He rained hail down on their cattle, 1 and hurled lightning bolts down on their livestock. 2
He delivered his people over to the sword, and was angry with his chosen nation. 1
As Ehud went out into the vestibule, 1 he closed the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
He went in by himself and closed the door. 1 Then he prayed to the Lord.
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, 1 and while he was asleep, 2 he took part of the man’s side 3 and closed up the place with flesh. 4
Those that entered were male and female, 1 just as God commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in.
The handle went in after the blade, and the fat closed around the blade, for Ehud 1 did not pull the sword out of his belly. 2
Ahaz gathered the items in God’s temple and removed them. He shut the doors of the Lord’s temple and erected altars on every street corner in Jerusalem.
“I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, 1 so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord who rules over all, “and I will no longer accept an offering from you.