Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, all the people in his household, his livestock, his animals, and all his possessions which he had acquired in the land of Canaan and went to a land some distance away from 1 Jacob his brother
He said, “If you will diligently obey 1 the Lord your God, and do what is right 2 in his sight, and pay attention 3 to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then all 4 the diseases 5 that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer.” 6
Now the firstling 1 of a donkey you may redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then break its neck. 2 You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. “No one will appear before me empty-handed. 3
The priest must put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the Meeting Tent, and all the rest of the bull’s blood he must pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.
Then the priest will have the woman stand before the Lord, uncover the woman’s head, and put the grain offering for remembering in her hands, which is the grain offering of suspicion. The priest will hold in his hand the bitter water that brings a curse. 1
It was a memorial for the Israelites, that no outsider who is not a descendant of 1 Aaron should approach to burn incense before the Lord, that he might not become like Korah and his company – just as the Lord had spoken by the authority 2 of Moses.
And he will stand before Eleazar the priest, who 1 will seek counsel 2 for him before the Lord by the decision of the Urim. 3 At his command 4 they will go out, and at his command they will come in, he and all the Israelites with him, the whole community.”
They 1 must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly 2 and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.
You 1 stood before the Lord your God at Horeb and he 2 said to me, “Assemble the people before me so that I can tell them my commands. 3 Then they will learn to revere me all the days they live in the land, and they will instruct their children.”
Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing 1 everything I am commanding you – your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, 2 and all your choice votive offerings which you devote to him. 3
If the place he 1 chooses to locate his name is too far for you, you may slaughter any of your herd and flock he 2 has given you just as I have stipulated; you may eat them in your villages 3 just as you wish.
Three times a year all your males must appear before the Lord your God in the place he chooses for the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Temporary Shelters; and they must not appear before him 1 empty-handed.
her first husband who divorced her is not permitted to remarry 1 her after she has become ritually impure, for that is offensive to the Lord. 2 You must not bring guilt on the land 3 which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.
So David took the spear and the jug of water by Saul’s head, and they got out of there. No one saw them or was aware of their presence or woke up. All of them were asleep, for the Lord had caused a deep sleep to fall on them.
David replied to Michal, “It was before the Lord! I was celebrating before the Lord, who chose me over your father and his entire family 1 and appointed me as leader over the Lord’s people Israel.