The Use of the Offerings
1 Now all the gold used in all the production of the holy places was that of the offerings: twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and twenty shekels, according to the holy shekel.
2 The offering of silver from the numbered men of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels (one drachma per head being a half shekel, according to the holy shekel),
3 for everyone surveyed in the tally from twenty years old and up, to the number of six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
4 The hundred talents of silver were used to cast the one hundred capitals of the tabernacle and the capitals of the veil; a hundred capitals to the hundred talents, a talent to a capital.
5 Then from the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the posts, gilded their capitals, and decorated them.
6 The bronze from the offering was seventy talents and a thousand five hundred shekels,
7 and with it they made the bases for the doors of the tabernacle of testimony,
8 the bases for the court all around, the bases for the court gate, the pegs for the tabernacle, the pegs for all around the court,
9 the bronze appendage of the altar, all the vessels of the altar, and all the instruments of the tabernacle of testimony.
10 So the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded; thus did they.
11 Also of the gold that remained from the offering they made vessels with which to minister before the Lord.
12 The remaining blue, purple, and scarlet cloth they made into liturgical vestments for Aaron, to minister in them in the holy place.
Presentation to Moses
13 So they brought to Moses the garments, the tabernacle and all its vessels, the bases and their bars, the posts,
14 the ark of the covenant and its poles,
15 the altar and all its vessels, the anointing oil, the incense compound,
16 the pure lamp and its lamps (lamps for burning), the oil for light,
17 the table of offertory and the bread set forth upon it and all its utensils,
18 the garments of the holy place, which belong to Aaron and his sons for ministering as priests,
19 the curtains of the court and their posts, the veil for the door of the tabernacle, the court gate, all the utensils for the tabernacle and all its instruments,
20 the rams’ skins dyed red, the blue coverings and the other coverings,
21 the pegs, and all the instruments for the work of the tabernacle of testimony.
22 Whatever things the Lord commanded Moses, thus the children of Israel made and prepared in every respect.
23 Then Moses looked over all the work, and it was done in the manner the Lord commanded Moses. They did it in this way, and Moses blessed them.†
1 For the End; in hymns; a psalm for Asaph, an ode to the Assyrian. †
2 In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel.
3 His place was made in peace And His dwelling in Zion.
4 There He broke the power of the bows, Weapon and sword and battle. (Pause)
5 You give light wondrously From the everlasting mountains.
6 All the foolish in heart were troubled; All the men of wealth slept their sleep And found nothing in their hands.
7 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Those who mounted horses fell asleep.
8 You are fearsome, and who shall stand against You? From that time on is Your wrath.
9 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth was afraid, and kept quiet
10 When God arose for judgment, To save all the gentle on the earth. (Pause)
11 For a man shall give thanks to You from his heart, And he shall celebrate a feast to You with his whole heart.
12 Pray and return to the Lord Your God; All around Him shall bring gifts
13 To the fearsome One, and to Him who takes away the spirits of rulers, To the fearsome One among the kings of the earth.
Proverbs of Solomon 15
27 The Lord will destroy the houses of the arrogant, But He will strengthen the boundary of a widow.
28 The thinking of the unrighteous man is an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the holy are sacred.
29 He who receives bribes utterly destroys himself, But he who hates the receiving of bribes saves himself.
30 Sins are cleansed by almsgiving and faithfulness, And by the fear of the Lord everyone turns aside from evil.†
31 The hearts of the righteous care about faithfulness, But the mouth of the ungodly answers evil things.
32 The ways of righteous men are acceptable before the Lord, And through them even enemies become friends.
Power over a Demon
31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths.†
32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.†
33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice,
34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”
35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.†
36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”
37 And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
Power over Diseases
38 Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. But Simon’s wife’s mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him concerning her.†
39 So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them.†
40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.
41 And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ.
Preaching Throughout Galilee
42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them;
43 but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”†
44 And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.