I am as full of anger as you are, Lord, 1 I am tired of trying to hold it in.” The Lord answered, 2 “Vent it, then, 3 on the children who play in the street and on the young men who are gathered together. Husbands and wives are to be included, 4 as well as the old and those who are advanced in years.
The women added, 1 “We did indeed sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven. But it was with the full knowledge and approval of our husbands that we made cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her.” 2
Then she will pursue her lovers, but she will not catch 1 them; she will seek them, but she will not find them. 2 Then she will say, “I will go back 3 to my husband, 4 because I was better off then than I am now.” 5
He must not defile himself as a husband among his people so as to profane himself. 1
But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, 1 and God is the head of Christ.
But if her husband remains completely silent 1 about her from day to day, he thus confirms all her vows or all her obligations which she is under; he confirms them because he remained silent about when he heard them.
Now the entire family has risen up against your servant, saying, ‘Turn over the one who struck down his brother, so that we can execute him and avenge the death 1 of his brother whom he killed. In so doing we will also destroy the heir.’ They want to extinguish my remaining coal, 2 leaving no one on the face of the earth to carry on the name of my husband.”
when they see your pure and reverent conduct. 1
Uriah the Hittite, Zabad son of Achli,
Marry and have sons and daughters. Find wives for your sons and allow your daughters get married so that they too can have sons and daughters. Grow in number; do not dwindle away.
“‘They must not come near a dead person or they will be defiled; 1 however, for father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister, they may defile themselves.
But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is one and the same thing as having a shaved head.
and if jealous feelings 1 come over him and he becomes suspicious 2 of his wife, when she is defiled; 3 or if jealous feelings come over him and he becomes suspicious of his wife, when she is not defiled –
“Come back to me, my wayward sons,” says the Lord, “for I am your true master. 1 If you do, 2 I will take one of you from each town and two of you from each family group, and I will bring you back to Zion.