You will go down to Gilgal before me. I am going to join you there to offer burnt offerings and to make peace offerings. You should wait for seven days, until I arrive and tell you what to do.”
Abner said to David, “Let me leave so that I may go and gather all Israel to my lord the king so that they may make an agreement 1 with you. Then you will rule over all that you desire.” So David sent Abner away, and he left in peace.
Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings 1 on the altar he had built for the Lord, burning incense along with them before the Lord. He made the temple his official worship place. 2
Solomon consecrated the middle of the courtyard that is in front of the Lord’s temple. He offered burnt sacrifices, grain offerings, 1 and the fat from the peace offerings there, because the bronze altar that Solomon had made was too small to hold all these offerings. 2
Don’t listen to Hezekiah!’ For this is what the king of Assyria says, ‘Send me a token of your submission and surrender to me. 1 Then each of you may eat from his own vine and fig tree and drink water from his own cistern,
The prince will enter by way of the porch of the gate from the outside, and will stand by the doorpost of the gate. The priests will provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he will bow down at the threshold of the gate and then go out. But the gate will not be closed until evening.
Now Herod 1 was having an angry quarrel 2 with the people of Tyre 3 and Sidon. 4 So they joined together 5 and presented themselves before him. And after convincing 6 Blastus, the king’s personal assistant, 7 to help them, 8 they asked for peace, 9 because their country’s food supply was provided by the king’s country.
The king sent the following response: “To Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues who live in Samaria and other parts of Trans-Euphrates: Greetings! 1
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! 2 Do not be inactive, O God!
The riders then agreed with the angel of the Lord, 1 who was standing among the myrtle trees, “We have been walking about on the earth, and now everything is at rest and quiet.”
The land had rest for forty years; then Othniel son of Kenaz died.
May their dining table become a trap before them! May it be a snare for that group of friends! 1
When such a person 1 hears the words of this oath he secretly 2 blesses himself 3 and says, “I will have peace though I continue to walk with a stubborn spirit.” 4 This will destroy 5 the watered ground with the parched. 6