I will turn your festivals into funerals, 1 and all your songs into funeral dirges. I will make everyone wear funeral clothes 2 and cause every head to be shaved bald. 3 I will make you mourn as if you had lost your only son; 4 when it ends it will indeed have been a bitter day. 5
So then I, the Lord who rules over all, 1 have something to say concerning the prophets of Jerusalem: 2 ‘I will make these prophets eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment. 3 For the prophets of Jerusalem are the reason 4 that ungodliness 5 has spread throughout the land.’”
So 1 I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He 2 said to me, “Take the scroll 3 and eat it. It 4 will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
surely you would not want to wait until they were old enough to marry! 1 Surely you would not remain unmarried all that time! 2 No, 3 my daughters, you must not return with me. 4 For my intense suffering 5 is too much for you to bear. 6 For the Lord is afflicting me!” 7
The king of Israel went home to Samaria 1 bitter and angry.
I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 1
Now the famine was severe in the land. 1
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
“‘Do not weep for the king who was killed. Do not grieve for him. But weep mournfully for the king who has gone into exile. For he will never return to see his native land again. 1
But when she reached the prophet on the mountain, she grabbed hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to push her away, but the prophet said, “Leave her alone, for she is very upset. 1 The Lord has kept the matter hidden from me; he didn’t tell me about it.”
In their streets they wear sackcloth; on their roofs and in their town squares all of them wail, they fall down weeping.
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad 1 on the other side of the Jordan, they mourned there with very great and bitter sorrow. 2 There Joseph observed a seven day period of mourning for his father.
There was fierce war with the Philistines all the days of Saul. So whenever Saul saw anyone who was a warrior or a brave individual, he would conscript him.