Because you rage against me, and the uproar you create has reached my ears; 1 I will put my hook in your nose, 2 and my bridle between your lips, and I will lead you back the way you came.”
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
The Lord who commands armies told me this: 1 “Certainly this sin will not be forgiven as long as you live,” 2 says the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies.
Because you rage against me and the uproar you create has reached my ears, 1 I will put my hook in your nose, 2 and my bridle between your lips, and I will lead you back the way you came.”
Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read from the scroll in the hearing of the people. 1
The officials put the scroll in the room of Elishama, the royal secretary, for safekeeping. 1 Then they went to the court and reported everything 2 to the king. 3
Therefore I will act with fury! My eye will not pity them nor will I spare 1 them. When they have shouted in my ears, I will not listen to them.”
While I listened, he said to the others, 1 “Go through the city after him and strike people down; do no let your eye pity nor spare 2 anyone!
and said to Ephron in their hearing, “Hear me, if you will. I pay 1 to you the price 2 of the field. Take it from me so that I may 3 bury my dead there.”
So Abraham agreed to Ephron’s price 1 and weighed 2 out for him 3 the price 4 that Ephron had quoted 5 in the hearing of the sons of Heth – 400 pieces of silver, according to the standard measurement at the time. 6
Then Judah approached him and said, “My lord, please allow your servant to speak a word with you. 1 Please do not get angry with your servant, 2 for you are just like Pharaoh. 3
When the days of mourning 1 had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s royal court, 2 “If I have found favor in your sight, please say to Pharaoh, 3
and in order that in the hearing of your son and your grandson you may tell 1 how I made fools 2 of the Egyptians 3 and about 4 my signs that I displayed 5 among them, so that you may know 6 that I am the Lord.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in the 1 book, and rehearse 2 it in Joshua’s hearing; 3 for I will surely wipe out 4 the remembrance 5 of Amalek from under heaven.
“And say to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves 1 for tomorrow, and you will eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing 2 of the Lord, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat, 3 for life 4 was good for us in Egypt?” Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat.
The one who committed manslaughter 1 should escape to one of these cities, stand at the entrance of the city gate, and present his case to the leaders of that city. 2 They should then bring him into the city, give him a place to stay, and let him live there. 3
Now, announce to the men, 1 ‘Whoever is shaking with fear 2 may turn around and leave Mount Gilead.’” 3 Twenty-two thousand men 4 went home; 5 ten thousand remained.
“Tell 1 all the leaders of Shechem this: ‘Why would you want 2 to have seventy men, all Jerub-Baal’s sons, ruling over you, when you can have just one ruler? Recall that I am your own flesh and blood.’” 3
His mother’s relatives 1 spoke on his behalf to 2 all the leaders of Shechem and reported his proposal. 3 The leaders were drawn to Abimelech; 4 they said, “He is our close relative.” 5
He said to his mother, “You know 1 the eleven hundred pieces of silver which were stolen 2 from you, about which I heard you pronounce a curse? Look here, I have the silver. I stole 3 it, but now I am giving it back to you.” 4 His mother said, “May the Lord reward 5 you, my son!”