A scroll was found in the citadel 1 of Ecbatana which is in the province of Media, and it was inscribed as follows: “Memorandum:
So they pulled Jeremiah up from the cistern with ropes. Jeremiah, however, still remained confined 1 to the courtyard of the guardhouse.
Daniel then spoke to the warden 1 whom the overseer of the court officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
and he went back into the governor’s residence 1 and said to Jesus, “Where do you come from?” But Jesus gave him no answer.
‘If Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond 1 the commandment 2 of the Lord to do either good or evil of my own will, 3 but whatever the Lord tells me I must speak’?
Saul retained David 1 on that day and did not allow him to return to his father’s house.
Here are the details concerning the work crews 1 King Solomon conscripted 2 to build the Lord’s temple, his palace, the terrace, the wall of Jerusalem, 3 and the cities of 4 Hazor, 5 Megiddo, 6 and Gezer.
Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and of the royal palace and handed it to his servants. He then told them to deliver it 1 to Ben Hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, ruler in Damascus, along with this message:
But now at this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you and they will search through your palace and your servants’ houses. They will carry away all your valuables.” 1
Then they said to one another, “It’s not right what we’re doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven’t told anyone. 1 If we wait until dawn, 2 we’ll be punished. 3 So come on, let’s go and inform the royal palace.”
Hezekiah welcomed 1 them and showed them his whole storehouse, with its silver, gold, spices, and high quality olive oil, as well as his armory and everything in his treasuries. Hezekiah showed them everything in his palace and in his whole kingdom. 2
Nebuchadnezzar 1 took from there all the riches in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and of the royal palace. He removed all the gold items which King Solomon of Israel had made for the Lord’s temple, just as the Lord had warned.
King David said to the entire assembly: “My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is just an inexperienced young man, 1 and the task is great, for this palace is not for man, but for the Lord God.
When King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned home safely to Jerusalem, 1