2 Samuel 1:1, 17:27
1 After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days.
17 David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of
19 “A gazelle[a] lies slain on your heights, Israel.
mighty have fallen!
20 “Tell it not in Gath,
not in the streets of Ashkelon,
lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad,
daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.
21 “Mountains of Gilboa,
may you have
neither dew nor rain,
showers fall on your terraced fields.[b]
For there the shield of the mighty was despised,
the shield of
Saul—no longer rubbed with oil.
22 “From the blood of the slain,
flesh of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
the sword of
Saul did not return unsatisfied.
23 Saul and Jonathan—
in life they
were loved and admired,
and in death
they were not parted.
They were swifter than eagles,
stronger than lions.
24 “Daughters of Israel,
who clothed you in scarlet and finery,
your garments with ornaments of gold.
25 “How the mighty have fallen in battle!
slain on your heights.
26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
you were very
dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
wonderful than that of women.
27 “How the mighty have fallen!
of war have perished!”
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we
can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being
and in his
word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
watchmen wait for the morning,
watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
the Lord is unfailing
and with him
is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
7 But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we
have kindled in you[a]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of
others. 9 For you know the
graceof our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
10 And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give
but also to have the desire to do so. 11 Now finish the work,
so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does
13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be
equality. 14 At the present time
your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while
he was by the lake.22 Then one of the
synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly
with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better
she grew worse. 27 When she heard about
Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought,
“If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her
bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and
asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the
whole truth. 34 He said to
her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is
dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing
loudly.39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this
commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child
was. 41 He took her by the
hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which
means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely
astonished. 43 He gave strict
orders not to let anyone know about this,and told them to give her something to eat.