1 Chronicles 18 New English Translation (NET Bible)
David Conquers the Neighboring Nations
2 He defeated the Moabites; the Moabites became David’s subjects and brought tribute.[c]
3 David defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah as far as Hamath, when he went to extend his authority[d] to the Euphrates River.[e] 4 David seized from him 1,000 chariots, 7,000 charioteers,[f] and 20,000 infantrymen . David cut the hamstrings of all but 100 of Hadadezer’s[g] chariot horses.[h] 5 The Arameans of Damascus came to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, but David killed 22,000 of the Arameans. 6 David placed garrisons in the territory of the Arameans of Damascus;[i] the Arameans became David’s subjects and brought tribute. The Lord protected[j] David wherever he campaigned.[k] 7 David took the golden shields which Hadadezer’s servants had carried[l] and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 From Tibhath[m] and Kun,[n] Hadadezer’s cities, David took a great deal of bronze. (Solomon used it to make the big bronze basin called “The Sea,”[o] the pillars, and other bronze items.)
9 When King Tou[p] of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of King Hadadezer of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Hadoram[q] to King David to extend his best wishes[r] and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Tou had been at war with Hadadezer.[s] He also sent various items made of gold, silver, and bronze.[t] 11 King David dedicated these things to the Lord,[u] along with the silver and gold which he had carried off from all the nations, including[v] Edom,[w] Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek.
12 Abishai son of Zeruiah[x] killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13 He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. The Lord protected[y] David wherever he campaigned.[z]
14 David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.[aa] 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commanding general of[ab] the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was secretary; 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha[ac] was scribe; 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada supervised[ad] the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were the king’s leading officials.[ae]
Psalm 47 New English Translation (NET Bible)
For the music director, by the Korahites; a psalm.
47 All you nations, clap your hands.
Mark 14:32-72 New English Translation (NET Bible)
32 Then[a] they went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus[b] said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James,[c] and John with him, and became very troubled and distressed. 34 He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay alert.” 35 Going a little farther, he threw himself to the ground and prayed that if it were possible the hour would pass from him. 36 He said, “Abba,[d] Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup[e] away from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 Then[f] he came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn’t you stay awake for one hour? 38 Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 He went away again and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came again he found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open.[g] And they did not know what to tell him. 41 He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?[h] Enough of that![i] The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer[j] is approaching!”
Betrayal and Arrest
43 Right away, while Jesus[k] was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived.[l] With him came a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and experts in the law[m] and elders. 44 (Now the betrayer[n] had given them a sign, saying, “The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him and lead him away under guard.”)[o] 45 When Judas[p] arrived, he went up to Jesus[q] immediately and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed[r] him. 46 Then they took hold of him[s] and arrested him. 47 One of the bystanders drew his sword and struck the high priest’s slave,[t] cutting off his ear. 48 Jesus said to them, “Have you come with swords and clubs to arrest me like you would an outlaw?[u] 49 Day after day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, yet[v] you did not arrest me. But this has happened so that[w] the scriptures would be fulfilled.” 50 Then[x] all the disciples[y] left him and fled. 51 A young man was following him, wearing only a linen cloth. They tried to arrest him, 52 but he ran off naked,[z] leaving his linen cloth behind.
Condemned by the Sanhedrin
53 Then[aa] they led Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests and elders and experts in the law[ab] came together. 54 And Peter had followed him from a distance, up to the high priest’s courtyard. He[ac] was sitting with the guards[ad] and warming himself by the fire. 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find anything. 56 Many gave false testimony against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57 Some stood up and gave this false testimony against him:[ae] 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands and in three days build another not made with hands.’” 59 Yet even on this point their testimony did not agree. 60 Then[af] the high priest stood up before them[ag] and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is this that they are testifying against you?” 61 But he was silent and did not answer. Again the high priest questioned him,[ah] “Are you the Christ,[ai] the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 “I am,” said Jesus, “and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand[aj] of the Power[ak] and coming with the clouds of heaven.”[al] 63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy! What is your verdict?”[am] They all condemned him as deserving death. 65 Then[an] some began to spit on him, and to blindfold him, and to strike him with their fists, saying, “Prophesy!” The guards also took him and beat[ao] him.
66 Now[ap] while Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the high priest’s slave girls[aq] came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked directly at him and said, “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus.” 68 But he denied it:[ar] “I don’t even understand what you’re talking about!”[as] Then[at] he went out to the gateway, and a rooster crowed.[au] 69 When the slave girl saw him, she began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But he denied it again. A short time later the bystanders again said to Peter, “You must be[av] one of them, because you are also a Galilean.” 71 Then he began to curse, and he swore with an oath, “I do not know this man you are talking about!” 72 Immediately a rooster[aw] crowed a second time. Then[ax] Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him: “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.[ay]