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.
Now Absalom used to get up early and stand beside the road that led to the city gate. Whenever anyone came by who had a complaint to bring to the king for arbitration, Absalom would call out to him, “What city are you from?” The person would answer, “I, your servant, 1 am from one of the tribes of Israel.”
So King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside 1 it. They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign. 2
For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and sons will be shown mercy by their captors and return to this land. The Lord your God is merciful and compassionate; he will not reject you 1 if you return to him.”
I, the Lord, affirm 1 that I am opposed to those prophets who dream up lies and report them. They are misleading my people with their reckless lies. 2 I did not send them. I did not commission them. They are not helping these people at all. 3 I, the Lord, affirm it!” 4
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside it. 1 They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year that Zedekiah ruled over Judah. 2
“Son of man, King Nebuchadrezzar 1 of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. 2 Every head was rubbed bald and every shoulder rubbed bare; yet he and his army received no wages from Tyre for the work he carried out against it.
The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story; 1 for the structure 2 surrounding the temple went up story by story all around the temple. For this reason the width of the temple increased as it went up, and one went up from the lowest story to the highest by the way of the middle story.
“Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the streets 1 and your sons and daughters will die violently. 2 Your land will be given to others 3 and you will die in a foreign 4 land. Israel will certainly be carried into exile 5 away from its land.’”
The next day, because the commanding officer 1 wanted to know the true reason 2 Paul 3 was being accused by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and the whole council 4 to assemble. He then brought 5 Paul down and had him stand before them.
Now 1 the beast was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf 2 – signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. 3
Then Saul said, “Scatter out among the army and say to them, ‘Each of you bring to me your ox and sheep and slaughter them in this spot and eat. But don’t sin against the Lord by eating the blood.” So that night each one brought his ox and slaughtered it there. 1
Men were assigned to take the prisoners and find clothes among the plunder for those who were naked. 1 So they clothed them, supplied them with sandals, gave them food and drink, and provided them with oil to rub on their skin. 2 They put the ones who couldn’t walk on donkeys. 3 They brought them back to their brothers at Jericho, 4 the city of the date palm trees, and then returned to Samaria.