Some men from Manasseh joined 1 David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. (But in the end they did not help the Philistines because, after taking counsel, the Philistine lords sent David away, saying: “It would be disastrous for us if he deserts to his master Saul.”) 2
When the evening shadows 1 began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered 2 the doors to be closed. I further directed that they were not to be opened until after the Sabbath. I positioned 3 some of my young men at the gates so that no load could enter on the Sabbath day.
And if 1 they do not believe even these two signs or listen to you, 2 then take 3 some water from the Nile and pour it out on the dry ground. The water you take out of the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.” 4
Then they took 1 some of the produce of the land and carried it back down to us. They also brought a report to us, saying, “The land that the Lord our God is about to give us is good.”
But the Israelites disobeyed the command about the city’s riches. 1 Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, 2 son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, stole some of the riches. 3 The Lord was furious with the Israelites. 4
and after several years 1 went down to visit 2 Ahab in Samaria. 3 Ahab slaughtered many sheep and cattle to honor Jehoshaphat and those who came with him. 4 He persuaded him to join in an attack 5 against Ramoth Gilead.
Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, took into exile some of the poor, 1 the rest of the people who remained in the city, those who had deserted to him, and the rest of the craftsmen.
He will also take their gods into captivity to Egypt, along with their cast images and prized utensils of silver and gold. Then he will withdraw for some years from 1 the king of the north.
But the Jews became jealous, 1 and gathering together some worthless men from the rabble in the marketplace, 2 they formed a mob 3 and set the city in an uproar. 4 They attacked Jason’s house, 5 trying to find Paul and Silas 6 to bring them out to the assembly. 7
There was a great commotion, 1 and some experts in the law 2 from the party of the Pharisees stood up 3 and protested strongly, 4 “We find nothing wrong 5 with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
For we would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. 1
Then the priest must offer its memorial portion up in smoke – some of its crushed bits, some of its olive oil, in addition to all of its frankincense – it is 1 a gift to the Lord.
then whoever owns the house 1 must come and declare to the priest, ‘Something like an infection is visible to me in the house.’
When Joab saw that the battle would be fought on two fronts, he chose some of Israel’s best men and deployed them against the Arameans. 1
They found fertile and rich pasture; the land was very broad, undisturbed and peaceful. Indeed some Hamites had been living there prior to that.