and my anger will burn and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children will be fatherless. 1
your infants, your wives, and the 1 foreigners living in your encampment, those who chop wood and those who carry water –
So Aaron said to them, “Break off the gold earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 1
But your wives, children, and livestock (of which I know you have many) may remain in the cities I have given you.
Your wives, children and cattle may stay in the land that Moses assigned to you east of the Jordan River. But all you warriors must cross over armed for battle ahead of your brothers. 1 You must help them
When I had made an inspection, 1 I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awesome Lord, 2 and fight on behalf of your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your families!” 3
Have you forgotten all the wicked things that have been done in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem by your ancestors, by the kings of Judah and their 1 wives, by you and your wives?