He entrusted them to his slaves as separate herds and said to them, “Go on ahead of me, and leave some distance between the herds.”
He himself went on ahead and bowed to the ground seven times until he approached his brother.
He put the female slaves and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.
Then Esau said, “Let’s move on, and I’ll go ahead of you.”
God, arrogant people have attacked me;
a gang of ruthless men seeks my life.
They have no regard for You.
I will lay the corpses of the Israelites in front of their idols and scatter your bones around your altars.
Your altars will be desolated and your incense altars smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.
I will not set anything worthless before my eyes.
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.
For when anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside in Israel separates himself from Me, setting up idols in his heart and putting a sinful stumbling block before his face, and then comes to the prophet to inquire of Me, I, Yahweh, will answer him Myself.
“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and have put sinful stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I be consulted by them at all?
“Therefore, speak to them and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: When anyone from the house of Israel sets up idols in his heart, puts a sinful stumbling block before his face, and then comes to the prophet, I, Yahweh, will answer him appropriately. I will answer him according to his many idols,
Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive,
but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
Next he measured the court. It was square, 175 feet long and 175 feet wide. The altar was in front of the temple.
Yet they will occupy My sanctuary, serving as guards at the temple gates and ministering at the temple. They will slaughter the burnt offerings and other sacrifices for the people and will stand before them to serve them.
This is the one it is written about:Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You;
he will prepare Your way before You.
Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked, and the glory of the Lord filled His temple. And I fell facedown.
Some sailors tried to escape from the ship; they had let down the skiff into the sea, pretending that they were going to put out anchors from the bow.
But they struck a sandbar and ran the ship aground. The bow jammed fast and remained immovable, while the stern began to break up by the pounding of the waves.
Something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal, was also before the throne. Four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back were in the middle and around the throne.