It is not with you alone that I am making this covenant by oath,
and rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will shield this city.”’”
“Do you think this to be
“Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.
So she said to Abraham, “Banish
So I must die here in this land; I will not cross the Jordan. But you are going over and will possess that
Furthermore it was by the command of the Lord that I marched up against this land to destroy it. The Lord told me, ‘March up against this land and destroy it!’”’”
“‘People from other nations will pass by this city. They will ask one another, “Why has the Lord done such a thing to this great city?”
So you must keep
“‘In this year of jubilee you must each return
This woman’s child suffocated
So I opened my mouth and he fed me the scroll.
You have killed many people in this city; you have filled its streets with corpses.’
“This is how you will divide this land for yourselves among the tribes of Israel.
Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Acquire this young girl as my wife.”
When your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’
“Get away from this community, so that I can consume them in an instant!” But they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground.
Then Israel sang
So it was in the Transjordan, in Moab, that Moses began to deliver these words: