The Tabernacle of Testimony
1 Now they made ten curtains for the tabernacle.
2 The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits (and thus it was for all of them), and the width four cubits.
3 They made the veil of blue, purple, spun scarlet, and fine twined linen; a work woven with cherubim.
4 Then they put it on four posts of incorruptible wood overlaid with gold; and their capitals were gold, and their four bases were silver.
5 For the tabernacle of testimony, they made the veil of the door blue, purple, spun scarlet, and fine twined linen, a woven work with cherubs;
6 and they made its five posts with their rings, and they gilded their capitals and bands with gold; but their five bases were bronze.
7 Then they made the court toward the south, and its curtains were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits symmetrically.
8 There were twenty posts for them with twenty bases.
9 On the north side they were a hundred cubits symmetrically. On the south side they were a hundred cubits symmetrically with their twenty posts and twenty bases.
10 On the west side there were curtains of fifty cubits with their ten posts and twenty bases.
11 On the east side, there were curtains of fifty cubits:
12 with one curtain on one side of the court entrance of fifteen cubits, with its three posts and bases,
13 and one on the other side of the court entrance of fifteen cubits, with its three posts and bases.
14 All the curtains of the court were of fine twined linen.
15 The bases of the posts were bronze, the hooks of the posts were silver, and their capitals were overlaid with silver; and all the posts of the court were overlaid with silver.
16 The veil of the court entrance was a woven work of blue, purple, spun scarlet, and fine twined linen. Its length was twenty cubits, and its height or width was five cubits, corresponding with the curtains of the court.
17 There were four posts and bases for the veil, made of bronze with their hooks of silver, and their capitals overlaid with silver.
18 The pegs all around the court were made of bronze and overlaid with silver.
19 So this was the construction of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was commanded to Moses, for the service of the Levites through Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
20 Bezalel the son of Uri, of the tribe of Judah, did as the Lord commanded Moses.
21 There was Aholiab the son of Ahisa-mach, of the tribe of Dan, who was a master workman of woven and needlework in the scarlet and fine linen.
12 But God is our King before the ages; He worked salvation in the midst of the earth.
13 You strengthened the sea by Your power; You crushed the heads of dragons upon the water.
14 You shattered the heads of the dragon; You gave him as food for the Ethiopian peoples.
15 You broke apart fountains and torrents; You dried up the rivers of Etham.
16 The day is Yours, and the night is Yours; You created the light and the sun.
17 You made all the boundaries of the earth; Summer and winter, You formed these things.
18 Remember this: the enemy insulted the Lord, And a foolish people provoked Your name.
19 May You not deliver to wild beasts the soul who gives thanks to You; May You not forget the souls of Your poor to the end.
20 Look upon Your covenant, For the dark places of the earth are filled with the houses of lawlessness.
21 Let not the humbled and the disgraced be turned away; The poor and needy shall praise Your name.
22 Arise, O God, judge Your cause; Remember the insults against You by the foolish man all the day long.
23 Do not forget the voice of Your suppliants; The arrogance of those who hate You rises against You continually.
Proverbs of Solomon 15
16 The eyes of evil men are waiting for evil things all the time, But good men are at rest continually.
17 Better is a small portion with the fear of the Lord Than great treasures with lack of fear.
18 Better is a dinner of herbs with friendship and grace Than a fatted calf with hostility.
19 An angry man stirs up contention, But a longsuffering man even calms the rising quarrel.†
20 A longsuffering man will extinguish condemnations, But the ungodly man stirs up more.
Jesus Is Baptized
21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.†
22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”†
Jesus: Son of David, the Son of God
23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,†
24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph,
25 the son of Mattathiah, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathiah, the son of Semei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah,
27 the son of Joannas, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er,
29 the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim,
31 the son of Melea, the son of Menan, the son of Mattathah, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,
36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan,
38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.†