10.2 Shecaniah... same as The father of Shemaiah, who repaired the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:29)? http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/shecaniah.html
10.3 all put away these wives... Interesting in light of NT teaching on divorce.
10.9 and because of the heavy rain... :o)
10.13 nor is this a task for one day or two... wise words.
10.15 An interesting distiction between Jonathan and Jahzeiah,who opposed the plan, and Meshullam and Shabbethai, who supported them in their opposition.
10.16 to examine the matter... I wonder what was being examined. Who was really foreign, making sure nobody was overlooked, what?
10.19 guilt offering... another offering to check out. Why the mention of the rams?
10.20-43 Another long list of names. Why? I also wonder if there are any repeats from earlier lists.
Colossians quick read
1.6 heard and knew... Not just heard. epiginōskō to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly
1.16 heaven, earth, visible, invisible, thrones, dominions, principalities, powers... Seems to be making a point.
1.21 So did the wicked works affect the mind?
1.29 striving according to His working... Interesting thing to meditate on. My part and God's "part."
2.8 cheat you... a thought provoking choice of words. sylagōgeō--to carry off booty
2.11 circumcision made without hands... God's part.
2.12 raised with Him though faith... "My" part.
3.5 I like the old JKV, mortify.
3.15 called to peace, pretty sweet.
4.2 vigilant and thanksgiving are not two works I expect to see in the same sentence.
4.12 This is an interesting verse to think about. Laboring with Paul in Rome to make the saints in Philippians perfect and complete in the will of God.
4.18 remember... I can think of a few ways this might have been meant.