For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
"If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,
He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.
Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two bottles of wine, five sheep ready dressed, five measures of parched grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.
"But you are full of the judgment of the wicked. Judgment and justice take hold of you.
For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.
"Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver.
My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
Do not be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?
"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.
Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you will hear his voice,