I did not spend my time in the company of other people, laughing and having a good time. I stayed to myself because I felt obligated to you 1 and because I was filled with anger at what they had done.
Nor will the Levitical priests ever lack someone to stand before me and continually offer up burnt offerings, sacrifice cereal offerings, and offer the other sacrifices.”’” 1
When their appetites are all stirred up, 1 I will set out a banquet for them. I will make them drunk so that they will pass out, 2 they will fall asleep forever, they will never wake up,” 3 says the Lord. 4
You took some of your clothing and made for yourself decorated high places; you engaged in prostitution on them. You went to him to become his. 1
Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will never deny you.” And all the disciples said the same thing.
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 1
How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them 1 ?
Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another, but rather determine never to place an obstacle or a trap before a brother or sister. 1
But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which 1 the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
“From its earliest days Moab has lived undisturbed. It has never been taken into exile. Its people are like wine allowed to settle undisturbed on its dregs, never poured out from one jar to another. They are like wine which tastes like it always did, whose aroma has remained unchanged. 1
I have issued an edict that throughout all the dominion of my kingdom people are to revere and fear the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God; he endures forever. His kingdom will not be destroyed; his authority is forever. 1
“At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, 1 will arise. 2 There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning 3 up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are 4 found written in the book, will escape.
You must gather all of its plunder into the middle of the plaza 1 and burn the city and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. It will be an abandoned ruin 2 forever – it must never be rebuilt again.