1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover.2And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.3Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.4So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them.5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.6So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.7Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.8And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat."9So they said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare?"10And He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters.11Then you shall say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" '12Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready."13So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.14When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.15Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;16for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."17Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;18for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."19And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."20Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.21But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.22And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"23Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.24Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.25And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.'26But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.27For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.28But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.29And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,30that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."31And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.32But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren."33But he said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death."34Then He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me."35And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing."36Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.37For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: 'And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end."38So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."
1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.2The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.3And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.4So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.5So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field.6Thus he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.7And it came to pass after these things that his master's wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."8But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand.9There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"10So it was, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her.11But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside,12that she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.13And so it was, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and fled outside,14that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, "See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice.15And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me, and fled and went outside."16So she kept his garment with her until his master came home.17Then she spoke to him with words like these, saying, "The Hebrew servant whom you brought to us came in to me to mock me;18so it happened, as I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me and fled outside."19So it was, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, "Your servant did to me after this manner," that his anger was aroused.20Then Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison.21But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.22And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing.23The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph's authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.
1A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the house of David. I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me.2O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.3O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4Sing praise to the Lord, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.6Now in my prosperity I said, "I shall never be moved."7Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled.8I cried out to You, O Lord; And to the Lord I made supplication:9"What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth?10Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper!"11You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,12To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.