Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, was serving the Lord 1 in those days), “Should we 2 once more march out to fight the Benjaminites our brothers, 3 or should we 4 quit?” The Lord said, “Attack, for tomorrow I will hand them 5 over to you.”
he 1 sent his son Joram 2 to King David to extend his best wishes 3 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Toi had been at war with Hadadezer. 4 He brought with him various items made of silver, gold, and bronze. 5
he sent his son Hadoram 1 to King David to extend his best wishes 2 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Tou had been at war with Hadadezer. 3 He also sent various items made of gold, silver, and bronze. 4
You will not fight in this battle. Take your positions, stand, and watch the Lord deliver you, 1 O Judah and Jerusalem. Don’t be afraid and don’t panic! 2 Tomorrow march out toward them; the Lord is with you!’”
that sends messengers by sea, who glide over the water’s surface in boats made of papyrus. Go, you swift messengers, to a nation of tall, smooth-skinned people, 1 to a people that are feared far and wide, 2 to a nation strong and victorious, 3 whose land rivers divide. 4
At that time tribute will be brought to the Lord who commands armies, by a people that are tall and smooth-skinned, a people that are feared far and wide, a nation strong and victorious, whose land rivers divide. 1 The tribute 2 will be brought to the place where the Lord who commands armies has chosen to reside, on Mount Zion. 3
I have written to you, children, that 1 you have known the Father. 2 I have written to you, fathers, that 3 you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that 4 you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.
The one who conquers 1 I will make 2 a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I 3 will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), 4 and my new name as well.
When you go out to do battle with your enemies and the Lord your God allows you to prevail 1 and you take prisoners,
Then I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of the Jordan. They fought with you, but I handed them over to you; you conquered 1 their land and I destroyed them from before you.
The men of Judah attacked, 1 and the Lord handed the Canaanites and Perizzites over to them. They killed ten thousand men at Bezek.
I will bring Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to you at the Kishon River, along with his chariots and huge army. 1 I will hand him over to you.”