So the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest, 1 and said to him, “Why have you not made 2 the Levites collect 3 from Judah and Jerusalem the tax authorized by Moses the Lord’s servant and by the assembly of Israel at the tent containing the tablets of the law?” 4
Look! 1 Even if 2 they flee from the destruction, Egypt will take hold 3 of them, and Memphis will bury them. The weeds will inherit the silver they treasure 4 – thorn bushes will occupy their homes. 5
Now a wicked man 1 named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, 2 happened to be there. He blew the trumpet 3 and said, “We have no share in David; we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse! Every man go home, 4 O Israel!”
the one who was constantly going before you to find places for you to set up camp. He appeared by fire at night and cloud by day, to show you the way you ought to go.
We have an altar that those who serve in the tabernacle have no right to eat from.
On the fifteenth day after the festival started, 1 he dismissed the people. They asked God to empower the king 2 and then went to their homes, happy and content 3 because of all the good the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.
But now Christ has come 1 as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation,
and the pillars of the courtyard all around, with their sockets, their pegs, and their ropes.
“When Aaron and his sons have finished 1 covering 2 the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is ready to journey, then 3 the Kohathites will come to carry them; 4 but they must not touch 5 any 6 holy thing, or they will die. 7 These are the responsibilities 8 of the Kohathites with the tent of meeting.
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to do the work for the Israelites in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the Israelites, so there will be no plague among the Israelites when the Israelites come near the sanctuary.” 1
When Benaiah arrived at the tent of the Lord, he said to him, “The king says, ‘Come out!’” But he replied, “No, I will die here!” So Benaiah sent word to the king and reported Joab’s reply. 1
Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from his family (the Korahites) were assigned to guard the entrance to the sanctuary. 1 Their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the Lord’s dwelling place. 2
ד (Dalet) He prepared his bow 1 like an enemy; his right hand was ready to shoot. 2 Like a foe he killed everyone, even our strong young men; 3 he has poured out his anger like fire on the tent 4 of Daughter Zion.
After he left Paddan Aram, Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and he camped near 1 the city.