On the twelfth day of the first month we began traveling from the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from our enemy and from bandits 1 along the way.
You are the one in whom Israel may find hope. 1 All who leave you will suffer shame. Those who turn away from you 2 will be consigned to the nether world. 3 For they have rejected you, the Lord, the fountain of life. 4
If a place will not welcome you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off 1 your feet as a testimony against them.”
After they had passed the first and second guards, 1 they came to the iron 2 gate leading into the city. It 3 opened for them by itself, 4 and they went outside and walked down one narrow street, 5 when at once the angel left him.
He motioned to them 1 with his hand to be quiet and then related 2 how the Lord had brought 3 him out of the prison. He said, “Tell James and the brothers these things,” and then he left and went to another place. 4
There he 1 found 2 a Jew named Aquila, 3 a native of Pontus, 4 who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius 5 had ordered all the Jews to depart from 6 Rome. 7 Paul approached 8 them,
Meanwhile Jacob left Beer Sheba and set out for Haran.
Now Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson, 1 came down to meet the king. From the day the king had left until the day he safely 2 returned, Mephibosheth 3 had not cared for his feet 4 nor trimmed 5 his mustache nor washed his clothes.
That’s not the way things are. There is a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Sheba son of Bicri. He has rebelled 1 against King David. Give me just this one man, and I will leave the city.” The woman said to Joab, “This very minute 2 his head will be thrown over the wall to you!”
So he said to the messengers of Ben Hadad, “Say this to my master, the king, ‘I will give you everything you demanded at first from your servant, but I am unable to agree to this latest demand.’” 1 So the messengers went back and gave their report.
When they withdrew, they left Joash 1 badly wounded. His servants plotted against him because of what he had done to 2 the son 3 of Jehoiada the priest. They murdered him on his bed. Thus 4 he died and was buried in the City of David, 5 but not in the tombs of the kings.