and listen to what they are saying. Then you will be brave 1 and attack the camp.” So he went down with Purah his servant to where the sentries were guarding the camp. 2
Now be courageous 1 and prove to be valiant warriors, for your lord Saul is dead. The people of Judah have anointed me as king over them.”
Can your heart endure, 1 or can your hands be strong when I deal with you? 2 I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it!
And it will come about that just as you (both Judah and Israel) were a curse to the nations, so I will save you and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid! Instead, be strong!’
“The Lord who rules over all also says, ‘Gather strength, you who are listening to these words today from the mouths of the prophets who were there at the founding of the house of the Lord who rules over all, 1 so that the temple might be built.