Jehu ordered 1 his officer Bidkar, “Pick him up and throw him into the part of the field that once belonged to Naboth of Jezreel. Remember, you and I were riding together behind his father Ahab, when the Lord pronounced this judgment on him,
These days were to be remembered and to be celebrated in every generation and in every family, every province, and every city. The Jews were not to fail to observe these days of Purim; the remembrance of them was not to cease among their descendants.
ז (Zayin) Jerusalem 1 remembers, 2 when 3 she became a poor homeless person, 4 all her treasures that she owned in days of old. 5 When her people fell into an enemy’s grip, 6 none of her allies came to her rescue. 7 Her enemies 8 gloated over 9 her; they sneered
Then your survivors will remember me among the nations where they are exiled. They will realize 1 how I was crushed by their unfaithful 2 heart which turned from me and by their eyes which lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves 3 because of the evil they have done and because of all their abominable practices.
“‘Because you did not remember the days of your youth and have enraged me with all these deeds, I hereby repay you for what you have done, 1 declares the sovereign Lord. Have you not engaged in prostitution on top of all your other abominable practices?
Lord, I have heard the report of what you did; 1 I am awed, 2 Lord, by what you accomplished. 3 In our time 4 repeat those deeds; 5 in our time reveal them again. 6 But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy! 7
א (Alef) Alas! 1 The Lord 2 has covered Daughter Zion 3 with his anger. 4 He has thrown down the splendor of Israel from heaven to earth; he did not protect 5 his temple 6 when he displayed his anger. 7
For you recall, brothers and sisters, 1 our toil and drudgery: By working night and day so as not to impose a burden on any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by yourself and told them, ‘I will multiply your descendants 1 like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken about 2 I will give to your descendants, 3 and they will inherit it forever.’”
You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt.
“Tell 1 all the leaders of Shechem this: ‘Why would you want 2 to have seventy men, all Jerub-Baal’s sons, ruling over you, when you can have just one ruler? Recall that I am your own flesh and blood.’” 3
When I had made an inspection, 1 I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awesome Lord, 2 and fight on behalf of your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your families!” 3
In those days, your population will greatly increase 1 in the land. At that time,” says the Lord, “people will no longer talk about having the ark 2 that contains the Lord’s covenant with us. 3 They will not call it to mind, remember it, or miss it. No, that will not be done any more! 4
But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened.