Revised Common Lectionary (Semicontinuous)
1 Give praise to the Lord,(B) proclaim his name;(C)
make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him,(D) sing praise to him;(E)
tell of all his wonderful acts.(F)
3 Glory in his holy name;(G)
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face(H) always.
5 Remember the wonders(I) he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,(J)
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,(K)
his chosen(L) ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant(M) forever,
the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham,(N)
the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it(O) to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant:(P)
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan(Q)
as the portion you will inherit.”(R)
9 While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep,(A) for she was a shepherd. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel(B) daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone(C) away from the mouth of the well and watered(D) his uncle’s sheep.(E) 11 Then Jacob kissed(F) Rachel and began to weep aloud.(G) 12 He had told Rachel that he was a relative(H) of her father and a son of Rebekah.(I) So she ran and told her father.(J)
13 As soon as Laban(K) heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him(L) and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things. 14 Then Laban said to him, “You are my own flesh and blood.”(M)
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,
44 “Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the covenant law(A) with them in the wilderness. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.(B) 45 After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them.(C) It remained in the land until the time of David,(D) 46 who enjoyed God’s favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.[a](E) 47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him.(F)
51 “You stiff-necked people!(K) Your hearts(L) and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute?(M) They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him(N)— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels(O) but have not obeyed it.”