until the Lord gives your brothers a place like yours to settle and they conquer the land the Lord your God is ready to hand over to them. Then you may go back to your allotted land and occupy the land Moses the Lord’s servant assigned you east of the Jordan.” 1
We said, ‘If in the future they say such a thing 1 to us or to our descendants, we will reply, “See the model of the Lord’s altar that our ancestors 2 made, not for burnt offerings or sacrifices, but as a reminder to us and you.”’ 3
Now Barak was chasing Sisera. Jael went out to welcome him. She said to him, “Come here and I will show you the man you are searching for.” He went with her into the tent, 1 and there he saw Sisera sprawled out dead 2 with the tent peg in his temple.
They hid 1 in the bedroom and then she said to him, “The Philistines are here, 2 Samson!” He snapped the bowstrings as easily as a thread of yarn snaps when it is put close to fire. 3 The secret of his strength was not discovered. 4
So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are here, 1 Samson!” (The Philistines were hiding in the bedroom.) 2 But he tore the ropes 3 from his arms as if they were a piece of thread.
When Delilah saw that he had told her his secret, 1 she sent for 2 the rulers of the Philistines, saying, “Come up here again, for he has told me 3 his secret.” 4 So the rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her, bringing the silver in their hands.
Boaz replied to her, 1 “I have been given a full report of 2 all that you have done for your mother-in-law following the death of your husband – how you left 3 your father and your mother, as well as your homeland, and came to live among people you did not know previously. 4
I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon, as my wife to raise up a descendant who will inherit his property 1 so the name of the deceased might not disappear 2 from among his relatives and from his village. 3 You are witnesses today.”
Saul said to the Kenites, “Go on and leave! Go down from among the Amalekites! Otherwise I will sweep you away 1 with them! After all, you were kind to all the Israelites when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites withdrew from among the Amalekites.
Saul replied, “Here is what you should say to David: ‘There is nothing that the king wants as a price for the bride except a hundred Philistine foreskins, so that he can be avenged of his 1 enemies.’” (Now Saul was thinking that he could kill David by the hand of the Philistines.)
Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me this way by sending my enemy away? Now he has escaped!” Michal replied to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Help me get away or else I will kill you!’” 1
But if my father intends to do you harm, may the Lord do all this and more to Jonathan, if I don’t let you know 1 and send word to you so you can go safely on your way. 2 May the Lord be with you, as he was with my father.
David replied to Ahimelech the priest, “The king instructed me to do something, but he said to me, ‘Don’t let anyone know the reason I am sending you or the instructions I have given you.’ 1 I have told my soldiers 2 to wait at a certain place. 3
Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and this son of Jesse? You gave 1 him bread and a sword and inquired of God on his behalf, so that he opposes 2 me and waits in ambush, as is the case today!”
David said to him, “Don’t be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father. You will be a regular guest at my table.” 1
You will cultivate 1 the land for him – you and your sons and your servants. You will bring its produce 2 and it will be 3 food for your master’s grandson to eat. 4 But Mephibosheth, your master’s grandson, will be a regular guest at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
the Ammonite officials said to their lord Hanun, “Do you really think David is trying to honor your father by sending these messengers to express his sympathy? 1 No, David has sent his servants to you to get information about the city and spy on it so they can overthrow it!” 2
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. When the king came in to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come in so she can make a couple of cakes in my sight. Then I will eat from her hand.”