Genesis 4:1-50:26 (Selections)
 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,
 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:
 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.
 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.
 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.
 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he Will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.
 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.