1 Chronicles 5 New English Translation (NET Bible)
5 The sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn—
(Now he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s bed,[a] his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph, Israel’s son. So Reuben is not listed as firstborn in the genealogical records.[b] 2 Though Judah was the strongest among his brothers and a leader descended from him,[c] the right of the firstborn belonged to Joseph.)
3 The sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
4 The descendants of Joel: his son Shemaiah, his son Gog, his son Shimei, 5 his son Micah, his son Reaiah, his son Baal, 6 and his son Beerah, whom King Tiglath-Pileser[d] of Assyria carried into exile. Beerah[e] was the tribal leader of Reuben.
7 His brothers by their clans, as listed in their genealogical records:
The leader Jeiel, Zechariah, 8 and Bela son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel.
They lived in Aroer as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 In the east they settled as far as the entrance to the wilderness that stretches to the Euphrates River, for their cattle had increased in numbers in the land of Gilead. 10 During the time of Saul they attacked the Hagrites and defeated them. They took over their territory in the entire eastern region of Gilead.[f]
11 The descendants of Gad lived near them in the land of Bashan, as far as Salecah.
12 They included Joel the leader, Shapham the second in command, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 Their relatives, listed according to their families,[g] included Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber—seven in all.
14 These were the sons of Abihail son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz. 15 Ahi son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was the leader of the family.[h] 16 They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and its surrounding settlements, and in the pasturelands of Sharon to their very borders.[i] 17 All of them were listed in the genealogical records in the time of King Jotham of Judah and in the time of King Jeroboam of Israel.
18 The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 men in their combined armies, warriors who carried shields and swords, were equipped with bows, and were trained for war.[j] 19 They attacked[k] the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 They received divine help in fighting them, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them. They cried out to God during the battle; he responded to their prayers because they trusted in him.[l] 21 They seized the Hagrites’[m] animals, including 50,000 camels, 250,000 sheep, and 2,000 donkeys. They also took captive 100,000 people. 22 Because God fought for them,[n] they killed many of the enemy.[o] They dispossessed the Hagrites and lived in their land until the exile.[p]
The Half-Tribe of Manasseh
23 The half-tribe of Manasseh settled in the land from Bashan as far as Baal Hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon. They grew in number.
24 These were the leaders of their families:[q]
Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were skilled warriors, men of reputation,[r] and leaders of their families. 25 But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors[s] and worshiped instead[t] the gods of the native peoples[u] whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up[v] King Pul of Assyria (that is, King Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria),[w] and he carried away the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh and took them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan, where they remain to this very day.
Psalm 34 New English Translation (NET Bible)
By David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away.[b]
34 I will praise[c] the Lord at all times;
Mark 2 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic
2 Now[a] after some days, when he returned to Capernaum,[b] the news spread[c] that he was at home. 2 So many gathered that there was no longer any room, not even by[d] the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some people[e] came bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.[f] 4 When they were not able to bring him in because of the crowd, they removed the roof[g] above Jesus.[h] Then,[i] after tearing it out, they lowered the stretcher the paralytic was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their[j] faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”[k] 6 Now some of the experts in the law[l] were sitting there, turning these things over in their minds:[m] 7 “Why does this man speak this way? He is blaspheming![n] Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Now[o] immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts,[p] he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?[q] 9 Which is easier,[r] to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’? 10 But so that you may know[s] that the Son of Man[t] has authority on earth to forgive sins,”—he said to the paralytic[u]— 11 “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.”[v] 12 And immediately the man[w] stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
The Call of Levi; Eating with Sinners
13 Jesus[x] went out again by the sea. The whole crowd came to him, and he taught them. 14 As he went along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth.[y] “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. 15 As Jesus[z] was having a meal[aa] in Levi’s[ab] home, many tax collectors[ac] and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the experts in the law[ad] and the Pharisees[ae] saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”[af] 17 When Jesus heard this he said to them, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do.[ag] I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
The Superiority of the New
18 Now[ah] John’s[ai] disciples and the Pharisees[aj] were fasting.[ak] So[al] they came to Jesus[am] and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” 19 Jesus[an] said to them, “The wedding guests[ao] cannot fast while the bridegroom[ap] is with them, can they?[aq] As long as they have the bridegroom with them they do not fast. 20 But the days are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them,[ar] and at that time[as] they will fast. 21 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear becomes worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins;[at] otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be destroyed. Instead new wine is poured into new wineskins.”[au]
Lord of the Sabbath
23 Jesus[av] was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and his disciples began to pick some heads of wheat[aw] as they made their way. 24 So[ax] the Pharisees[ay] said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?” 25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry— 26 how he entered the house of God when Abiathar was high priest[az] and ate the sacred bread,[ba] which is against the law[bb] for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to his companions?”[bc] 27 Then[bd] he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people,[be] not people for the Sabbath. 28 For this reason the Son of Man is lord[bf] even of the Sabbath.”