First of all, 1 I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
He took a pair 1 of oxen and cut them up. Then he sent the pieces throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, who said, “Whoever does not go out after Saul and after Samuel should expect this to be done to his oxen!” Then the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they went out as one army. 2
Messengers 1 delivered the letters from the king and his officials throughout Israel and Judah. This royal edict read: 2 “O Israelites, return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so he may return 3 to you who have been spared from the kings of Assyria. 4
In the first year of the reign of 1 King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, 2 the Lord moved 3 King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom.
1 In the first 2 year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the Lord’s message 3 spoken through 4 Jeremiah, 5 the Lord stirred the mind 6 of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated 7 a proclamation 8 throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict 9 the following:
Aaron is to make atonement on its horns once in the year with some of the blood of the sin offering for atonement; 1 once in the year 2 he is to make atonement on it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.” 3
You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or fresh grain until this very day, 1 until you bring the offering of your God. This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations 2 in all the places where you live.
“‘On this very day you must proclaim an assembly; it is to be a holy assembly for you. 1 You must not do any regular work. This is a perpetual statute in all the places where you live throughout your generations. 2
Jehu sent invitations throughout Israel, and all the servants of Baal came; not one was absent. They arrived at the temple of Baal and filled it up from end to end. 1
So a report about him spread throughout Syria. People 1 brought to him all who suffered with various illnesses and afflictions, those who had seizures, 2 paralytics, and those possessed by demons, 3 and he healed them.
but I declared to those in Damascus first, and then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, 1 and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, 2 performing deeds consistent with 3 repentance.
Now Gideon sent messengers throughout the Ephraimite hill country who announced, “Go down and head off the Midianites. 1 Take control of the fords of the streams 2 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.” 3 When all the Ephraimites had assembled, 4 they took control of the fords 5 all the way to Beth Barah and the Jordan River.
But the thought of striking out against 1 Mordecai alone was repugnant to him, for he had been informed 2 of the identity of Mordecai’s people. 3 So Haman sought to destroy all the Jews (that is, the people of Mordecai) 4 who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus.
I will confirm 1 my covenant as a perpetual 2 covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 3