46And Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these who are the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?"
1Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.2Arise, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.3"May God Almighty bless you, And make you fruitful and multiply you, That you may be an assembly of peoples;4And give you the blessing of Abraham, To you and your descendants with you, That you may inherit the land In which you are a stranger, Which God gave to Abraham."5So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.6Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,"7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram.8Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac.9So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.10Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.11So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.12Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.13And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: "I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.14Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.15Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you."16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it."17And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!"18Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it.19And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on,21so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God.22And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!2You have given him his heart's desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah3For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.4He asked life from You, and You gave it to him-- Length of days forever and ever.5His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.6For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.7For the king trusts in the Lord, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.8Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You.9You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them.10Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among the sons of men.11For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to perform.12Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.13Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.
1He also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.2So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.'3Then the steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.4I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.'5So he called every one of his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'6And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' So he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'7Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' So he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'8So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.9And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.10He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?12And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?13No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."14Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him.15And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.16The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.18Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery.19"There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.20But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,21desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.22So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.23And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.24Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'25But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.26And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'27Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house,28for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'29Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'30And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'31But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' "