And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. 1
And may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we do for you,
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, 1 admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.
See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that everyone will see your progress. 1
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! 1 Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.
Amasa was squirming in his own blood in the middle of the path, and this man had noticed that all the soldiers stopped. Having noticed that everyone who came across Amasa 1 stopped, the man 2 pulled him 3 away from the path and into the field and threw a garment over him.
So the sovereign master was not pleased 1 with their young men, he took no pity 2 on their orphans and widows; for the whole nation was godless 3 and did wicked things, 4 every mouth was speaking disgraceful words. 5 Despite all this, his anger does not subside, and his hand is ready to strike again. 6
I will turn your festivals into funerals, 1 and all your songs into funeral dirges. I will make everyone wear funeral clothes 2 and cause every head to be shaved bald. 3 I will make you mourn as if you had lost your only son; 4 when it ends it will indeed have been a bitter day. 5
For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you 1 a measure of faith. 2
Everyone who saw the sight 1 said, “Nothing like this has happened or been witnessed during the entire time since 2 the Israelites left the land of Egypt! 3 Take careful note of it! Discuss it and speak!”
Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Have sex with 1 your father’s concubines whom he left to care for the palace. All Israel will hear that you have made yourself repulsive to your father. Then your followers will be motivated to support you.” 2
So the king got up and sat at the city gate. When all the people were informed that the king was sitting at the city gate, they 1 all came before him.But the Israelite soldiers 2 had all fled to their own homes. 3