26Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.27And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him.28But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.29For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!'30Then they will begin 'to say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" ' 31For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?"32There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death.33And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.34Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." And they divided His garments and cast lots.35And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God."36The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine37and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself."38And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS39Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, "If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us."40But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?41And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong."42Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom."43And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."44Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.45Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.46And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' " Having said this, He breathed His last.47So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"48And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned.49But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.50Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man.51He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God.52This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.53Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before.54That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.55And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.56Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
1When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"2And he said, "Indeed I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not die."3So Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.4But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "Lest some calamity befall him."5And the sons of Israel went to buy grain among those who journeyed, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.6Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.7Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he acted as a stranger to them and spoke roughly to them. Then he said to them, "Where do you come from?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."8So Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.9Then Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed about them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!"10And they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.11We are all one man's sons; we are honest men; your servants are not spies."12But he said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land."13And they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and in fact, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no more."14But Joseph said to them, "It is as I spoke to you, saying, 'You are spies!'15In this manner you shall be tested: By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.16Send one of you, and let him bring your brother; and you shall be kept in prison, that your words may be tested to see whether there is any truth in you; or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies!"17So he put them all together in prison three days.18Then Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:19If you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined to your prison house; but you, go and carry grain for the famine of your houses.20And bring your youngest brother to me; so your words will be verified, and you shall not die." And they did so.21Then they said to one another, "We are truly guilty concerning our brother, for we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded with us, and we would not hear; therefore this distress has come upon us."22And Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not speak to you, saying, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Therefore behold, his blood is now required of us."23But they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke to them through an interpreter.24And he turned himself away from them and wept. Then he returned to them again, and talked with them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.25Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man's money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them.26So they loaded their donkeys with the grain and departed from there.27But as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the encampment, he saw his money; and there it was, in the mouth of his sack.28So he said to his brothers, "My money has been restored, and there it is, in my sack!" Then their hearts failed them and they were afraid, saying to one another, "What is this that God has done to us?"29Then they went to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan and told him all that had happened to them, saying:30"The man who is lord of the land spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.31But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.32We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is with our father this day in the land of Canaan.'33Then the man, the lord of the country, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, take food for the famine of your households, and be gone.34And bring your youngest brother to me; so I shall know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. I will grant your brother to you, and you may trade in the land.' "35Then it happened as they emptied their sacks, that surprisingly each man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.36And Jacob their father said to them, "You have bereaved me: Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin. All these things are against me."37Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my hands, and I will bring him back to you."38But he said, "My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is left alone. If any calamity should befall him along the way in which you go, then you would bring down my gray hair with sorrow to the grave."
1Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.2Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.3Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.4For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth.5He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses.8Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.9For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.11The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.13The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.14From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth;15He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.16No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.17A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.18Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,19To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.20Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.21For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.22Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.