Look 1 at its strength in its loins, and its power in the muscles of its belly.
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, 1 and mourned for his son many days.
They replied, 1 “He was a hairy man 2 and had a leather belt 3 tied around his waist.” The king 4 said, “He is Elijah the Tishbite.”
Next I noticed the man dressed in linen with the writing kit at his side bringing back word: “I have done just as you commanded me.”
Next, I noticed 1 six men 2 coming from the direction of the upper gate 3 which faces north, each with his war club in his hand. Among them was a man dressed in linen with a writing kit 4 at his side. They came and stood beside the bronze altar.
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub where it had rested to the threshold of the temple. 1 He called to the man dressed in linen who had the writing kit at his side.
“You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me – how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. 1 During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; 2 when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained his own belt and the sandals on his feet. 3