32They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”33He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.34“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”35Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.36“Abba,Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”37Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour?38Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”39Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.40When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.41Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.42Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”
43Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.44Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.”45Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him.46The men seized Jesus and arrested him.47Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.48“Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me?49Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”50Then everyone deserted him and fled.51A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him,52he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
53They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together.54Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.55The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.56Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.57Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him:58“We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another, not made with hands.’ ”59Yet even then their testimony did not agree.60Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?”61But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”62“I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”63The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked.64“You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death.65Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.
66While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by.67When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said.68But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.69When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.”70Again he denied it. After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”71He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”72Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twiceyou will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
1When Solomon had finished building the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do,2the LORD appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.3The LORD said to him: “I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.4“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,5I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’6“But if you or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them,7then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.8This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, ‘Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’9People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the LORD brought all this disaster on them.’ ”
10At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings—the temple of the LORD and the royal palace—11King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.12But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.13“What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?” he asked. And he called them the Land of Kabul, a name they have to this day.14Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents of gold.15Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD’s temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.16(Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.17And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,18Baalath, and Tadmor in the desert, within his land,19as well as all his store cities and the towns for his chariots and for his horses —whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.20There were still people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites).21Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land—whom the Israelites could not exterminate —to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.22But Solomon did not make slaves of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers.23They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon’s projects—550 officials supervising those who did the work.24After Pharaoh’s daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace Solomon had built for her, he constructed the terraces.25Three times a year Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense before the LORD along with them, and so fulfilled the temple obligations.26King Solomon also built ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea.27And Hiram sent his men—sailors who knew the sea—to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s men.28They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
1“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.2But the more they were called, the more they went away from me.They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.3It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.4I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.5“Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?6A sword will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets and put an end to their plans.7My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.8“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.9I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I devastate Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a man— the Holy One among you. I will not come against their cities.10They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.11They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows, from Assyria, fluttering like doves. I will settle them in their homes,” declares the LORD.