1Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.2But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.3Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.4And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.5Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?6He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,7saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.' "8And they remembered His words.9Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.11And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.12But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
1Now the famine was severe in the land.2And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food."3But Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.' "4"If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.5But if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.' "6And Israel said, "Why did you deal so wrongfully with me as to tell the man whether you had still another brother?"7But they said, "The man asked us pointedly about ourselves and our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' And we told him according to these words. Could we possibly have known that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"8Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones.9I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.10For if we had not lingered, surely by now we would have returned this second time."11And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man--a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.12Take double money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was an oversight.13Take your brother also, and arise, go back to the man.14And may God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved, I am bereaved!"15So the men took that present and Benjamin, and they took double money in their hand, and arose and went down to Egypt; and they stood before Joseph.16When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Take these men to my home, and slaughter an animal and make ready; for these men will dine with me at noon."17Then the man did as Joseph ordered, and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.18Now the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money, which was returned in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may make a case against us and fall upon us, to take us as slaves with our donkeys."19When they drew near to the steward of Joseph's house, they talked with him at the door of the house,20and said, "O sir, we indeed came down the first time to buy food;21but it happened, when we came to the encampment, that we opened our sacks, and there, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight; so we have brought it back in our hand.22And we have brought down other money in our hands to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks."23But he said, "Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money." Then he brought Simeon out to them.24So the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys feed.25Then they made the present ready for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they would eat bread there.26And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth.27Then he asked them about their well-being, and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?"28And they answered, "Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive." And they bowed their heads down and prostrated themselves.29Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?" And he said, "God be gracious to you, my son."30Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.31Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said, "Serve the bread."32So they set him a place by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat food with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.33And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men looked in astonishment at one another.34Then he took servings to them from before him, but Benjamin's serving was five times as much as any of theirs. So they drank and were merry with him.
1A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.2My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.3Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.4I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.5They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed.6This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.7The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.8Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!9Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.10The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.11Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.12Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?13Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.14Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.16The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.17The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.18The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.19Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.20He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.21Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.22The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.