One Year Bible Reflections - Flipbook - Page 47
“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—
sick people do.” 13Then he added, “Now
go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer
sacrifices.’* For I have come to call not
those who think they are righteous, but
those who know they are sinners.”
14 One day the disciples of John the
Baptist came to Jesus and asked him,
“Why don’t your disciples fast* like we
do and the Pharisees do?”
15 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests
mourn while celebrating with the groom?
Of course not. But someday the groom
will be taken away from them, and then
they will fast.
16 “Besides, who would patch old
clothing with new cloth? For the new
patch would shrink and rip away from
the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear
17 “And no one puts new wine into old
wineskins. For the old skins would burst
from the pressure, spilling the wine and
ruining the skins. New wine is stored in
new wineskins so that both are preserved.”
9:4 Some manuscripts read saw. 9:6 “Son of Man” is
a title Jesus used for himself. 9:11 Greek with tax
collectors and sinners? 9:13 Hos 6:6 (Greek version).
9:14 Some manuscripts read fast often.
The Lord is king forever and ever!
The godless nations will vanish
from the land.
17 Lord, you know the hopes of the
Surely you will hear their cries
and comfort them.
18 You will bring justice to the orphans
and the oppressed,
so mere people can no longer
Honor the Lord with your wealth and
with the best part of everything you
produce. Then he will fill your barns
with grain, and your vats will overflow
with good wine.
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So Isaac called for Jacob, blessed him,
and said, “You must not marry any of
these Canaanite women. 2Instead, go at
once to Paddan-aram, to the house of
your grandfather Bethuel, and marry
one of your uncle Laban’s daughters.
3 May God Almighty* bless you and give
you many children. And may your descendants multiply and become many
nations! 4May God pass on to you and
your descendants* the blessings he
promised to Abraham. May you own
this land where you are now living as a
foreigner, for God gave this land to Abraham.”
5 So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he
went to Paddan-aram to stay with his
uncle Laban, his mother’s brother, the
son of Bethuel the Aramean.
6 Esau knew that his father, Isaac, had
blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddanaram to find a wife, and that he had
warned Jacob, “You must not marry a
Canaanite woman.” 7He also knew that
Jacob had obeyed his parents and gone
to Paddan-aram. 8It was now very clear
to Esau that his father did not like the local Canaanite women. 9So Esau visited
his uncle Ishmael’s family and married
one of Ishmael’s daughters, in addition
to the wives he already had. His new
wife’s name was Mahalath. She was the
sister of Nebaioth and the daughter of
Ishmael, Abraham’s son.
10 Meanwhile, Jacob left Beersheba
and traveled toward Haran. 11At sundown he arrived at a good place to set
up camp and stopped there for the
night. Jacob found a stone to rest his
head against and lay down to sleep. 12As
he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that
reached from the earth up to heaven.
And he saw the angels of God going up
and down the stairway.
13 At the top of the stairway stood the