and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned Mount Seir, 1 while Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.
Since you are precious and special in my sight, 1 and I love you, I will hand over people in place of you, nations in place of your life.
I will have compassion on you so that he in turn will have mercy on you and allow you to return to your land.’
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.
And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, 1 and I am your God, declares the sovereign Lord.’”
Now Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, so I took the grapes, squeezed them into his 1 cup, and put the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” 2
Then I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of the Jordan. They fought with you, but I handed them over to you; you conquered 1 their land and I destroyed them from before you.
I will take away their harvests, 1 says the Lord. There will be no grapes on their vines. There will be no figs on their fig trees. Even the leaves on their trees will wither. The crops that I gave them will be taken away.’” 2
Then I set cups and pitchers full of wine in front of the members of the Rechabite community and said to them, “Have some wine.” 1
I gave them my statutes 1 and revealed my regulations to them. The one 2 who carries 3 them out will live by them! 4
for the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution offering I have taken from the Israelites out of their peace offering sacrifices and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons from the people of Israel as a perpetual allotted portion.’” 1
So I chose 1 as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials.
but I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates 1 and brought him into 2 the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous; I gave him Isaac,
You crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. 1 The leaders 2 of Jericho, as well as the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites, fought with you, but I handed them over to you.
I gave you a land in 1 which you had not worked hard; you took up residence in cities you did not build and you are eating the produce of 2 vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.’
I considered these things carefully 1 and then registered a complaint with the wealthy 2 and the officials. I said to them, “Each one of you is seizing the collateral 3 from your own countrymen!” 4 Because of them I called for 5 a great public assembly.
She also saw 1 that I gave wayward Israel her divorce papers and sent her away because of her adulterous worship of other gods. 2 Even after her unfaithful sister Judah had seen this, 3 she still was not afraid, and she too went and gave herself like a prostitute to other gods. 4
“I thought to myself, 1 ‘Oh what a joy it would be for me to treat you like a son! 2 What a joy it would be for me to give 3 you a pleasant land, the most beautiful piece of property there is in all the world!’ 4 I thought you would call me, ‘Father’ 5 and would never cease being loyal to me. 6
I took both copies of the deed of purchase 1 and gave them to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah. I gave them to him in the presence 2 of my cousin 3 Hanamel, the witnesses who had signed the deed of purchase, and all the Judeans who were housed in the courtyard of the guardhouse.