Punishment of Apostates

13 “If there arises among you a prophet or a (A)dreamer of dreams, (B)and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and (C)the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God (D)is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall (E)walk[a] after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and (F)hold fast to Him. But (G)that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. (H)So you shall [b]put away the evil from your midst.

(I)“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, (J)the wife [c]of your bosom, or your friend (K)who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, of the gods of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, you shall (L)not [d]consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him; but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to (M)death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 And you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 So all Israel shall hear and (N)fear, and not again do such wickedness as this among you.

12 (O)“If you hear someone in one of your cities, which the Lord your God gives you to dwell in, saying, 13 [e]‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods” ’—which you have not known— 14 then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an [f]abomination was committed among you, 15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock—with the edge of the sword. 16 And you shall gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and [g]completely (P)burn with fire the city and all its plunder, for the Lord your God. It shall be (Q)a [h]heap forever; it shall not be built again. 17 (R)So none of the accursed things shall remain in your hand, that the Lord may (S)turn from the fierceness of His anger and show you mercy, have compassion on you and [i]multiply you, just as He swore to your fathers, 18 because you have listened to the voice of the Lord your God, (T)to keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord your God.

Improper Mourning

14 “You are (U)the children of the Lord your God; (V)you shall not cut yourselves nor [j]shave the front of your head for the dead. (W)For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Clean and Unclean Meat(X)

(Y)“You shall not eat any [k]detestable thing. (Z)These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the [l]mountain goat, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. And you may eat every animal with cloven hooves, having the hoof split into two parts, and that chews the cud, among the animals. Nevertheless, of those that chew the cud or have cloven hooves, you shall not eat, such as these: the camel, the hare, and the rock hyrax; for they chew the cud but do not have cloven hooves; they are unclean for you. Also the swine is unclean for you, because it has cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud; you shall not eat their flesh (AA)or touch their dead carcasses.

(AB)“These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat all that have fins and scales. 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

11 “All clean birds you may eat. 12 (AC)But these you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, 13 the red kite, the falcon, and the kite after their kinds; 14 every raven after its kind; 15 the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after their kinds; 16 the little owl, the screech owl, the white owl, 17 the jackdaw, the carrion vulture, the fisher owl, 18 the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat.

19 “Also (AD)every [m]creeping thing that flies is unclean for you; (AE)they shall not be eaten.

20 “You may eat all clean birds.

21 (AF)“You shall not eat anything that dies of itself; you may give it to the alien who is within your gates, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; (AG)for you are a holy people to the Lord your God.

(AH)You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Tithing Principles

22 (AI)“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 23 (AJ)And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of (AK)the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. 24 But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or (AL)if the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the Lord your God has blessed you, 25 then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. 26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall (AM)rejoice, you and your household. 27 You shall not [n]forsake the (AN)Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.

28 (AO)“At the end of every third year you shall bring out the (AP)tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates. 29 And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Debts Canceled Every Seven Years(AQ)

15 “At the end of (AR)every seven years you shall grant a [o]release of debts. And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall [p]release it; he shall not [q]require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release. Of a foreigner you may require it; but you shall give up your claim to what is owed by your brother, except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly (AS)bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance— only if you carefully obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today. For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; (AT)you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.

Generosity to the Poor

“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the [r]gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, (AU)you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but (AV)you shall [s]open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your (AW)eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and (AX)he cry out to the Lord against you, and (AY)it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and (AZ)your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because (BA)for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For (BB)the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall [t]open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’

The Law Concerning Bondservants

12 (BC)“If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, is (BD)sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. 13 And when you [u]send him away free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed; 14 you shall supply him liberally from your flock, from your threshing floor, and from your winepress. From what the Lord your God has (BE)blessed you with, you shall give to him. 15 (BF)You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this thing today. 16 And (BG)if it happens that he says to you, ‘I will not go away from you,’ because he loves you and your house, since he prospers with you, 17 then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise. 18 It shall not seem hard to you when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth (BH)a double hired servant in serving you six years. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all that you do.

The Law Concerning Firstborn Animals

19 (BI)“All the firstborn males that come from your herd and your flock you shall [v]sanctify to the Lord your God; you shall do no work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock. 20 (BJ)You and your household shall eat it before the Lord your God year by year in the place which the Lord chooses. 21 (BK)But if there is a defect in it, if it is lame or blind or has any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the Lord your God. 22 You may eat it within your gates; (BL)the unclean and the clean person alike may eat it, as if it were a gazelle or a deer. 23 Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.


  1. Deuteronomy 13:4 follow the Lord
  2. Deuteronomy 13:5 exterminate
  3. Deuteronomy 13:6 Whom you cherish
  4. Deuteronomy 13:8 yield
  5. Deuteronomy 13:13 Lit. Sons of Belial
  6. Deuteronomy 13:14 detestable action
  7. Deuteronomy 13:16 Or as a whole-offering
  8. Deuteronomy 13:16 Lit. mound or ruin
  9. Deuteronomy 13:17 increase
  10. Deuteronomy 14:1 make any baldness between your eyes
  11. Deuteronomy 14:3 abominable
  12. Deuteronomy 14:5 Or addax
  13. Deuteronomy 14:19 swarming
  14. Deuteronomy 14:27 neglect
  15. Deuteronomy 15:1 remission
  16. Deuteronomy 15:2 cancel the debt
  17. Deuteronomy 15:2 exact it
  18. Deuteronomy 15:7 towns
  19. Deuteronomy 15:8 freely open
  20. Deuteronomy 15:11 freely open
  21. Deuteronomy 15:13 set him free
  22. Deuteronomy 15:19 set apart or consecrate

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him. 41 (A)And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she (B)was dying.

But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him. 43 (C)Now a woman, having a (D)flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and (E)touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.

45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”

When all denied it, Peter [a]and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, [b]and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’

46 But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived (F)power going out from Me.” 47 Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.

48 And He said to her, “Daughter, [c]be of good cheer; (G)your faith has made you well. (H)Go in peace.”

49 (I)While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the [d]Teacher.”

50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; (J)only believe, and she will be made well.” 51 When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go [e]in except [f]Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. 52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, (K)“Do not weep; she is not dead, (L)but sleeping.” 53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.

54 But He [g]put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, (M)arise.” 55 Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished, but (N)He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

Sending Out the Twelve(O)

Then (P)He called His twelve disciples together and (Q)gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. (R)He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. (S)And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.

(T)“Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. (U)And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, (V)shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

(W)So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.


  1. Luke 8:45 NU omits and those with him
  2. Luke 8:45 NU omits the rest of v. 45.
  3. Luke 8:48 NU omits be of good cheer
  4. Luke 8:49 NU adds anymore
  5. Luke 8:51 NU adds with Him
  6. Luke 8:51 NU, M Peter, John, and James
  7. Luke 8:54 NU omits put them all outside

God the Rock of Salvation

71 In (A)You, O Lord, I put my trust;
Let me never be put to shame.
(B)Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;
(C)Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
(D)Be my [a]strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the (E)commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.

(F)Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For You are (G)my hope, O Lord God;
You are my trust from my youth.
(H)By You I have been [b]upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.

(I)I have become as a wonder to many,
But You are my strong refuge.
Let (J)my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.

Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
And those who lie in wait for my life (K)take counsel together,
11 Saying, “God has forsaken him;
Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

12 (L)O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, (M)make haste to help me!
13 Let them be [c]confounded and consumed
Who are adversaries of my life;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor
Who seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.

17 O God, You have taught me from my (N)youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
18 Now also (O)when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.

19 Also (P)Your righteousness, O God, is [d]very high,
You who have done great things;
(Q)O God, who is like You?
20 (R)You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
(S)Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.

22 Also (T)with the lute I will praise You—
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O (U)Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And (V)my soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long;
For they are confounded,
For they are brought to shame
Who seek my hurt.

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  1. Psalm 71:3 Lit. rock of refuge or rock of habitation
  2. Psalm 71:6 sustained from the womb
  3. Psalm 71:13 ashamed
  4. Psalm 71:19 great, lit. to the height of heaven

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
(A)The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,”
(B)But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

(C)The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand.

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