I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, 1 from the murderers of this world! 2 They enjoy prosperity; 3 you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. 4 They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring. 5
Even if a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years – even if he lives a long, long time, 1 but cannot enjoy his prosperity – even if he were to live forever 2 – I would say, “A stillborn child 3 is better off than he is!” 4
It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. 1 It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. 2 So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion.
But that day belongs to the Lord God who rules over all. 1 It is the day when he will pay back his enemies. 2 His sword will devour them until its appetite is satisfied! It will drink their blood until it is full! 3 For the Lord God who rules over all 4 will offer them up as a sacrifice in the land of the north by the Euphrates River.
Therefore, if I come, 1 I will call attention to the deeds he is doing 2 – the bringing of unjustified charges against us with evil words! And not being content with that, he not only refuses to welcome the brothers himself, but hinders the people who want to do so and throws them out of the church!
When she had done so, 1 she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have drunk as much as they want.”
He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. 1 His son Solomon succeeded him.
One person regards one day holier than other days, and another regards them all alike. 1 Each must be fully convinced in his own mind.
When you finish tithing all 1 your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows 2 so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages. 3
The Lord asked, 1 “How can I leave you unpunished, Jerusalem? 2 Your people 3 have rejected me and have worshiped gods that are not gods at all. 4 Even though I supplied all their needs, 5 they were like an unfaithful wife to me. 6 They went flocking 7 to the houses of prostitutes. 8
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must trample the rest of your pastures with your feet? When you drink clean water, must you muddy the rest of the water by trampling it with your feet?