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2 Chronicles 11

Rehoboam favors one of his wives: “Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than his other wives and concubines — for he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines; he begot twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.” (v. 21)

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Song of Songs 4

The man addresses his lover: “Ah, you are fair, my darling, Ah, you are fair. Your eyes are like doves Behind your veil…” (v. 1)

Lamentations 1

Jerusalem calls out: “For these things do I weep, my eyes flow with tears: Far from me is any comforter who might revive my spirit; My children are forlorn, for the foe has prevailed!” (v. 16)

2 Chronicles 6

Solomon begs for God’s mercy: “So, too, if there is a famine in the land, if there is pestilence, blight, mildew, locusts, or caterpillars…may You hear in Your heavenly abode, and pardon…” (vv. 28, 30)

1 Chronicles 11

Benaiah is praised for his military exploits: “Benaiah son of Jehoiada from Kabzeel was a brave soldier who performed great deeds. He killed the two [sons] of Ariel of Moab. Once, on a snowy day, he went down into a pit and killed a lion.” (v. 22)

Ecclesiastes 11

Qoheleth tells adolescents to enjoy their early years: “O youth, enjoy yourself while you are young! Let your heart lead you to enjoyment in the days of your youth. Follow the desires of your heart and the glances of your eyes… For youth and black hair are fleeting.” (vv. 9-10)

1 Chronicles 2

Jesse’s seven sons are enumerated: “Jesse begot Eliab his first-born, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third, Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, Ozem the sixth, David the seventh.” (vv. 13-15)

Daniel 7

God appears in Daniel’s dream: “As I looked on, Thrones were set in place, And the Ancient of Days took His seat… His throne was tongues of flame; Its wheels were blazing fire. A river of fire streamed forth before Him…” (vv. 9-10)

1 Chronicles 20

David faces enemies with superhuman qualities: “Once again there was fighting at Gath. There was a giant of a man who had twenty-four fingers [and toes], six [on each hand] and six [on each foot]; he too was descended from the Raphah.” (v. 6)

Judges 16

Samson’s eyes are gouged out and he burns for revenge: “O Lord God! Please remember me, and give me strength just this once, O God, to take revenge of the Philistines, if only for one of my two eyes!” (v 28)

Psalm 148

The psalmist calls on people of all ages to praise God: “[Praise the Lord,] youths and maidens alike, old and young together!” (v. 12)


Proverbs 18

Verse 22 speaks about the happiness of finding a wife, “He who finds a wife has found happiness And has won the favor of the Lord.”


Proverbs 17

Verse 6 speaks about inter-generational pride, “Grandchildren are the crown of their elders, And the glory of children is their parents.”


Proverbs 15

Verse 17 speaks about the importance of love: “Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hate.”


Job 18

Bildad scoffs at Job in v. 4: “Will the earth’s order be disrupted for your sake? Will rocks be dislodged from their place?”


Job 29

Job speaks about the good deeds he once performed: “I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.” (v. 15)


Proverbs 12

V. 10 contrasts how the righteous and the wicked treat their animals: “A righteous man knows the needs of his beast, But the ‘compassion’ of the wicked is cruelty.”


Proverbs 3

V. 18 praises Wisdom: “She is a tree of life to those who grasp her, And whoever holds on to her is happy. “


Psalm 140

The psalmist has harsh words for his enemies: “May coals of fire drop down upon them, and they be cast into pits, never to rise again!”


Psalm 134

V. 2 says, “Lift your hands toward the sanctuary and bless the LORD. ”


Proverbs 11

While many proverbs speak about a man’s relationship to Wisdom, v. 22 speaks about a beautiful woman’s: “Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig Is a beautiful woman bereft of sense.”