The words of the sages are like prods, 1 and the collected sayings are like firmly fixed nails; they are given by one shepherd.
Delilah said to Samson, “Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies. Tell me how you can be subdued.” He said to her, “If you weave the seven braids of my hair 1 into the fabric on the loom 2 and secure it with the pin, I will become weak and be like any other man.”
They tied the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod by blue cord, so that it was above the waistband of the ephod, so that the breastpiece would not be loose from the ephod, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
“I hereby give orders that if anyone changes this directive a beam is to be pulled out from his house and he is to be raised up and impaled 1 on it, and his house is to be reduced 2 to a rubbish heap 3 for this indiscretion. 4
Blessed are those slaves 1 whom their master finds alert 2 when he returns! I tell you the truth, 3 he will dress himself to serve, 4 have them take their place at the table, 5 and will come 6 and wait on them! 7
On that very night before Herod was going to bring him out for trial, 1 Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while 2 guards in front of the door were keeping watch 3 over the prison.
and he said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Each man fasten 1 his sword on his side, and go back and forth 2 from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and each one kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’” 3
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.
Then you responded to me and admitted, “We have sinned against the Lord. We will now go up and fight as the Lord our God has told us to do.” So you each put on your battle gear and prepared to go up to the hill country.
Then Jael wife of Heber took a tent peg in one hand and a hammer in the other. 1 She crept up on him, drove the tent peg through his temple into the ground 2 while he was asleep from exhaustion, 3 and he died.
and say ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands 1 on all their wrists 2 and make headbands 3 for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! 4 Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?