The Second Set of Tablets
1 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Hew for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to Me on the mountain, and make yourself an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on these tablets the words of the first tablets you broke; and you shall put them in the ark.’
3 So I made an ark of wood not liable to decay, and hewed two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain, with the two tablets in my hands.
4 Then He wrote the Ten Commandments on the tablets according to the first writing which the Lord spoke to you in the mountain, from the midst of the fire; and the Lord gave them to me.
5 Then I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark I made; and they were there, as the Lord commanded me.”
6 (Now the children of Israel journeyed from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah, where Aaron died and was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered as priest in his stead.
7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with rivers of water.
8 At that time, the Lord separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord, to minister to Him, and to bless in His name, to this day.
9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, as He said to him.)
10 “I stayed in the mountain forty days and forty nights; the Lord also heard me at that time, and the Lord chose not to destroy you.
11 Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go, and lead this people, so they may go in and inherit the land I swore to their fathers to give them.’
The Lord’s Requirements
12 “So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,†
13 and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God and His ordinances I command you today for your good?
14 Indeed, heaven and heaven of heaven belong to the Lord your God, also the earth and everything in it.
15 The Lord chose your fathers to love them; and He chose their seed after them, you above all nations, as it is this day.
16 Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.
17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
18 He administers justice for the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, and loves the resident alien, giving him food and clothing.
19 Therefore, love the resident aliens, for you were resident aliens in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him, and hold fast to Him, and take oaths in His name.†
21 He is your boast and your God, who did these great and glorious things for you, the things you saw with your own eyes.
22 Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy-five souls, and now, the Lord your God made you as the stars of heaven in multitude.
1 For the End; a psalm for the sons of Korah. †
2 O Lord, You were pleased with Your land; You turned back the captivity of Jacob;
3 You forgave the transgressions of Your people; You covered all their sins. (Pause)
4 You ended all Your wrath; You turned from the wrath of Your anger.
5 Turn us, O God of our salvation, And turn away Your anger from us.
6 Will You be angry with us forever, Or will You prolong Your anger from generation to generation?
7 O God, You will turn and give us life, And Your people will be glad in You.
8 Show us Your mercy, O Lord, And grant us Your salvation.
9 I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me, For He will speak peace To His people and to His holy ones, And to those who turn their heart to Him.
10 His salvation is very close at hand to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land.
11 Mercy and truth met together; Righteousness and peace kissed each other;
12 Truth arose from the earth, And righteousness looked down from heaven.
13 For the Lord will give goodness, And our land shall yield its fruit.
14 Righteousness shall go before Him And establish His footsteps as our pathway.
Proverbs of Solomon 17
26 The face of a wise man shows understanding, But the eyes of the man without discernment are upon the ends of the earth.
27 A son without discernment is wrath to a father And grief to her who bore him.
28 It is not good to punish a righteous man, Nor is it holy to plot against righteous princes.
29 He who refrains from uttering a harsh word is intelligent, And a longsuffering man has discernment.†
30 Wisdom shall be imputed to a man without understanding who asks for wisdom, And anyone who holds his peace will seem to have discernment.†
The Good Samaritan
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it? ”
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.†
31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.†
32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.†
34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.†
35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’
36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Mary and Martha
38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.†
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”