They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. 1 Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord’s fury. 2 They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth 3 was the obstacle leading to their iniquity. 4
for I am the Lord your God and you are to sanctify yourselves and be holy because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any of the swarming things that creep on the ground,
“‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you 1 have been defiled with all these things.
I declared them to be defiled because of their sacrifices 1 – they caused all their first born to pass through the fire 2 – so that I would devastate them, so that they will know that I am the Lord.’ 3
I will sprinkle you with pure water 1 and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, 1
But if your own land 1 is impure, 2 cross over to the Lord’s own land, 3 where the Lord himself lives, 4 and settle down among us. 5 But don’t rebel against the Lord or us 6 by building for yourselves an altar aside from the altar of the Lord our God.
For Jesus 1 had started commanding 2 the evil 3 spirit to come out of the man. (For it had seized him many times, so 4 he would be bound with chains and shackles 5 and kept under guard. But 6 he would break the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted 7 places.) 8
ט (Tet) Her menstrual flow 1 has soiled 2 her clothing; 3 she did not consider 4 the consequences of her sin. 5 Her demise 6 was astonishing, 7 and there was no one to comfort her. She cried, “Look, 8 O Lord, on my 9 affliction because my
Then the priest will put the woman under oath and say to the her, “If no other 1 man has had sexual relations with you, and if you have not gone astray and become defiled while under your husband’s authority, may you be free from this bitter water that brings a curse. 2
Moreover, they have done this to me: In the very same day 1 they desecrated my sanctuary and profaned my Sabbaths.
You must not eat any forbidden 1 thing.
You must not plow with an ox and a donkey harnessed together.
ח (Khet) Jerusalem committed terrible sin; 1 therefore she became an object of scorn. 2 All who admired 3 her have despised her 4 because they have seen her nakedness. 5 She groans aloud 6 and turns away in shame. 7
פ (Pe) Zion spread out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob; his neighbors 1 have become his enemies. Jerusalem has become like filthy garbage 2 in their midst. 3