as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from long ago, 1
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long do you intend to mourn for Saul? I have rejected him as king over Israel. 1 Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, 2 for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons.” 3
God said to Solomon, “Because you desire this, 1 and did not ask for riches, wealth, and honor, or for vengeance on your enemies, 2 and because you did not ask for long life, 3 but requested wisdom and discernment so you can make judicial decisions for my people over whom I have made you king,
“‘All the days of the vow 1 of his separation no razor may be used on his head 2 until the time 3 is fulfilled for which he separated himself to the Lord. He will be holy, 4 and he must let 5 the locks of hair on his head grow long.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you look on in vain all day, and you will be powerless to do anything about it. 1
Through the window she looked; Sisera’s mother cried out through the lattice: ‘Why is his chariot so slow to return? Why are the hoofbeats of his chariot-horses 1 delayed?’
People of Jerusalem, 1 I have seen your adulterous worship, your shameless prostitution to, and your lustful pursuit of, other gods. 2 I have seen your disgusting acts of worship 3 on the hills throughout the countryside. You are doomed to destruction! 4 How long will you continue to be unclean?’”
‘The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 says, “Take these documents, both the sealed copy of the deed of purchase and the unsealed copy. Put them in a clay jar so that they may be preserved for a long time to come.”’ 2
The whole time he has the infection 1 he will be continually unclean. He must live in isolation, and his place of residence must be outside the camp.
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle many days, then the Israelites obeyed the instructions 1 of the Lord and did not journey.
Then we turned and set out toward the desert land on the way to the Red Sea 1 just as the Lord told me to do, detouring around Mount Seir for a long time.
You must have an accurate and correct 1 stone weight and an accurate and correct measuring container, so that your life may be extended in the land the Lord your God is about to give you.
then the Lord will increase your punishments and those of your descendants – great and long-lasting afflictions and severe, enduring illnesses.
Now I dedicate him to the Lord. From this time on he is dedicated to the Lord.” Then they 1 worshiped the Lord there.
These men were very good to us. They did not insult us, nor did we sustain any loss during the entire time we were together 1 in the field.