Here are the divisions of the priests and Levites who will perform all the service of God’s temple. All the willing and skilled men are ready to assist you in all the work and perform their service. 1 The officials and all the people are ready to follow your instructions.” 2
He observed the daily requirements for sacrifices that Moses had specified for Sabbaths, new moon festivals, and the three annual celebrations – the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Temporary Shelters. 1
which you commanded us through your servants the prophets with these words: 1 ‘The land that you are entering to possess is a land defiled by the impurities of the local residents! 2 With their abominations they have filled it from one end to the other with their filthiness.
Then I directed the Levites to purify themselves and come and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. For this please remember me, O my God, and have pity on me in keeping with your great love.
But they did not listen to me or pay any attention to me! Each one of them followed the stubborn inclinations of his own wicked heart. So I brought on them all the punishments threatened in the covenant because they did not carry out its terms as I commanded them to do.’” 1
But when they came in and took possession of it, they did not obey you or live as you had instructed them. They did not do anything that you commanded them to do. 1 So you brought all this disaster on them.
Even if they were to hide on the top of Mount Carmel, I would hunt them down and take them from there. Even if they tried to hide from me 1 at the bottom of the sea, from there 2 I would command the Sea Serpent 3 to bite them.
After instructing the crowd to sit down on the ground,
She continued to do this for many days. But Paul became greatly annoyed, 1 and turned 2 and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ 3 to come out of her!” And it came out of her at once. 4
the commanding officer 1 ordered Paul 2 to be brought back into the barracks. 3 He told them 4 to interrogate Paul 5 by beating him with a lash 6 so that he could find out the reason the crowd 7 was shouting at Paul 8 in this way.
So the next day Agrippa 1 and Bernice came with great pomp 2 and entered the audience hall, 3 along with the senior military officers 4 and the prominent men of the city. When Festus 5 gave the order, 6 Paul was brought in.
But we command you, brothers and sisters, 1 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined 2 life 3 and not according to the tradition they 4 received from us.
So Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the families of the Israelite tribes.