Was it just today that I began to inquire of God on his behalf? Far be it from me! The king should not accuse 1 his servant or any of my father’s house. For your servant is not aware of all this – not in whole or in part!” 2
Hazael asked, “Why are you crying, my master?” He replied, “Because I know the trouble you will cause the Israelites. You will set fire to their fortresses, kill their young men with the sword, smash their children to bits, and rip open their pregnant women.”
Letters were sent by the runners to all the king’s provinces stating that 1 they should destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews, from youth to elderly, both women and children, 2 on a particular day, namely the thirteenth day 3 of the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar), and to loot and plunder their possessions.
So Saul’s servants spoke these words privately 1 to David. David replied, “Is becoming the king’s son-in-law something insignificant to you? I’m just a poor and lightly-esteemed man!”
Their residents are powerless, 1 they are terrified and ashamed. They are as short-lived as plants in the field, or green vegetation. 2 They are as short-lived as grass on the rooftops 3 when it is scorched by the east wind. 4
Their residents are powerless; 1 they are terrified and ashamed. They are as short-lived as plants in the field or green vegetation. 2 They are as short-lived as grass on the rooftops 3 when it is scorched by the east wind. 4
This is what the sovereign Lord says: “Look I will raise my hand to the nations; I will raise my signal flag to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.
when I go to Spain. For I hope to visit you when I pass through and that you will help me 1 on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.
Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists 1 have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour.
The seventh time the servant 1 said, “Look, a small cloud, the size of the palm of a man’s hand, is rising up from the sea.” Elijah 2 then said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up the chariots and go down, so that the rain won’t overtake you.’” 3
On that same occasion 1 Jesus 2 rejoiced 3 in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise 4 you, Father, Lord 5 of heaven and earth, because 6 you have hidden these things from the wise 7 and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 8
Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 1
For each one will carry 1 his own load.