The drought as well as the heat carry away the melted snow; 1 so the grave 2 takes away those who have sinned. 3
I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience 1 will not reproach me for as long as I live. 2
in order to protect him from times of trouble, 1 until the wicked are destroyed. 2
he consulted with his advisers and military officers about stopping up the springs 1 outside the city, and they supported him.
Is this really your boisterous city 1 whose origins are in the distant past, 2 and whose feet led her to a distant land to reside?
You will be loyal to Jacob and extend your loyal love to Abraham, 1 which you promised on oath to our ancestors 2 in ancient times. 3
Nineveh was like a pool 1 of water 2 throughout her days, 3 but now 4 her people 5 are running away; 6 she cries out: 7 “Stop! Stop!” – but no one turns back. 8
So Aaron extended his hand over the waters of Egypt, and frogs 1 came up and covered the land of Egypt.
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!”
The rivers of Damascus, the Abana and Pharpar, are better than any of the waters of Israel! 1 Could I not wash in them and be healed?” So he turned around and went away angry.
He issued this edict because 1 a Passover like this had not been observed since the days of the judges; it was neglected for the entire period of the kings of Israel and Judah. 2
There was a great celebration in Jerusalem, unlike anything that had occurred in Jerusalem since the time of King Solomon son of David of Israel. 1
Hezekiah dammed up the source of the waters of the Upper Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the City of David. 1 Hezekiah succeeded in all that he did.
1 Certainly you must have heard! 2 Long ago I worked it out, in ancient times I planned 3 it, and now I am bringing it to pass. The plan is this: Fortified cities will crash into heaps of ruins. 4
O Israel, you have sinned since the time 1 of Gibeah, and there you have remained. Did not war overtake the evildoers in Gibeah?
tell them how the water of the Jordan stopped flowing 1 before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the water of the Jordan stopped flowing. 2 These stones will be a lasting memorial for the Israelites.”
But the chief adviser said to them, “My master did not send me to speak these words only to your master and to you. 1 His message is also for the men who sit on the wall, for they will eat their own excrement and drink their own urine along with you.” 2
A Passover like this had not been observed in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet. None of the kings of Israel had observed a Passover like the one celebrated by Josiah, the priests, the Levites, all the people of Judah and Israel who were there, and the residents of Jerusalem.
they came to Zerubbabel and the leaders 1 and said to them, “Let us help you build, 2 for like you we seek your God and we have been sacrificing to him 3 from the time 4 of King Esarhaddon 5 of Assyria, who brought us here.” 6
From the days of our fathers until this very day our guilt has been great. Because of our iniquities we, along with our kings and 1 priests, have been delivered over by the local kings 2 to sword, captivity, plunder, and embarrassment – right up to the present time.