1After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.2Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.3Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.4Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.5But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.'6And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.8Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.9And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'10But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,11'The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.'12But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.13"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.15And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades. 16He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."17Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."18And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.19Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.20Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.2And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."3Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:4"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.7And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.8Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."9And God said to Abraham: "As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.10This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised;11and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.12He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant.13He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.14And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."15Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.16And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her."17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"18And Abraham said to God, "Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!"19Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.20And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.21But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year."22Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.23So Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.24Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.25And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.26That very same day Abraham was circumcised, and his son Ishmael;27and all the men of his house, born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
1Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?2The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.3For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.4The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.5His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.6He has said in his heart, "I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity."7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.8He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.9He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net.10So he crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength.11He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see."12Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble.13Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, "You will not require an account."14But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.15Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Seek out his wickedness until You find none.16The Lord is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.17Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,18To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.