His dominion will be vast 1 and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. 2 He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom, 3 establishing it 4 and strengthening it by promoting justice and fairness, 5 from this time forward and forevermore. The Lord’s intense devotion to his people 6 will accomplish this.
The Lord who commands armies is about to beat them 1 with a whip, similar to the way he struck down Midian at the rock of Oreb. 2 He will use his staff against the sea, lifting it up as he did in Egypt. 3
If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things,” 1 says the Lord.
For though I, the Lord who rules over all, 1 planted you in the land, 2 I now decree that disaster will come on you 3 because the nations of Israel and Judah have done evil and have made me angry by offering sacrifices to the god Baal.” 4
The sounds of battle 1 will resound to the ends of the earth. For the Lord will bring charges against the nations. 2 He will pass judgment on all humankind and will hand the wicked over to be killed in war.’ 3 The Lord so affirms it! 4
Then my anger will be fully vented; I will exhaust my rage on them, and I will be appeased. 1 Then they will know that I, the Lord, have spoken in my jealousy 2 when I have fully vented my rage against them.
But Daniel made up his mind 1 that he would not defile 2 himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine. 3 He therefore asked the overseer of the court officials for permission not to defile himself.
So let us acknowledge him! 1 Let us seek 2 to acknowledge 3 the Lord! He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn, as certainly as the winter rain comes, as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land.”
The queen of the South 1 will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, 2 something greater than Solomon is here!
The queen of the South 1 will rise up at the judgment 2 with the people 3 of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, 4 something greater 5 than Solomon is here!
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
And that is what I did in Jerusalem: Not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons by the authority I received 1 from the chief priests, but I also cast my vote 2 against them when they were sentenced to death. 3
Because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided 1 to put out to sea 2 from there. They hoped that 3 somehow they could reach 4 Phoenix, 5 a harbor of Crete facing 6 southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.