Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, 1 what good is it?
The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.
God created the great sea creatures 1 and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good.
And the Lord God said, “Now 1 that the man has become like one of us, 2 knowing 3 good and evil, he must not be allowed 4 to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
The owner 1 must not examine the animals to distinguish between good and bad, and he must not exchange it. If, however, he does exchange it, 2 both the original animal 3 and its substitute will be holy. 4 It must not be redeemed.’”
Then they took 1 some of the produce of the land and carried it back down to us. They also brought a report to us, saying, “The land that the Lord our God is about to give us is good.”
Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 1 against you and he will close up the sky 2 so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 3 from the good land that the Lord 4 is about to give you.
Pay careful attention to all these things I am commanding you so that it may always go well with you and your children after you when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
Now ascend, O Lord God, to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength! May your priests, O Lord God, experience your deliverance! 1 May your loyal followers rejoice in the prosperity you give! 2
The majority of the many people from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun were ceremonially unclean, yet they ate the Passover in violation of what is prescribed in the law. 1 For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying: “May the Lord, who is good, forgive 2
Even when they were in their kingdom and benefiting from your incredible 1 goodness that you had lavished 2 on them in the spacious and fertile land you had set 3 before them, they did not serve you, nor did they turn from their evil practices.
But he replied, 1 “You’re talking like one of the godless 2 women would do! Should we receive 3 what is good from God, and not also 4 receive 5 what is evil?” 6 In all this Job did not sin by what he said. 7