28When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.29And it came to pass, when He came near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,30saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.31And if anyone asks you, 'Why are you loosing it?' thus you shall say to him, 'Because the Lord has need of it.' "32So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.33But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?"34And they said, "The Lord has need of him."35Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.36And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.37Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,38saying: "'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!' Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"39And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."40But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out."41Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,42saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.43For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,44and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."45Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, 46saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' " 47And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him,48and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.
1Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her.3His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.4So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young woman as a wife."5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Jacob held his peace until they came.6Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.7And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and very angry, because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing which ought not to be done.8But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.9And make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to yourselves.10So you shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you. Dwell and trade in it, and acquire possessions for yourselves in it."11Then Shechem said to her father and her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I will give.12Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according to what you say to me; but give me the young woman as a wife."13But the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, and spoke deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.14And they said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.15But on this condition we will consent to you: If you will become as we are, if every male of you is circumcised,16then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us; and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.17But if you will not heed us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and be gone."18And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.19So the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was more honorable than all the household of his father.20And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying:21"These men are at peace with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade in it. For indeed the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us as wives, and let us give them our daughters.22Only on this condition will the men consent to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised.23Will not their livestock, their property, and every animal of theirs be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us."24And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor and Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.25Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males.26And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went out.27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been defiled.28They took their sheep, their oxen, and their donkeys, what was in the city and what was in the field,29and all their wealth. All their little ones and their wives they took captive; and they plundered even all that was in the houses.30Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I."31But they said, "Should he treat our sister like a harlot?"
1A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O Lord, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip.2Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.4I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites.5I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked.6I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works.8Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.9Do not gather my soul with sinners, Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,10In whose hands is a sinister scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; Redeem me and be merciful to me.12My foot stands in an even place; In the congregations I will bless the Lord.