1When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum.2There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.3The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.4When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this,5because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”6So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.7That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.8For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”9When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”10Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.12As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.13When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”14Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”15The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.16They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.”17This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.2Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.3The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,4and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.5The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.6After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark7and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.8Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.9But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.10He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.11When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.12He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.13By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.14By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.15Then God said to Noah,16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.17Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”18So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.19All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.20Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.21The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.22“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
1Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.2The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.3Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.4“But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.5And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.6“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.7As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:9“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you10and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.11I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:13I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.14Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,15I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.16Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”17So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
18The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)19These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.20Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.21When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside.23But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.24When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,25he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.”26He also said, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.27May God extend Japheth’s territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”28After the flood Noah lived 350 years.29Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.
2The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.3The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.4The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.5(From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
6The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.7The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.8Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth.9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.”10The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar.11From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah12and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.13Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,14Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.15Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,16Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,17Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,18Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered19and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.20These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
21Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.22The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.23The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.24Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.25Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.26Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,28Obal, Abimael, Sheba,29Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.30The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.31These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.32These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.
1Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.2How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods3Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.4Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.5Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.6Many, LORD, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.7Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.8In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.