King Jehoash of Israel sent this message back to King Amaziah of Judah, “A thornbush in Lebanon sent this message to a cedar in Lebanon, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal 1 of Lebanon came by and trampled down the thorn. 2
King Joash of Israel sent this message back to King Amaziah of Judah, “A thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to a cedar in Lebanon, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal of Lebanon came by and trampled down the thorn bush. 1
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 2 a prayer 3 of David, written when he fled from Saul into the cave. 4 Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me! For in you I have taken shelter. 5 In the shadow of your wings 6 I take shelter until trouble passes.
“‘On that day I will assign Gog a grave in Israel. It will be the valley of those who travel east of the sea; it will block the way of the travelers. There they will bury Gog and all his horde; they will call it the valley of Hamon-Gog. 1
God publicly displayed 1 him 2 at his death 3 as the mercy seat 4 accessible through faith. 5 This was to demonstrate 6 his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 7
Let my lord go on ahead of his servant. I will travel more slowly, at the pace of the herds and the children, 1 until I come to my lord at Seir.”
and the sign or wonder should come to pass concerning what he said to you, namely, “Let us follow other gods” – gods whom you have not previously known – “and let us serve them.”
Then Samuel got up early to meet Saul the next morning. But Samuel was informed, “Saul has gone to Carmel where 1 he is setting up a monument for himself. Then Samuel left 2 and went down to Gilgal.” 3
Zadok and all the Levites who were with him were carrying the ark of the covenant of God. When they positioned the ark of God, Abiathar offered sacrifices until all the people had finished leaving 1 the city.
For no one knows what is best for a person during his life 1 – during the few days of his fleeting life – for 2 they pass away 3 like a shadow. Nor can anyone tell him what the future will hold for him on earth. 4
This is what the Lord who rules over all 1 said to me: 2 “Those who remain in Israel will be like the grapes thoroughly gleaned 3 from a vine. So go over them again, as though you were a grape harvester passing your hand over the branches one last time.” 4
I said, 1 “Who is wise enough to understand why this has happened? 2 Who has a word from the Lord that can explain it? 3 Why does the land lie in ruins? Why is it as scorched as a desert through which no one travels?”
“‘But you trusted in your beauty and capitalized on your fame by becoming a prostitute. You offered your sexual favors to every man who passed by so that your beauty 1 became his.
For they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They have committed adultery with their idols, and their sons, whom they bore to me, 1 they have passed through the fire as food to their idols. 2
“As for you, O king, while you were in your bed your thoughts turned to future things. 1 The revealer of mysteries has made known to you what will take place.
The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Amos?” I said, “Tin.” The sovereign One then said, “Look, I am about to place tin among my people Israel. I will no longer overlook their sin. 1
Then those who are far away 1 will come and build the temple of the Lord so that you may know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. This will all come to pass if you completely obey the voice of the Lord your God.”’”