1Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely.2And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.3And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" 4But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.5Then He answered them, saying, "Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?"6And they could not answer Him regarding these things.7So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:8"When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;9and he who invited you and him come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.10But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher.' Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.11For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."12Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.13But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just."15Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"16Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,17and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'18But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.'19And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'20Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'21So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'22And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'23Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.24For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.' "
1Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.2And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.3Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.4And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.5And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.6But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.7This is the sum of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.8Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.9And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,10the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.11And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer Lahai Roi.12Now this is the genealogy of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maidservant, bore to Abraham.13And these were the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,15Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.16These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their towns and their settlements, twelve princes according to their nations.17These were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.18(They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He died in the presence of all his brethren.19This is the genealogy of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac.20Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.21Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.22But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If all is well, why am I like this?" So she went to inquire of the Lord.23And the Lord said to her: "Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger."24So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.25And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. 26Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.27So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.28And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.29Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.30And Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary." Therefore his name was called Edom. 31But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day."32And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?"33Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.34And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: I will love You, O Lord, my strength.2The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.3I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.4The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.5The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.6In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.7Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry.8Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.9He bowed the heavens also, and came down With darkness under His feet.10And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind.11He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters And thick clouds of the skies.12From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.13The Lord thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. 14He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.15Then the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At Your rebuke, O Lord, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.16He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.17He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me.18They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support.19He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.20The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.21For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God.22For all His judgments were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.23I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.24Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.25With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;26With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.27For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.28For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.29For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.30As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.31For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?32It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.33He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.34He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.35You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.36You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip.37I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.38I have wounded them, So that they could not rise; They have fallen under my feet.39For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.40You have also given me the necks of my enemies, So that I destroyed those who hated me.41They cried out, but there was none to save; Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.42Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets.43You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; You have made me the head of the nations; A people I have not known shall serve me.44As soon as they hear of me they obey me; The foreigners submit to me.45The foreigners fade away, And come frightened from their hideouts.46The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted.47It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me;48He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.49Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.50Great deliverance He gives to His king, And shows mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forevermore.