1Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.2For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?5For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.6But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?7You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.8You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.11For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,12saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You." 13And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And again: "Here am I and the children whom God has given Me." 14Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,15and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.16For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.17Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.18For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
28Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.29So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.30And Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive."31Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, 'My brothers and those of my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.32And the men are shepherds, for their occupation has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their flocks, their herds, and all that they have.'33So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, 'What is your occupation?'34that you shall say, 'Your servants' occupation has been with livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians."
1Then Joseph went and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and indeed they are in the land of Goshen."2And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.3Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers."4And they said to Pharaoh, "We have come to dwell in the land, because your servants have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen."5Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you.6The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock."7Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.8Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How old are you?"9And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."10So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.11And Joseph situated his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.12Then Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with bread, according to the number in their families.13Now there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.14And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought; and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.15So when the money failed in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For the money has failed."16Then Joseph said, "Give your livestock, and I will give you bread for your livestock, if the money is gone."17So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the cattle of the herds, and for the donkeys. Thus he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock that year.18When that year had ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord that our money is gone; my lord also has our herds of livestock. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.19Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants of Pharaoh; give us seed, that we may live and not die, that the land may not be desolate."20Then Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every man of the Egyptians sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh's.21And as for the people, he moved them into the cities, from one end of the borders of Egypt to the other end.22Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had rations allotted to them by Pharaoh, and they ate their rations which Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their lands.23Then Joseph said to the people, "Indeed I have bought you and your land this day for Pharaoh. Look, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.24And it shall come to pass in the harvest that you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh. Four-fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and for your food, for those of your households and as food for your little ones."25So they said, "You have saved our lives; let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have one-fifth, except for the land of the priests only, which did not become Pharaoh's.27So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.28And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.29When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, "Now if I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please do not bury me in Egypt,30but let me lie with my fathers; you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."31Then he said, "Swear to me." And he swore to him. So Israel bowed himself on the head of the bed.
1A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.3Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.4Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.5Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.6He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.7Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret--it only causes harm.9For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.10For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.11But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.12The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.13The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.14The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct.15Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.16A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked.17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the Lord upholds the righteous.18The Lord knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.19They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.20But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.21The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives.22For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.23The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.25I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.26He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.27Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.28For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.29The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.30The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.31The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.32The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him.33The Lord will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.34Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.35I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.36Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.37Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.39But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.40And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.