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1Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them:
“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I am speaking today in your hearing, that you may learn them and observe them carefully.2“The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.3“The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of us alive here today.4“The LORD spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire,5while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,
6‘I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
7‘You shall have no other gods before Me.
8‘You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.9‘You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,10but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
11‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
12‘Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.13‘Six days you shall labor and do all your work,14but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.15‘You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.
16‘Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.
17‘You shall not murder.
18‘You shall not commit adultery.
19‘You shall not steal.
20‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
21‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.’
22“These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.23“And when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders.24“You said, ‘Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with man, yet he lives.25‘Now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer, then we will die.26‘For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?27‘Go near and hear all that the LORD our God says; then speak to us all that the LORD our God speaks to you, and we will hear and do it.’
28“The LORD heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the LORD said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.29‘Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!30‘Go, say to them, “Return to your tents.”31‘But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I give them to possess.’32“So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.33“You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.
1“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it,2so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.3“O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
4“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!5“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.6“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.7“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.8“You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.9“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
10“Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,11and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,12then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.13“You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.14“You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,15for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.
16“You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.17“You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.18“You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,19by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.
20“When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?’21then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us from Egypt with a mighty hand.22‘Moreover, the LORD showed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household;23He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.’24“So the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.25“It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.
11Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd.12Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.13When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.”14And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!”15The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.16Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!”17This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.
18The disciples of John reported to him about all these things.19Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?”20When the men came to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, ‘Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?’”21At that very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many who were blind.22And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: theBLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, thePOOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.23“Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
24When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?25“But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces!26“But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.27“This is the one about whom it is written,
‘BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGERAHEAD OF YOU,
WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.’
28“I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”29When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.30But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
31“To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?32“They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’33“For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’34“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’35“Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”
19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation.
20God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
21Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
22The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
23That your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”
24They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
25The singers went on, the musicians after them,
In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
26Bless God in the congregations,
Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
27There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28Your God has commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
29Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
30Rebuke the beasts in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
31Envoys will come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord,
33To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
34Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.
35O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary.
The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people.
Blessed be God!
29He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who is wise wins souls.
31If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,
How much more the wicked and the sinner!