The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer must wash his clothes and be ceremonially unclean until evening. This will be a permanent ordinance both for the Israelites and the resident foreigner who lives among them.
Gather the people – men, women, and children, as well as the resident foreigners in your villages – so they may hear and thus learn about and fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the words of this law.
The men of Naphtali did not conquer the people living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath. 1 They live among the Canaanites residing in the land. The Canaanites 2 living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were forced to do hard labor for them.
Anyone who survives in any of those places where he is a resident foreigner must be helped by his neighbors 1 with silver, gold, equipment, and animals, along with voluntary offerings for the temple of God which is in Jerusalem.’”
Hanun and the residents of Zanoah worked on the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and positioned its doors, its bolts, and its bars, in addition to working on fifteen hundred feet 1 of the wall as far as the Dung Gate.
Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cry for help! Do not ignore my sobbing! 1 For I am dependent on you, like one residing outside his native land; I am at your mercy, just as all my ancestors were. 2
The Lord says, “Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those 1 who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. 2 Do not kill innocent people 3 in this land.
Do not build houses. Do not plant crops. Do not plant a vineyard or own one. 1 Live in tents all your lives. If you do these things you will 2 live a long time in the land that you wander about on.’ 3
I will eliminate from among you the rebels and those who revolt 1 against me. I will bring them out from the land where they have been residing, but they will not come to the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 1 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 2 but the Father residing in me performs 3 his miraculous deeds. 4
Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 1 (Now it was very early morning.) 2 They 3 did not go into the governor’s residence 4 so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal.
And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here 1 in reverence.
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on it 1 you shall not do any work, you, 2 or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates. 3
You may not eat any corpse, though you may give it to the resident foreigner who is living in your villages 1 and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. 2
Then you shall say before the Lord your God, “I have removed the sacred offering 1 from my house and given it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows just as you have commanded me. 2 I have not violated or forgotten your commandments.
For when anyone from the house of Israel, or the foreigner who lives in Israel, separates himself from me and erects his idols in his heart and sets the obstacle leading to his iniquity before his face, and then consults a prophet to seek something from me, I the Lord am determined to answer him personally.