18Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things.19And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"20When the men had come to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, 'Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?' "21And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.22Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.23And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."24When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?25But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings' courts.26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.27This is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.' 28For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."29And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John.30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.31And the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like?32They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not weep.'33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'34The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'35But wisdom is justified by all her children."36Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat.37And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil,38and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, "This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner."40And Jesus answered and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." So he said, "Teacher, say it."41"There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.42And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?"43Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have rightly judged."44Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.45You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.46You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.47Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."48Then He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."49And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"50Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
1Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.3Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.4And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."5But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.6And the Lord said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.7Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."8So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.9Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.10This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood.11After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.12Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Salah.13After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.14Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.15After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.16Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg.17After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.18Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.19After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.20Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug.21After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.22Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.23After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.24Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah.25After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.26Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.27This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot.28And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans.29Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.30But Sarai was barren; she had no child.31And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there.32So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
1To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation.2Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray.3My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.4For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You.5The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.6You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.7But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.8Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.10Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You.11But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.12For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.