warn 1 them of the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk 2 and the work they must do. 3
Ephraim will be struck down 1 – their root will be dried up; they will not yield any fruit. Even if they do bear children, I will kill their precious offspring.
Now Eli was very old when he heard about everything that his sons used to do to all the people of Israel 1 and how they used to have sex with 2 the women who were stationed at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah with this warning, 1 “May the gods judge me severely 2 if by this time tomorrow I do not take your life as you did theirs!” 3
Ben Hadad sent another message to him, “May the gods judge me severely 1 if there is enough dirt left in Samaria for my soldiers to scoop up in their hands.” 2