So give your servant a discerning mind 1 so he can make judicial decisions for 2 your people and distinguish right from wrong. 3 Otherwise 4 no one is able 5 to make judicial decisions for 6 this great nation of yours.” 7
So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he had promised him. And Hiram and Solomon were at peace and made a treaty. 1
The rest of the events of Abijah’s reign, including all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Judah. 1 Abijah and Jeroboam had been at war with each other.
It was made with cherubim and decorative palm trees, with a palm tree between each cherub. Each cherub had two faces:
I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians? 1
Now when Moses went into 1 the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, 2 he heard the voice speaking to him from above the atonement lid 3 that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim. 4 Thus he spoke to him.
The Lord made the Jordan a boundary between us and you Reubenites and Gadites. You have no right to worship the Lord.’ 1 In this way your descendants might cause our descendants to stop obeying 2 the Lord.
Your fathers 1 cried out for help to the Lord; he made the area between you and the Egyptians dark, 2 and then drowned them in the sea. 3 You witnessed with your very own eyes 4 what I did in Egypt. You lived in the wilderness for a long time. 5
The cities that the Philistines had captured from Israel were returned to Israel, from Ekron to Gath. Israel also delivered their territory from the control 1 of the Philistines. There was also peace between Israel and the Amorites.
David looked up and saw the Lord’s messenger standing between the earth and sky with his sword drawn and in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. David and the leaders, covered with sackcloth, threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 1
I will punish those people who have violated their covenant with me. I will make them like the calf they cut in two and passed between its pieces. 1 I will do so because they did not keep the terms of the covenant they made in my presence. 2
Then for your part take an iron frying pan 1 and set it up as an iron wall between you and the city. Set your face toward it. It is to be under siege; you are to besiege it. This is a sign 2 for the house of Israel.