At that time, when Jeroboam had left Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the road; the two of them were alone in the open country. Ahijah 1 was wearing a brand new robe,
When Elijah heard it, he covered his face with his robe and went out and stood at the entrance to the cave. All of a sudden 1 a voice asked him, “Why are you here, Elijah?”
Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen; he was near the twelfth pair. Elijah passed by him and threw his robe over him.
While Elisha was watching, he was crying out, “My father, my father! The chariot and horsemen of Israel!” 1 Then he could no longer see him. He grabbed his clothes and tore them in two.
He met 1 with the people and appointed musicians to play before the Lord and praise his majestic splendor. As they marched ahead of the warriors they said: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his loyal love endures.” 2
When they go out to the outer court to the people, they must remove the garments they were ministering in, and place them in the holy chambers; they must put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments. 1
If someone carries holy meat in a fold of his garment and that fold touches bread, a boiled dish, wine, olive oil, or any other food, will that item become holy?’” 1 The priests answered, “It will not.”
And wherever he would go – into villages, towns, or countryside – they would place the sick in the marketplaces, and would ask him if 1 they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
Now when the soldiers crucified 1 Jesus, they took his clothes and made four shares, one for each soldier, 2 and the tunic 3 remained. (Now the tunic 4 was seamless, woven from top to bottom as a single piece.) 5
Someone went out to the field to gather some herbs and found a wild vine. 1 He picked some of its fruit, 2 enough to fill up the fold of his robe. He came back, cut it up, and threw the slices 3 into the stew pot, not knowing they were harmful. 4
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill or restore life? Why does he ask me to cure a man of his skin disease? 1 Certainly you must see that he is looking for an excuse to fight me!” 2
‘You displayed a sensitive spirit 1 and humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard how I intended to make this place and its residents into an appalling example of an accursed people. 2 You tore your clothes and wept before me, and I have heard you,’ says the Lord.
‘You displayed a sensitive spirit 1 and humbled yourself before God when you heard his words concerning this place and its residents. You humbled yourself before me, tore your clothes and wept before me, and I have heard you,’ says the Lord.
You were in Eden, the garden of God. 1 Every precious stone was your covering, the ruby, topaz, and emerald, the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper, the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; 2 your settings and mounts were made of gold. On the day you were created they were prepared.
The king called out loudly 1 to summon 2 the astrologers, wise men, and diviners. The king proclaimed 3 to the wise men of Babylon that anyone who could read this inscription and disclose its interpretation would be clothed in purple 4 and have a golden collar 5 placed on his neck and be third ruler in the kingdom.
However, I have heard 1 that you are able to provide interpretations and to decipher knotty problems. Now if you are able to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, you will wear purple and have a golden collar around your neck and be third 2 ruler in the kingdom.”
take my advice 1 and buy gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from me 2 white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness 3 will not be exposed, and buy eye salve 4 to put on your eyes so you can see!
Then he 1 brought out gold, silver jewelry, and clothing and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave valuable gifts to her brother and to her mother.