And we have different gifts 1 according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.
Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another 1 in accordance with Christ Jesus,
so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another.
because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this 1 will be rewarded by the Lord.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.
But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called “Today,” that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception.
And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
The Lord God formed 1 out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would 2 name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for the two of us have sworn together in the name of the Lord saying, ‘The Lord will be between me and you and between my descendants and your descendants forever.’”(21:1) 1 Then David 2 got up and left, while Jonathan went back to the city.
Jehoash said to the priests, “I place at your disposal 1 all the consecrated silver that has been brought to the Lord’s temple, including the silver collected from the census tax, 2 the silver received from those who have made vows, 3 and all the silver that people have voluntarily contributed to the Lord’s temple. 4
Furthermore let the gold and silver vessels of the temple of God, which Nebuchadnezzar brought from the temple in Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, be returned and brought to their proper place in the temple in Jerusalem. Let them be deposited in the temple of God.’
Let our leaders take steps 1 on behalf of all the assembly. Let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at an appointed time, and with them the elders of each town and its judges, until the hot anger of our God is turned away from us in this matter.”
Every day one ox, six select sheep, and some birds were prepared for me, and every ten days all kinds of wine in abundance. Despite all this I did not require the food allotted to the governor, for the work was demanding on this people.