1Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him2and spoke to Him, saying, "Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?"3But He answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me:4The baptism of John--was it from heaven or from men?"5And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'6But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."7So they answered that they did not know where it was from.8And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."9Then He began to tell the people this parable: "A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.10Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vinedressers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.11Again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed.12And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out.13Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.'14But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.'15So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do to them?16He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others." And when they heard it they said, "Certainly not!"17Then He looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone'? 18"Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."19And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people--for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.20So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor.21Then they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You do not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth:22Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"23But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test Me? 24Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and said, "Caesar's."25And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."26But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.
1Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother."2And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.3Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone."4So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.5And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.6So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.7And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.8Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the terebinth tree. So the name of it was called Allon Bachuth. 9Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him.10And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name." So He called his name Israel.11Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.12The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land."13Then God went up from him in the place where He talked with him.14So Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He talked with him, a pillar of stone; and he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it.15And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel.16Then they journeyed from Bethel. And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel labored in childbirth, and she had hard labor.17Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, "Do not fear; you will have this son also."18And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin. 19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).20And Jacob set a pillar on her grave, which is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.21Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.22And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it.Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:23the sons of Leah were Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;24the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin;25the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant, were Dan and Naphtali;26and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maidservant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Padan Aram.27Then Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had dwelt.28Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.29So Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
1Now this is the genealogy of Esau, who is Edom.2Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite; Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;3and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.4Now Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel.5And Aholibamah bore Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah. These were the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.6Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the persons of his household, his cattle and all his animals, and all his goods which he had gained in the land of Canaan, and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.7For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they were strangers could not support them because of their livestock.8So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom.9And this is the genealogy of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.10These were the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, and Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.11And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.12Now Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.13These were the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.14These were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau's wife, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon. And she bore to Esau: Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.15These were the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn son of Esau, were Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz,16Chief Korah, Chief Gatam, and Chief Amalek. These were the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. They were the sons of Adah.17These were the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: Chief Nahath, Chief Zerah, Chief Shammah, and Chief Mizzah. These were the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.18And these were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau's wife: Chief Jeush, Chief Jaalam, and Chief Korah. These were the chiefs who descended from Aholibamah, Esau's wife, the daughter of Anah.19These were the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these were their chiefs.20These were the sons of Seir the Horite who inhabited the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,21Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.22And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam. Lotan's sister was Timna.23These were the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.24These were the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the water in the wilderness as he pastured the donkeys of his father Zibeon.25These were the children of Anah: Dishon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.26These were the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.27These were the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. 28These were the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.29These were the chiefs of the Horites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah,30Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, and Chief Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.31Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:32Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.33And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.34When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.35And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. And the name of his city was Avith.36When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.37And when Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place.38When Saul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.39And when Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor died, Hadar reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Pau. His wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.40And these were the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their families and their places, by their names: Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth,41Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,42Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,43Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Esau was the father of the Edomites.
1A Psalm of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?2When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.3Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident.4One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.5For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.6And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.7Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.8When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."9Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.10When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.11Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.12Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.13I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.14Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!