2 Samuel 21; 2 Samuel 22; Luke 18:24-43

1 And there was a famine in the days of David for three years successively: and David consulted the oracle of the Lord. And the Lord said: It is for Saul, and his bloody house, because he slow the Gabaonites. 2 Then the king, calling for the Gabaonites, said to them: (Now the Gabaonites were not of the children of Israel, but the remains of the Amorrhites: and the children of Israel had sworn to them, and Saul sought to slay them out of zeal, as it were for the children of Israel and Juda:) 3 David therefore said to the Gabaonites: What shall I do for you? and what shall be the atonement or you, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord? 4 And the Gabaonites said to him: We have no contest about silver and gold, but against Saul and against his house: neither do we desire that any man be slain of Israel. And the king said to them: What will you then that I should do for you? 5 And they said to the king: The man that crushed us and oppressed us unjustly, we must destroy in such manner that there be not so much as one left of his stock in all the coasts of Israel. 6 Let seven men of his children be delivered unto us, that we may crucify them to the Lord in Gabaa of Saul, once the chosen of the Lord. And the king said: I will give them. 7 And the king spared Miphiboseth the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord, that had been between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. 8 So the king took the two sons of Respha the daughter of Aia, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni, and Miphiboseth: and the five sons of Michol the daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Hadriel the son of Berzellai, that was of Molathi: 9 And gave them into the hands of the Gabaonites: and they crucified them on a hill before the Lord: and these seven died together in the first days of the harvest, when the barley began to be reaped. 10 And Respha the daughter of Aia took haircloth, and spread it under her upon the rock from the beginning of the harvest, till water dropped upon them out of heaven: and suffered neither the birds to tear them by day, nor the beasts by night. 11 And it was told David, what Respha the daughter of Aia, the concubine of Saul, had done. 12 And David went, and took the bones of Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabes Galaad, who had stolen them from the street of Bethsan, where the Philistines had hanged them when they had slain Saul in Gelboe. 13 And he brought from thence the bones of Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his son, and they gathered up the bones of them that were crucified, 14 And they buried them with the bones of Saul, and of Jonathan his son in the land of Benjamin, in the side, in the sepulchre of Cis his father: and they did all that the king had commanded, and God shewed mercy again to the land after these things. 15 And the Philistines made war again against Israel, and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines. And David growing faint, 16 Jesbibenob, who was of the race of Arapha, the iron of whose spear weighed three hundred ounces, being girded with a new sword, attempted to kill David. 17 And Abisai the son of Sarvia rescued him, and striking the Philistine killed him. Then David’s men swore unto him saying: Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, lest thou put out the lamp of Israel. 18 There was also a second battle in Gob against the Philistines: then Sobochai of Husathi slew Saph of the race of Arapha of the family of the giants. 19 And there was a third battle in Gob against the Philistines, in which Adeodatus the son of the Forrest an embroiderer of Bethlehem slew Goliath the Gethite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 20 A fourth battle was in Geth: where there was a man of great stature, that had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, four and twenty in all, and he was of the race of Arapha. 21 And he reproached Israel: and Jonathan the son of Samae the brother of David slew him. 22 These four were born of Arapha in Geth, and they fell by the hand of David, and of his servants.
1 And David spoke to the Lord the words of this canticle, in the day that the Lord delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul, 2 And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour. 3 God is my strong one, in him will I trust: my shield, and the horn of my salvation: he lifteth me up, and is my refuge: my saviour, thou wilt deliver me from iniquity. 4 I will call on the Lord who is worthy to be praised: and I shall be saved from my enemies. 5 For the pangs of death have surrounded me: the floods of Belial have made me afraid. 6 The cords of hell compassed me: the snares of death prevented me. 7 In my distress I will call upon the Lord, and I will cry to my God: and he will hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry shall come to his ears. 8 The earth shook and trembled, the foundations of the mountains were moved, and shaken, because he was angry with them. 9 A smoke went up from his nostrils, and a devouring fire out of his mouth: coals were kindled by it. 10 He bowed the heavens, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 11 And he rode upon the cherubims, and flew: and slid upon the wings of the wind. 12 He made darkness a covering round about him: dropping waters out of the clouds of the heavens. 13 By the brightness before him, the coals of fire were kindled. 14 The Lord shall thunder from heaven: and the most high shall give forth his voice. 15 He shot arrows and scattered them: lightning, and consumed them. 16 And the overflowings of the sea appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid open at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the spirit of his wrath. 17 He sent from on high, and took me, and drew me out of many waters. 18 He delivered me from my most mighty enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. 19 He prevented me in the day of my affliction, and the Lord became my stay. 20 And he brought me forth into a large place, he delivered me, because I pleased him. 21 The Lord will reward me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands he will render to me. 22 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 23 For all his judgments are in my sight: and his precepts I have not removed from me. 24 And I shall be perfect with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity. 25 And the Lord will recompense me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands in the sight of his eyes. 26 With the holy one thou wilt be holy: and with the valiant perfect. 27 With the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted. 28 And the poor people thou wilt save: and with thy eyes thou shalt humble the haughty. 29 For thou art my lamp O Lord: and thou, O Lord, wilt enlighten my darkness. 30 For in thee I will run girded: in my God I will leap over the wall. 31 God, his way is immaculate, the word of the Lord is tried by fire: he is the shield of all that trust in him. 32 Who is God but the Lord: and who is strong but our God? 33 God who hath girded me with strength, and made my way perfect. 34 Making my feet like the feet of harts, and setting me upon my high places. 35 He teacheth my hands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass. 36 Thou hast given me the shield of my salvation: and thy mildness hath multiplied me. 37 Thou shalt enlarge my steps under me: and my ankles shall not fail. 38 I will pursue after my enemies, and crush them: and will not return again till I consume them. 39 I will consume them and break them in pieces, so that they shall not rise: they shall fall under my feet. 40 Thou hast girded me with strength to battle: thou hast made them that resisted me to bow under me. 41 My enemies thou hast made to turn their back to me: them that hated me, and I shall destroy them. 42 They shall cry, and there shall be none to save: to the Lord, and he shall not hear them. 43 I shall beat them as small as the dust of the earth: I shall crush them and spread them abroad like the mire of the streets. 44 Thou wilt save me from the contradictions of my people: thou wilt keep me to be the head of the Gentiles: the people which I know not, shall serve me, 45 The sons of the stranger will resist me, at the hearing of the ear they will obey me. 46 The strangers are melted away, and shall be straitened in their distresses. 47 The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed: and the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted: 48 God who giveth me revenge, and bringest down people under me, 49 Who bringest me forth from my enemies, and liftest me up from them that resist me: from the wicked man thou shalt deliver me. 50 Therefore will I give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to thy name. 51 Giving great salvation to his king, and shewing mercy to David his anointed, and to his seed for ever.
24 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God 25 For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they that heard it said: Who then can be saved? 27 He said to them: The things that are impossible with men are possible with God. 28 Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee. 29 Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath left home or parents or brethren or wife or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. 31 Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. 32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and scourged and spit upon. 33 And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death. And the third day he shall rise again. 34 And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them: and they understood not the things that were said. 35 Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. 36 And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. 37 And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him, 41 Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. 42 And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. 43 And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
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