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.
16 He called down famine(A) on the land
and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
Joseph, sold as a slave.(B)
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,(C)
his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold(D) came to pass,
till the word(E) of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
the ruler of peoples set him free.(F)
21 He made him master of his household,
ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes(G) as he pleased
and teach his elders wisdom.(H)
Jacob had twelve sons:
23 The sons of Leah:(C)
Reuben the firstborn(D) of Jacob,
24 The sons of Rachel:
25 The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:(I)
Dan and Naphtali.(J)
26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:(K)
27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac(P) in Mamre,(Q) near Kiriath Arba(R) (that is, Hebron),(S) where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.(T) 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.(U) 29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people,(V) old and full of years.(W) And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.(X)
10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas(A) away to Berea.(B) On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.(C) 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica,(D) for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures(E) every day to see if what Paul said was true.(F) 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.(G)
13 But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea,(H) some of them went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up. 14 The believers(I) immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas(J) and Timothy(K) stayed at Berea. 15 Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens(L) and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.(M)