If I have found favor in the king’s sight and if the king is inclined 1 to grant my request and perform my petition, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them. At that time 2 I will do as the king wishes. 3
So I reflected on all this, 1 attempting to clear 2 it all up. I concluded that 3 the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated 4 – no one knows what lies ahead. 5
“Let them produce evidence! Let them tell us what will happen! Tell us about your earlier predictive oracles, 1 so we may examine them 2 and see how they were fulfilled. 3 Or decree for us some future events!
He said to me, “This is the place where the priests will boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they will bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring them out to the outer court to transmit holiness to the people.”
saying, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, in whom I know there to be a spirit of the holy gods and whom no mystery baffles, consider 1 my dream that I saw and set forth its interpretation!
“I have shown love to you,” says the Lord, but you say, “How have you shown love to us?” “Esau was Jacob’s brother,” the Lord explains, “yet I chose Jacob
From that time on 1 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem 2 and suffer 3 many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Then 1 Jesus 2 began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer 3 many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and after three days rise again.
But Barnabas took 1 Saul, 2 brought 3 him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, that 4 the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly 5 in the name of Jesus.
When Herod 1 had searched 2 for him and did not find him, he questioned 3 the guards and commanded that they be led away to execution. 4 Then 5 Herod 6 went down from Judea to Caesarea 7 and stayed there.
By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, 1 you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 2
But the Lord’s angelic messenger told Elijah the Tishbite, “Get up, go to meet the messengers from the king of Samaria. Say this to them: ‘You must think there is no God in Israel! That explains why you are on your way to seek an oracle from Baal Zebub the god of Ekron. 1
The king called out loudly 1 to summon 2 the astrologers, wise men, and diviners. The king proclaimed 3 to the wise men of Babylon that anyone who could read this inscription and disclose its interpretation would be clothed in purple 4 and have a golden collar 5 placed on his neck and be third ruler in the kingdom.
However, I have heard 1 that you are able to provide interpretations and to decipher knotty problems. Now if you are able to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, you will wear purple and have a golden collar around your neck and be third 2 ruler in the kingdom.”