“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues 1 and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.
For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, 1 as I teach them everywhere in every church.
Don’t you know that those who serve in the temple 1 eat food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar receive a part of the offerings?
Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test! 1
Until 1 certain people came from James, he had been eating with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he stopped doing this 2 and separated himself 3 because he was afraid of those who were pro-circumcision. 4
You are to observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days 1 you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of Abib, for at that time 2 you came out of Egypt. No one may appear before 3 me empty-handed.
Also, the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution offering you must eat in a ceremonially 1 clean place, you and your sons and daughters with you, for they have been given as your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from the peace offering sacrifices of the Israelites. 2
“‘When a woman’s discharge of blood flows 1 many days not at the time of her menstruation, or if it flows beyond the time of her menstruation, 2 all the days of her discharge of impurity will be like the days of her menstruation – she is unclean.
“Also in the time when you rejoice, such as 1 on your appointed festivals or 2 at the beginnings of your months, you must blow with your trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, so that they may 3 become 4 a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”
You should not consider it difficult to let him go free, for he will have served you for six years, twice 1 the time of a hired worker; the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.
Jehoash said to the priests, “I place at your disposal 1 all the consecrated silver that has been brought to the Lord’s temple, including the silver collected from the census tax, 2 the silver received from those who have made vows, 3 and all the silver that people have voluntarily contributed to the Lord’s temple. 4
Whenever the Levites brought the chest to the royal accountant and they saw there was a lot of silver, the royal scribe and the accountant of the high priest emptied the chest and then took it back to its place. They went through this routine every day and collected a large amount of silver.