For in fact when we were with you, we were telling you in advance that we would suffer affliction, and so it has happened, as you well know. 1
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up – and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 1
“And say to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves 1 for tomorrow, and you will eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing 2 of the Lord, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat, 3 for life 4 was good for us in Egypt?” Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat.
Taking an oath, David again 1 said, “Your father is very much aware of the fact 2 that I have found favor with you, and he has thought, 3 ‘Don’t let Jonathan know about this, or he will be upset.’ But as surely as the Lord lives and you live, there is about one step between me and death!”
For if someone comes and proclaims 1 another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, 2 or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, 3 or a different gospel than the one you accepted, 4 you put up with it well enough! 5
but the seventh day is the Sabbath 1 of the Lord your God. On that day you must not do any work, you, your son, your daughter, your male slave, your female slave, your ox, your donkey, any other animal, or the foreigner who lives with you, 2 so that your male and female slaves, like yourself, may have rest.
All the people, 1 rulers, 2 leaders, and judges were standing on either side of the ark, in front of the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. Both resident foreigners and native Israelites were there. 3 Half the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and the other half in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the Lord’s servant had previously instructed to them to do for the formal blessing ceremony. 4
Now if you are ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, trigon, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must bow down and pay homage to the statue that I had made. If you don’t pay homage to it, you will immediately be thrown into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire. Now, who is that god who can rescue you from my power?” 1
Gather the people – men, women, and children, as well as the resident foreigners in your villages – so they may hear and thus learn about and fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the words of this law.
The king asked the Cushite, “How is the young man Absalom?” The Cushite replied, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who have plotted against you 1 be like that young man!”
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, cattle, and fattened steers at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, 1 as well as all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.
Uzziah had an army of skilled warriors trained for battle. They were organized by divisions according to the muster rolls made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer under the authority of Hananiah, a royal official.
In response to all this 1 I said, “Ah, Lord God, 2 you have surely allowed 3 the people of Judah and Jerusalem 4 to be deceived by those who say, ‘You will be safe!’ 5 But in fact a sword is already at our throats.” 6