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.”
Well, it just so happened that while your servant was doing this and that, he disappeared.” The king of Israel said to him, “Your punishment is already determined by your own testimony.” 1
So my heart moans for Moab like a flute playing a funeral song. Yes, like a flute playing a funeral song, my heart moans for the people of Kir Heres. For the wealth they have gained will perish.
ס (Samek) People cry to them, “Turn away! You are unclean! Turn away! Turn away! Don’t touch us!” So they have fled and wander about; but the nations say, 1 “They may not stay here any longer.”
The Gazites were told, 1 “Samson has come here!” So they surrounded the town 2 and hid all night at the city gate, waiting for him to leave. 3 They relaxed 4 all night, thinking, 5 “He will not leave 6 until morning comes; 7 then we will kill him!”
1 Then Saul said to David, “Here’s my oldest daughter, Merab. I want to give her to you in marriage. Only be a brave warrior 2 for me and fight the battles of the Lord.” For Saul thought, “There’s no need for me to raise my hand against him. Let it be the hand of the Philistines!”
The leaders of the Philistines asked, “What about these Hebrews?” Achish said to the leaders of the Philistines, “Isn’t this David, the servant of King Saul of Israel, who has been with me for quite some time? 1 I have found no fault with him from the day of his defection until the present time!” 2
So I stood over him and put him to death, since I knew that he couldn’t live in such a condition. 1 Then I took the crown which was on his head and the 2 bracelet which was on his arm. I have brought them here to my lord.” 3
He said to me, “Do you see, son of man? Is it a trivial thing that the house of Judah commits these abominations they are practicing here? For they have filled the land with violence and provoked me to anger still further. Look, they are putting the branch to their nose! 1
“The Lord who rules over all says, ‘If you live 1 and work according to my requirements, you will be able to preside over my temple 2 and attend to my courtyards, and I will allow you to come and go among these others who are standing by you.
Then 1 as the men 2 were starting to leave, 3 Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three shelters, 4 one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah” – not knowing what he was saying.
After these things I looked, and there was 1 a door standing open in heaven! 2 And the first voice I had heard speaking to me 3 like a trumpet 4 said: “Come up here so that 5 I can show you what must happen after these things.”
“‘For the Lord has spoken about Shallum son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah but was carried off into exile. He has said, “He will never return to this land. 1
Foreigners are consuming what his strenuous labor produced, 1 but he does not recognize it! His head is filled with gray hair, but he does not realize it!