Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved 1 wife as firstborn and give him the double portion 2 of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father’s procreative power 3 – to him should go the right of the firstborn.
The men of Naphtali did not conquer the people living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath. 1 They live among the Canaanites residing in the land. The Canaanites 2 living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were forced to do hard labor for them.
She said, “I will indeed go with you. But you will not gain fame 1 on the expedition you are undertaking, 2 for the Lord will turn Sisera over to a woman.” 3 Deborah got up and went with Barak to Kedesh.
She asked, 1 ‘May I follow the harvesters and gather 2 grain among the bundles?’ 3 Since she arrived she has been working hard 4 from this morning until now 5 – except for 6 sitting 7 in the resting hut 8 a short time.” 9
Now look! This king walks before you. As for me, I am old and gray, though my sons are here with you. I have walked before you from the time of my youth till the present day.
The Lord rewards each man for his integrity and loyalty. 1 Even though today the Lord delivered you into my hand, I was not willing to extend my hand against the Lord’s chosen one.
When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gate as if to speak privately with him. Joab then stabbed him 1 in the abdomen and killed him, avenging the shed blood of his brother Asahel. 2
when someone told me that Saul was dead – even though he thought he was bringing good news 1 – I seized him and killed him in Ziklag. That was the good news I gave to him!
If that happens even the bravest soldier – one who is lion-hearted – will virtually melt away. For all Israel knows that your father is a warrior and that those who are with him are brave.
he stood his ground 1 and fought the Philistines until his hand grew so tired that it 2 seemed stuck to his sword. The Lord gave a great victory on that day. When the army returned to him, the only thing left to do was to plunder the corpses.
Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in my father David’s place, even though I am only a young man and am inexperienced. 1
The king of Israel said to his servants, “Surely you recognize that Ramoth Gilead belongs to us, though we are hesitant to reclaim it from the king of Syria.” 1
for this is what the Lord says, ‘You will not feel 1 any wind or see any rain, but this valley will be full of water and you and your cattle and animals will drink.’