If he is too poor to pay the conversion value, he must stand the person before the priest and the priest will establish his conversion value; 1 according to what the man who made the vow can afford, 2 the priest will establish his conversion value.
If we have built 1 an altar for ourselves to turn back from following the Lord by making 2 burnt sacrifices and grain offerings on it, or by offering 3 tokens of peace 4 on it, the Lord himself will punish us. 5
The five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish 1 said to their kinsmen, 2 “Do you realize that inside these houses are an ephod, some personal idols, a carved image, and a metal image? Decide now what you want to do.”
So she decided to return home from the region of Moab, accompanied by her daughters-in-law, 1 because while she was living in Moab 2 she had heard that the Lord had shown concern 3 for his people, reversing the famine by providing abundant crops. 4
If a man sins against a man, one may appeal to God on his behalf. But if a man sins against the Lord, who then will intercede for him?” But Eli’s sons 1 would not listen to their father, for the Lord had decided 2 to kill them.
The Lord rewards each man for his integrity and loyalty. 1 Even though today the Lord delivered you into my hand, I was not willing to extend my hand against the Lord’s chosen one.
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Arkite sounds better than the advice of Ahithophel.” Now the Lord had decided 1 to frustrate the sound advice of Ahithophel, so that the Lord could bring disaster on Absalom.
So I have decided 1 to build a temple to honor the Lord 2 my God, as the Lord instructed my father David, ‘Your son, whom I will put on your throne in your place, is the one who will build a temple to honor me.’ 3
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
God brought about Ahaziah’s downfall through his visit to Joram. 1 When Ahaziah 2 arrived, he went out with Joram to meet Jehu son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had commissioned 3 to wipe out Ahab’s family. 4
So they sent an edict 1 throughout Israel from Beer Sheba to Dan, summoning the people 2 to come and observe a Passover for the Lord God of Israel in Jerusalem, for they had not observed it on a nationwide scale as prescribed in the law. 3
In rage the king arose from the banquet of wine and withdrew to the palace garden. Meanwhile, Haman stood to beg Queen Esther for his life, 1 for he realized that the king had now determined a catastrophic end for him. 2