Gibeah's Crime

22 As they were (A)making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, worthless fellows, (B)surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they said to the old man, the master of the house, “Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him.”

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22 While they were enjoying themselves,(A) some of the wicked men(B) of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.(C)

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13 Now therefore give up the men, (A)the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death (B)and purge evil from Israel.” But the Benjaminites would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the people of Israel.

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13 Now turn those wicked men(A) of Gibeah over to us so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel.(B)

But the Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites.

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Eli's Worthless Sons

12 Now the sons of Eli were (A)worthless men. (B)They did not know the Lord.

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Eli’s Wicked Sons

12 Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no regard(A) for the Lord.

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17 Now therefore know this and consider what you should do, (A)for harm is determined against our master and against all his house, and he is such (B)a worthless man that one cannot speak to him.”

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17 Now think it over and see what you can do, because disaster is hanging over our master and his whole household. He is such a wicked(A) man that no one can talk to him.”

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And Shimei said as he (A)cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man!

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As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel!

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The Rebellion of Sheba

20 Now there happened to be there (A)a worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. And he blew the trumpet and said,

(B)“We have no portion in David,
and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse;
(C)every man to his tents, O Israel!”

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Sheba Rebels Against David

20 Now a troublemaker named Sheba son of Bikri, a Benjamite, happened to be there. He sounded the trumpet and shouted,

“We have no share(A) in David,(B)
    no part in Jesse’s son!(C)
Every man to his tent, Israel!”

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10 And set two (A)worthless men opposite him, and let them bring a charge against him, saying, (B)‘You have cursed[a] God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 21:10 Hebrew blessed; also verse 13

10 But seat two scoundrels(A) opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed(B) both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death.”

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13 And the two worthless men came in and sat opposite him. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

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13 Then two scoundrels came and sat opposite him and brought charges against Naboth before the people, saying, “Naboth has cursed both God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.(A)

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