27Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”28Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”30They came out of the town and made their way toward him.31Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”33Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”34“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.35Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.36Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.37Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
39Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”40So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.41And because of his words many more became believers.42They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
7That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the LORD in this manner:8Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.9Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.10Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.11Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.12Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,13you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.15He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,16the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.17He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:18“To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”19When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,20they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.21He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:22“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”23Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.24Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.25For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.26For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.27Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.28Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.30Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.31Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”32Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!33Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.34Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.35Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”36Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.”37David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day’s requirements.38He also left Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight associates to minister with them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were gatekeepers.39David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon40to present burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly, morning and evening, in accordance with everything written in the Law of the LORD, which he had given Israel.41With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, “for his love endures forever.”42Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.43Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.
1I looked again, and there before me was a flying scroll.2He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll, twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide. ”3And he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.4The LORD Almighty declares, ‘I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.’ ”
5Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, “Look up and see what is appearing.”6I asked, “What is it?” He replied, “It is a basket.” And he added, “This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land.”7Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!8He said, “This is wickedness,” and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.9Then I looked up—and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.10“Where are they taking the basket?” I asked the angel who was speaking to me.11He replied, “To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When the house is ready, the basket will be set there in its place.”