David sent scouts and verified that Saul had indeed arrived. 1
since he wants 1 all people 2 to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Be careful during an outbreak of leprosy to follow precisely 1 all that the Levitical priests instruct you; as I have commanded them, so you should do.
Then Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar-Bozenai, and their colleagues acted accordingly – with precision, just as Darius the king had given instructions. 1
But Peter began and explained it to them point by point, 1 saying,
if indeed you heard about him and were taught in him, just as the truth is in Jesus.
Now on the topic of times and seasons, 1 brothers and sisters, 2 you have no need for anything to be written to you.
May grace and peace be lavished on you 1 as you grow 2 in the rich knowledge 3 of God and of Jesus our Lord! 4
May God who makes his name to reside there overthrow any king or nation 1 who reaches out 2 to cause such change so as to destroy this temple of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have given orders. Let them be carried out with precision!”
You must do what you are instructed, and the verdict they pronounce to you, without fail. Do not deviate right or left from what they tell you.
Go and make further arrangements. Determine precisely 1 where he is 2 and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning.
Everything that the God of heaven has required should be precisely done for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should there be wrath 1 against the empire of the king and his sons?
This is your fate, the destiny to which I have appointed you, because you have forgotten me and have trusted in false gods.
“‘This is because they have led my people astray saying, “All is well,” 1 when things are not well. When anyone builds a wall without mortar, 2 they coat it with whitewash.
Certainly 1 I am aware of 2 your many rebellious acts 3 and your numerous sins. You 4 torment the innocent, you take bribes, and you deny justice to 5 the needy at the city gate. 6
Brothers, 1 descendants 2 of Abraham’s family, 3 and those Gentiles among you who fear God, 4 the message 5 of this salvation has been sent to us.
Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type 1 of the coming one) transgressed. 2
1 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that had been kept secret for long ages,
I pray 1 that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing 2 that belongs to you 3 in Christ. 4
This is how the lampstand was made: 1 It was beaten work in gold; 2 from its shaft to its flowers it was beaten work. According to the pattern which the Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.