yea he built Bethlehem and Etam, and Tekoa;
So Rachel died, - and was buried on the way to Ephrath, the same, is Bethlehem.
So he smote them, leg on thigh, with a great smiting, - and went down and dwelt in a cleft of the crag Etam.
Now, David, was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem-judah, whose, name, was Jesse, and, who, had eight sons, - and, the man, in the days of Saul was old, advanced in years.
So Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched from thence, a wise woman, - and said unto her - I pray thee, feign thyself a mourner, and put on, I pray thee, mourning apparel, and do not anoint thyself with oil, but be as a woman that hath, these many days, been mourning for the dead;
And, their villages, were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, - five cities;
So they rose early in the morning, and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa, - and, as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, Trust ye in Yahweh your God, and ye shall be trusted, Trust ye in his prophets, and ye shall prosper.
and, at their hand, repaired, the Tekoites, - but, their chiefs, put not their neck into the service of their lords.
after him, repaired, the Tekoites, a second length, - from over against the great tower that projecteth, even unto the wall of Ophel:
Take your goods into safety, ye sons of Benjamin out of the midst of Jerusalem, And in Tekoa, blow ye a horn, And on Beth-haccherem, raise a fire-signal, - For calamity, hath looked out from the North, Even a great destruction.
The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, - of which (words) he had vision concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
And, they, said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea, - for, so, is it written through the prophet: