(for rulers cause no fear for good conduct but for bad). Do you desire not to fear authority? Do good and you will receive its commendation,
For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God.” 1
Blessed is 1 the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others,
Then she saw 1 the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The officers and trumpeters stood beside the king and all the people of the land were celebrating and blowing trumpets, and the musicians with various instruments were leading the celebration. Athaliah tore her clothes and yelled, “Treason! Treason!” 2
I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord’s praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all 1 the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, 2 because of 3 his compassion and great faithfulness.
Then I bowed down and worshiped the Lord. I praised the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right path to find the granddaughter 1 of my master’s brother for his son.
So Joshua said to Achan, “My son, honor 1 the Lord God of Israel and give him praise! Tell me what you did; don’t hide anything from me!”
I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have exalted your promise above the entire sky. 1
As a result, the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they praised the God of Israel.
When all the Israelites saw the fire come down and the Lord’s splendor over the temple, they got on their knees with their faces downward toward the pavement. They worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, 1 “Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!”
People will not praise Moab any more. The enemy will capture Heshbon 1 and plot 2 how to destroy Moab, 3 saying, ‘Come, let’s put an end to that nation!’ City of Madmen, you will also be destroyed. 4 A destructive army will march against you. 5
So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will 1 bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition 2 from God.