Look, I am putting a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece, and the ground around it 1 is dry, then I will be sure 2 that you will use me to deliver Israel, 3 as you promised.”
When the members of the prophetic guild in Jericho, 1 who were standing at a distance, 2 saw him do this, they said, “The spirit that energized Elijah 3 rests upon Elisha.” They went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him.
He sprouted up like a twig before God, 1 like a root out of parched soil; 2 he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, 3 no special appearance that we should want to follow him. 4
Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom on account of your splendor. I threw you down to the ground; I placed you before kings, that they might see you.
They will demolish you 1 – you and your children within your walls 2 – and they will not leave within you one stone 3 on top of another, 4 because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.” 5
Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. 1
But the Israelites walked on dry ground in the middle of the sea, the water forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
Your children 1 will be blessed, as well as the produce of your soil, the offspring of your livestock, the calves of your herds, and the lambs of your flocks.
The elders of his house stood over him and tried to lift him from the ground, but he was unwilling, and refused to eat food with them.
Then the king stood up and tore his garments and lay down on the ground. All his servants were standing there with torn garments as well.
Next in command 1 was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines assembled at Lehi, 2 where there happened to be an area of a field that was full of lentils, the army retreated before the Philistines.
Bathsheba bowed down to the king with her face to the floor 1 and said, “May my master, King David, live forever!”
He was with David in Pas Dammim 1 when the Philistines assembled there for battle. In an area of the field that was full of barley, the army retreated before the Philistines,