I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the very last cent!” 1
for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth completely and quickly.” 1
For I decided to be concerned about nothing 1 among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
For it is right 1 for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person, although he does not resist you. 1
listen from heaven and make a just decision about your servants’ claims. Condemn the guilty party, declare the other innocent, and give both of them what they deserve. 1
hereby participate with their colleagues the town leaders 1 and enter into a curse and an oath 2 to adhere to 3 the law of God which was given through Moses the servant of God, and to obey 4 carefully all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, 5 along with his ordinances and his statutes.
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.
But the man who is firm in his commitment, and is under no necessity but has control over his will, and has decided in his own mind to keep his own virgin, does well.
They 1 must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly 2 and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.
They seek me day after day; they want to know my requirements, 1 like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God.
King Hezekiah and all the people of Judah did not put him to death, did they? Did not Hezekiah show reverence for the Lord and seek the Lord’s favor? 1 Did not 2 the Lord forgo destroying them 3 as he threatened he would? But we are on the verge of bringing great disaster on ourselves.” 4
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.
So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice 1 to see who will get it.” 2 This took place 3 to fulfill the scripture that says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” 4 So the soldiers did these things.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1 the God of our forefathers, 2 has glorified 3 his servant 4 Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected 5 in the presence of Pilate after he had decided 6 to release him.