with three-tenths of an ephah of finely ground flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering for each bull, and two-tenths of an ephah of finely ground flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering for the ram,
Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 1 against you and he will close up the sky 2 so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 3 from the good land that the Lord 4 is about to give you.
When they went back and told him, he said, “The Lord’s word through his servant, Elijah the Tishbite, has come to pass. He warned, 1 ‘In the plot of land at Jezreel, dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh.
David looked up and saw the Lord’s messenger standing between the earth and sky with his sword drawn and in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. David and the leaders, covered with sackcloth, threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 1
While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself to the ground before the temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelites – men, women, and children alike – gathered around him. The people wept loudly. 1
Grain is crushed, though one certainly does not thresh it forever. The wheel of one’s wagon rolls over it, but his horses do not crush it.
One who argues with his creator is in grave danger, 1 one who is like a mere 2 shard among the other shards on the ground! The clay should not say to the potter, 3 “What in the world 4 are you doing? Your work lacks skill!” 5
The cherubim spread 1 their wings, and they rose up from the earth 2 while I watched (when they went the wheels went alongside them). They stopped at the entrance to the east gate of the Lord’s temple as the glory of the God of Israel hovered above them.
The trees of the field will yield their fruit and the earth will yield its crops. They will live securely on their land; they will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
The first of all the first fruits and all contributions of any kind 1 will be for the priests; you will also give to the priest the first portion of your dough, so that a blessing may rest on your house.
I will destroy her vines and fig trees, about which she said, “These are my wages for prostitution 1 that my lovers gave to me!” I will turn her cultivated vines and fig trees 2 into an uncultivated thicket, so that wild animals 3 will devour them.
The roar of battle will rise against your people; all your fortresses will be devastated, just as Shalman devastated 1 Beth Arbel on the day of battle, when mothers were dashed to the ground with their children.
But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.” 1