But a young man saw them on one occasion and informed Absalom. So the two of them quickly departed and went to the house of a man in Bahurim. There was a well in his courtyard, and they got down in it.
Messengers 1 came and told David what had happened to the men, so he summoned them, for the men were thoroughly humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho 2 until your beards grow again; then you may come back.”
When the chariot commanders saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “He must be the king of Israel!” So they turned and attacked him, but Jehoshaphat cried out. The Lord helped him; God lured them away from him.
So 1 the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus. They 2 found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.
But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate 1 will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.
But when 1 some were stubborn 2 and refused to believe, reviling 3 the Way 4 before the congregation, he left 5 them and took the disciples with him, 6 addressing 7 them every day 8 in the lecture hall 9 of Tyrannus.
And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone.
When the man got ready to leave 1 with his concubine and his servant, 2 his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Look! The day is almost over! 3 Stay another night! Since the day is over, 4 stay another night here and have a good time. You can get up early tomorrow and start your trip home.” 5
When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, the people answered the king, “We have no portion in David – no share in the son of Jesse! 1 Return to your homes, O Israel! 2 Now, look after your own dynasty, O David!” 3 So all Israel returned to their homes. 4
“I want to make a treaty with you, like the one our fathers made. 1 See, I have sent you silver and gold as a present. Break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel, so he will retreat from my land.” 2
Josiah removed all the detestable idols from all the areas belonging to the Israelites and encouraged 1 all who were in Israel to worship the Lord their God. Throughout the rest of his reign 2 they did not turn aside from following the Lord God of their ancestors.
“All Israel has broken 1 your law and turned away by not obeying you. 2 Therefore you have poured out on us the judgment solemnly threatened 3 in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against you. 4
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword, took Dinah from Shechem’s house, and left.