The Lord’s deeds are great, eagerly awaited 1 by all who desire them.
to the one who made the great lights, for his loyal love endures,
to the one who struck down great kings, for his loyal love endures,
“For a short time I abandoned 1 you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
A person’s gift 1 makes room for him, and leads him 2 before important people.
Do not honor yourself before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;
And he 1 brought signs and great, devastating wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on his whole family 2 before our very eyes.
then he 1 will drive out all these nations ahead of you, and you will dispossess nations greater and stronger than you.
You shall make yourselves tassels 1 for the four corners of the clothing you wear.
But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his household with severe diseases 1 because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.
to dispossess nations greater and stronger than you and brought you here this day to give you their land as your property. 1
Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications. 1
“The Lord drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you 1 to this very day.
Issachar’s leaders were with Deborah, the men of Issachar 1 supported 2 Barak; into the valley they were sent under Barak’s command. 3 Among the clans of Reuben there was intense 4 heart searching. 5
The latticework on the tops of the pillars was adorned with ornamental wreaths and chains; the top of each pillar had seven groupings of ornaments. 1
There was once 1 a small city with a few men in it, and a mighty king attacked it, besieging 2 it and building strong 3 siege works against it.
The Lord who commands armies told me this: 1 “Many houses will certainly become desolate, large, impressive houses will have no one living in them. 2
Rich and poor alike will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned. People will not cut their bodies or shave off their hair to show their grief for them. 1
Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out 1 from your enslavement to 2 the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, 3 and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
Pharaoh will not listen to you. 1 I will reach into 2 Egypt and bring out my regiments, 3 my people the Israelites, from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment.