He broke open rocks in the wilderness, and gave them enough water to fill the depths of the sea. 1
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites on the Hill of the Foreskins. 1
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to the city while his generals were besieging it.
For from the top of the rocks I see them; 1 from the hills I watch them. 2 Indeed, a nation that lives alone, and it will not be reckoned 3 among the nations.
At that time the Lord told Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites once again.” 1
He sent messengers to Abimelech, who was in Arumah, 1 reporting, “Beware! 2 Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers are coming 3 to Shechem and inciting the city to rebel against you. 4
Baasha son of Ahijah, from the tribe of Issachar, conspired against Nadab 1 and assassinated him in Gibbethon, which was in Philistine territory. This happened while Nadab and all the Israelite army were besieging Gibbethon.
Samaria’s food supply ran out. 1 They laid siege to it so long that 2 a donkey’s head was selling for eighty shekels of silver 3 and a quarter of a kab 4 of dove’s droppings 5 for five shekels of silver. 6
They 1 will go into caves in the rocky cliffs and into holes in the ground, 2 trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the Lord 3 and his royal splendor, when he rises up to terrify the earth. 4
Now at that time, 1 the armies of the king of Babylon were besieging Jerusalem. 2 The prophet Jeremiah was confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse 3 attached to the royal palace of Judah.
ז (Zayin) Jerusalem 1 remembers, 2 when 3 she became a poor homeless person, 4 all her treasures that she owned in days of old. 5 When her people fell into an enemy’s grip, 6 none of her allies came to her rescue. 7 Her enemies 8 gloated over 9 her; they sneered