They came from Ephraim, who uprooted Amalek, 1 they follow 2 after you, Benjamin, with your soldiers. From Makir leaders came down, from Zebulun came 3 the ones who march carrying 4 an officer’s staff.
Let our lord instruct his servants who are here before you to look for a man who knows how to play the lyre. Then whenever the evil spirit from God comes upon you, he can play the lyre 1 and you will feel better.” 2
1 Now as Saul watched David going out to fight the Philistine, he asked Abner, the general in command of the army, “Whose son is this young man, Abner?” Abner replied, “As surely as you live, O king, I don’t know.”
So David set out and went to the place where Saul was camped. David saw the place where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the general in command of his army, were sleeping. Now Saul was lying in the entrenchment, and the army was camped all around him.
The king told Joab, the general in command of his army, “Go through all the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beer Sheba and muster the army, so I may know the size of the army.”
His servant Zimri, a commander of half of his chariot force, conspired against him. While Elah was drinking heavily 1 at the house of Arza, who supervised the palace in Tirzah,
Now Naaman, the commander of the king of Syria’s army, was esteemed and respected by his master, 1 for through him the Lord had given Syria military victories. But this great warrior had a skin disease. 2
They brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs, and seven goats as a sin offering for the kingdom, the sanctuary, and Judah. 1 The king 2 told the priests, the descendants of Aaron, to offer burnt sacrifices on the altar of the Lord.
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping 1 the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.
For the matter concerning the queen will spread to all the women, leading them to treat their husbands with contempt, saying, ‘When King Ahasuerus gave orders to bring Queen Vashti into his presence, she would not come.’
Then, on Belshazzar’s orders, 1 Daniel was clothed in purple, a golden collar was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed third ruler in the kingdom.
Then he will turn his attention 1 to the coastal regions and will capture many of them. But a commander 2 will bring his shameful conduct to a halt; in addition, 3 he will make him pay for his shameful conduct. 4
The Lord has issued a decree against you: 1 “Your dynasty will come to an end. 2 I will destroy the idols and images in the temples of your gods. I will desecrate 3 your grave – because you are accursed!” 4
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 1 of my own free will. 2 I have the authority 3 to lay it down, and I have the authority 4 to take it back again. This commandment 5 I received from my Father.”