The clods of the torrent valley 1 are sweet to him; behind him everybody follows in procession, and before him goes a countless throng.
And when it came to rest he would say, “Return, O Lord, to the many thousands of Israel!” 1
The charioteers 1 will charge ahead; 2 their swords 3 will flash 4 and their spears 5 will glimmer! 6 There will be many people slain; 7 there will be piles of the dead, and countless casualties 8 – so many that people 9 will stumble over the corpses.
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
I will indeed bless you, 1 and I will greatly multiply 2 your descendants 3 so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession 4 of the strongholds 5 of their enemies.
He had 1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and an innumerable number of soldiers who accompanied him from Egypt, including Libyans, Sukkites, and Cushites.
saying, “Surely I will bless you greatly and multiply your descendants abundantly.” 1
For though you may have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, because I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east covered the valley like a swarm of locusts. 1 Their camels could not be counted; they were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
I will make the children who follow one another in the line of my servant David very numerous. I will also make the Levites who minister before me very numerous. I will make them all as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sands which are on the seashore.’” 1
But you have come to Mount Zion, the city 1 of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, 1 and you will spread out 2 to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another 3 using your name and that of your descendants. 4
The Lord solemnly warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and all the seers, “Turn back from your evil ways; obey my commandments and rules that are recorded in the law. I ordered your ancestors to keep this law and sent my servants the prophets to remind you of its demands.” 1