2Sa 21:19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 1Ch 20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver’s beam. KJV In 2 Sam. the brother is in italics shewing that it was not in the original text.
You do read a lot that is not there the verses you mention. Such as
1 Thess 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.Matt 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
I made a purchase of £300 from the USA a couple of months ago and paid by PayPal. They charged quite a lot in commission. I should have paid be my credit card who would not have charged me. I had not used PayPal for overseas purchases before so I did not think of it.
As I understand it, which covenant it is depends on who confirmed the covenant. I contend that it is Messiah, the Prince who confirmed the covenant, and not the Prince who was to come. The prince did come and his people did destroy the city and sactuary. No need to look to any future prince as the Brethren do.
I always pay by credit card when I can for a number of reasons. I like to pay for my months purchases in one go at the end f the month. I get a .05% cashback on my UK purchases, not much but when they pay it at the end of the year, it is a welcome boost.. I get a good interest on my current account so it pays to keep my money in there as long as possible. On foreign transactions, I get a better exchange rate than any of the money changers and transactions are free of commission. On my debit card from the same bank, I get charged a commission on foreign purchases, but don't get charged for getting cash from an ATM. I don't understand why.