Now, Israel, pay attention to the statutes and ordinances 1 I am about to teach you, so that you might live and go on to enter and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, 2 is giving you.
When the Lord heard you speaking to me, he 1 said to me, “I have heard what these people have said to you – they have spoken well.
Pay careful attention to all these things I am commanding you so that it may always go well with you and your children after you when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
Moses proclaimed to all Israel as follows: “You have seen all that the Lord did 1 in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, all his servants, and his land.
When we heard the news we lost our courage and no one could even breathe for fear of you. 1 For the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below!
When the news reached all the kings on the west side of the Jordan 1 – in the hill country, the lowlands, 2 and all along the Mediterranean coast 3 as far as 4 Lebanon (including the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites) –
Hear 1 the sound of those who divide the sheep 2 among the watering places; there they tell of 3 the Lord’s victorious deeds, the victorious deeds of his warriors 4 in Israel. Then the Lord’s people went down to the city gates –
Through the window she looked; Sisera’s mother cried out through the lattice: ‘Why is his chariot so slow to return? Why are the hoofbeats of his chariot-horses 1 delayed?’
When Gideon heard the report of the dream and its interpretation, he praised God. 1 Then he went back to the Israelite camp and said, “Get up, for the Lord is handing the Midianite army over to you!”
As they approached 1 Micah’s house, they recognized the accent 2 of the young Levite. So they stopped 3 there and said to him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is your business here?” 4
When he arrived in Shiloh, Eli was sitting in his chair watching by the side of 1 the road, for he was very worried 2 about the ark of God. As the man entered the city to give his report, 3 the whole city cried out.
While they were going down to the edge of town, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us.” So he did. 1 Samuel then said, 2 “You remain here awhile, so I can inform you of God’s message.”
So Saul’s servants spoke these words privately 1 to David. David replied, “Is becoming the king’s son-in-law something insignificant to you? I’m just a poor and lightly-esteemed man!”
When I send a boy after them, I will say, “Go and find the arrows.” If I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you; 1 get them,’ then come back. For as surely as the Lord lives, you will be safe and there will no problem.
So David and his men, who numbered about six hundred, set out and left Keilah; they moved around from one place to another. 1 When told that David had escaped from Keilah, Saul called a halt to his expedition.
Saul and his men went to look for him. 1 But David was informed and went down to the rock and stayed in the desert of Maon. When Saul heard about it, he pursued David in the desert of Maon.