However, Saul and the army spared Agag, along with the best of the flock, the cattle, the fatlings, 1 and the lambs, as well as everything else that was of value. 2 They were not willing to slaughter them. But they did slaughter everything that was despised 3 and worthless.
Even though the invading Syrian army was relatively weak, the Lord handed over to them Judah’s very large army, 1 for the people of Judah 2 had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors. The Syrians 3 gave Joash what he deserved. 4
A blacksmith works with his tool 1 and forges metal over the coals. He forms it 2 with hammers; he makes it with his strong arm. He gets hungry and loses his energy; 3 he drinks no water and gets tired.
The soldiers of Babylonia will stop fighting. They will remain in their fortified cities. They will lose their strength to do battle. 1 They will be as frightened as women. 2 The houses in her cities will be set on fire. The gates of her cities will be broken down. 3
Look, at that time I will deal with those who mistreated you. I will rescue the lame sheep 1 and gather together the scattered sheep. I will take away their humiliation and make the whole earth admire and respect them. 2
When Jesus heard this he said to them, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. 1 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
He lifts the weak 1 from the dust; he raises 2 the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. 3 The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord, and he has placed the world on them.
So I am ready to bring disaster 1 on the dynasty 2 of Jeroboam. I will cut off every last male belonging to Jeroboam in Israel, including even the weak and incapacitated. 3 I will burn up the dynasty of Jeroboam, just as one burns manure until it is completely consumed. 4
It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. 1 It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. 2 So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion.
“Son of man, say to the prince 1 of Tyre, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: “‘Your heart is proud 2 and you said, “I am a god; 3 I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas” – yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike. 4
Then 1 one who appeared to be a human being 2 was touching my lips. I opened my mouth and started to speak, saying to the one who was standing before me, “Sir, 3 due to the vision, anxiety has gripped me and I have no strength.
When the man got ready to leave 1 with his concubine and his servant, 2 his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Look! The day is almost over! 3 Stay another night! Since the day is over, 4 stay another night here and have a good time. You can get up early tomorrow and start your trip home.” 5