When you have come into the land that the LORD your God
is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you
possess it, and settle in it,
you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the
ground, which you harvest from the land that the LORD
your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket
and go to the place that the LORD your God will choose
as a dwelling for his name.
You shall go to the priest who is in office at that
time, and say to him, "Today I declare to the LORD
your God that I have come into the land that the LORD
swore to our ancestors to give us."
When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets
it down before the altar of the LORD your God,
you shall make this response before the LORD your God:
"A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down
into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number,
and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.
When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us,
by imposing hard labor on us,
we cried to the LORD, the God of our ancestors; the LORD
heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and
The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and
an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power,
and with signs and wonders;
and he brought us into this place and gave us this land,
a land flowing with milk and honey.
So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that
you, O LORD, have given me." You shall set it down
before the LORD your God and bow down before the LORD
Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who
reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty
that the LORD your God has given to you and to your
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide
in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust."
Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most
High your dwelling place,
no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your
tent. 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning
you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will
not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion
and the serpent you will trample under foot.
Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those
who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with
them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my
"The word is near you, on your lips and in your
heart" (that is, the word of faith that we
because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the
dead, you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and
one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
The scripture says, "No one who believes in him
will be put to shame."
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the
same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call
For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
shall be saved."
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate
nothing at all during those days, and when they were
over, he was famished.
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God,
command this stone to become a loaf of bread."
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not
live by bread alone.'"
Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant
all the kingdoms of the world.
And the devil said to him, "To you I will give
their glory and all this authority; for it has been
given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
If you, then, will worship me, it will all be
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the
Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on
the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you
are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
for it is written, 'He will command his angels
concerning you, to protect you,'
and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you
will not dash your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the
Lord your God to the test.'"
When the devil had finished every test, he departed from
him until an opportune time.