The Israelites 1 turn justice into bitterness; 2 they throw what is fair and right 3 to the ground. 4
In the past he said to them, 1 “This is where security can be found. Provide security for the one who is exhausted! This is where rest can be found.” 2 But they refused to listen.
The king 1 said, “Leave it alone! No one must touch his bones.” So they left his bones undisturbed, as well as the bones of the Israelite prophet buried beside him. 2
Then he cried out to me, “Look! The ones going to the northland have brought me 1 peace about the northland.” 2
“Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘This is how I will find out if you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain 1 for your hungry households and go.
He said to them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a time of cessation from work, 1 a holy Sabbath 2 to the Lord. Whatever you want to 3 bake, bake today; 4 whatever you want to boil, boil today; whatever is left put aside for yourselves to be kept until morning.’”
The gold mice corresponded in number to all the Philistine cities of the five leaders, from the fortified cities to hamlet villages, to greater Abel, 1 where they positioned the ark of the Lord until this very day in the field of Joshua who was from Beth Shemesh.
After he buried him, he said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the tomb where the prophet 1 is buried; put my bones right beside his bones,