2 On the willows1 there
4 sHow shall we sing the Lord's song
tlet my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my utongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
7 Remember, O Lord, against the vEdomites
wthe day of Jerusalem,
how they said, x“Lay it bare, lay it bare,
8 O daughter of Babylon, ydoomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who zrepays you
and adashes them against the rock!
144 Blessed be the Lord, my grock,
hwho trains my hands for war,
my kstronghold and my deliverer,
my lshield and he in whom I take refuge,
4 pMan is like a breath;
5 sBow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!
tTouch the mountains so that they smoke!
6 uFlash forth the lightning and scatter them;
usend out your arrows and rout them!
7 vStretch out your hand from on high;
wrescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
from the hand xof foreigners,
8 whose mouths speak ylies
and whose right hand is za right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing aa new song to you, O God;
upon aa ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
who brescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
from the hand xof foreigners,
whose mouths speak ylies
be like cplants full grown,
our daughters like dcorner pillars
13 emay our granaries be full,
fproviding all kinds of produce;
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2
may there be no gcry of distress in our streets!
15 hBlessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
iBlessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
104 lBless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are mvery great!
nYou are clothed with splendor and majesty,
he makes sthe clouds his chariot;
he rides on tthe wings of the wind;
4 he umakes his messengers winds,
5 He xset the earth on its foundations,
6 You ycovered it with the deep as with a garment;
7 At zyour rebuke they fled;
to the place that you cappointed for them.
9 You set da boundary that they may not pass,
so that they emight not again cover the earth.
11 they fgive drink to every beast of the field;
14 You cause ithe grass to grow for the livestock
and jplants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth kfood from the earth
15 and lwine to gladden the heart of man,
moil to make his face shine
and bread to nstrengthen man's heart.
18 The high mountains are for qthe wild goats;
the rocks are a refuge for rthe rock badgers.
20 tYou make darkness, and it is night,
21 uThe young lions roar for their prey,
and lie down in their vdens.
23 wMan goes out to his work
In xwisdom have you made them all;
ywhich teems with creatures innumerable,
27 These ball look to you,
to cgive them their food in due season.
when you dopen your hand, they are filled with good things.
when you gtake away their breath, they die
and hreturn to their dust.
and you jrenew the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the Lord kendure forever;
may the Lord lrejoice in his works,
32 who looks on the earth and it mtrembles,
who ntouches the mountains and they smoke!
33 I will sing to the Lord oas long as I live;
34 May my pmeditation be pleasing to him,
35 Let qsinners be consumed from the earth,
rBless the Lord, O my soul!
sPraise the Lord!
12 And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you sent to me, 13 l‘If Balak should give me his house full of silver and gold, I would not be able to go beyond the word of the Lord, to do either good or bad mof my own will. What the Lord speaks, that will I speak’? 14 And now, behold, I am going to my people. Come, nI will let you know what this people will do to your people oin the latter days.”
15 pAnd he took up his discourse and said,
and knows the knowledge of qthe Most High,
rfalling down with his eyes uncovered:
17 sI see him, but not now;
ta star shall come out of Jacob,
and ua scepter shall rise out of Israel;
18 wEdom shall be dispossessed;
xSeir also, his enemies, shall be dispossessed.
20 Then he looked on Amalek and ytook up his discourse and said,
zbut its end is utter destruction.”
24 But ships shall come from aKittim
and shall afflict Asshur and bEber;
and he too cshall come to utter destruction.”
25 Then Balaam rose and dwent back to his place. And Balak also went his way.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time nare not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for othe revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation pwas subjected to futility, not willingly, but qbecause of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that rthe creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that sthe whole creation thas been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have uthe firstfruits of the Spirit, vgroan inwardly as wwe wait eagerly for adoption as sons, xthe redemption of our bodies. 24 For yin this hope we were saved. Now zhope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we await for it with patience.
23 The same day sSadducees came to him, twho say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, 24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, u‘If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother. 26 So too the second and third, down to the seventh. 27 After them all, the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.”
29 But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, vbecause you know neither the Scriptures nor wthe power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither xmarry nor xare given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, yhave you not read what was said to you by God: 32 z‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.” 33 And when the crowd heard it, athey were astonished at his teaching.
34 bBut when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced cthe Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 dAnd one of them, ea lawyer, asked him a question fto test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, g“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And ha second is like it: iYou shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 jOn these two commandments depend kall the Law and the Prophets.”