If someone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss. 1 He himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
I do not mean yours but the other person’s. For why is my freedom being judged by another’s conscience?
Instead someone testified somewhere: “What is man that you think of him 1 or the son of man that you care for him?
I tell you the solemn truth, 1 when you were young, you tied your clothes around you 2 and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up 3 and bring you where you do not want to go.”
For if someone comes and proclaims 1 another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, 2 or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, 3 or a different gospel than the one you accepted, 4 you put up with it well enough! 5
Now from these towns that you will give to the Levites you must select six towns of refuge to which a person who has killed someone may flee. 1 And you must give them forty-two other towns.
Or who among you has planted a vineyard and not benefited from it? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else benefit from it.
Or who among you 1 has become engaged to a woman but has not married her? He may go home, lest he die in battle and someone else marry her.”
These were the cities of refuge 1 appointed for all the Israelites and for resident foreigners living among them. Anyone who accidentally killed someone could escape there and not be executed by 2 the avenger of blood, at least until his case was reviewed by the assembly. 3
Let our lord instruct his servants who are here before you to look for a man who knows how to play the lyre. Then whenever the evil spirit from God comes upon you, he can play the lyre 1 and you will feel better.” 2
when someone told me that Saul was dead – even though he thought he was bringing good news 1 – I seized him and killed him in Ziklag. That was the good news I gave to him!
So Gehazi ran after Naaman. When Naaman saw someone running after him, he got down from his chariot to meet him and asked, “Is everything all right?” 1
The withering flower, its beautiful splendor, situated at the head of a rich valley, will be like an early fig before harvest – as soon as someone notices it, he grabs it and swallows it. 1
like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds after the rain. 1 This was the appearance of the surrounding brilliant light; it looked like the glory of the Lord. When I saw 2 it, I threw myself face down, and I heard a voice speaking.
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.”
Thus whenever you do charitable giving, 1 do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues 2 and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, 3 they have their reward.
1 Therefore 2 you are without excuse, 3 whoever you are, 4 when you judge someone else. 5 For on whatever grounds 6 you judge another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge practice the same things.