The land will mourn, clan by clan – the clan of the royal household of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the clan of the family of Nathan 1 by itself and their wives by themselves;
as sorrowful, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
But the Lord 1 struck down some of the people of Beth Shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the Lord; he struck down 50,070 2 of the men. The people grieved because the Lord had struck the people with a hard blow.
My heart cries out because of Moab’s plight, 1 and for the fugitives 2 stretched out 3 as far as Zoar and Eglath Shelishiyah. For they weep as they make their way up the ascent of Luhith; they loudly lament their demise on the road to Horonaim. 4
“Moreover I, the Lord, tell you: 1 ‘Do not go into a house where they are having a funeral meal. Do not go there to mourn and express your sorrow for them. For I have stopped showing them my good favor, 2 my love, and my compassion. I, the Lord, so affirm it! 3
‘If you will just stay 1 in this land, I will build you up. I will not tear you down. I will firmly plant you. 2 I will not uproot you. For I am filled with sorrow because of the disaster that I have brought on you.
She continued to do this for many days. But Paul became greatly annoyed, 1 and turned 2 and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ 3 to come out of her!” And it came out of her at once. 4
We were encouraged 1 not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement 2 you gave 3 him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, 4 your deep concern 5 for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever.
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
When the angel 1 extended his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented from his judgment. 2 He told the angel who was killing the people, “That’s enough! Stop now!” 3 (Now the Lord’s angel was near the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.)
Jabez called out to the God of Israel, “If only 1 you would greatly bless me and expand my territory! May your hand be with me! Keep me from harm so I might not endure pain!” 2 God answered his prayer. 3
God sent an angel 1 to ravage 2 Jerusalem. As he was doing so, 3 the Lord watched 4 and relented from 5 his judgment. 6 He told the angel who was destroying, “That’s enough! 7 Stop now!” 8 Now the Lord’s angel was standing near the threshing floor of Ornan 9 the Jebusite.
to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, 1 instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, 2 instead of discouragement. 3 They will be called oaks of righteousness, 4 trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor. 5
And they threw dust on their heads and were shouting with weeping and mourning, 1 “Woe, Woe, O great city – in which all those who had ships on the sea got rich from her wealth – because in a single hour she has been destroyed!” 2