After the death of Saul,
when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites,
David remained two days in Ziklag. David intoned this
lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan. (He ordered
that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of
Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.)... More
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
As you excel in everything--
in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness,
and in our love for you-- so we want you to excel also
in this generous undertaking.
I do not say this as a
command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love
against the earnestness of others. For you know the
generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he
was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that
by his poverty you might become rich...More
When Jesus had crossed
again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered
around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders
of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw
him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, "My
little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay
your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and
live." He went with him.
And a large crowd followed
him and pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who
had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years.
She had endured much under many physicians, and had
spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather
grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind
him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said,
"If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well."
Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in
her body that she was healed of her disease. Immediately
aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned
about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?"
And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd
pressing in on you; how can you say, `Who touched me?'"
He looked all around to see who had done it. But the
woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear
and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the
whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith
has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your
disease." ... More