David said to the whole Israelite assembly, “If you so desire and the Lord our God approves, 1 let’s spread the word 2 to our brothers who remain in all the regions of Israel, and to the priests and Levites in their cities, 3 so they may join us.
“Now send me a man who is skilled in working with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, as well as purple, crimson, and violet colored fabrics, and who knows how to engrave. He will work with my skilled craftsmen here in Jerusalem 1 and Judah, whom my father David provided.
“Now if the king is so inclined, 1 let a search be conducted in the royal archives 2 there in Babylon in order to determine whether King Cyrus did in fact issue orders for this temple of God to be rebuilt in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us a decision concerning this matter.”
So I, the Lord, affirm that 1 I will send for all the peoples of the north 2 and my servant, 3 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and all the nations that surround it. I will utterly destroy 4 this land, its inhabitants, and all the nations that surround it 5 and make them everlasting ruins. 6 I will make them objects of horror and hissing scorn. 7
“I am about to send my messenger, 1 who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord 2 you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger 3 of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming,” says the Lord who rules over all.
Then Jesus called the 1 disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days and they have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry since they may faint on the way.”
So now, send instructions 1 to gather 2 your livestock and all your possessions in the fields to a safe place. Every person 3 or animal caught 4 in the field and not brought into the house – the hail will come down on them, and they will die!”’”
“Son of man, suppose a country sins against me by being unfaithful, and I stretch out my hand against it, cut off its bread supply, 1 cause famine to come on it, and kill both people and animals.
so that you may be like 1 your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
The leading men of the cities send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns, 1 but they do not find any water there. They return with their containers 2 empty. Disappointed and dismayed, they bury their faces in their hands. 3
and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you can send me on my journey, wherever I go.
and through your help to go on into Macedonia and then from Macedonia to come back 1 to you and be helped on our way into Judea by you.
If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something offensive 1 in her, then he may draw up a divorce document, give it to her, and evict her from his house.
So they assembled 1 all the leaders of the Philistines and said, “Get the ark of the God of Israel out of here! Let it go back to its own place so that it won’t kill us 2 and our 3 people!” The terror 4 of death was throughout the entire city; God was attacking them very severely there. 5