From the priests: Jedaiah son of Joiarib, Jakin,
what he stores up 1 a righteous man will wear, and an innocent man will inherit his silver.
If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay,
A person 1 plans his course, 2 but the Lord directs 3 his steps. 4
Who prepares prey for the raven, when its young cry out to God and wander about 1 for lack of food?
A wicked person 1 shows boldness with his face, 2 but as for the upright, 3 he discerns 4 his ways.
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right side and the other on the left. 1 He named the one on the right Jachin, 2 and the one on the left Boaz. 3
Yes, 1 he struck a rock and water flowed out, streams gushed forth. But can he also give us food? Will he provide meat for his people?”
then they said to him, “Say ‘Shibboleth!’” 1 If he said, “Sibboleth” (and could not pronounce the word 2 correctly), they grabbed him and executed him right there at the fords of the Jordan. On that day forty-two thousand Ephraimites fell dead.
He set up the pillars on the porch in front of the main hall. He erected one pillar on the right 1 side and called it Jakin; 2 he erected the other pillar on the left 3 side and called it Boaz. 4