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Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
And all the sons of Israel and all the people will go up, and they will come to the house of God, and they will weep, and they will sit there before Jehovah, and they will fast in that day till the evening, and they will bring up burnt-offerings and peace before Jehovah.
1 Samuel 7:6
And they will gather together to Mizpeh, and draw water and pour out before Jehovah; and they will fast in that day and say there, We sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel will judge the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.
2 Chronicles 20:3
And Jehoshaphat will fear, and he will give his face to seek to Jehovah, and he will call a fast for all Judah.
Consecrate a fast., call an assembly, gather together the old men, all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry to Jehovah.
And also now, says Jehovah, Turn back even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping and with wailing.
And the men of Nineveh will believe in God, and they will call a fast, and put on sackcloth, from great and even to small.
And it was to you for a law forever: in the seventh month, in the tenth of the month ye shall humble your souls, and all work ye shall not do, the native and the stranger sojourning in the midst of you.
For every soul which shall not be humbled in, that same day, and it was cut off from its people.
For what did we fast, and thou sawest not? we humbled our soul and thou wilt not know? Behold, in the day of your fasting ye will find desire, and ye will exact all your labors.
Behold me bringing them from the land of the north, and I gathered them from the thighs of the earth, with them the blind and the lame, her being Pregnant, and her bringing forth together: a great convocation shall turn back hither.
In those days and in that time, says Jehovah, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going, and they wept: they shall go and shall seek Jehovah their God.
O Jehovah, guide me into thy justice, for sake of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
They being redeemed of Jehovah shall say, Which he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee I trusted: cause me to know the way that I shall go; for to thee I lifted up my soul.
In all thy ways know him, and he will make straight thy paths.
And thine ears shall hear the word from after thee, saying, This the way, go ye in it when ye shall turn to the right, and when ye shall turn to the left
And a highway was there, and a way, and it shall be called to it, A way of holiness; the unclean one shall not pass through it; and it is for them; he going the way, and the foolish shall not err.
I brought the blind by a way they knew not; and I will cause them to tread in beaten paths they knew not: I will set darkness for light before them, and crooked ways into straightness; these words I did them, and I forsook them not
They shall not hunger and they shall not thirst, and the heat shall not strike them, and the sun: for he pitying them shall lead them, and to fountains of water he shall conduct them.
I knew, O Jehovah, that not to man his way; not to man to go and set right his step.
For our little ones
And wherefore does Jehovah bring us to this land to fall by the sword? our wives and our little ones shall be for a prey. Would it not be good for us to turn back to Egypt?
Out of the mouth of children and sucklings thou hast founded strength on account of thine enemies, to cause the enemy and the avenger to cease.
And they brought young children to him, that he might touch them: and the disciples rebuked those bringing.
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all afar off, as many as the Lord our God should call.
And Jehovah thy God will announce to us the way which we shall go in it, and the word which we shall do.