lest you learn 1 his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. 2
lest they drink and forget what is decreed, and remove 1 from all the poor 2 their legal rights. 3
Be careful not to make 1 a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare 2 among you.
Don’t report it in Gath, don’t spread the news in the streets of Ashkelon, 1 or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, the daughters of the uncircumcised will celebrate!
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively 1 and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or lest I become poor and steal and demean 2 the name of my God.
Let the priests also, who approach the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break through 1 against them.”
lest you give your vigor 1 to others and your years to a cruel person,
lest strangers devour 1 your strength, 2 and your labor 3 benefit 4 another man’s house.
But I fear the reaction 1 of their enemies, for 2 their adversaries would misunderstand and say, “Our power is great, 3 and the Lord has not done all this!”’
or else he might find you asleep when he returns suddenly.
So 1 take warning, Jerusalem, or I will abandon you in disgust 2 and make you desolate, a place where no one can live.”
lest the Lord see it, and be displeased, 1 and turn his wrath away from him. 2
lest the one who hears it put you to shame and your infamy 1 will never go away.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, 1 lest you yourself also be like him. 2
Answer a fool according to his folly, 1 lest he be wise in his own estimation. 2
Do not add to his words, lest he reprove you, and prove you to be a liar. 1
Do not slander 1 a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you are found guilty. 2
Correct us, Lord, but only in due measure. 1 Do not punish us in anger or you will reduce us to nothing. 2
But they said, “Not during the feast, so that there won’t be a riot among the people.” 1
For they said, “Not during the feast, so there won’t be a riot among the people.” 1