I 1 have refused 2 to touch such things; 3 they are like loathsome food to me. 4
For my sighing comes in place of 1 my food, 2 and my groanings 3 flow forth like water. 4
By David. O Lord, fight 2 those who fight with me! Attack those who attack me!
Even my close friend 1 whom I trusted, he who shared meals with me, has turned against me. 2
My heart is parched 1 and withered like grass, for I am unable 2 to eat food. 3
“Command the Israelites: 1 ‘With regard to my offering, 2 be sure to offer 3 my food for my offering made by fire, as a pleasing aroma to me at its appointed time.’ 4
Should I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers and give them to these men? I don’t even know where they came from!”
There was another battle with the Philistines in which Elhanan son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, 1 whose spear had a shaft as big as the crossbeam of a weaver’s loom. 2
For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, “I will seek out 1 my lovers; 2 they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3
When you bring foreigners, those uncircumcised in heart and in flesh, into my sanctuary, you desecrate 1 it – even my house – when you offer my food, the fat and the blood. You 2 have broken my covenant by all your abominable practices.