jordan Valley. 4
Now an archer shot an arrow at random 1 and it struck the king of Israel between the plates of his armor. The king 2 ordered his charioteer, “Turn around and take me from the battle line, 3 for I am wounded.”
They broke through the city walls, and all the soldiers tried to escape. They left the city during the night. They went through the gate between the two walls that is near the king’s garden. 1 (The Babylonians had the city surrounded.) Then they headed for the Jordan Valley. 2
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!
then there will be an oath to the Lord 1 between the two of them, that he has not laid his hand on his neighbor’s goods, and its owner will accept this, and he will not have to pay.
Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? 1 If the Lord is the true God, 2 then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!” But the people did not say a word.
Plead earnestly 1 with your 2 mother (for 3 she is not my wife, and I am not her husband), so that 4 she might put an end to her adulterous lifestyle, 5 and turn away from her sexually immoral behavior. 6
On these frames and joints were ornamental lions, bulls, and cherubs. Under the lions and bulls were decorative wreaths. 1
The alcoves were 10½ feet long and 10½ feet wide; between the alcoves were 8¾ feet. 1 The threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was 10½ feet.
Let the priests, those who serve the Lord, weep from the vestibule all the way back to the altar. 1 Let them say, “Have pity, O Lord, on your people; please do not turn over your inheritance to be mocked, to become a proverb 2 among the nations. Why should it be said 3 among the peoples, “Where is their God?”
He will arbitrate 1 between many peoples and settle disputes between many 2 distant nations. 3 They will beat their swords into plowshares, 4 and their spears into pruning hooks. 5 Nations will not use weapons 6 against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! 1 I allowed my servant to have sexual relations with you, 2 but when she realized 3 that she was pregnant, she despised me. 4 May the Lord judge between you and me!” 5
Taking an oath, David again 1 said, “Your father is very much aware of the fact 2 that I have found favor with you, and he has thought, 3 ‘Don’t let Jonathan know about this, or he will be upset.’ But as surely as the Lord lives and you live, there is about one step between me and death!”
He stretched out the form 1 of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind 2 lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem 3 by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue 4 which provokes to jealousy was located.
You are to hang this curtain under the clasps and bring the ark of the testimony in there behind the curtain. 1 The curtain will make a division for you between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. 2