17Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them,18"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death,19and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again."20Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.21And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom."22But Jesus answered and said, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to Him, "We are able."23So He said to them, "You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father."24And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers.25But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.26Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.27And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."29Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.30And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"31Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"32So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"33They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened."34So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,2"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you have come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving to you,3and you make an offering by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or in your appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to the Lord, from the herd or the flock,4then he who presents his offering to the Lord shall bring a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil;5and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb.6Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil;7and as a drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a sweet aroma to the Lord.8And when you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering, or as a sacrifice to fulfill a vow, or as a peace offering to the Lord,9then shall be offered with the young bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil;10and you shall bring as the drink offering half a hin of wine as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.11Thus it shall be done for each young bull, for each ram, or for each lamb or young goat.12According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do with everyone according to their number.13All who are native-born shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.14And if a stranger dwells with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would present an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord, just as you do, so shall he do.15One ordinance shall be for you of the assembly and for the stranger who dwells with you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord.16One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.' " 17Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,18"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land to which I bring you,19then it will be, when you eat of the bread of the land, that you shall offer up a heave offering to the Lord.20You shall offer up a cake of the first of your ground meal as a heave offering; as a heave offering of the threshing floor, so shall you offer it up.21Of the first of your ground meal you shall give to the Lord a heave offering throughout your generations.22'If you sin unintentionally, and do not observe all these commandments which the Lord has spoken to Moses--23all that the Lord has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day the Lord gave commandment and onward throughout your generations--24then it will be, if it is unintentionally committed, without the knowledge of the congregation, that the whole congregation shall offer one young bull as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one kid of the goats as a sin offering.25So the priest shall make atonement for the whole congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was unintentional; they shall bring their offering, an offering made by fire to the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord, for their unintended sin.26It shall be forgiven the whole congregation of the children of Israel and the stranger who dwells among them, because all the people did it unintentionally.27'And if a person sins unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a sin offering.28So the priest shall make atonement for the person who sins unintentionally, when he sins unintentionally before the Lord, to make atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.29You shall have one law for him who sins unintentionally, for him who is native-born among the children of Israel and for the stranger who dwells among them.30'But the person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on the Lord, and he shall be cut off from among his people.31Because he has despised the word of the Lord, and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall be upon him.' "32Now while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.33And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation.34They put him under guard, because it had not been explained what should be done to him.35Then the Lord said to Moses, "The man must surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp."36So, as the Lord commanded Moses, all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died.37Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,38"Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners.39And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined,40and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God.41I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God."
1Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men;2and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown.3They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?"4So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face;5and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, "Tomorrow morning the Lord will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him.6Do this: Take censers, Korah and all your company;7put fire in them and put incense in them before the Lord tomorrow, and it shall be that the man whom the Lord chooses is the holy one. You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi!"8Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi:9Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the work of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the congregation to serve them;10and that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking the priesthood also?11Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the Lord. And what is Aaron that you complain against him?"12And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come up!13Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep acting like a prince over us?14Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!"15Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, "Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them."16And Moses said to Korah, "Tomorrow, you and all your company be present before the Lord--you and they, as well as Aaron.17Let each take his censer and put incense in it, and each of you bring his censer before the Lord, two hundred and fifty censers; both you and Aaron, each with his censer."18So every man took his censer, put fire in it, laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the tabernacle of meeting with Moses and Aaron.19And Korah gathered all the congregation against them at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the congregation.20And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,21"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment."22Then they fell on their faces, and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?"23So the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,24"Speak to the congregation, saying, 'Get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.' "25Then Moses rose and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.26And he spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins."27So they got away from around the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little children.28And Moses said: "By this you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.29If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me.30But if the Lord creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the Lord."31Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them,32and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.33So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.34Then all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up also!"35And a fire came out from the Lord and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.36Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:37"Tell Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, to pick up the censers out of the blaze, for they are holy, and scatter the fire some distance away.38The censers of these men who sinned against their own souls, let them be made into hammered plates as a covering for the altar. Because they presented them before the Lord, therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign to the children of Israel."39So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers, which those who were burned up had presented, and they were hammered out as a covering on the altar,40to be a memorial to the children of Israel that no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the Lord, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, just as the Lord had said to him through Moses.41On the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You have killed the people of the Lord."42Now it happened, when the congregation had gathered against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tabernacle of meeting; and suddenly the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord appeared.43Then Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of meeting.44And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,45"Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment." And they fell on their faces.46So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the Lord. The plague has begun."47Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people.48And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.49Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the Korah incident.50So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, for the plague had stopped.
1Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.2A wise man's heart is at his right hand, But a fool's heart at his left.3Even when a fool walks along the way, He lacks wisdom, And he shows everyone that he is a fool.4If the spirit of the ruler rises against you, Do not leave your post; For conciliation pacifies great offenses.5There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error proceeding from the ruler:6Folly is set in great dignity, While the rich sit in a lowly place.7I have seen servants on horses, While princes walk on the ground like servants.8He who digs a pit will fall into it, And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent.9He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, And he who splits wood may be endangered by it.10If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success.11A serpent may bite when it is not charmed; The babbler is no different.12The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up;13The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, And the end of his talk is raving madness.14A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him?15The labor of fools wearies them, For they do not even know how to go to the city!16Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, And your princes feast in the morning!17Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, And your princes feast at the proper time-- For strength and not for drunkenness!18Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks.19A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything.20Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, And a bird in flight may tell the matter.
13This wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and it seemed great to me:14There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it.15Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man.16Then I said: "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, And his words are not heard.17Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools.18Wisdom is better than weapons of war; But one sinner destroys much good."