Then 1 I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. 2 I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These 3 had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They 4 came to life 5 and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.
God created the great sea creatures 1 and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good.
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the servant who was over his household, “Bring the men to the house. Slaughter an animal and prepare it, for the men will eat with me at noon.”
But when they related to him everything Joseph had said to them, 1 and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, their father Jacob’s spirit revived.
When Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased him. 1 So he took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.
Then the daughter of Pharaoh 1 came down to wash herself 2 by the Nile, while her attendants were walking alongside the river, 3 and she saw the basket among the reeds. She sent one of her attendants, 4 took it, 5
And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with 1 his sword drawn in his hand, so the donkey turned aside from the road and went into the field. But Balaam beat the donkey, to make her turn back to the road.
Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way with his sword drawn in his hand; so he bowed his head and threw himself down with his face to the ground. 1
But Samuel said, “What have you done?” Saul replied, “When I saw that the army had started to abandon me 1 and that you didn’t come at the appointed time and that the Philistines had assembled at Micmash,
David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath’s 1 sword, drew it from its sheath, 2 killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.
So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw a company of prophets prophesying with Samuel standing there as their leader, the spirit of God came upon Saul’s messengers, and they also prophesied.
When the men of Israel who were in the valley and across the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled. The Philistines came and occupied them.
As the ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Saul’s daughter Michal looked out the window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him. 1