They covered 1 the surface 2 of all the ground, so that the ground became dark with them, 3 and they ate all the vegetation of the ground and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on the trees or on anything that grew in the fields throughout the whole land of Egypt.
The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the part of the field that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred pieces of money. 1 So it became the inheritance of the tribe of Joseph. 2
But the army said to Saul, “Should Jonathan, who won this great victory in Israel, die? May it never be! As surely as the Lord lives, not a single hair of his head will fall to the ground! For it is with the help of God that he has acted today.” So the army rescued Jonathan from death. 1
Then Ahimaaz called out and said to the king, “Greetings!” 1 He bowed down before the king with his face toward the ground and said, “May the Lord your God be praised because he has defeated 2 the men who opposed 3 my lord the king!”
When all the Israelites saw the fire come down and the Lord’s splendor over the temple, they got on their knees with their faces downward toward the pavement. They worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, 1 “Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!”
They will be spread out and exposed to the sun, the moon and the stars. 1 These are things they 2 adored and served, things to which they paid allegiance, 3 from which they sought guidance, and worshiped. The bones of these people 4 will never be regathered and reburied. They will be like manure used to fertilize the ground. 5
Consequently the supervisors and satraps were trying to find 1 some pretext against Daniel in connection with administrative matters. 2 But they were unable to find any such damaging evidence, 3 because he was trustworthy and guilty of no negligence or corruption. 4
But if the Lord does something entirely new, 1 and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up 2 along with all that they have, and they 3 go down alive to the grave, 4 then you will know that these men have despised the Lord!”
So David got up from the ground, bathed, put on oil, and changed his clothes. He went to the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then, when he entered his palace, he requested that food be brought to him, and he ate.
She replied, “In that case, 1 let the king invoke the name of 2 the Lord your God so that the avenger of blood may not kill! Then they will not destroy my son!” He replied, “As surely as the Lord lives, not a single hair of your son’s head 3 will fall to the ground.”
“The first one was like a lion with eagles’ wings. As I watched, its wings were pulled off and it was lifted up from the ground. It was made to stand on two feet like a human being, and a human mind 1 was given to it. 2
Six days you will gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any.”