The Great Commandment
1 “Now these are the commandments, the ordinances, and the judgments the Lord our God commanded to teach you, that you may do them in the land you are crossing over to inherit,
2 and may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His ordinances and commandments I command you today, you and your sons and the sons of your sons, all the days of your life, so your days may be prolonged.
3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you, and you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers told you—‘to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.’ ”
4 These are the ordinances and the judgments the Lord commanded the children of Israel in the desert, when they came from the land of Egypt: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.†
5 You shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart, from your whole soul, and from your whole power.
6 So these words I command you today shall be in your heart and in your soul.
7 You shall teach them to your sons, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and it shall be immovable before your eyes;
9 and you shall write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.
Do Not Disobey
10 “So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities you did not build,
11 and houses full of all good things you did not fill, and hewn-out wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—and when you have eaten and are full—
12 then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brings you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.†
13 You shall fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and you shall cling to Him and take oaths in His name.
14 You shall not go after different gods, the gods of the nations around you,†
15 because the Lord your God is a jealous God among you, lest the anger of the Lord your God be aroused against you and destroy you from the face of the earth.
16 “You shall not tempt the Lord your God, as you tempted Him in the Temptation.†
17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and the ordinances He commanded you.
18 So you shall do what is pleasing and good before the Lord your God, that it may be well with you, and you may go in and inherit the good land the Lord swore to your fathers,
19 to chase out all your enemies from before your face, as He said.
20 “Then it shall be when your son asks you tomorrow, saying, ‘What are the testimonies, the ordinances, and the judgments the Lord our God commanded you?’
21 you shall say to your son, ‘We were servants of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm;
22 and the Lord set great and evil signs affecting Egypt, Pharaoh, and his house before us.
23 Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in to give us this land He swore to give our fathers.†
24 So the Lord commanded us to do all these ordinances, to fear the Lord our God, that it may be well with us all our days, and we may live as today.
25 Then we shall have mercy, if we are careful to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as the Lord commanded us.’
1 For the End, concerning the winepresses; a psalm for the sons of Korah. †
2 How beloved are Your dwellings, O Lord of hosts.
3 My soul longs and faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh greatly rejoice in the living God.
4 For even the sparrow found a house for herself, And the turtledove a nest for herself, where she will lay her young, Your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God.
5 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They shall praise You unto ages of ages. (Pause)
6 Blessed is the man whose help is from You, O Lord; He purposed ascents in his heart
7 In the valley of weeping, into the place he appointed; For there the lawgiver shall give blessings.
8 They shall go from strength to strength; The God of gods shall be seen in Zion.
9 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob. (Pause)
10 O God, our protector, behold, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
11 For one day in Your courts is better than a thousand; I chose to be an outcast in the house of my God, Rather than to dwell in the tents of sinners.
12 For the Lord God loves mercy and truth; He will give grace and glory; The Lord’s hand will not remove good things from those who walk in innocence.
13 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who hopes in You.
Proverbs of Solomon 17
21 He who loves sin rejoices in quarrels, And the hard-hearted man does not assemble with good men.
22 A changeable man will fall into evils with his tongue, And a heart without discernment is grief to the one possessing it.†
23 A father does not delight in an uninstructed son; But a son with discernment gladdens his mother.
24 A cheerful heart makes a man healthy, But the bones of a sorrowful man dry him up.
25 The ways of a man who receives gifts unrighteously do not prosper, And the ungodly man shuns the ways of righteousness.
The Seventy Sent Out
1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.†
2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.†
3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.†
4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.
5 But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.
7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.†
8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’†
10 But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
11 ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’
12 But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.
13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.†
14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.
16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”
17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.†
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.†
22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. ”
23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see;
24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it. ”