A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.
So he blessed them that day with these words:The nation Israel will invoke blessings by you, saying,
“May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh,”
putting Ephraim before Manasseh.
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.
The elders and all the people who were at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your house like Rachel and Leah, who together built the house of Israel. May you be powerful in Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem.
May your house become like the house of Perez, the son Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring the Lord will give you by this young woman.”
2 Samuel 9:11
Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do all my lord the king commands.”So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table just like one of the king’s sons.
On that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that on that day the one who is weakest among them will be like David on that day, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of the Lord, before them.
“I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning.
1 Kings 13:18
He said to him, “I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” The old prophet deceived him,
and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.