So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us. 1
Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled.
But you have come to Mount Zion, the city 1 of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly
for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men 1 carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
This is so that 1 the Israelites will bring their sacrifices that they are sacrificing in the open field 2 to the Lord at the entrance of the Meeting Tent to the priest and sacrifice them there as peace offering sacrifices to the Lord.
But appoint 1 the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, 2 over all its furnishings and over everything in it. They must carry 3 the tabernacle and all its furnishings; and they 4 must attend to it and camp around it. 5
Rather it is because of his 1 love 2 for you and his faithfulness to the promise 3 he solemnly vowed 4 to your ancestors 5 that the Lord brought you out with great power, 6 redeeming 7 you from the place of slavery, from the power 8 of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved 1 wife as firstborn and give him the double portion 2 of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father’s procreative power 3 – to him should go the right of the firstborn.
So Gideon took ten of his servants 1 and did just as the Lord had told him. He was too afraid of his father’s family 2 and the men of the city to do it in broad daylight, so he waited until nighttime. 3
They said to him, “Shut up! Put your hand over your mouth and come with us! You can be our adviser 1 and priest. Wouldn’t it be better to be a priest for a whole Israelite tribe than for just one man’s family?” 2
David said to Achish, “If I have found favor with you, let me be given a place in one of the country towns so that I can live there. Why should your servant settle in the royal city with you?”
Now the advisers 1 of the king of Syria said to him: “Their God is a god of the mountains. That’s why they overpowered us. But if we fight them in the plains, we will certainly overpower them.
David said to Gad, “I am very upset! I prefer to be attacked by the Lord, for his mercy is very great; I do not want to be attacked by men!” 1