13 Then the king sent a third captain of 50 with his 50 men. The third captain of 50 went up and fell on his knees in front of Elijah and begged him, “Man of God,(A) please let my life and the lives of these 50 servants of yours be precious in your sight.(B) 14 Already fire has come down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of 50 with their fifties, but this time let my life be precious in your sight.”

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God, Your faithful love is so valuable
that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.(A)

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14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are[a] precious[b] in his sight.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:14 Lit their blood is
  2. Psalm 72:14 Or valuable

15 She is more precious than jewels;(A)
nothing you desire compares with her.(B)

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16 Therefore the Lord God said:
“Look, I have laid a stone(A) in Zion,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;(B)
the one who believes will be unshakable.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:16 Lit will not hurry

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