“This is what he told me: 1 ‘The fourth beast means that there will be a fourth kingdom on earth that will differ from all the other kingdoms. It will devour all the earth and will trample and crush it.
He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass 1 the holy ones of the Most High continually. His intention 2 will be to change times established by law. 3 They will be delivered into his hand For a time, times, 4 and half a time.
Then Mary took three quarters of a pound 1 of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard 2 and anointed the feet of Jesus. She 3 then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) 4
But when 1 some were stubborn 2 and refused to believe, reviling 3 the Way 4 before the congregation, he left 5 them and took the disciples with him, 6 addressing 7 them every day 8 in the lecture hall 9 of Tyrannus.
But 1 the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, 2 to the place God 3 prepared for her, where she is taken care of – away from the presence of the serpent – for a time, times, and half a time. 4
“If the person is poor and does not have sufficient means, 1 he must take one male lamb as a guilt offering for a wave offering to make atonement for himself, one-tenth of an ephah of choice wheat flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of olive oil, 2
When he would shave his head – at the end of every year he used to shave his head, for it grew too long 1 and he would shave it – he used to weigh the hair of his head at three pounds 2 according to the king’s weight.
David then sent out the army – a third under the leadership of Joab, a third under the leadership of Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under the leadership of Ittai the Gittite. The king said to the troops, “I too will indeed march out with you.”
The bottom floor of the extension was seven and a half feet 1 wide, the middle floor nine feet 2 wide, and the third floor ten and a half 3 feet wide. He made ledges 4 on the temple’s outer walls so the beams would not have to be inserted into the walls. 5
The king of Assyria sent his commanding general, the chief eunuch, and the chief adviser 1 from Lachish to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem, 2 along with a large army. They went up and arrived at Jerusalem. They went 3 and stood at the conduit of the upper pool which is located on the road to the field where they wash and dry cloth. 4
“‘When you allot the land as an inheritance, you will offer an allotment 1 to the Lord, a holy portion from the land; the length will be eight and a quarter miles 2 and the width three and one-third miles. 3 This entire area will be holy. 4
Once the satraps, prefects, governors, and ministers of the king had gathered around, they saw that those men were physically 1 unharmed by the fire. 2 The hair of their heads was not singed, nor were their trousers damaged. Not even the smell of fire was to be found on them!
He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. 1 But in the middle of that week he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing 2 of abominations will come 3 one who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”
The king’s scribes were quickly 1 summoned – in the third month (that is, the month of Sivan), on the twenty-third day. 2 They wrote out 3 everything that Mordecai instructed to the Jews and to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces all the way from India to Ethiopia 4 – a hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all – to each province in its own script and to each people in their own language, and to the Jews according to their own script and their own language.
Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as he raised both his right and left hands to the sky 1 and made an oath by the one who lives forever: “It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters 2 the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.”