In the presence of the Lord your God you must eat from the tithe of your grain, your new wine, 1 your olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the place he chooses to locate his name, so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.
then his sister-in-law must approach him in view of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. 1 She will then respond, “Thus may it be done to any man who does not maintain his brother’s family line!” 2
The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, wrote down their names before the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the leaders of the priestly and Levite families. One family was drawn by lot from Eleazar, and then the next from Ithamar. 1
Then he spoke up in the presence of all the people. “The Lord says, ‘In the same way I will break the yoke of servitude of all the nations to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon 1 before two years are over.’” After he heard this, the prophet Jeremiah departed and went on his way. 2
When 1 the woman saw that she could not escape notice, 2 she came trembling and fell down before him. In 3 the presence of all the people, she explained why 4 she had touched him and how she had been immediately healed.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1 the God of our forefathers, 2 has glorified 3 his servant 4 Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected 5 in the presence of Pilate after he had decided 6 to release him.
So I am legally informing you: 1 Acquire it before those sitting here and before the leaders of my people! 2 If you want to exercise your right to redeem it, then do so. 3 But if not, then tell me 4 so I will know. 5 For you possess the first option to redeem it; I am next in line after you.” 6 He replied, “I will redeem it.”
Nadab and Abihu died 1 before the Lord 2 when they offered 3 strange 4 fire 5 before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. 6 So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests 7 in the presence of 8 Aaron their father.
So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon 1 before the men and women and those children who could understand. 2 All the people were eager to hear 3 the book of the law.
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, 2 “I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. 3 I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man.” 4
He ordered the altars of the Baals to be torn down, 1 and broke the incense altars that were above them. He smashed the Asherah poles, idols and images, crushed them up and sprinkled the dust over the tombs of those who had sacrificed to them.
And on the basis of faith in Jesus’ 1 name, 2 his very name has made this man – whom you see and know – strong. The 3 faith that is through Jesus 4 has given him this complete health in the presence 5 of you all.
And he set the bread in order on it 1 before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Also you must offer fellowship offerings and eat them there, rejoicing before the Lord your God.
Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah. But the boy was serving the Lord under the supervision of 1 Eli the priest.
Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years without seeing the king’s face.