For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, 1 and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
And Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew 1 Lot, and all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired 2 in Haran, and they left for 3 the land of Canaan. They entered the land of Canaan.
Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself now from me. If you go 1 to the left, then I’ll go to the right, but if you go to the right, then I’ll go to the left.”
Come, let’s deal wisely 1 with them. Otherwise 2 they will continue to multiply, 3 and if 4 a war breaks out, they will ally themselves with 5 our enemies and fight against us and leave 6 the country.”
“If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, 1 but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman’s husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides. 2
Or who among you has planted a vineyard and not benefited from it? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else benefit from it.
Or who among you 1 has become engaged to a woman but has not married her? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else marry her.”
Next in command 1 was Eleazar son of Dodo, 2 the son of Ahohi. He was one of the three warriors who were with David when they defied the Philistines who were assembled there for battle. When the men of Israel retreated, 3
Just as he came forth from his mother's womb, naked will he return as he came, and he will take nothing in his hand that he may carry away from his toil.
Just as no one has power over the wind to restrain it, 1 so no one has power over the day of his 2 death. Just as no one can be discharged during the battle, 3 so wickedness cannot rescue the wicked. 4
Sheol 1 below is stirred up about you, ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses 2 the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; 3 it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. 4
1 Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the ground! 2 For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, 3 and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits. 4