2 Samuel 7:1-14a
1 When David finally settled into the palace, and Yhwh gave him rest from enemies on every side, 2 he said to the prophet Nathan, “Here I am living in this house of cedar while the Ark of God sits in a tent!” 3 Nathan replied to David, “Go, do whatever you have in mind, for Yhwh is with you.” 4 That night the word of Yhwh came to Nathan, and said, 5 “Go and tell my servant David that this is what Yhwh wants: ‘Are you the one to build me a Temple? 6 I have been without a Temple from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a Tent as my dwelling place. 7 Wherever I traveled with the people of Israel, did I ever say to the governors whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a Temple made out of cedar?”’ 8 “Now then, tell my servant, David, ‘This is what Yhwh Omnipotent says: I took you from the pastures and from following sheep to be the ruler of my people Israel. 9 I have been with you wherever you went, and destroyed all your enemies in your path. I will give you fame like the fame of the great ones on the earth. 10 I will provide a place for my people Israel. I will plant them where they will have a home of their own — a place where they will never be disturbed. Never again will the sinners oppress them as they did in the past ever since the time I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. I will give you security from all your enemies.“ ‘Furthermore, I alone will establish your house. 12 And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you. Your successor will come from your own body, and I will establish your dynasty. 13 It is you who will build a Temple to honor my Name, and I will establish your throne for an eternal dominion. 14 I will be mother and father to you, and you will be my child.
30 The apostles came back to Jesus and reported all that they had done and taught. 31 Jesus said to them, “Come away by yourselves to someplace more remote, and rest awhile.” For there were many people coming and going, and the apostles hadn’ t had time to eat. 32 So they went away in a boat to a deserted area. 33 The people saw them leaving and many recognized them, so they ran together on foot from all the cities and got there ahead of the apostles. 34 When Jesus went ashore, there was a large crowd waiting for him, and he felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.
53 After crossing the lake, Jesus and the disciples came ashore at Gennesaret and tied up their boat there. 54 No sooner had they stepped out of the boat than people recognized Jesus. 55 The crowds started hurrying about the countryside and brought the sick on stretchers wherever Jesus went. 56 Wherever he appeared — in villages, in towns or in the countryside — they laid down the sick in the open places, begging him to let them touch just the fringe of his cloak, and all who touched Jesus got well.