Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and Levites to do their assigned tasks 1 – to offer burnt sacrifices and present offerings and to serve, give thanks, and offer praise in the gates of the Lord’s sanctuary. 2
Please let the Moabite fugitives live 1 among you. Hide them 2 from the destroyer!” Certainly 3 the one who applies pressure will cease, 4 the destroyer will come to an end, those who trample will disappear 5 from the earth.
One day, 1 as he was worshiping 2 in the temple of his god Nisroch, 3 his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword. 4 They ran away to the land of Ararat; his son Esarhaddon replaced him as king.
Then people will come here from the towns in Judah, from the villages surrounding Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin, from the western foothills, from the southern hill country, and from the southern part of Judah. They will come bringing offerings to the temple of the Lord: burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings, and incense along with their thank offerings. 1
On that day 1 the mountains will drip with sweet wine, 2 and the hills will flow with milk. 3 All the dry stream beds 4 of Judah will flow with water. A spring will flow out from the temple 5 of the Lord, watering the Valley of Acacia Trees. 6
shouting, “Men of Israel, 1 help! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people, our law, 2 and this sanctuary! 3 Furthermore 4 he has brought Greeks into the inner courts of the temple 5 and made this holy place ritually unclean!” 6
But now Christ has come 1 as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation,
Then 1 another angel came out of the temple, shouting in a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud, “Use 2 your sickle and start to reap, 3 because the time to reap has come, since the earth’s harvest is ripe!”
and the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother that he must not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil-canopy 1 in front of the atonement plate 2 that is on the ark so that he may not die, for I will appear in the cloud over the atonement plate.
Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations, 1 if any man from all your descendants approaches the holy offerings which the Israelites consecrate 2 to the Lord while he is impure, 3 that person must be cut off from before me. 4 I am the Lord.
So David got up from the ground, bathed, put on oil, and changed his clothes. He went to the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then, when he entered his palace, he requested that food be brought to him, and he ate.
When Benaiah arrived at the tent of the Lord, he said to him, “The king says, ‘Come out!’” But he replied, “No, I will die here!” So Benaiah sent word to the king and reported Joab’s reply. 1
When he finished offering the burnt sacrifice, Jehu ordered the royal guard 1 and officers, “Come in and strike them down! Don’t let any escape!” So the royal guard and officers struck them down with the sword and left their bodies lying there. 2 Then they entered the inner sanctuary of the temple of Baal. 3
David said, “My son Solomon is just an inexperienced young man, 1 and the temple to be built for the Lord must be especially magnificent so it will become famous and be considered splendid by all the nations. 2 Therefore I will make preparations for its construction.” So David made extensive preparations before he died.
But the Lord said to me: 1 ‘You have spilled a great deal of blood and fought many battles. You must not build a temple to honor me, 2 for you have spilled a great deal of blood on the ground before me.
Now, look, I have made every effort to supply what is needed to build the Lord’s temple. 1 I have stored up 100,000 talents 2 of gold, 1,000,000 3 talents of silver, and so much bronze and iron it cannot be weighed, as well as wood and stones. Feel free to add more!