You must fight 1 until the Lord gives your countrymen victory 2 as he did you and they take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving them on the other side of the Jordan River. Then each of you may return to his own territory that I have given you.”
So each of his men also cut off a branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches 1 against the stronghold and set fire to it. 2 All the people 3 of the Tower of Shechem died – about a thousand men and women.
When their fathers or brothers come and protest to us, 1 we’ll say to them, “Do us a favor and let them be, 2 for we could not get each one a wife through battle. 3 Don’t worry about breaking your oath! 4 You would only be guilty if you had voluntarily given them wives.’” 5
The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, manned their posts, as prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s prophet. 1 The guards at the various gates did not need to leave their posts, for their fellow Levites made preparations for them.
“Every seven years each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you for six years, you shall set them free.” 1 But your ancestors did not obey me or pay any attention to me.
He said to me, “Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in the chamber of his idolatrous images? 1 For they think, ‘The Lord does not see us! The Lord has abandoned the land!’”
The alcoves were 10½ feet long and 10½ feet wide; between the alcoves were 8¾ feet. 1 The threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was 10½ feet.
So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will 1 bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition 2 from God.
On the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms,
On the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms,
He cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, to provide places for the poles.
You must give to the Lord some of the first of your finely ground flour as a raised offering in your future generations.
The land must be divided by lot; and they will inherit in accordance with the names of their ancestral tribes.
Kibzaim, and Beth Horon, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of four cities.
Aijalon, and Gath Rimmon, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of four cities.
Jarmuth, and En Gannim, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of four cities;
Heshbon, and Jazer, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of four cities.