So the king got up and sat at the city gate. When all the people were informed that the king was sitting at the city gate, they 1 all came before him.But the Israelite soldiers 2 had all fled to their own homes. 3
Certainly my master is aware of what I did 1 when Jezebel was killing the Lord’s prophets. I hid one hundred of the Lord’s prophets in two caves in two groups of fifty and I brought them food and water.
He asked, “What is this grave marker I see?” The men from the city replied, “It’s the grave of the prophet 1 who came from Judah and foretold these very things you have done to the altar of Bethel.”
Messengers 1 arrived and reported to Jehoshaphat, “A huge army is attacking you from the other side of the Dead Sea, 2 from the direction of Edom. 3 Look, they are in Hazezon Tamar (that is, En Gedi).”
I sent them to Iddo, who was the leader in the place called Casiphia. I told them 1 what to say to Iddo and his relatives, 2 who were the temple servants in 3 Casiphia, so they would bring us attendants for the temple of our God.
The woman went and said to her husband, “A man sent from God 1 came to me! He looked like God’s angelic messenger – he was very awesome. 2 I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name.
She said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you will not share your secret with me? 1 Three times you have deceived me and have not told me what makes you so strong.”
Saul sent messengers to David’s house to guard it and to kill him in the morning. Then David’s wife Michal told him, “If you do not save yourself 1 tonight, tomorrow you will be dead!”
David was told, 1 “The Lord has blessed the family of Obed-Edom and everything he owns because of the ark of God.” So David went and joyfully brought the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David.
When it is reported to you and you hear about it, you must investigate carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing 1 is being done in Israel,
So the messenger departed. When he arrived, he informed David of all the news that Joab had sent with him.
Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” Shaphan read it out loud before the king.
he 1 said to take back this answer to Esther:
So they went, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and did just as the Lord had told them; and the Lord had respect for Job. 1