keeping loyal love for thousands, 1 forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression 2 of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”
Balaam said to Balak, “Station yourself 1 by your burnt offering, and I will go off; perhaps the Lord will come to meet me, and whatever he reveals to me 2 I will tell you.” 3 Then he went to a deserted height. 4
Joshua replied to them, “Since you have so many people, 1 go up into the forest and clear out a place to live in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites, for the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you.”
Jephthah assembled all the men of Gilead and they fought with Ephraim. The men of Gilead defeated Ephraim, because the Ephraimites insulted them, saying, 1 “You Gileadites are refugees in Ephraim, living within Ephraim’s and Manasseh’s territory.” 2
Joram 1 crossed over to Zair with all his chariots. The Edomites, who had surrounded him, attacked at night and defeated him and his chariot officers. 2 The Israelite army retreated to their homeland. 3
They received divine help in fighting them, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them. They cried out to God during the battle; he responded to their prayers because they trusted in him. 1
They responded to us in the following way: ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth. We are rebuilding the temple which was previously built many years ago. A great king 1 of Israel built it and completed it.
Esther replied, “If the king is so inclined, let the Jews who are in Susa be permitted to act tomorrow also according to today’s law, and let them hang the ten sons of Haman on the gallows.”
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David. When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me! 2 Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. 3 Have mercy on me 4 and respond to 5 my prayer!
Then you will call out, and the Lord will respond; you will cry out, and he will reply, ‘Here I am.’ You must 1 remove the burdensome yoke from among you and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.
So I will choose severe punishment 1 for them; I will bring on them what they dread, because I called, and no one responded, I spoke and they did not listen. They did evil before me; 2 they chose to do what displeases me.”