But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance 1 as a servant and witness 2 to the things 3 you have seen 4 and to the things in which I will appear to you.
Therefore when I was planning to do this, I did not do so without thinking about what I was doing, did I? 1 Or do I make my plans 2 according to mere human standards 3 so that I would be saying 4 both “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?
For he says, “I heard you at the acceptable time, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” 1 Look, now is the acceptable time; look, now is the day of salvation!
They will fill your houses, the houses of your servants, and all the houses of Egypt, such as 1 neither 2 your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen since they have been 3 in the land until this day!’” Then Moses 4 turned and went out from Pharaoh.
He hung the king of Ai on a tree, leaving him exposed until evening. 1 At sunset Joshua ordered that his corpse be taken down from the tree. 2 They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and erected over it a large pile of stones (it remains to this very day). 3
So God split open the basin 1 at Lehi and water flowed out from it. When he took a drink, his strength 2 was restored and he revived. For this reason he named the spring 3 En Hakkore. 4 It remains in Lehi to this very day.
David’s men said to him, “This is the day about which the Lord said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hand, and you can do to him whatever seems appropriate to you.’” 1 So David got up and quietly cut off an edge of Saul’s robe.
The king then told Abiathar the priest, “Go back to your property 1 in Anathoth. You deserve to die, 2 but today I will not kill you because you did carry the ark of the sovereign Lord before my father David and you suffered with my father through all his difficult times.” 3
Then they said to one another, “It’s not right what we’re doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven’t told anyone. 1 If we wait until dawn, 2 we’ll be punished. 3 So come on, let’s go and inform the royal palace.”
may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed 1 against you – both I myself and my family 2 have sinned.
Then Nehemiah the governor, 1 Ezra the priestly scribe, 2 and the Levites who were imparting understanding to the people said to all of them, 3 “This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping when they heard the words of the law.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, 1 from the murderers of this world! 2 They enjoy prosperity; 3 you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. 4 They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring. 5
The Beloved to Her Lover: Tell me, O you whom my heart 1 loves, where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you rest your sheep during the midday heat? Tell me lest 2 I wander around 3 beside the flocks of your companions!
But that day belongs to the Lord God who rules over all. 1 It is the day when he will pay back his enemies. 2 His sword will devour them until its appetite is satisfied! It will drink their blood until it is full! 3 For the Lord God who rules over all 4 will offer them up as a sacrifice in the land of the north by the Euphrates River.
When you present your sacrifices 1 – when you make your sons pass through the fire – you defile yourselves with all your idols to this very day. Will I allow you to seek me, 2 O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I will not allow you to seek me! 3
So Achish summoned David and said to him, “As surely as the Lord lives, you are an honest man, and I am glad to have you 1 serving 2 with me in the army. 3 I have found no fault with you from the day that you first came to me until the present time. But in the opinion 4 of the leaders, you are not reliable. 5