cargo such as gold, silver, 1 precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, 2 scarlet cloth, 3 all sorts of things made of citron wood, 4 all sorts of objects made of ivory, all sorts of things made of expensive wood, bronze, iron and marble,
They came, men and women alike, 1 all who had willing hearts. They brought brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments, all kinds of gold jewelry, 2 and everyone came who waved 3 a wave offering of gold to the Lord.
You must not bring any abhorrent thing into your house and thereby become an object of divine wrath 1 along with it. 2 You must absolutely detest 3 and abhor it, 4 for it is an object of divine wrath.
“The Lord will allow you to be struck down before your enemies; you will attack them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions and will become an object of terror 1 to all the kingdoms of the earth.
The Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the chest that was with it, which contained the gold objects. They placed them near the big stone. At that time the people of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to the Lord.
I answered, 1 “Who would listen if I spoke to them and warned them? 2 Their ears are so closed 3 that they cannot hear! Indeed, 4 what the Lord says is offensive to them. They do not like it at all. 5
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses. 1
before your evil was exposed? Now you have become an object of scorn to the daughters of Aram 1 and all those around her and to the daughters of the Philistines – those all around you who despise you.
The Lord responded 1 to his people, “Look! I am about to restore your grain 2 as well as fresh wine and olive oil. You will be fully satisfied. 3 I will never again make you an object of mockery among the nations.
to make artistic designs 1 for work with gold, with silver, and with bronze,
to design artistic designs, to work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,
“When Aaron and his sons have finished 1 covering 2 the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is ready to journey, then 3 the Kohathites will come to carry them; 4 but they must not touch 5 any 6 holy thing, or they will die. 7 These are the responsibilities 8 of the Kohathites with the tent of meeting.
if I looked at the sun 1 when it was shining, and the moon advancing as a precious thing,
He caused all their conquerors 1 to have pity on them.
So I, the Lord, affirm that 1 I will send for all the peoples of the north 2 and my servant, 3 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and all the nations that surround it. I will utterly destroy 4 this land, its inhabitants, and all the nations that surround it 5 and make them everlasting ruins. 6 I will make them objects of horror and hissing scorn. 7
you are guilty because of the blood you shed and defiled by the idols you made. You have hastened the day of your doom; 1 the end of your years has come. 2 Therefore I will make 3 you an object of scorn to the nations, an object to be mocked by all lands.