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Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
Wail like a young virgin clothed in sackcloth, lamenting the death of her husband-to-be.
Let the priests, those who serve the Lord, weep from the vestibule all the way back to the altar. Let them say, "Have pity, O Lord, on your people; please do not turn over your inheritance to be mocked, to become a proverb among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, "Where is their God?"
So put on sackcloth! Mourn and wail, saying, 'The fierce anger of the Lord has not turned away from us!'"
I said, "I will weep and mourn for the grasslands on the mountains, I will sing a mournful song for the pastures in the wilderness because they are so scorched no one travels through them. The sound of livestock is no longer heard there. Even the birds in the sky and the wild animals in the fields have fled and are gone."
They will wear sackcloth, terror will cover them; shame will be on all their faces, and all of their heads will be shaved bald.
1 Corinthians 9:13
Don't you know that those who serve in the temple eat food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar receive a part of the offerings?
Yet the one these things are spoken about belongs to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever officiated at the altar.
You will be called, 'the Lord's priests, servants of our God.' You will enjoy the wealth of nations and boast about the riches you receive from them.
1 Corinthians 4:1
One should think about us this way -- as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Corinthians 3:6
who made us adequate to be servants of a new covenant not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But as God's servants, we have commended ourselves in every way, with great endurance, in persecutions, in difficulties, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
2 Samuel 12:16
Then David prayed to God for the child and fasted. He would even go and spend the night lying on the ground.
1 Kings 21:27
When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He slept in sackcloth and walked around dejected.
The people of Nineveh believed in God, and they declared a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.
No one brings grain offerings or drink offerings to the temple of the Lord anymore. So the priests, those who serve the Lord, are in mourning.
"'You must bring the grain offering that must be made from these to the Lord. Present it to the priest, and he will bring it to the altar.
this is in addition to the monthly burnt offering and its grain offering, and the daily burnt offering with its grain offering and their drink offerings as prescribed, as a sweet aroma, a sacrifice made by fire to the Lord.
Eliakim the palace supervisor, Shebna the scribe, and the leading priests, clothed in sackcloth, sent this message to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz: