I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon, as my wife to raise up a descendant who will inherit his property 1 so the name of the deceased might not disappear 2 from among his relatives and from his village. 3 You are witnesses today.”
Was it just today that I began to inquire of God on his behalf? Far be it from me! The king should not accuse 1 his servant or any of my father’s house. For your servant is not aware of all this – not in whole or in part!” 2
But now, Jeremiah, today I will set you free 1 from the chains on your wrists. If you would like to come to Babylon with me, come along and I will take care of you. 2 But if you prefer not to come to Babylon with me, you are not required to do so. 3 You are free to go anywhere in the land you want to go. 4 Go wherever you choose.” 5
You must remember the Lord your God, for he is the one who gives ability to get wealth; if you do this he will confirm his covenant that he made by oath to your ancestors, 1 even as he has to this day.
I will keep 1 today the oath I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel: ‘Surely Solomon your son will be king after me; he will sit in my place on my throne.’”
Then I will keep the promise I swore on oath to your ancestors to give them a land flowing with milk and honey.” 1 That is the very land that you still live in today.’” 2 And I responded, “Amen! Let it be so, 3 Lord!”
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses. 1
But Jacob replied, “First 1 sell me your birthright.”
Laban replied 1 to Jacob, “These women 2 are my daughters, these children are my grandchildren, 3 and these flocks are my flocks. All that you see belongs to me. But how can I harm these daughters of mine today 4 or the children to whom they have given birth?
It is not with you alone that I am making this covenant by oath,
Then when 1 many disasters and distresses overcome them 2 this song will testify against them, 3 for their 4 descendants will not forget it. 5 I know the 6 intentions they have in mind 7 today, even before I bring them 8 to the land I have promised.”
If you have no desire 1 to worship 2 the Lord, choose today whom you will worship, 3 whether it be the gods whom your ancestors 4 worshiped 5 beyond the Euphrates, 6 or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family 7 will worship 8 the Lord!”
Saul said, “I will give her to him so that she may become a snare to him and the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “Today is the second time for you to become my son-in-law.” 1
When it was time for the evening offering, 1 Elijah the prophet approached the altar 2 and prayed: “O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, prove 3 today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.
From the days of our fathers until this very day our guilt has been great. Because of our iniquities we, along with our kings and 1 priests, have been delivered over by the local kings 2 to sword, captivity, plunder, and embarrassment – right up to the present time.
The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not inhabit the land. 1