For certain men 1 have secretly slipped in among you 2 – men who long ago 3 were marked out 4 for the condemnation I am about to describe 5 – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil 6 and who deny our only Master 7 and Lord, 8 Jesus Christ.
Finally Abraham 1 said, “May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.”
On the first day there will be a holy convocation, 1 and on the seventh day there will be a holy convocation for you. You must do no work of any kind 2 on them, only what every person will eat – that alone may be prepared for you.
Make sure you are 1 very strong and brave! Carefully obey 2 all the law my servant Moses charged you to keep! 3 Do not swerve from it to the right or to the left, so that you may be successful 4 in all you do. 5
This made Saul very angry. The statement displeased him and he thought, 1 “They have attributed to David tens of thousands, but to me they have attributed only thousands. What does he lack, except the kingdom?”
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, 1 and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. 2 (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) 3
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, 1 and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of their motives. 2 (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) 3
I will not make Israel again leave the land I gave to their ancestors, 1 provided that they carefully obey all I commanded them, the whole law, the rules and regulations given to Moses.”
Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, they could not save their own son or daughter; they would save only their own lives by their righteousness.
Only the prince may sit in it to eat a sacrificial meal 1 before the Lord; he will enter by way of the porch of the gate and will go out by the same way.”
He said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Gideon said to God, “Please do not get angry at me, when I ask for just one more sign. 1 Please allow me one more test with the fleece. This time make only the fleece dry, while the ground around it is covered with dew.” 2
Samuel said to all the people of Israel, “If you are really turning to the Lord with all your hearts, remove from among you the foreign gods and the images of Ashtoreth. 1 Give your hearts to the Lord and serve only him. Then he will deliver you 2 from the hand of the Philistines.”
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!”