1One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.2Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”3Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?4He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”5Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”6On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.7The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.8But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there.9Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”10He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored.11But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.13When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:14Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,15Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,16Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon,18who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured,19and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.20Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.22Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.23“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.25Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.26Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.
1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,3but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”4“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.5“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”6When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.8Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.9But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”10He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”11And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”12The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”13Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.15And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”16To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”17To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.18It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.19By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”20Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.21The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.22And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”23So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.24After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
1Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.”2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.3In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.4And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,5but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.6Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?7If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”8Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.9Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”10The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.12When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”13Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear.14Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”15But the LORD said to him, “Not so ; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.16So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.17Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.18To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.19Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.21His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.22Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.23Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.24If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”25Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”26Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.
1This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.2He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.3When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.4After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.5Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.6When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh.7After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters.8Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.9When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.10After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters.11Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.12When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.13After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters.14Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.15When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.16After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters.17Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.18When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.19After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.20Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.21When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.22After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.23Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years.24Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.25When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.26After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.27Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.28When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son.29He named him Noah and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed.”30After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters.31Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.32After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
1Why do the nations conspireand the peoples plot in vain?2The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,3“Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”4The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.5He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,6“I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”7I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.8Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.9You will break them with a rod of iron ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”10Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.11Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.12Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.