32As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.33They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).34There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.35When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.36And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.37Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.38Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.39Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads40and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”41In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.42“He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”44In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.46About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).47When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”48Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.49The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”50And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split52and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.53They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”55Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
57As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.61Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.63“Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’64So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”65“Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.”66So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
1When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you—2and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.3Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,4for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.5This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.6For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.7The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.8But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.9Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.10But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction; he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.11Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today.12If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors.13He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.14You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.15The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you.16You must destroy all the peoples the LORD your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.17You may say to yourselves, “These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?”18But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt.19You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.20Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished.21Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.22The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.23But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you, throwing them into great confusion until they are destroyed.24He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.25The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God.26Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction.
1Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the LORD promised on oath to your ancestors.2Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.3He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.4Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.5Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.6Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.7For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;8a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;9a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.10When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.11Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.12Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,13and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,14then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.15He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.16He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.17You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”18But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.19If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.20Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.
1“Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?2Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired laborer waiting to be paid,3so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.4When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn.5My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.6“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.7Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.8The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.9As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.10He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.11“Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.12Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard?13When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint,14even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions,15so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.16I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.17“What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,18that you examine them every morning and test them every moment?19Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?20If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?21Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more.”