Have I not written thirty sayings 1 for you, sayings 2 of counsel and knowledge,
When Jacob saw the look on Laban’s face, he could tell his attitude toward him had changed. 1
There he said to them, “I can tell that your father’s attitude toward me has changed, 1 but the God of my father has been with me.
“You must no longer 1 give straw to the people for making bricks 2 as before. 3 Let them go 4 and collect straw for themselves.
The Philistines were scared because they thought that gods had come to the camp. 1 They said, “Too bad for 2 us! We’ve never seen anything like this!
Abner advised 1 the elders of Israel, “Previously you were wanting David to be your king. 2
The Lord provided a deliverer 1 for Israel and they were freed from Syria’s power. 2 The Israelites once more lived in security. 3
Then Moses said to the Lord, 1 “O 2 my Lord, 3 I am not an eloquent man, 4 neither in the past 5 nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” 6
But you must require 1 of them the same quota of bricks that they were making before. 2 Do not reduce it, for they are slackers. 3 That is why they are crying, ‘Let us go sacrifice to our God.’
The Israelite foremen whom Pharaoh’s slave masters had set over them were beaten and were asked, 1 “Why did you not complete your requirement for brickmaking as in the past – both yesterday and today?” 2
But if the ox had the habit of goring, and its owner was warned, 1 and he did not take the necessary precautions, 2 and then it killed a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned and the man must be put to death.
Or if it is known that the ox had the habit of goring, and its owner did not take the necessary precautions, he must surely pay 1 ox for ox, and the dead animal will become his. 2
Anyone who accidentally killed someone 1 without hating him at the time of the accident 2 could flee to one of those cities and be safe.
Now this is the law pertaining to one who flees there in order to live, 1 if he has accidentally killed another 2 without hating him at the time of the accident. 3
Otherwise the blood avenger will chase after the killer in the heat of his anger, eventually overtake him, 1 and kill him, 2 though this is not a capital case 3 since he did not hate him at the time of the accident.
But stay about three thousand feet behind it. 1 Keep your distance 2 so you can see 3 which way you should go, for you have not traveled this way before.”
The priests carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord came up from the middle of the Jordan, and as soon as they set foot on dry land, 1 the water of the Jordan flowed again and returned to flood stage. 2
When the avenger of blood comes after him, they must not hand over to him the one who committed manslaughter, for he accidentally killed his fellow man without premeditation. 1
Boaz replied to her, 1 “I have been given a full report of 2 all that you have done for your mother-in-law following the death of your husband – how you left 3 your father and your mother, as well as your homeland, and came to live among people you did not know previously. 4
When everyone who had known him previously saw him prophesying with the prophets, the people all asked one another, “What on earth has happened to the son of Kish? Does even Saul belong with the prophets?”