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    1.  thank you for your note file on the ESV translation changes! It's excellent!
      1. "Why has Yahweh caused us to be beaten by the Philistines today?"
        The elders of Israel say a good thing: "Why has Yahweh caused us to be beaten by the Philistines today?". But, they don't appear to have "waited upon the LORD" for a suitable response. Instead, their next move appears rash and unsuitable. They propose to use the sacred Ark of the Covenant in a way for which it was never intended. They propose to use the Ark of the Covenant to influence their outcome on the battlefield. But, Almighty God cannot be manipulated and there were consequences. Note: The ark had gone into battle before. The ark went in front of the marchers around the city of Jericho (Joshua 6:2–11). But then, the LORD had commanded it via Joshua and the people had obeyed.
        1. When the troops retired to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated today by the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the LORD from Shiloh that it may go into battle among us and save us from the grasp of our enemies.” - 1 Samuel 4:3
      2. Job-Praying for his family
        Job is an example of a man who gave himself greatly in prayerful action on behalf of his family. You may not find an English word here with a root like "pray" in your edition of the Book of Job but Job's multiple actions on behalf of his family are described.
        1. Pride and Judgement
          It seems that proud people are prone to flatter and prone to judge. Absalom was stealing the hearts and loyalty of the people that had previously been directed towards King David and re-directing it towards himself.
          1. Full context includes 2 Samuel 15:1-12.
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