But those who were to camp in front of the tabernacle on the east, in front of the tent of meeting, were Moses, Aaron, 1 and his sons. They were responsible for the needs 2 of the sanctuary and for the needs of the Israelites, but the unauthorized person who approached was to be put to death.
Now the length of time it took for us to go from Kadesh Barnea to the crossing of Wadi Zered was thirty-eight years, time for all the military men of that generation to die, just as the Lord had vowed to them.
Uriah replied to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah reside in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and my lord’s soldiers are camping in the open field. Should I go to my house to eat and drink and have marital relations 1 with my wife? As surely as you are alive, 2 I will not do this thing!”
Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from his family (the Korahites) were assigned to guard the entrance to the sanctuary. 1 Their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the Lord’s dwelling place. 2
For the battle with Israel the Philistines had amassed 3,000 1 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and an army as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash, east of Beth Aven.
So David and Abishai approached the army at night and found Saul lying asleep in the entrenchment with his spear stuck in the ground by his head. Abner and the army were lying all around him.
Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and Levites to do their assigned tasks 1 – to offer burnt sacrifices and present offerings and to serve, give thanks, and offer praise in the gates of the Lord’s sanctuary. 2
So David got up early in the morning and entrusted the flock to someone else who would watch over it. 1 After loading up, he went just as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the camp 2 as the army was going out to the battle lines shouting its battle cry.
If we go into the city, we’ll die of starvation, 1 and if we stay here we’ll die! So come on, let’s defect 2 to the Syrian camp! If they spare us, 3 we’ll live; if they kill us – well, we were going to die anyway.” 4
When you go out as an army against your enemies, guard yourselves against anything impure. 1
Joshua and all Israel marched from Libnah to Lachish. He deployed his troops 1 and fought against it.
Joshua and all Israel marched from Lachish to Eglon. They deployed troops 1 and fought against it.
When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was absolutely terrified. 1
The traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem once or twice.
Here is a message about Arabia: In the thicket of Arabia you spend the night, you Dedanite caravans.