For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians 1 desire. 2 You lived then 3 in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts, 4 and wanton idolatries. 5
And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life 1 and in the holy city that are described in this book.
“Out of our way!” 1 they cried, and “This man came to live here as a foreigner, 2 and now he dares to judge us! 3 We’ll do more harm 4 to you than to them!” They kept 5 pressing in on Lot until they were close enough 6 to break down the door.
So in the morning the older daughter 1 said to the younger, “Since I had sexual relations with my father last night, let’s make him drunk again tonight. 2 Then you go and have sexual relations with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 3
If the God of my father – the God of Abraham, the one whom Isaac fears 1 – had not been with me, you would certainly have sent me away empty-handed! But God saw how I was oppressed and how hard I worked, 2 and he rebuked you last night.”
When that year was over, they came to him the next year and said to him, “We cannot hide from our 1 lord that the money is used up and the livestock and the animals belong to our lord. Nothing remains before our lord except our bodies and our land.
1 So Moses went back 2 to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Let me go, so that I may return 3 to my relatives 4 in Egypt and see 5 if they are still alive.” Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
“When a foreigner lives 1 with you and wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, all his males must be circumcised, 2 and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land 3 – but no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this 1 that you are doing for the people? 2 Why are you sitting by yourself, and all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”
Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have been saying to me, ‘Bring this people up,’ 1 but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. But you said, ‘I know you by name, 2 and also you have found favor in my sight.’
Then the one who brought the offering 1 must remove all its fat (just as the fat of the sheep is removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer them up in smoke on the altar on top of the other gifts of the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 2 on his behalf for his sin which he has committed and he will be forgiven. 3