You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right;
they remember You in Your ways.
But we have sinned, and You were angry.
How can we be saved if we remain in our sins?
And the man said:This one, at last, is bone of my bone
and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called “woman,”
for she was taken from man.
A long time later the Lord said to me, “Go at once to the Euphrates and get the underwear that I commanded you to hide there.”
For he has sent word to us in Babylon, claiming, “The exile will be long. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce.”’”
When Isaac had been there for some time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked down from the window and was surprised to see Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went away for a long time.
“After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.