26Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.27And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs.28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!"29For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.30Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him.31And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.32Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them.33Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.34When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.35Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.36They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed.37Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned.38Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,39"Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you." And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.40So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.41And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to his house,42for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.43Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,44came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.45And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?' " 46But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me."47Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.48And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace."49While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher." 50But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, "Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well."51When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl.52Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, "Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping."53And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.54But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, "Little girl, arise."55Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat.56And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.
1Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South.2Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.3And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,4to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram called on the name of the Lord.5Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.6Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.7And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.8So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.9Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left."10And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.11Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other.12Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom.13But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord.14And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: "Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are--northward, southward, eastward, and westward;15for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.16And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.17Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you."18Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the Lord.
1And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations,2that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).3All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).4Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.5In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,6and the Horites in their mountain of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is by the wilderness.7Then they turned back and came to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and attacked all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Hazezon Tamar.8And the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and joined together in battle in the Valley of Siddim9against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of nations, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar--four kings against five.10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of asphalt pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled; some fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains.11Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way.12They also took Lot, Abram's brother's son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.13Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were allies with Abram.14Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.15He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.16So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people.17And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.18Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.19And he blessed him and said: "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;20And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tithe of all.21Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself."22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth,23that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich'--24except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion."
1A Meditation of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,2Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.3O Lord my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,4If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, Or have plundered my enemy without cause,5Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah6Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!7So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.8The Lord shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me.9Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.10My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.11God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.12If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.13He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.14Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.15He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made.16His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.17I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.