Samuel 1:1, 1:17-27
Samuel 1:1, 1:17-27
1:1 After the death of Saul, when David had returned from
defeating the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag.
David intoned this lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan.
(He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of
Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.) He said:
Your glory, O Israel, lies slain upon your high places! How the
mighty have fallen!
Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon;
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, the daughters of
the uncircumcised will exult.
You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, nor
bounteous fields! For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
the shield of Saul, anointed with oil no more.
From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow
of Jonathan did not turn back, nor the sword of Saul return empty.
Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely! In life and in death they
were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were
stronger than lions.
O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you with
crimson, in luxury, who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.
How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan
lies slain upon your high places.
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; greatly beloved were
you to me; your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of
How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the
morning, more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast
love, and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
8:7 Now as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in
knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you--so we
want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.
I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness
of your love against the earnestness of others.
For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by
his poverty you might become rich.
And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for
you who began last year not only to do something but even to
desire to do something--
now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by
completing it according to your means.
For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to
what one has--not according to what one does not have.
I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure
on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between
your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may
be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.
As it is written, "The one who had much did not have too
much, and the one who had little did not have too little."
5:21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a
great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea.
Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and,
when he saw him, fell at his feet
and begged him repeatedly, "My little daughter is at the
point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be
made well, and live."
So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for
She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that
she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse.
She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and
touched his cloak,
for she said, "If I but touch his clothes, I will be made
Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that
she was healed of her disease.
Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned
about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?"
And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing in
on you; how can you say, 'Who touched me?'"
He looked all around to see who had done it.
But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and
trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.
He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go
in peace, and be healed of your disease."
While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader's
house to say, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the
synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe."
He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the
brother of James.
When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw
a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
When he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you make a
commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took
the child's father and mother and those who were with him, and
went in where the child was.
He took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cum,"
which means, "Little girl, get up!"
And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was
twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement.
He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told
them to give her something to eat.