1 “If a man seduces a virgin 2 who is not engaged 3 and has sexual relations with her, he must surely endow 4 her to be his wife.
So they traveled from the mountain of the Lord three days’ journey; 1 and the ark of the covenant of the Lord was traveling before them during the three days’ journey, to find a resting place for them.
Then they traveled from Mount Hor by the road to the Red Sea, 1 to go around the land of Edom, but the people 2 became impatient along the way.
for they will turn your sons away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the Lord will erupt against you and he will quickly destroy you.
He, 1 the God who leads you, will expel the nations little by little. You will not be allowed to destroy them all at once lest the wild animals overrun you.
When I looked, you had indeed sinned against the Lord your God and had cast for yourselves a metal calf; 1 you had quickly turned aside from the way he 2 had commanded you!
He said:The Lord came from Sinai and revealed himself 1 to Israel 2 from Seir. He appeared in splendor 3 from Mount Paran, and came forth with ten thousand holy ones. 4 With his right hand he gave a fiery law 5 to them.
When it was time to shut the city gate for the night, the men left. 1 I don’t know where they were heading. Chase after them quickly, for you have time to catch them!”
These were the nations: 1 the five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo-Hamath. 2
When Eli heard the outcry, 1 he said, “What is this commotion?” 2 The man quickly came and told Eli.
They replied, “Yes, straight ahead! But hurry now, for he came to the town today, and the people are making a sacrifice at the high place.
I am depressed, 1 so I will pray to you while I am trapped here in the region of the upper Jordan, 2 from Hermon, 3 from Mount Mizar. 4
Do not ignore me in my time of trouble! 1 Listen to me! 2 When I call out to you, quickly answer me!
Answer me quickly, Lord! My strength is fading. 1 Do not reject me, 2 or I will join 3 those descending into the grave. 4
The Lover to His Beloved: Oh, 2 you are beautiful, my darling! 3 Oh, you are beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. 4 Your hair is like a flock of female goats descending 5 from Mount Gilead.
I then had sexual relations with the prophetess; she conceived and gave birth to a son. The Lord told me, “Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz,
“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds 1 have allow them to go astray. They have wandered around in the mountains. They have roamed from one mountain and hill to another. 2 They have forgotten their resting place.
In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, 1 and you sinned; so I defiled you and banished you 2 from the mountain of God – the guardian cherub expelled you 3 from the midst of the stones of fire.
God comes 1 from Teman, 2 the sovereign 3 one from Mount Paran. 4 Selah. 5 His splendor covers the skies, 6 his glory 7 fills the earth.
They have quickly turned aside 1 from the way that I commanded them – they have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt.’”