But to Adam 1 he said, “Because you obeyed 2 your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground 3 thanks to you; 4 in painful toil you will eat 5 of it all the days of your life.
And he said to me, “Get up, go down at once from here because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have sinned! They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them and have made for themselves a cast metal image.” 1
If the place he 1 chooses to locate his name is too far for you, you may slaughter any of your herd and flock he 2 has given you just as I have stipulated; you may eat them in your villages 3 just as you wish.
They said to Joshua, “It was carefully reported to your subjects 1 how the Lord your God commanded Moses his servant to assign you the whole land and to destroy all who live in the land from before you. Because of you we were terrified 2 we would lose our lives, so we did this thing.
Do the job the Lord your God has assigned you 1 by following his instructions 2 and obeying 3 his rules, commandments, regulations, and laws as written in the law of Moses. Then you will succeed in all you do and seek to accomplish, 4
I tore the kingdom away from the Davidic dynasty and gave it to you. But you are not like my servant David, who kept my commandments and followed me wholeheartedly by doing only what I approve. 1
The king stood by the pillar and renewed 1 the covenant before the Lord, agreeing to follow 2 the Lord and to obey his commandments, laws, and rules with all his heart and being, 3 by carrying out the terms 4 of this covenant recorded on this scroll. All the people agreed to keep the covenant. 5
Whenever your countrymen who live in the cities bring a case before you 1 (whether it involves a violent crime 2 or other matters related to the law, commandments, rules, and regulations), warn them that they must not sin against the Lord. If you fail to do so, God will be angry with you and your colleagues; but if you obey, you will be free of guilt. 3
The king stood by his pillar 1 and renewed 2 the covenant before the Lord, agreeing to follow 3 the Lord and to obey his commandments, laws, and rules with all his heart and being, 4 by carrying out the terms 5 of this covenant recorded on this scroll.
But if you repent 1 and obey 2 my commandments and do them, then even if your dispersed people are in the most remote location, 3 I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen for my name to reside.’
So I did just as I was commanded. I carried out my belongings packed for exile during the day, and at evening I dug myself a hole through the wall with my hands. I went out in the darkness, carrying my baggage 1 on my shoulder while they watched.
For Jesus 1 had started commanding 2 the evil 3 spirit to come out of the man. (For it had seized him many times, so 4 he would be bound with chains and shackles 5 and kept under guard. But 6 he would break the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted 7 places.) 8
He commanded them, “This is what you must say to my lord Esau: ‘This is what your servant 1 Jacob says: I have been staying with Laban until now.
You are also commanded to say, 1 ‘Do this: Take for yourselves wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives. Bring your father and come.
So Jephthah went with the leaders of Gilead. The people made him their leader and commander. Jephthah repeated the terms of the agreement 1 before the Lord in Mizpah.