He will become a sanctuary, 1 but a stone that makes a person trip, and a rock that makes one stumble – to the two houses of Israel. 2 He will become 3 a trap and a snare to the residents of Jerusalem. 4
The land of Judah will humiliate Egypt. Everyone who hears about Judah will be afraid because of what the Lord who commands armies is planning to do to them. 1
I offered my back to those who attacked, 1 my jaws to those who tore out my beard; I did not hide my face from insults and spitting.
The Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about Nebuchadnezzar coming to attack the land of Egypt. 1
Destructive forces will come against her horses and her 1 chariots. Destructive forces will come against all the foreign troops within her; 2 they will be as frightened as women! 3 Destructive forces will come against her treasures; they will be taken away as plunder!
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily, he will send down his roots like a cedar of 1 Lebanon.
This is the kind of plague that will devastate horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in those camps.
Then the king said to the messengers 1 who were stationed beside him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, for they too have sided 2 with David! They knew he was fleeing, but they did not inform me.” But the king’s servants refused to harm 3 the priests of the Lord.
David said on that day, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must approach the ‘lame’ and the ‘blind’ who are David’s enemies 1 by going through the water tunnel.” 2 For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame cannot enter the palace.” 3
So David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem, 1 “Come on! 2 Let’s escape! 3 Otherwise no one will be delivered from Absalom! Go immediately, or else he will quickly overtake us and bring 4 disaster on us and kill the city’s residents with the sword.” 5
“But if he strikes him out of hatred or throws something at him intentionally 1 so that he dies,
“But if he strikes him suddenly, without enmity, or throws anything at him unintentionally,
Make sure you do not offer burnt offerings in any place you wish,
‘Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
He fought bravely, striking down the Amalekites and delivering Israel from the hand of its enemies. 1