1There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.2And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?3I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?5I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."6He also spoke this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.7Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?'8But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.9And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.' "10Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.11And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.12But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity."13And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.14But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day."15The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it?16So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound--think of it--for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?"17And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
1Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.2So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.3Then Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,4"I am a foreigner and a visitor among you. Give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.5And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,6"Hear us, my lord: You are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our burial places. None of us will withhold from you his burial place, that you may bury your dead."7Then Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.8And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish that I bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and meet with Ephron the son of Zohar for me,9that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he has, which is at the end of his field. Let him give it to me at the full price, as property for a burial place among you."10Now Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the presence of the sons of Heth, all who entered at the gate of his city, saying,11"No, my lord, hear me: I give you the field and the cave that is in it; I give it to you in the presence of the sons of my people. I give it to you. Bury your dead!"12Then Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land;13and he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will give it, please hear me. I will give you money for the field; take it from me and I will bury my dead there."14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him15"My lord, listen to me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver. What is that between you and me? So bury your dead."16And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants.17So the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within all the surrounding borders, were deeded18to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan20So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a burial place.
1A Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.2O my soul, you have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You."3As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."4Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.5O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.7I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.8I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.10For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.11You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.