1And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,2and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.3So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;4for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had."5Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said,6"These things which you see--the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down."7So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?"8And He said: "Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time has drawn near.' Therefore do not go after them.9But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately."10Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.11And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.12But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake.13But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.14Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.16You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.17And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.18But not a hair of your head shall be lost.19By your patience possess your souls.20"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.22For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.23But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.24And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.25"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;26men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.27Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.28Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."29Then He spoke to them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.30When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.31So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.32Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.33Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.34"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.35For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.36Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."37And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.38Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.
1It came to pass at that time that Judah departed from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah.2And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and went in to her.3So she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.4She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan.5And she conceived yet again and bore a son, and called his name Shelah. He was at Chezib when she bore him.6Then Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.7But Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord killed him.8And Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife and marry her, and raise up an heir to your brother."9But Onan knew that the heir would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother's wife, that he emitted on the ground, lest he should give an heir to his brother.10And the thing which he did displeased the Lord; therefore He killed him also.11Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house till my son Shelah is grown." For he said, "Lest he also die like his brothers." And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.12Now in the process of time the daughter of Shua, Judah's wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.13And it was told Tamar, saying, "Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."14So she took off her widow's garments, covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place which was on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as a wife.15When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, because she had covered her face.16Then he turned to her by the way, and said, "Please let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. So she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"17And he said, "I will send a young goat from the flock." So she said, "Will you give me a pledge till you send it?"18Then he said, "What pledge shall I give you?" So she said, "Your signet and cord, and your staff that is in your hand." Then he gave them to her, and went in to her, and she conceived by him.19So she arose and went away, and laid aside her veil and put on the garments of her widowhood.20And Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand, but he did not find her.21Then he asked the men of that place, saying, "Where is the harlot who was openly by the roadside?" And they said, "There was no harlot in this place."22So he returned to Judah and said, "I cannot find her. Also, the men of the place said there was no harlot in this place."23Then Judah said, "Let her take them for herself, lest we be shamed; for I sent this young goat and you have not found her."24And it came to pass, about three months after, that Judah was told, saying, "Tamar your daughter-in-law has played the harlot; furthermore she is with child by harlotry." So Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"25When she was brought out, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "By the man to whom these belong, I am with child." And she said, "Please determine whose these are--the signet and cord, and staff."26So Judah acknowledged them and said, "She has been more righteous than I, because I did not give her to Shelah my son." And he never knew her again.27Now it came to pass, at the time for giving birth, that behold, twins were in her womb.28And so it was, when she was giving birth, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took a scarlet thread and bound it on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."29Then it happened, as he drew back his hand, that his brother came out unexpectedly; and she said, "How did you break through? This breach be upon you!" Therefore his name was called Perez. 30Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand. And his name was called Zerah.
1A Psalm of David. Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength.2Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.3The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters.4The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.6He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.7The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.8The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.9The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, "Glory!"10The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever.11The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.