And she said unto her, Is it a small [matter] that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great [matter] they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the [matter] of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
If there arise a [matter] too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being [matter]s of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the [matter] be established.
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in [matter]s, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
And David said unto him, How went the [matter]? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.
And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this [matter]? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift?
The [matter] is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.
And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the [matter] shall require:
And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every [matter] pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.
Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any [matter] of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all [matter]s of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.
s of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's [matter]s: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.
And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the [matter]. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.
Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this [matter].
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this [matter], and for the great rain.
Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this [matter] be turned from us.
And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the [matter].
To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the [matter]s of the fastings and their cry.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the [matter]: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the [matter] was not perceived.
The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's [matter]: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's [matter].
This [matter] is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matter]s of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the [matter], insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this [matter].
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a [matter] of bounty, and not as of covetousness.