The elders of the Jews continued building and prospering, while at the same time 1 Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo continued prophesying. They built and brought it to completion by the command of the God of Israel and by the command of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
“Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them: ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Are you coming to seek me? As surely as I live, I will not allow you to seek me, 1 declares the sovereign Lord.’
From that time on 1 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem 2 and suffer 3 many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Now after Jesus 1 entered the temple courts, 2 the chief priests and elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching and said, “By what authority 3 are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”
The Lord comes to pronounce judgment on the leaders of his people and their officials. He says, 1 “It is you 2 who have ruined 3 the vineyard! 4 You have stashed in your houses what you have stolen from the poor. 5
The full moon will be covered up, 1 the bright sun 2 will be darkened; 3 for the Lord who commands armies will rule 4 on Mount Zion in Jerusalem 5 in the presence of his assembly, in majestic splendor. 6
Then 1 I saw standing in the middle of the throne 2 and of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. 3 He had 4 seven horns and seven eyes, which 5 are the seven 6 spirits of God 7 sent out into all the earth.
and when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground 1 before the Lamb. Each 2 of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints). 3
Our leaders and all who live in our land told us, ‘Take provisions for your journey and go meet them. Tell them, “We are willing to be your subjects. 1 Make a treaty with us.”’
The one who committed manslaughter 1 should escape to one of these cities, stand at the entrance of the city gate, and present his case to the leaders of that city. 2 They should then bring him into the city, give him a place to stay, and let him live there. 3
Jephthah said to the leaders of Gilead, “But you hated me and made me leave 1 my father’s house. Why do you come to me now, when you are in trouble?”
Seventy men from the elders of the house of Israel 1 (with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them) were standing in front of them, each with a censer in his hand, and fragrant 2 vapors from a cloud of incense were swirling upward.