They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,” 1
For the Lord says, “If even those who did not deserve to drink from the cup of my wrath must drink from it, do you think you will go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, but must certainly drink from the cup of my wrath. 1
“Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the streets 1 and your sons and daughters will die violently. 2 Your land will be given to others 3 and you will die in a foreign 4 land. Israel will certainly be carried into exile 5 away from its land.’”
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I 1 would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else 2 if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” 3
Instead we will do everything we vowed we would do. 1 We will sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the goddess called the Queen of Heaven 2 just as we and our ancestors, our kings, and our leaders previously did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, were well-off, and had no troubles. 3
One of them 1 said, “I will surely return 2 to you when the season comes round again, 3 and your wife Sarah will have a son!” 4 (Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, not far behind him. 5
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain 1 bread from heaven for you, and the people will go out 2 and gather the amount for each day, so that I may test them. 3 Will they will walk in my law 4 or not?
The more years there are, 1 the more you may make its purchase price, and the fewer years there are, 2 the less you must make its purchase price, because he is only selling to you a number of years of 3 produce.
David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Should I pursue this raiding band? Will I overtake them?” He said to him, “Pursue, for you will certainly overtake them and carry out a rescue!”
Messengers 1 came and told David what had happened to the men, so he summoned them, for the men were thoroughly humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho 2 until your beards grow again; then you may come back.”
“So tell them, 1 ‘The Lord, the God of Israel, says, “Every wine jar is made to be filled with wine.”’ 2 And they will probably say to you, ‘Do you not think we know 3 that every wine jar is supposed to be filled with wine?’