27After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me."28So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.29Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.30And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, "Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"31Jesus answered and said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.32I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."33Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?"34And He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them?35But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days."36Then He spoke a parable to them: "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old.37And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined.38But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. 39And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, 'The old is better.' "
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.3Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.5God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.6Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."7Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.8And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.9Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.11Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.12And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.13So the evening and the morning were the third day.14Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;15and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.16Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.17God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth,18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.19So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.20Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens."21So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.22And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."23So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.24Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so.25And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.26Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."27So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."29And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.30Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.31Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.2And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.3Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.4This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,5before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;6but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.7And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.8The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.9And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.10Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.11The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.12And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there.13The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush.14The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.15Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."18And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."19Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.20So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.21And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.22Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.23And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."24Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
1Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;2But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.3He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.4The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.