The two of them traveled until they came to Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, the whole town was excited about their arrival and [the local women] exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?"
"Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.
I left full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has pronounced [judgment] on me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?"
My skin blackens and flakes off, and my bones burn with fever.
I am broken by the brokenness of my dear people. I mourn; horror has taken hold of me.
[Now] they appear darker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become dry like wood.
When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it didn't have a root, it withered.
strengthening the hearts of the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith, and by telling them, "It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God."
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons
Even your brothers-- your own father's household-- even they were treacherous to you; even they have cried out loudly after you. Do not have confidence in them, though they speak well of you.
For a son considers his father a fool, a daughter opposes her mother, and a daughter-in-law is against her mother-in-law; a person's enemies are the people in his own home.
You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ' Beelzebul,' how much more the members of his household!
For I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and a man's enemies will be the members of his household.
Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so also now.
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased the vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for his fruit 1,000 pieces of silver.
I have my own vineyard. The 1,000 are for you, Solomon, but 200 for those who guard its fruits.