“‘Surely anything which a man permanently dedicates to the Lord
For all the people have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have tempted
And each of you
“Command the Israelites:
But you must offer a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs one year old, all of them without blemish.
And every daughter who possesses an inheritance from any of the tribes of the Israelites must become the wife of a man from any family in her father’s tribe, so that every Israelite
You complained among yourselves privately
Look! I have taught you statutes and ordinances just as the Lord my God told me to do, so that you might carry them out in
You must destroy
Moreover, he must not accumulate horses for himself or allow the people to return to Egypt to do so,
Bless, O Lord, his goods, and be pleased with his efforts; undercut the legs
The whole hill country
or associate with these nations that remain near
Look, I am putting a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece, and the ground around it
“Now, if you have shown loyalty and integrity when you made Abimelech king, if you have done right to Jerub-Baal and his family,
When he gets ready to go to sleep,
So now go and make a new cart. Get two cows that have calves and that have never had a yoke placed on them. Harness the cows to the cart and take their calves from them back to their stalls.
Then the cows went directly on the road to Beth Shemesh. They went along, mooing as they went; they turned neither to the right nor to the left. The leaders of the Philistines were walking along behind them all the way to the border of Beth Shemesh.
Then Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see the one whom the Lord has chosen? Indeed, there is no one like him among all the people!” All the people shouted out, “Long live the king!”
If you fear the Lord, serving him and obeying him