So the saying circulated 1 among the brothers and sisters 2 that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live 3 until I come back, 4 what concern is that of yours?”
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under 1 the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
But the man who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not do so from faith, and whatever is not from faith is sin. 1
For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not?
For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience be “strengthened” 1 to eat food offered to idols?
But if someone says to you, “This is from a sacrifice,” do not eat, because of the one who told you and because of conscience 1 –
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! 1 Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
Esau exclaimed, “‘Jacob’ is the right name for him! 1 He has tripped me up 2 two times! He took away my birthright, and now, look, he has taken away my blessing!” Then he asked, “Have you not kept back a blessing for me?”
At that time 1 my anger will erupt against them 2 and I will abandon them and hide my face from them until they are devoured. Many disasters and distresses will overcome 3 them 4 so that they 5 will say at that time, ‘Have not these disasters 6 overcome us 7 because our 8 God is not among us 9 ?’
But if your own land 1 is impure, 2 cross over to the Lord’s own land, 3 where the Lord himself lives, 4 and settle down among us. 5 But don’t rebel against the Lord or us 6 by building for yourselves an altar aside from the altar of the Lord our God.
Deborah said to Barak, “Spring into action, 1 for this is the day the Lord is handing Sisera over to you! 2 Has the Lord not taken the lead?” 3 Barak quickly went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
Remain here tonight. Then in the morning, if he agrees to marry you, 1 fine, 2 let him do so. 3 But if he does not want to do so, I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, to marry you. 4 Sleep here until morning.” 5
Saul replied, “Here is what you should say to David: ‘There is nothing that the king wants as a price for the bride except a hundred Philistine foreskins, so that he can be avenged of his 1 enemies.’” (Now Saul was thinking that he could kill David by the hand of the Philistines.)
Jonathan 1 said to him, “By no means are you going to die! My father does nothing 2 large or small without making me aware of it. 3 Why would my father hide this matter from me? It just won’t happen!”
He said, ‘Permit me to go, 1 for we are having a family sacrifice in the city, and my brother urged 2 me to be there. So now, if I have found favor with you, let me go 3 to see my brothers.’ For that reason he has not come to the king’s table.”
Today your own eyes see how the Lord delivered you – this very day – into my hands in the cave. Some told me to kill you, but I had pity 1 on you and said, ‘I will not extend my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s chosen one.’ 2
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
Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: “Haven’t you committed murder and taken possession of the property of the deceased?”’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: “In the spot where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood they will also lick up your blood – yes, yours!”’”