David’s power grew steadily, for the Lord God 1 who commands armies 2 was with him. 3
David’s power steadily grew, for the Lord who commands armies was with him. 1
Small and great are 1 there, and the slave is free 2 from his master. 3
I said, 1 “There is no one like you, Lord. 2 You are great. And you are renowned for your power. 3
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not realize that a great leader 1 has fallen this day in Israel?
Mordecai was of high rank 1 in the king’s palace, and word about him was spreading throughout all the provinces. His influence 2 continued to become greater and greater.
Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus. He was the highest-ranking 1 Jew, and he was admired by his numerous relatives. 2 He worked enthusiastically 3 for the good of his people and was an advocate for the welfare of 4 all his descendants. 5
The Lord is slow to anger 1 but great in power; 2 the Lord will certainly not 3 allow the wicked 4 to go unpunished.He marches out 5 in the whirlwind and the raging storm; dark storm clouds billow like dust 6 under his feet. 7
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time 1 and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing 2 until morning’s light.