When 1 Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. You take care of it yourselves!” 2
Then, 1 turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house. You gave me no water for my feet, 2 but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl, 1
They gave him a slice of pressed figs and two bunches of raisins to eat. This greatly refreshed him, 1 for he had not eaten food or drunk water for three days and three nights.
Then Ezra got up from in front of the temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he stayed 1 there, he did not eat food or drink water, for he was in mourning over the infidelity of the exiles.
So look, the sovereign master 1 is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River 2 – the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks. 3
When his voice thunders, 1 the heavenly ocean roars. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. 2 He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it. 3
Why must I continually suffer such painful anguish? Why must I endure the sting of their insults like an incurable wound? Will you let me down when I need you like a brook one goes to for water, but that cannot be relied on?” 1
Then 1 I heard what sounded like the voice of a vast throng, like the roar of many waters and like loud crashes of thunder. They were shouting: 2 “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, 3 the All-Powerful, 4 reigns!
Your rowers have brought you into surging waters. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.
“The one being cleansed 1 must then wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe in water, and so be clean. 2 Then afterward he may enter the camp, but he must live outside his tent seven days.
He must put on a holy linen tunic, 1 linen leggings are to cover his body, 2 and he is to wrap himself with a linen sash 3 and wrap his head with a linen turban. 4 They are holy garments, so he must bathe 5 his body in water and put them on.
Please let us pass through 1 your country. We will not pass through the fields or through the vineyards, nor will we drink water from any well. We will go by the King’s Highway; 2 we will not turn to the right or the left until we have passed through your region.’” 3
David said on that day, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must approach the ‘lame’ and the ‘blind’ who are David’s enemies 1 by going through the water tunnel.” 2 For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame cannot enter the palace.” 3
that sends messengers by sea, who glide over the water’s surface in boats made of papyrus. Go, you swift messengers, to a nation of tall, smooth-skinned people, 1 to a people that are feared far and wide, 2 to a nation strong and victorious, 3 whose land rivers divide. 4