You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ 1 but rather, ‘I have been sent before him.’
And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects 1 of mercy that he has prepared beforehand for glory –
The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.
For this reason, if food causes my brother or sister to sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I may not cause one of them 1 to sin.
The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later. 1
where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf, since he became a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. 1
Get up now, 1 resume your journey, heading for 2 the Amorite hill country, to all its areas 3 including the arid country, 4 the highlands, the Shephelah, 5 the Negev, 6 and the coastal plain – all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates.
At that time I instructed you as follows: “The Lord your God has given you this land for your possession. You warriors are to cross over before your fellow Israelites 1 equipped for battle.
When Joshua gave the army its orders, 1 the seven priests carrying the seven rams’ horns before the Lord moved ahead and blew the horns as the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed behind.
So the five Amorite kings (the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon) and all their troops gathered together and advanced. They deployed their troops and fought against Gibeon. 1
In the morning at sunrise quickly attack the city. When he and his men come out to fight you, do what you can to him.” 1
“When you saw that King Nahash of the Ammonites was advancing against you, you said to me, ‘No! A king will rule over us’ – even though the Lord your God is your king!
Then the king and his men advanced to Jerusalem 1 against the Jebusites who lived in the land. The Jebusites 2 said to David, “You cannot invade this place! Even the blind and the lame will turn you back, saying, ‘David cannot invade this place!’”
Who is this who comes from Edom, 1 dressed in bright red, coming from Bozrah? 2 Who 3 is this one wearing royal attire, 4 who marches confidently 5 because of his great strength? “It is I, the one who announces vindication, and who is able to deliver!” 6
The Lord says, 1 “These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. 2 They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. 3 Indeed, they do one evil thing after another 4 and do not pay attention to me. 5