Wail and cry out in anguish, you rulers! Roll in the dust, you who shepherd flocks of people! 1 The time for you to be slaughtered has come. You will lie scattered and fallen like broken pieces of fine pottery. 2
So I 1 began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted 2 of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, 3 calling one “Pleasantness” 4 and the other “Binders,” 5 and I tended the flock.
He struck them down and defeated them. 1 Then he went down and lived for a time in the cave in the cliff of Etam.
Certainly if the army had eaten some of the enemies’ provisions that they came across today, would not the slaughter of the Philistines have been even greater?”
Josiah observed a Passover festival for the Lord in Jerusalem. 1 They slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.
Slaughter the Passover lambs, consecrate yourselves, and make preparations for your countrymen to do what the Lord commanded through Moses.” 1
They slaughtered the Passover lambs and the priests splashed the blood, 1 while the Levites skinned the animals.
In the porch of the gate were two tables on either side on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering.
Four tables were on each side of the gate, eight tables on which the sacrifices were to be slaughtered.
The Lord’s sword is dripping with blood, it is covered 1 with fat; it drips 2 with the blood of young rams and goats and is covered 3 with the fat of rams’ kidneys. For the Lord is holding a sacrifice 4 in Bozrah, 5 a bloody 6 slaughter in the land of Edom.
So, watch out!” 1 says the Lord. “The time will soon come when people will no longer call those places Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom. But they will call that valley 2 the Valley of Slaughter and they will bury so many people in Topheth they will run out of room. 3
It is sharpened for slaughter, it is polished to flash like lightning! “‘Should we rejoice in the scepter of my son? No! The sword despises every tree! 1
“As for you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says concerning the Ammonites and their coming humiliation; 1 say: “‘A sword, a sword drawn for slaughter, polished to consume, 2 to flash like lightning –
So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a young goat, 1 and dipped the tunic in the blood.
ש (Sin/Shin) The young boys and old men lie dead on the ground in the streets. My young women 1 and my young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them when you were angry; 2 you slaughtered them without mercy. 3