1 Chronicles 9 New English Translation (NET Bible)
9 Genealogical records were kept for all Israel; they are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Israel.
Exiles Who Resettled in Jerusalem
The people of Judah[a] were carried away to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. 2 The first to resettle on their property and in their cities were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.[b] 3 Some from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim and Manasseh settled in Jerusalem.
4 The settlers included:[c] Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, who was a descendant of Perez son of Judah.
5 From the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.
6 From the descendants of Zerah: Jeuel.
Their relatives numbered 690.
7 From the descendants of Benjamin:
Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah; 8 Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Mikri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.
9 Their relatives, listed in their genealogical records, numbered 956. All these men were leaders of their families.[d]
10 From the priests:
Jedaiah; Jehoiarib; Jakin; 11 Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub the leader in God’s temple; 12 Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malkijah; and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer.
13 Their relatives, who were leaders of their families, numbered 1,760. They were capable men who were assigned to carry out the various tasks of service in God’s temple.[e]
14 From the Levites:
Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah a descendant of Merari; 15 Bakbakkar; Heresh; Galal; Mattaniah son of Mika, son of Zikri, son of Asaph; 16 Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived among the settlements of the Netophathites.
17 The gatekeepers were:
Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers. Shallum was the leader; 18 he serves to this day at the King’s Gate on the east. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the descendants of Levi.
19 Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from his family (the Korahites) were assigned to guard the entrance to the sanctuary.[f] Their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the Lord’s dwelling place.[g] 20 Phinehas son of Eleazar had been their leader in earlier times, and the Lord was with him. 21 Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the guard at the entrance to the meeting tent.
22 All those selected to be gatekeepers at the entrances numbered 212. Their names were recorded in the genealogical records of their settlements. David and Samuel the prophet[h] had appointed them to their positions.[i] 23 They and their descendants were assigned to guard the gates of the Lord’s sanctuary (that is, the tabernacle).[j] 24 The gatekeepers were posted on all four sides—east, west, north, and south. 25 Their relatives, who lived in their settlements, came from time to time and served with them for seven-day periods. 26 The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God’s sanctuary.[k] 27 They would spend the night in their posts all around God’s sanctuary,[l] for they were assigned to guard it and would open it with the key every morning. 28 Some of them were in charge of the articles used by those who served; they counted them when they brought them in and when they brought them out.[m] 29 Some of them were in charge of the equipment and articles of the sanctuary,[n] as well as the flour, wine, olive oil, incense, and spices. 30 (But some of the priests mixed the spices.) 31 Mattithiah, a Levite, the firstborn son[o] of Shallum the Korahite, was in charge of baking the bread for offerings. 32 Some of the Kohathites, their relatives, were in charge of preparing the bread that is displayed each Sabbath.
33 The musicians and Levite family leaders stayed in rooms at the sanctuary[p] and were exempt from other duties, for day and night they had to carry out their assigned tasks. 34 These were the family leaders of the Levites, as listed in their genealogical records. They lived in Jerusalem.
35 Jeiel (the father of Gibeon) lived in Gibeon. His wife[q] was Maacah. 36 His firstborn son was Abdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.[r]
39 Ner was the father of Kish, and Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal.[s]
40 The son of Jonathan:
Meribbaal,[t] who was the father of Micah.
41 The sons of Micah:
Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.[u]
42 Ahaz was the father of Jarah,[v] and Jarah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza, 43 and Moza was the father of Binea. His son was Rephaiah, whose son was Eleasah, whose son was Azel.
44 Azel had six sons: Azrikam his firstborn,[w] followed by Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
Psalm 38 New English Translation (NET Bible)
A psalm of David, written to get God’s attention.[b]
38 O Lord, do not continue to rebuke me in your anger.
Mark 6 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Rejection at Nazareth
6 Now[a] Jesus left that place and came to his hometown,[b] and his disciples followed him. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue.[c] Many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did he get these ideas?[d] And what is this wisdom that has been given to him? What are these miracles that are done through his hands? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter, the son[e] of Mary[f] and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren’t his sisters here with us?” And so they took offense at him. 4 Then[g] Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, and among his relatives, and in his own house.” 5 He was not able to do a miracle there, except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 And he was amazed because of their unbelief. Then[h] he went around among the villages and taught.
Sending Out the Twelve Apostles
7 Jesus[i] called the twelve and began to send them out two by two. He gave them authority over the unclean spirits.[j] 8 He instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff[k]—no bread, no bag,[l] no money in their belts— 9 and to put on sandals but not to wear two tunics.[m] 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there[n] until you leave the area. 11 If a place will not welcome you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off[o] your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So[p] they went out and preached that all should repent. 13 They cast out many demons and anointed many sick people with olive oil and healed them.
The Death of John the Baptist
14 Now[q] King Herod[r] heard this, for Jesus’[s] name had become known. Some[t] were saying, “John the baptizer[u] has been raised from the dead, and because of this, miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 Others said, “He is Elijah.” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets from the past.” 16 But when Herod heard this, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised!” 17 For Herod himself had sent men, arrested John, and bound him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod[v] had married her. 18 For John had repeatedly told[w] Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”[x] 19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But[y] she could not 20 because Herod stood in awe of[z] John and protected him, since he knew that John[aa] was a righteous and holy man. When Herod[ab] heard him, he was thoroughly baffled,[ac] and yet[ad] he liked to listen to John.[ae]
21 But[af] a suitable day[ag] came, when Herod gave a banquet on his birthday for his court officials, military commanders, and leaders of Galilee. 22 When his daughter Herodias[ah] came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” 23 He swore to her,[ai] “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”[aj] 24 So[ak] she went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” Her mother said,[al] “The head of John the baptizer.”[am] 25 Immediately she hurried back to the king and made her request:[an] “I want the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately.” 26 Although it grieved the king deeply,[ao] he did not want to reject her request because of his oath and his guests. 27 So[ap] the king sent an executioner at once to bring John’s[aq] head, and he went and beheaded John in prison. 28 He brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When John’s[ar] disciples heard this, they came and took his body and placed it in a tomb.
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
30 Then[as] the apostles gathered around Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while” (for many were coming and going, and there was no time to eat). 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat[at] to some remote place. 33 But many saw them leaving and recognized them, and they hurried on foot[au] from all the towns[av] and arrived there ahead of them.[aw] 34 As Jesus[ax] came ashore[ay] he saw the large crowd and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So[az] he taught them many things.
35 When it was already late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is an isolated place[ba] and it is already very late. 36 Send them away so that they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.” 37 But he answered them,[bb] “You[bc] give them something to eat.” And they said, “Should we go and buy bread for 200 silver coins[bd] and give it to them to eat?” 38 He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.” 39 Then he directed them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they reclined in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. He[be] gave them to his[bf] disciples to serve the people, and he divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and they picked up the broken pieces and fish that were left over, twelve baskets full. 44 Now[bg] there were 5,000 men[bh] who ate the bread.[bi]
Walking on Water
45 Immediately Jesus[bj] made his disciples get into the boat[bk] and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dispersed the crowd. 46 After saying goodbye to them, he went to the mountain to pray. 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea and he was alone on the land. 48 He[bl] saw them straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. As the night was ending,[bm] he came to them walking on the sea,[bn] for[bo] he wanted to pass by them.[bp] 49 When they saw him walking on the water[bq] they thought he was a ghost. They[br] cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them:[bs] “Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 Then he went up with them into the boat, and the wind ceased. They were completely astonished, 52 because they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
Healing the Sick
53 After they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret[bt] and anchored there. 54 As they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Jesus.[bu] 55 They ran through that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever he was rumored to be.[bv] 56 And wherever he would go—into villages, towns, or countryside—they would place the sick in the marketplaces,[bw] and would ask him if[bx] they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.