You may not eat any corpse, though you may give it to the resident foreigner who is living in your villages 1 and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. 2
You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt.
Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the Lord our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit. 1
the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. 1 It piled up far upstream 2 at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea). 3 The people crossed the river opposite Jericho. 4
When all the Amorite kings on the west side of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the seacoast heard how the Lord had dried up the water of the Jordan before the Israelites while they 1 crossed, they lost their courage and could not even breathe for fear of the Israelites. 2
Within Issachar’s and Asher’s territory Manasseh was assigned Beth Shean, Ibleam, the residents of Dor, En Dor, the residents of Taanach, the residents of Megiddo, 1 the three of Napheth, 2 and the towns surrounding all these cities. 3
“Look, today I am about to die. 1 You know with all your heart and being 2 that not even one of all the faithful promises the Lord your God made to you is left unfulfilled; every one was realized – not one promise is unfulfilled! 3
He approached the men of Succoth and said, “Look what I have! 1 Zebah and Zalmunna! You insulted me, saying, ‘You have not yet overpowered Zebah and Zalmunna. So why should we give bread to your exhausted men?’” 2
But you have attacked 1 my father’s family 2 today. You murdered his seventy legitimate 3 sons on one stone and made Abimelech, the son of his female slave, king over the leaders of Shechem, just because he is your close relative. 4
Three thousand men of Judah went down to the cave in the cliff of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines rule over us? Why have you done this to us?” He said to them, “I have only done to them what they have done to me.”
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.”
Later during the mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and have 1 some food! Dip your bread 2 in the vinegar!” So she sat down beside the harvesters. Then he handed 3 her some roasted grain. She ate until she was full and saved the rest. 4
They inquired, “What is the guilt offering that we should send to him?” They replied, “The Philistine leaders number five. So send five gold sores and five gold mice, for it is the same plague that has afflicted both you and your leaders.
So the cook picked up the leg and brought it and set it in front of Saul. Samuel 1 said, “What was kept is now set before you! Eat, for it has been kept for you for this meeting time, from the time I said, ‘I have invited the people.’” So Saul ate with Samuel that day.
David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire and tried to walk around, but he was not used to them. 1 David said to Saul, “I can’t walk in these things, for I’m not used to them.” So David removed them.
He risked his life 1 when he struck down the Philistine and the Lord gave all Israel a great victory. When you saw it, you were happy. So why would you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death for no reason?”
Jonathan 1 said to him, “By no means are you going to die! My father does nothing 2 large or small without making me aware of it. 3 Why would my father hide this matter from me? It just won’t happen!”
Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and this son of Jesse? You gave 1 him bread and a sword and inquired of God on his behalf, so that he opposes 2 me and waits in ambush, as is the case today!”
Today your own eyes see how the Lord delivered you – this very day – into my hands in the cave. Some told me to kill you, but I had pity 1 on you and said, ‘I will not extend my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s chosen one.’ 2
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives – he who has prevented me from harming you – if you had not come so quickly to meet me, by morning’s light not even one male belonging to Nabal would have remained alive!”