“‘Surely anything which a man permanently dedicates to the Lord 1 from all that belongs to him, whether from people, animals, or his landed property, must be neither sold nor redeemed; anything permanently dedicated is most holy to the Lord.
Now Naaman, the commander of the king of Syria’s army, was esteemed and respected by his master, 1 for through him the Lord had given Syria military victories. But this great warrior had a skin disease. 2
Hezekiah passed away 1 and was buried on the ascent of the tombs of the descendants of David. All the people of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem buried him with great honor. 2 His son Manasseh replaced him as king.
So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, 1 he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, 2 because he willingly submitted 3 to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened 4 on behalf of the rebels.”
The terror you inspire in others 1 and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you. You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks; you may occupy the highest places in the hills. 2 But even if you made your home where the eagles nest, I would bring you down from there,” says the Lord.
He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass 1 the holy ones of the Most High continually. His intention 2 will be to change times established by law. 3 They will be delivered into his hand For a time, times, 4 and half a time.
Then the kingdom, authority, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be delivered to the people of the holy ones 1 of the Most High. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; all authorities will serve him and obey him.’
In that day people will sing this taunt song to you – they will mock you with this lament: 1 ‘We are completely destroyed; they sell off 2 the property of my people. How they remove it from me! 3 They assign our fields to the conqueror.’ 4
Her 1 leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, 2 her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust 3 the Lord and say, “The Lord is among us. 4 Disaster will not overtake 5 us!”
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. 1 Then 2 your reward will be great, and you will be sons 3 of the Most High, 4 because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 5
keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. 1