“‘Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, 1 a holy assembly. You must not do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all the places where you live.
And the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to them, and he took some of the Spirit that was on Moses 1 and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, 2 they prophesied, 3 but did not do so again. 4
But two men remained in the camp; one’s name was Eldad, and the other’s name was Medad. And the spirit rested on them. (Now they were among those in the registration, 1 but had not gone to the tabernacle.) So they prophesied in the camp.
When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and no breach remained in it (even though up to that time I had not positioned doors in the gates),
“Now the rest of the people – the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple attendants, and all those who have separated themselves from the neighboring peoples 1 because of the law of God, along with their wives, their sons, and their daughters, all of whom are able to understand –
So the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, 1 while the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten to settle in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the other nine 2 remained in other cities.
But the one who will rescue them 1 is strong. He is known as the Lord who rules over all. 2 He will strongly 3 champion their cause. As a result 4 he will bring peace and rest to the earth, but trouble and turmoil 5 to the people who inhabit Babylonia. 6
He said to them, “Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while” (for many were coming and going, and there was no time to eat).
Then 1 I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: ‘Blessed are the dead, those who die in the Lord from this moment on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so they can rest from their hard work, 2 because their deeds will follow them.” 3
and the remainder of the olive oil 1 that is in his hand the priest is to put on the head of the one being cleansed. So the priest is to make atonement for him before the Lord.
Saul said, “They were brought 1 from the Amalekites; the army spared the best of the flocks and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord our God. But everything else we slaughtered.”
But now the Lord my God has made me secure on all fronts; there is no adversary or dangerous threat.
Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat in light of these actions of theirs – also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who were trying to scare me!