Four men with skin diseases were at the entrance to the gate. They said to each other, "Why just sit here until we die?
If we say, 'Let's go into the city,' we will die there because the famine is in the city, but if we sit here, we will also die. So now, come on. Let's go to the Arameans' camp. If they let us live, we will live; if they kill us, we will die."
Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: Blow the ram's horn throughout the land. Cry out loudly and say: Assemble yourselves, and let's flee to the fortified cities.
Lift up a signal flag toward Zion. Run for cover! Don't stand still! For I am bringing disaster from the north-- a great destruction.
However, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched into the land, we said: Come, let's go into Jerusalem to get away from the Chaldean and Aramean armies. So we have been living in Jerusalem."
So David said to Abishai, "Sheba son of Bichri will do more harm to us than Absalom. Take your lord's soldiers and pursue him, or he will find fortified cities and elude us."
So Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD meant when He said: I will show My holiness to those who are near Me, and I will reveal My glory before all the people." But Aaron remained silent.
I was speechless and quiet; I kept silent, even from [speaking] good, and my pain intensified.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is [still] young.
Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him.
A close relative and a burner,will remove his corpse from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, "Any more with you?" That person will reply, "None." Then he will say, "Silence, because Yahweh's name must not be invoked."
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let everyone on earth be silent in His presence.
Let all people be silent before the LORD, for He is coming from His holy dwelling."
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to feed this people wormwood and give them poisonous waters to drink.
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says concerning the prophets: I am about to feed them wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.
After the priest has the woman stand before the Lord, he is to let down her hair and place in her hands the grain offering for remembrance, which is the grain offering of jealousy. The priest is to hold the bitter water that brings a curse.
The priest will require the woman to take an oath and will say to her, 'If no man has slept with you, if you have not gone astray and become defiled while under your husband's authority, be unaffected by this bitter water that brings a curse.
But if you have gone astray while under your husband's authority, if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has slept with you'--
at this point the priest must make the woman take the oath with the sworn curse, and he is to say to her-- 'May the LORD make you into an object of your people's cursing and swearing when He makes your thigh shrivel and your belly swell.
May this water that brings a curse enter your stomach, causing [your] belly to swell and [your] thigh to shrivel.' "And the woman must reply, ' Amen, Amen.'
"Then the priest is to write these curses on a scroll and wash [them] off into the bitter water.
He will require the woman to drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
For their vine is from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poisonous; their clusters are bitter.
Instead, they gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Remember my affliction and my homelessness, the wormwood and the poison.
they gave Him wine mixed with gall to drink. But when He tasted it, He would not drink it.