For I am aware of all his regulations, 1 and I do not reject his rules. 2
The dice are thrown into the lap, 1 but their every decision 2 is from the Lord. 3
They are frightening and terrifying; they decide for themselves what is right. 1
In the eleventh year, in the month Bul 1 (the eighth month) the temple was completed in accordance with all its specifications and blueprints. It took seven years to build. 2
The Lord says, “I will restore the ruined houses of the descendants of Jacob. I will show compassion on their ruined homes. 1 Every city will be rebuilt on its former ruins. 2 Every fortified dwelling will occupy its traditional site. 3
Seek the Lord’s favor, 1 all you humble people 2 of the land who have obeyed his commands! 3 Strive to do what is right! 4 Strive to be humble! 5 Maybe you will be protected 6 on the day of the Lord’s angry judgment.
The just Lord resides 1 within her; he commits no unjust acts. 2 Every morning he reveals 3 his justice. At dawn he appears without fail. 4 Yet the unjust know no shame.
Neither man nor woman would David leave alive so as to bring them back to Gath. He was thinking, “This way they can’t tell on us, saying, ‘This is what David did.’” Such was his practice the entire time 1 that he lived in the country of the Philistines.