You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who has ever resisted his will?”
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” 1 (that is, the word of faith that we preach),
King Jehoash of Judah collected all the sacred items that his ancestors Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah, kings of Judah, had consecrated, as well as his own sacred items and all the gold that could be found in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and the royal palace. He sent it all 1 to King Hazael of Syria, who then withdrew 2 from Jerusalem.
Every 1 woman will ask her neighbor and the one who happens to be staying 2 in her house for items of silver and gold 3 and for clothing. You will put these articles on your sons and daughters – thus you will plunder Egypt!” 4
when it happens that he sins and he is found guilty, 1 then he must return whatever he had stolen, or whatever he had extorted, or the thing that he had held in trust, 2 or the lost thing that he had found,
Each silver platter weighed 130 shekels, and each silver sprinkling bowl weighed 70 shekels. All the silver of the vessels weighed 2,400 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.
and her father hears of her vow or the obligation to which she has pledged herself, and her father remains silent about her, 1 then all her vows will stand, 2 and every obligation to which she has pledged herself will stand.
everything that may stand the fire, you are to pass through the fire, 1 and it will be ceremonially clean, but it must still be purified with the water of purification. Anything that cannot withstand the fire you must pass through the water.
But be careful when you are setting apart the riches for the Lord. If you take any of it, you will make the Israelite camp subject to annihilation and cause a disaster. 1
Forgive all the rebellious acts of your sinful people and cause their captors to have mercy on them. 1
He said, “About this time next year 1 you will be holding a son.” She said, “No, my master! O prophet, do not lie to your servant!”
Among the smooth stones of the stream are the idols you love; they, they are the object of your devotion. 1 You pour out liquid offerings to them, you make an offering. Because of these things I will seek vengeance. 2
You have been the object of Israel’s hopes. You have saved them when they were in trouble. Why have you become like a resident foreigner 1 in the land? Why have you become like a traveler who only stops in to spend the night?
ח (Khet) Jerusalem committed terrible sin; 1 therefore she became an object of scorn. 2 All who admired 3 her have despised her 4 because they have seen her nakedness. 5 She groans aloud 6 and turns away in shame. 7
פ (Pe) Zion spread out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob; his neighbors 1 have become his enemies. Jerusalem has become like filthy garbage 2 in their midst. 3