Joram 1 crossed over to Zair with all his chariots. The Edomites, who had surrounded him, attacked at night and defeated him and his chariot officers. 2 The Israelite army retreated to their homeland. 3
They received divine help in fighting them, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them. They cried out to God during the battle; he responded to their prayers because they trusted in him. 1
Jehoram crossed over to Zair with his officers and all his chariots. The Edomites, who had surrounded him, attacked at night and defeated him and his chariot officers. 1
People of Jerusalem, 1 go up to Lebanon and cry out in mourning. Go to the land of Bashan and cry out loudly. Cry out in mourning from the mountains of Moab. 2 For your allies 3 have all been defeated.
The nations will hear of your devastating defeat. 1 your cries of distress will echo throughout the earth. In the panic of their flight one soldier will trip over another and both of them will fall down defeated.” 2
The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 spoke about Moab. 2 “Sure to be judged is Nebo! Indeed, 3 it will be destroyed! Kiriathaim 4 will suffer disgrace. It will be captured! Its fortress 5 will suffer disgrace. It will be torn down! 6
To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.
but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He 1 has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!
The men of Ai killed about thirty-six of them and chased them from in front of the city gate all the way to the fissures 1 and defeated them on the steep slope. 2 The people’s 3 courage melted away like water. 4
King Sihon of the Amorites who lived 1 in Heshbon and ruled from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) – including the city in the middle of the valley 2 and half of Gilead – all the way to the Jabbok Valley bordering Ammonite territory.
In the spring of the year, at the time when kings 1 normally conduct wars, 2 David sent out Joab with his officers 3 and the entire Israelite army. 4 They defeated the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed behind in Jerusalem. 5
Then Ahimaaz called out and said to the king, “Greetings!” 1 He bowed down before the king with his face toward the ground and said, “May the Lord your God be praised because he has defeated 2 the men who opposed 3 my lord the king!”
three 1 years of famine, or three months being chased by your enemies and struck down by their swords, 2 or three days being struck down by the Lord, during which a plague will invade the land and the Lord’s messenger will destroy throughout Israel’s territory.’ 3 Now, decide what I should tell the one who sent me.”
At that time 1 those left in Israel, those who remain of the family 2 of Jacob, will no longer rely on a foreign leader that abuses them. 3 Instead they will truly 4 rely on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. 5
Then King Zedekiah had him brought to the palace. There he questioned him privately and asked him, 1 “Is there any message from the Lord?” Jeremiah answered, “Yes, there is.” Then he announced, 2 “You will be handed over to the king of Babylon.” 3