They built places of worship for the god Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they could sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. 1 Such a disgusting practice was not something I commanded them to do! It never even entered my mind to command them to do such a thing! So Judah is certainly liable for punishment.’ 2
“This is what 1 the Lord has commanded: 2 ‘Each person is to gather 3 from it what he can eat, an omer 4 per person 5 according to the number 6 of your people; 7 each one will pick it up 8 for whoever lives 9 in his tent.’”
“You must keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days 1 you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you; do this 2 at the appointed time of the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt.
“If a person sins and violates any of the Lord’s commandments which must not be violated 1 (although he did not know it at the time, 2 but later realizes he is guilty), then he will bear his punishment for iniquity 3
Then we left Horeb and passed through all that immense, forbidding wilderness that you saw on the way to the Amorite hill country as the Lord our God had commanded us to do, finally arriving at Kadesh Barnea.
At that time I instructed you as follows: “The Lord your God has given you this land for your possession. You warriors are to cross over before your fellow Israelites 1 equipped for battle.
Look! I have taught you statutes and ordinances just as the Lord my God told me to do, so that you might carry them out in 1 the land you are about to enter and possess.
Caleb son of Jephunneh was assigned Kiriath Arba (that is Hebron) within the tribe of Judah, according to the Lord’s instructions to Joshua. (Arba was the father of Anak.) 1
Why are you 1 scorning my sacrifice and my offering that I commanded for my dwelling place? 2 You have honored your sons more than you have me by having made yourselves fat from the best parts of all the offerings of my people Israel.’
Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do everything that my lord the king has instructed his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth was a regular guest 1 at David’s table, 2 just as though he were one of the king’s sons.
The Arameans fled before Israel. David killed 700 Aramean charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers. 1 He also struck down Shobach, the general in command of the army, who died there.
They buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the land of Benjamin at Zela in the grave of his father Kish. After they had done everything 1 that the king had commanded, God responded to their prayers 2 for the land.
He has sacrificed many cattle, steers, and sheep and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest, and Joab, the commander of the army, but he has not invited your servant Solomon.
So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you insist on doing these things and have not kept the covenantal rules I gave you, 1 I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant.
Jehoiada the priest ordered the officers of the units of hundreds, who were in charge of the army, 1 “Bring her outside the temple to the guards. 2 Put the sword to anyone who follows her.” The priest gave this order because he had decided she should not be executed in the Lord’s temple. 3
Ezer was the leader, Obadiah the second in command, Eliab the third,