32Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, "Sit here while I pray." 33He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be deeply distressed and horrified.34Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake." 35Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.36And He said, " Abba , Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." 37Then He came and found them sleeping. "Simon, are you sleeping?" He asked Peter. "Couldn't you stay awake one hour? 38 Stay awake and pray so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." 39Once again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing.40And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him.41Then He came a third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up; let's go! See-My betrayer is near."
43While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.44His betrayer had given them a signal. "The One I kiss," he said, "He's the One; arrest Him and take Him away under guard."45So when he came, he went right up to Him and said, "Rabbi!"-and kissed Him.46Then they took hold of Him and arrested Him.47And one of those who stood by drew his sword, struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his ear. 48But Jesus said to them, "Have you come out with swords and clubs, as though I were a criminal, to capture Me? 49 Every day I was among you, teaching in the temple complex, and you didn't arrest Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled." 50Then they all deserted Him and ran away. 51Now a certain young man, having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body, was following Him. They caught hold of him,52but he left the linen cloth behind and ran away naked.
53They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes convened.54Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the high priest's courtyard. He was sitting with the temple police, warming himself by the fire. 55The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none.56For many were giving false testimony against Him, but the testimonies did not agree.57Some stood up and were giving false testimony against Him, stating,58"We heard Him say, 'I will demolish this sanctuary made by [human] hands, and in three days I will build another not made by hands.' "59Yet their testimony did not agree even on this. 60Then the high priest stood up before them all and questioned Jesus, "Don't You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?"61But He kept silent and did not answer anything. Again the high priest questioned Him, "Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?" 62 "I am," said Jesus, "and all of you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven ." 63Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "Why do we still need witnesses?64You have heard the blasphemy! What is your decision?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.65Then some began to spit on Him, to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, saying, "Prophesy!" Even the temple police took Him and slapped Him.
66While Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the high priest's servants came.67When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus." 68But he denied it: "I don't know or understand what you're talking about!" Then he went out to the entryway, and a rooster crowed. 69When the servant saw him again she began to tell those standing nearby, "This man is one of them!" 70But again he denied it. After a little while those standing there said to Peter again, "You certainly are one of them, since you're also a Galilean!" 71Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know this man you're talking about!" 72Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." When he thought about it, he began to weep.
1When Solomon finished building the temple of the Lord, the royal palace, and all that Solomon desired to do,2the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time just as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.3The Lord said to him: I have heard your prayer and petition you have made before Me. I have consecrated this temple you have built, to put My name there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there at all times. 4As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,5I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised your father David: You will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel. 6If you or your sons turn away from following Me and do not keep My commands-My statutes that I have set before you-and if you go and serve other gods and worship them,7I will cut off Israel from the land I gave them, and I will reject the temple I have sanctified for My name. Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all the peoples.8Though this temple is [now] exalted, every passerby will be appalled and will hiss. They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?9Then they will say: Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, the Lord brought all this ruin on them.
10At the end of 20 years during which Solomon had built the two houses, the Lord's temple and the royal palace-11Hiram king of Tyre having supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold for his every wish-King Solomon gave Hiram 20 towns in the land of Galilee.12So Hiram went out from Tyre to look over the towns that Solomon had given him, but he was not pleased with them.13So he said, "What are these towns you've given me, my brother?" So he called them the Land of Cabul, as they are [still called] today.14Now Hiram had sent the king 9,000 pounds of gold.
15This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon had imposed to build the Lord's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.16Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He then burned it down, killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and gave it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.17Then Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth-horon,18Baalath, Tamar in the Wilderness of Judah,19all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, the chariot cities, the cavalry cities, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion. 20As for all the peoples who remained of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not Israelites-21their descendants who remained in the land after them, those whom the Israelites were unable to annihilate-Solomon imposed forced labor on them; [it is this way] until today.22But Solomon did not consign the Israelites to slavery; they were soldiers, his servants, his commanders, his captains, and commanders of his chariots and his cavalry.23These were the deputies who were over Solomon's work: 550 who ruled over the people doing the work.
24Pharaoh's daughter moved from the city of David to the house that Solomon had built for her; he then built the terraces. 25Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, and he burned incense with them in the Lord's presence. So he completed the temple. 26King Solomon put together a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea in the land of Edom.27With the fleet, Hiram sent his servants, experienced seamen, along with Solomon's servants.28They went to Ophir and acquired gold there-16 tons-and delivered it to Solomon.
1When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son. 2[The more] they called them, [the more] they departed from Me. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. 3It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them. 4I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food. 5Israel will not return to the land of Egypt and Assyria will be his king, because they refused to repent. 6A sword will whirl through his cities; it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates, because of their schemes. 7My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to Him on high, He will not exalt them at all. 8How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I surrender you, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? I have had a change of heart; My compassion is stirred! 9I will not vent the full fury of My anger; I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim. For I am God and not man, the Holy One among you; I will not come in rage. 10They will follow the Lord; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west. 11They will be roused like birds from Egypt and like doves from the land of Assyria. Then I will settle them in their homes. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.