Bible: Luke 6:27-38; 16:1-13
6:27 “But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, 1 do good to those who hate you, 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat 2 you. 6:29 To the person who strikes you on the cheek, 3 offer the other as well, 4 and from the person who takes away your coat, 5 do not withhold your tunic 6 either. 7 6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, 8 and do not ask for your possessions 9 back 10 from the person who takes them away. 6:31 Treat others 11 in the same way that you would want them to treat you. 12
6:32 “If 13 you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners 14 love those who love them. 15 6:33 And 16 if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 17 sinners 18 do the same. 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, 19 what credit is that to you? Even sinners 20 lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. 21 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. 22 Then 23 your reward will be great, and you will be sons 24 of the Most High, 25 because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 26 6:36 Be merciful, 27 just as your Father is merciful.
Do Not Judge Others
6:37 “Do 28 not judge, 29 and you will not be judged; 30 do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, 31 and you will be forgiven. 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, 32 will be poured 33 into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” 34
The Birth of Ishmael
16:1 Now Sarai, 1 Abram’s wife, had not given birth to any children, 2 but she had an Egyptian servant 3 named Hagar. 4 16:2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Since 5 the
16:3 So after Abram had lived 9 in Canaan for ten years, Sarai, Abram’s wife, gave Hagar, her Egyptian servant, 10 to her husband to be his wife. 11 16:4 He had sexual relations with 12 Hagar, and she became pregnant. 13 Once Hagar realized she was pregnant, she despised Sarai. 14 16:5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! 15 I allowed my servant to have sexual relations with you, 16 but when she realized 17 that she was pregnant, she despised me. 18 May the
16:9 Then the
“You are now 32 pregnant
and are about to give birth 33 to a son.
You are to name him Ishmael, 34
16:12 He will be a wild donkey 36 of a man.
He will be hostile to everyone, 37
and everyone will be hostile to him. 38
He will live away from 39 his brothers.”