Their heart is slipping; soon they will be punished for their guilt. The Lord 1 will break their altars; he will completely destroy their fertility pillars.
I then said, “I will not shepherd you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be eradicated, let it be eradicated. As for those who survive, let them eat each other’s flesh!”
“Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth 1 and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
It has often thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord 1 will destroy by the breath of his mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival.
But these men do not understand the things they slander, and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend. 1
Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law who were going to marry his daughters. 1 He said, “Quick, get out of this place because the Lord is about to destroy 2 the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was ridiculing them. 3
So now, bring to me all the prophets of Baal, as well as all his servants and priests. 1 None of them must be absent, for I am offering a great sacrifice to Baal. Any of them who fail to appear will lose their lives.” But Jehu was tricking them 2 so he could destroy the servants of Baal.
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, he gave this message to Shemaiah: 1 “They have humbled themselves, so I will not destroy them. I will deliver them soon. 2 My anger will not be unleashed against 3 Jerusalem through 4 Shishak.
Tell King Jehoiakim of Judah, ‘The Lord says, “You burned the scroll. You asked 1 Jeremiah, ‘How dare you write in this scroll that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land and wipe out all the people and animals on it?’” 2
By his treachery 1 he will succeed through deceit. 2 He will have an arrogant attitude, 3 and he will destroy many who are unaware of his schemes. 4 He will rise up against the Prince of princes, yet he will be broken apart – but not by human agency. 5
You have destroyed 1 my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, 2 I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject 3 the law of your God, I will reject 4 your descendants.
That day Joshua captured Makkedah and put the sword to it and its king. He annihilated everyone who lived in it; he left no survivors. He did to its king what he had done to the king of Jericho. 1
They captured it and put the sword to its king, all its surrounding cities, and all who lived in it; they 1 left no survivors. As they 2 had done at Eglon, they 3 annihilated it and all who lived there.
Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 1 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
David said to Abner, “Aren’t you a man? After all, who is like you in Israel? Why then haven’t you protected your lord the king? One of the soldiers came to kill your lord the king.
The men whose names are listed came during the time of King Hezekiah of Judah and attacked the Hamites’ settlements, 1 as well as the Meunites they discovered there, and they wiped them out to this very day. They dispossessed them, 2 for they found pasture for their sheep there.
Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, “Because 1 you made an alliance with Ahaziah, the Lord will shatter what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and unable to go to sea. 2