So then, let no one treat him with contempt. But send him on his way in peace so that he may come to me. For I am expecting him with the brothers. 1
You also know that 1 the angels who did not keep within their proper domain 2 but abandoned their own place of residence, he has kept 3 in eternal chains 4 in utter 5 darkness, locked up 6 for the judgment of the great Day.
‘I know your works as well as your 1 labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate 2 evil. You have even put to the test 3 those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false.
When he saw the bracelets on his sister’s wrists and the nose ring 1 and heard his sister Rebekah say, 2 “This is what the man said to me,” he went out to meet the man. There he was, standing 3 by the camels near the spring.
When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this 1 that you are doing for the people? 2 Why are you sitting by yourself, and all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”
Aaron is to lay his two hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins, 1 and thus he is to put them 2 on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready. 3
You 1 stood before the Lord your God at Horeb and he 2 said to me, “Assemble the people before me so that I can tell them my commands. 3 Then they will learn to revere me all the days they live in the land, and they will instruct their children.”
When the king of Ai saw Israel, he and his whole army quickly got up the next day and went out to fight Israel at the meeting place near the Arabah. 1 But he did not realize 2 men were hiding behind the city. 3
When you enter the town, you can find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people won’t eat until he arrives, for he must bless the sacrifice. Once that happens, those who have been invited will eat. Now go on up, for 1 this is the time when you can find him!”
David replied to Ahimelech the priest, “The king instructed me to do something, but he said to me, ‘Don’t let anyone know the reason I am sending you or the instructions I have given you.’ 1 I have told my soldiers 2 to wait at a certain place. 3
Then the king said to the messengers 1 who were stationed beside him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, for they too have sided 2 with David! They knew he was fleeing, but they did not inform me.” But the king’s servants refused to harm 3 the priests of the Lord.
Then David approached the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to go with him, 1 those whom they had left at the Wadi Besor. They went out to meet David and the people who were with him. When David approached the people, he asked how they were doing.
Absalom instructed his servants, “Look! When Amnon is drunk 1 and I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon down,’ kill him then and there. Don’t fear! Is it not I who have given you these instructions? Be strong and courageous!” 2
When David had gone a short way beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth was there to meet him. He had a couple of donkeys that were saddled, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred raisin cakes, a hundred baskets of summer fruit, 1 and a container of wine.