what he stores up 1 a righteous man will wear, and an innocent man will inherit his silver.
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning devouring the prey, and in the evening dividing the plunder.”
The land must be divided by lot; and they will inherit in accordance with the names of their ancestral tribes.
“How often 1 is the lamp of the wicked extinguished? How often does their 2 misfortune come upon them? How often does God apportion pain 3 to them 4 in his anger?
In what direction is lightning 1 dispersed, or the east winds scattered over the earth?
A servant who acts wisely 1 will rule over 2 an heir 3 who behaves shamefully, 4 and will share the inheritance along with the relatives. 5
At that time the people of Israel were divided in their loyalties. Half the people supported Tibni son of Ginath and wanted to make him king; the other half supported Omri.
He will attack 1 mighty fortresses, aided by 2 a foreign deity. To those who recognize him he will grant considerable honor. He will place them in authority over many people, and he will parcel out land for a price. 3
So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, 1 he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, 2 because he willingly submitted 3 to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened 4 on behalf of the rebels.”
In that day people will sing this taunt song to you – they will mock you with this lament: 1 ‘We are completely destroyed; they sell off 2 the property of my people. How they remove it from me! 3 They assign our fields to the conqueror.’ 4