“Your servant our father is well,” they replied. “He is still alive.” They bowed down in humility. 1
The two men turned 1 and headed 2 toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord. 3
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel arrived with her father’s sheep, for she was tending them. 1
So Judah and his brothers 1 came back to Joseph’s house. He was still there, 2 and they threw themselves to the ground before him.
The Lord spoke 1 to Jeremiah a second time while he was still confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse. 2
But while the meat was still between their teeth, before they chewed it, 1 the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague.
Gideon built an altar for the Lord there, and named it “The Lord is on friendly terms with me.” 1 To this day it is still there in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
He ordered Jether his firstborn son, “Come on! 1 Kill them!” But Jether was too afraid to draw his sword, 2 because he was still young.
Some of the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan River 1 to the land of Gad and Gilead. But Saul stayed at Gilgal; the entire army that was with him was terrified.
Joab replied, “I will not wait around like this for you!” He took three spears in his hand and thrust them into the middle of Absalom while he was still alive in the middle of the oak tree. 1
As he was still speaking, Jonathan 1 son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for 2 an important man like you must be bringing good news.” 3
1 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard the news, he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since. 2
He was still talking to them when 1 the messenger approached 2 and said, “Look, the Lord is responsible for this disaster! 3 Why should I continue to wait for the Lord to help?”
He said to the people of Judah: 1 “Let’s build these cities and fortify them with walls, towers, and barred gates. 2 The land remains ours because we have followed 3 the Lord our God and he has made us secure on all sides.” 4 So they built the cities 5 and prospered.
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his ancestor 1 David. In his twelfth year he began ridding 2 Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, Asherah poles, idols, and images.