My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. 1 Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattice.
When he brought me there, I saw 1 a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring stick in his hand. He was standing in the gateway.
Then he brought me to the outer court. I saw 1 chambers there, and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
There were seven steps going up to it; its porches were in front of them. It had decorative palm trees on its jambs, one on either side.
and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the Lord to minister to him.”
It came to the two-horned ram that I had seen standing beside the canal and rushed against it with raging strength. 1
“We found the jail locked securely and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them, 1 we found no one inside.”
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? 1 If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them?
“The time will come when the land suffers from a famine, a plague, blight and disease, or a locust 1 invasion, or when their enemy lays siege to the cities of the land, 2 or when some other type of plague or epidemic occurs.
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers 1 of the city. They told them, “We entered the Syrian camp and there was no one there. We didn’t even hear a man’s voice. 2 But the horses and donkeys are still tied up, and the tents remain up.” 3
At that time Menahem came from Tirzah and attacked Tiphsah. He struck down all who lived in the city and the surrounding territory, because they would not surrender. 1 He even ripped open the pregnant women.
So this is what the Lord says about the king of Assyria: “He will not enter this city, nor will he shoot an arrow here. 1 He will not attack it with his shield-carrying warriors, 2 nor will he build siege works against it.
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping 1 the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.