which I reserve for the time of trouble, for the day of war and battle? 1
The Ephraimites 1 were armed with bows, 2 but they retreated in the day of battle. 3
Now Abimelech had not gone near her. He said, “Lord, 1 would you really slaughter an innocent nation? 2
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.
צ (Tsade) Our enemies 1 hunted us down at every step 2 so that we could not walk about in our streets. Our end drew near, our days were numbered, 3 for our end had come!
While I was watching, that horn began to wage war against the holy ones and was defeating 1 them,
Then the Lord will go to battle 1 and fight against those nations, just as he fought battles in ancient days. 2
a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen up! Listen up! Tell Joab, ‘Come near so that I may speak to you.’”
Do not be 1 like an unintelligent horse or mule, 2 which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. 3
They say, ‘Keep to yourself! Don’t get near me, for I am holier than you!’ These people are like smoke in my nostrils, like a fire that keeps burning all day long.
It came between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp; it was a dark cloud 1 and it lit up the night so that one camp did not come near the other 2 the whole night. 3
When he approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses became extremely angry. 1 He threw the tablets from his hands and broke them to pieces at the bottom of the mountain. 2
Moses then said to Aaron, “Approach the altar and make your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement on behalf of yourself and on behalf of the people; 1 and also make the people’s offering and make atonement on behalf of them just as the Lord has commanded.”
You go near so that you can hear everything the Lord our God is saying and then you can tell us whatever he 1 says to you; then we will pay attention and do it.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire. He called out, 1 “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the most high God, come out! Come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego emerged from the fire. 2