I drew them with cords of compassion, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke from their jaws, and I laid food before them.
And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
The sorrows of sheol surrounded me: the snares of death confronted me.
The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the pangs of sheol got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes;
I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you walk upright.
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe thong, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:
Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him with them, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon you, Samson. And there were men lying in wait abiding in the chamber. And he broke them from off his arms like a thread.
And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your signet, and your bracelets, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave it to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray you, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by: and you shall bring your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all your father's household, home unto you.
And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.
And they shall bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate not come loose from the ephod.
And they did bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.
And you shall put it on with a blue lace, that it may be upon the turban; upon the front of the turban it shall be.
And they tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it high on the turban; as the LORD commanded Moses.
The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,
Where there were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white and black marble.
And they did hammer the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with skillful work.
And you shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woolen; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;
And if the disease be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is a disease of leprosy, and shall be shown unto the priest:
And he shall look on the disease on the seventh day: if the disease be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the disease is an active leprosy; it is unclean.
He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woolen or in linen, or anything of skin, in which the disease is: for it is an active leprosy; it shall be burned in the fire.
And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the disease be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin;
And if the priest looks, and, behold, the disease be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall tear it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
And if it appears still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is a spreading disease: you shall burn that in which the disease is with fire.
And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which you shall wash, if the disease is departed from it, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.
This is the law of the disease of leprosy in a garment of woolen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or anything of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
Before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law.