“‘As for the ones who remain among you, they will rot away because of 1 their iniquity in the lands of your enemies, and they will also rot away because of their ancestors’ 2 iniquities which are with them.
“Because you have not served the Lord your God joyfully and wholeheartedly with the abundance of everything you have,
But Absalom said nothing to Amnon, either bad or good, yet Absalom hated Amnon because he had humiliated his sister Tamar.
Egypt will be desolate and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, because of the violence they did to the people of Judah, 1 in whose land they shed innocent blood.
Although it grieved the king, 1 because of his oath and the dinner guests he commanded it to be given.
They are darkened in their understanding, 1 being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.
I have written to you, children, that 1 you have known the Father. 2 I have written to you, fathers, that 3 you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that 4 you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.
So 1 he is to make atonement for the holy place from the impurities of the Israelites and from their transgressions with regard to all their sins, 2 and thus he is to do for the Meeting Tent which resides with them in the midst of their impurities.
All Jerusalem was terrified 1 because Gibeon was a large city, like one of the royal cities. It was larger than Ai and all its men were warriors.
But if you will not pay attention to this warning, 1 I will weep alone because of your arrogant pride. I will weep bitterly and my eyes will overflow with tears 2 because you, the Lord’s flock, 3 will be carried 4 into exile.”
When a woman gives birth, she has distress 1 because her time 2 has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 3 has been born into the world. 4
They said to Joshua, “It was carefully reported to your subjects 1 how the Lord your God commanded Moses his servant to assign you the whole land and to destroy all who live in the land from before you. Because of you we were terrified 2 we would lose our lives, so we did this thing.
I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.
For wild animals 1 are prowling over Mount Zion, which lies desolate.