23The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,24saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.25Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother.26Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh.27Last of all the woman died also.28Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her."29Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,32'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."33And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.34But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.35Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,36"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"37Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and great commandment.39And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,42saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him, "The Son of David."43He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:44'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool" '? 45"If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?"46And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
1Then the children of Israel moved, and camped in the plains of Moab on the side of the Jordan across from Jericho.2Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.3And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Moab was sick with dread because of the children of Israel.4So Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this company will lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.5Then he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying: "Look, a people has come from Egypt. See, they cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me!6Therefore please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."7So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the diviner's fee in their hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke to him the words of Balak.8And he said to them, "Lodge here tonight, and I will bring back word to you, as the Lord speaks to me." So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.9Then God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"10So Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,11'Look, a people has come out of Egypt, and they cover the face of the earth. Come now, curse them for me; perhaps I shall be able to overpower them and drive them out.' "12And God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."13So Balaam rose in the morning and said to the princes of Balak, "Go back to your land, for the Lord has refused to give me permission to go with you."14And the princes of Moab rose and went to Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us."15Then Balak again sent princes, more numerous and more honorable than they.16And they came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me;17for I will certainly honor you greatly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Therefore please come, curse this people for me.' "18Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more.19Now therefore, please, you also stay here tonight, that I may know what more the Lord will say to me."20And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you--that you shall do."21So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab.22Then God's anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the Lord took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.23Now the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.24Then the Angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.25And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; so he struck her again.26Then the Angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.27And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam's anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.28Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"29And Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have abused me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!"30So the donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?" And he said, "No."31Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.32And the Angel of the Lord said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me.33The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live."34And Balaam said to the Angel of the Lord, "I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases You, I will turn back."35Then the Angel of the Lord said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but only the word that I speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.36Now when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the border at the Arnon, the boundary of the territory.37Then Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not earnestly send to you, calling for you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not able to honor you?"38And Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I have come to you! Now, have I any power at all to say anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak."39So Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath Huzoth.40Then Balak offered oxen and sheep, and he sent some to Balaam and to the princes who were with him.41So it was the next day, that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, that from there he might observe the extent of the people.
8The Shulamite The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.9My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice.10My beloved spoke, and said to me: "Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.11For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.12The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.13The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!14"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely."15Her Brothers Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.16The Shulamite My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.17(To Her Beloved) Until the day breaks And the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag Upon the mountains of Bether.
1The Shulamite By night on my bed I sought the one I love; I sought him, but I did not find him.2"I will rise now," I said, "And go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I will seek the one I love." I sought him, but I did not find him.3The watchmen who go about the city found me; I said, "Have you seen the one I love?"4Scarcely had I passed by them, When I found the one I love. I held him and would not let him go, Until I had brought him to the house of my mother, And into the chamber of her who conceived me.5I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.