And he said to the people, Be ready by the day after tomorrow; do not go near a woman.
Let your way in life be far from her, and come not near the door of her house [avoid the very scenes of temptation],
Keep far from a false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.
Now Moses used to take [his own] tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the Lord went out to [that temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
Therefore are justice and right far from us, and righteousness and salvation do not overtake us. We expectantly wait for light, but [only] see darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity and gloom.
We all groan and growl like bears and moan plaintively like doves. We look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city's forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].
And if he cannot [do so], when the other king is still a great way off, he sends an envoy and asks the terms of peace.
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my neighbors and my near ones stand afar off.
So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [ fervently].
For this commandment which I command you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it far off.