1This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:2Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,3Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,4Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,5Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,6and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,7Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,8Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,9Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,10Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,11and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.12After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,13Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,14Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud,15Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,16and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.17Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
18This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about : His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.25But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
1And God spoke all these words:2“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.3“You shall have no other gods before me.4“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,6but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.7“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.8“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.9Six days you shall labor and do all your work,10but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.11For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.12“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.13“You shall not murder.14“You shall not commit adultery.15“You shall not steal.16“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”18When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance19and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”20Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”21The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:23Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.24“ ‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.25If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.26And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’
2“If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.3If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.4If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.5“But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’6then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.7“If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do.8If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.9If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.10If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.11If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
12“Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.13However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place I will designate.14But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.15“Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.16“Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.17“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.18“If people quarrel and one person hits another with a stone or with their fist and the victim does not die but is confined to bed,19the one who struck the blow will not be held liable if the other can get up and walk around outside with a staff; however, the guilty party must pay the injured person for any loss of time and see that the victim is completely healed.20“Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,21but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.22“If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows.23But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,25burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.26“An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye.27And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.28“If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.29If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death.30However, if payment is demanded, the owner may redeem his life by the payment of whatever is demanded.31This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.32If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull is to be stoned to death.33“If anyone uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,34the one who opened the pit must pay the owner for the loss and take the dead animal in exchange.35“If anyone’s bull injures someone else’s bull and it dies, the two parties are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally.36However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up, the owner must pay, animal for animal, and take the dead animal in exchange.
1Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.2She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.3She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,4“Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,5“Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.6Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”7Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.8Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.9Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.11For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.12If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.13Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.14She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,15calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,16“Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,17“Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”18But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.