“If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, 1 but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman’s husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides. 2
then there will be an oath to the Lord 1 between the two of them, that he has not laid his hand on his neighbor’s goods, and its owner will accept this, and he will not have to pay.
So your servant said, ‘May the word of my lord the king be my security, for my lord the king is like the angel of God when it comes to deciding between right and wrong! May the Lord your God be with you!’”
to establish these days of Purim in their proper times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established, and just as they had established both for themselves and their descendants, matters pertaining to fasting and lamentation.
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, 2 “I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. 3 I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man.” 4
He will judge disputes between nations; he will settle cases for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares, 1 and their spears into pruning hooks. 2 Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
(His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jewish religious leaders. 1 For the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus 2 to be the Christ 3 would be put out 4 of the synagogue. 5
When Paul and Barnabas had a major argument and debate 1 with them, the church 2 appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to meet with 3 the apostles and elders in Jerusalem 4 about this point of disagreement. 5
If a matter is too difficult for you to judge – bloodshed, 1 legal claim, 2 or assault 3 – matters of controversy in your villages 4 – you must leave there and go up to the place the Lord your God chooses. 5
In the seventh year Jehoiada made a bold move. He made a pact 1 with the officers of the units of hundreds: Azariah son of Jehoram, Ishmael son of Jehochanan, Azariah son of Obed, Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zikri.
But the thought of striking out against 1 Mordecai alone was repugnant to him, for he had been informed 2 of the identity of Mordecai’s people. 3 So Haman sought to destroy all the Jews (that is, the people of Mordecai) 4 who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus.
He will arbitrate 1 between many peoples and settle disputes between many 2 distant nations. 3 They will beat their swords into plowshares, 4 and their spears into pruning hooks. 5 Nations will not use weapons 6 against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
Therefore you must wait patiently 1 for me,” says the Lord, “for the day when I attack and take plunder. 2 I have decided 3 to gather nations together and assemble kingdoms, so I can pour out my fury on them – all my raging anger. For 4 the whole earth will be consumed by my fiery anger.