So now, look! I have brought the first of the ground’s produce that you, Lord, have given me.” Then you must set it down before the Lord your God and worship before him. 1
He will appoint for himself leaders of thousands and leaders of fifties, 1 as well as those who plow his ground, reap his harvest, and make his weapons of war and his chariot equipment.
She arose, bowed her face toward the ground, and said, “Your female servant, like a lowly servant, will wash 1 the feet of the servants of my lord.”
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers 1 were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.
Your presumptuous heart 1 has deceived you – you who reside in the safety of the rocky cliffs, 2 whose home is high in the mountains. 3 You think to yourself, 4 ‘No one can 5 bring me down to the ground!’ 6
Now 1 no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field 2 had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 3
If you happen to notice a bird’s nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and there are chicks or eggs with the mother bird sitting on them, 1 you must not take the mother from the young. 2
Then Jael wife of Heber took a tent peg in one hand and a hammer in the other. 1 She crept up on him, drove the tent peg through his temple into the ground 2 while he was asleep from exhaustion, 3 and he died.
Gideon said to God, “Please do not get angry at me, when I ask for just one more sign. 1 Please allow me one more test with the fleece. This time make only the fleece dry, while the ground around it is covered with dew.” 2
He said to her, “What about his appearance?” She said, “An old man is coming up! He is wrapped in a robe!” Then Saul realized it was Samuel, and he bowed his face toward the ground and kneeled down.
Certainly we must die, and are like water spilled on the ground that cannot be gathered up again. But God does not take away life; instead he devises ways for the banished to be restored. 1
Amasa did not protect himself from the knife in Joab’s other hand, and Joab 1 stabbed him in the abdomen, causing Amasa’s 2 intestines to spill out on the ground. There was no need to stab him again; the first blow was fatal. 3 Then Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bicri.
‘“Know for sure that I saw the shed blood of Naboth and his sons yesterday,” says the Lord, “and that I will give you what you deserve right here in this plot of land,” 1 says the Lord.’ So now pick him up and throw him into this plot of land, just as the Lord said.” 2
I will put it into the hand of your tormentors 1 who said to you, ‘Lie down, so we can walk over you.’ You made your back like the ground, and like the street for those who walked over you.”