28Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.29As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.30And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,31who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.32But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.33Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he said.34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud.35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"36When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.37Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.38Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, "Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.39And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him.40So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."41Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."42And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.43And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,44"Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men."45But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.46Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest.47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him,48and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great."49Now John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us."50But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side."51Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,52and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him.53But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.54And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?" 55But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.56For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village.57Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."58And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."59Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."60Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."61And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."62But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
1Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.2So Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her." And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.3Then Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan.4So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.5Then Sarai said to Abram, "My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me."6So Abram said to Sarai, "Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please." And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.7Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.8And He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."9The Angel of the Lord said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand."10Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, "I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude."11And the Angel of the Lord said to her: "Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the Lord has heard your affliction.12He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."13Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, "Have I also here seen Him who sees me?"14Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh and Bered.15So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
1To the Chief Musician. To the tune of 'Death of the Son.' A Psalm of David. I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.2I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.3When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence.4For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.5You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.6O enemy, destructions are finished forever! And you have destroyed cities; Even their memory has perished.7But the Lord shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment.8He shall judge the world in righteousness, And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.9The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.10And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.12When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble.13Have mercy on me, O Lord! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,14That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made; In the net which they hid, their own foot is caught.16The Lord is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah17The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.18For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.19Arise, O Lord, Do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged in Your sight.20Put them in fear, O Lord, That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah