1Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.2And some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"3But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:4how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?"5And He said to them, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."6Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered.7So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.8But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, "Arise and stand here." And he arose and stood.9Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?" 10And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. 11But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.12Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.13And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:14Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;15Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;16Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.17And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,18as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.19And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.20Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.21Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.22Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.24But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.25Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, For you shall mourn and weep.26Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
1Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"2And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' "4Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.5For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.8And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.9Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"10So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."11And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"12Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."13And 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, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.15And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."16To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."17Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.18Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.19In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."20And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.21Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.22Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"--23therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.24So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
1Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord."2Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.3And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.4Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering,5but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.6So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?7If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."8Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.9Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"10And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.11So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.12When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth."13And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear!14Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."15And the Lord said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.16Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.17And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son--Enoch.18To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.19Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah.20And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.21His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.22And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.23Then Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, Even a young man for hurting me.24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."25And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, "For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed."26And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the Lord.
1This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.2He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.3And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.4After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.5So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.6Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.7After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.8So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.9Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan. 10After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters.11So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.12Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.13After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters.14So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.15Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.16After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters.17So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.18Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.19After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters.20So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.21Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.22After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.23So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.24And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.25Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.26After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters.27So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.28Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son.29And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed."30After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters.31So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.32And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?2The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,3"Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us."4He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.5Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:6"Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion."7"I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.8Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.9You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "10Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.11Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling.12Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.