The Lord says to the people of Judah, 1 “What right do you have to be in my temple, my beloved people? 2 Many of you have done wicked things. 3 Can your acts of treachery be so easily canceled by sacred offerings 4 that you take joy in doing evil even while you make them? 5
“Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with great power 1 and made a name for yourself that is remembered to this day – we have sinned and behaved wickedly.
I tell you the truth, 1 if someone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
then his sister-in-law must approach him in view of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. 1 She will then respond, “Thus may it be done to any man who does not maintain his brother’s family line!” 2
I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; 1 I have obeyed you 2 and have done everything you have commanded me.
Adoni-Bezek said, “Seventy kings, with thumbs and big toes cut off, used to lick up 1 food scraps 2 under my table. God has repaid me for what I did to them.” 3 They brought him to Jerusalem, 4 where he died.
Boaz replied to her, 1 “I have been given a full report of 2 all that you have done for your mother-in-law following the death of your husband – how you left 3 your father and your mother, as well as your homeland, and came to live among people you did not know previously. 4
He took a pair 1 of oxen and cut them up. Then he sent the pieces throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, who said, “Whoever does not go out after Saul and after Samuel should expect this to be done to his oxen!” Then the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they went out as one army. 2
His servants approached and said to him, “O master, 1 if the prophet had told you to do some difficult task, 2 you would have been willing to do it. 3 It seems you should be happy that he simply said, “Wash and you will be healed.” 4
The king got up in the night and said to his advisers, 1 “I will tell you what the Syrians have done to us. They know we are starving, so they left the camp and hid in the field, thinking, ‘When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and enter the city.’”
King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty. 1 If you leave, I will do whatever you demand.” 2 So the king of Assyria demanded that King Hezekiah of Judah pay three hundred talents 3 of silver and thirty talents of gold.
He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he set up altars for Baal and made an Asherah pole just like King Ahab of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky 1 and worshiped 2 them.
ש (Sin/Shin) They have heard 1 that I groan, yet there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that you 2 have brought it about. 3 Bring about 4 the day of judgment 5 that you promised 6 so that 7 they may end up 8 like me!
“But if a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and practices wrongdoing according to all the abominable practices the wicked carry out, will he live? All his righteous acts will not be remembered; because of the unfaithful acts he has done and the sin he has committed, he will die. 1
After three days 1 Paul 2 called the local Jewish leaders 3 together. When they had assembled, he said to them, “Brothers, 4 although I had done 5 nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, 6 from Jerusalem 7 I was handed over as a prisoner to the Romans. 8
the hangings for the courtyard, the curtain for the entrance of the gate of the court, 1 which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their ropes, along with all the furnishings for their service and everything that is made for them. So they are to serve. 2
So Aaron said to Moses, “O my lord, 1 please do not hold this sin against us, in which we have acted foolishly and have sinned!