he 1 sent his son Joram 2 to King David to extend his best wishes 3 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Toi had been at war with Hadadezer. 4 He brought with him various items made of silver, gold, and bronze. 5
David said to him, “Don’t be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father. You will be a regular guest at my table.” 1
When the angel 1 extended his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented from his judgment. 2 He told the angel who was killing the people, “That’s enough! Stop now!” 3 (Now the Lord’s angel was near the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.)
Jabez called out to the God of Israel, “If only 1 you would greatly bless me and expand my territory! May your hand be with me! Keep me from harm so I might not endure pain!” 2 God answered his prayer. 3
he sent his son Hadoram 1 to King David to extend his best wishes 2 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Tou had been at war with Hadadezer. 3 He also sent various items made of gold, silver, and bronze. 4
Jeriah had 2,700 relatives who were respected family leaders. 1 King David placed them in charge of the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh; they took care of all matters pertaining to God and the king. 2
he says, “Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant 1 of Israel? 2 I will make you a light to the nations, 3 so you can bring 4 my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.”
“Next to the border of Judah from the east side to the west will be the allotment you must set apart. It is to be eight and a quarter miles 1 wide, and the same length as one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west; the sanctuary will be in the middle of it.
But at the end of the appointed time 1 I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up 2 toward heaven, and my sanity returned to me. I extolled the Most High, and I praised and glorified the one who lives forever. For his authority is an everlasting authority, and his kingdom extends from one generation to the next.
So 1 he answered them, 2 “Go tell 3 John what you have seen and heard: 4 The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the 5 deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
The king’s scribes were quickly 1 summoned – in the third month (that is, the month of Sivan), on the twenty-third day. 2 They wrote out 3 everything that Mordecai instructed to the Jews and to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces all the way from India to Ethiopia 4 – a hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all – to each province in its own script and to each people in their own language, and to the Jews according to their own script and their own language.