But the person who hears and does not put my words into practice 1 is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When 2 the river burst against that house, 3 it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed!” 4
So 1 he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, ‘For 2 three years 3 now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it 4 I find none. Cut 5 it down! Why 6 should it continue to deplete 7 the soil?’
Therefore you must distinguish 1 between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean, and you must not make yourselves detestable by means of an animal or bird or anything that creeps on the ground – creatures 2 I have distinguished for you as unclean. 3
Now a wind 1 went out 2 from the Lord and brought quail 3 from the sea, and let them fall 4 near the camp, about a day’s journey on this side, and about a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about three feet 5 high on the surface of the ground.
But when they got up early the following day, Dagon was again lying on the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and his two hands were sheared off and were lying at the threshold. Only Dagon’s body was left intact. 1
Ezri son of Kelub was in charge of the field workers who farmed the land. 1
ב (Bet) The Lord 1 destroyed 2 mercilessly 3 all the homes of Jacob’s descendants. 4 In his anger he tore down the fortified cities 5 of Daughter Judah. He knocked to the ground and humiliated the kingdom and its rulers. 6
Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land. 1
And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give 1 every green plant for food.” It was so.
The Benjaminites again attacked them from Gibeah and struck down eighteen thousand sword-wielding Israelite soldiers. 1
When the ark of the covenant of the Lord arrived at the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly 1 that the ground shook.
So Ahab went on up to eat and drink, while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel. He bent down toward the ground and put his face between his knees.
Every valley must be elevated, and every mountain and hill leveled. The rough terrain will become a level plain, the rugged landscape a wide valley.
When the cherubim moved, the wheels moved beside them; when the cherubim spread 1 their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not move from their side.