1 This is the book of the lineage of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him to the likeness of God.
2 He created them, male and female; and he blessed them. And he called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 Then Adam lived for one hundred and thirty years. And then he conceived a son in his own image and likeness, and he called his name Seth.
4 And after he conceived Seth, the days of Adam that passed were eight hundred years. And he conceived sons and daughters.
5 And all the time that passed while Adam lived was nine hundred and thirty years, and then he died.
6 Seth likewise lived for one hundred and five years, and then he conceived Enos.
7 And after he conceived Enos, Seth lived for eight hundred and seven years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
8 And all the days of Seth that passed were nine hundred and twelve years, and then he died.
9 In truth, Enos lived ninety years, and then he conceived Cainan.
10 After his birth, he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
11 And all the days of Enos that passed were nine hundred and five years, and then he died.
12 Likewise, Cainan lived seventy years, and then he conceived Mahalalel.
13 And after he conceived Mahalalel, Cainan lived for eight hundred and forty years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
14 And all the days of Cainan that passed were nine hundred and ten years, and then he died.
15 And Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and then he conceived Jared.
16 And after he conceived Jared, Mahalalel lived for eight hundred and thirty years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
17 And all the days of Mahalalel that passed were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and then he died.
18 And Jared lived for one hundred and sixty-two years, and then he conceived Enoch.
19 And after he conceived Enoch, Jared lived for eight hundred years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
20 And all the days of Jared that passed were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and then he died.
21 Now Enoch lived for sixty-five years, and then he conceived Methuselah.
22 And Enoch walked with God. And after he conceived Methuselah, he lived for three hundred years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
23 And all the days of Enoch that passed were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24 And he walked with God, and then he was seen no more, because God took him.
25 Likewise, Methuselah lived for one hundred and eighty-seven years, and then he conceived Lamech.
26 And after he conceived Lamech, Methuselah lived for seven hundred and eighty-two years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
27 And all the days of Methuselah that passed were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and then he died.
28 Then Lamech lived for one hundred and eighty-two years, and he conceived a son.
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will console us from the works and hardships of our hands, in the land that the Lord has cursed.”
30 And after he conceived Noah, Lamech lived for five hundred and ninety-five years, and he conceived sons and daughters.
31 And all the days of Lamech that passed were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and then he died. In truth, when Noah was five hundred years old, he conceived Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And in the last days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be prepared at the summit of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills, and all the nations shall flow to it.
3 And many peoples will go, and they will say: “Let us approach and ascend to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he will judge the nations, and he will rebuke many peoples. And they shall forge their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they continue to train for battle.
5 O house of Jacob, let us approach and walk in the light of the Lord.
6 For you have cast aside your people, the house of Jacob, because they have been filled up, as in past times, and because they have had soothsayers as the Philistines have, and because they have joined themselves to foreign servants.
7 Their land has been filled with silver and gold. And there is no end to their storehouses.
8 And their land has been filled with horses. And their four-horse chariots are innumerable. And their land has been filled with idols. They have adored the work of their hands, which their own fingers have made.
9 And man has bowed himself down, and so man has become debased. Therefore, you should not forgive them.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide in a ditch in the soil, from the presence of the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty eyes of man have been humbled, and the haughtiness of men will be bowed down. Then the Lord alone shall be exalted, in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts will prevail over all the proud and self-exalted, and over all the arrogant, and each one shall be humbled,
13 and over all the straight and tall cedars of Lebanon, and over all the oaks of Bashan;
14 and over all the lofty mountains, and over all the elevated hills;
15 and over every lofty tower, and over every fortified wall;
16 and over all the ships of Tarshish, and over all the beauty that may be seen.
17 And the loftiness of men will be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men will be brought low. And the Lord alone shall be exalted, in that day.
18 And idols will be thoroughly crushed.
19 And they will go into the caves of the rocks, and into the caverns of the earth, from the presence of the dread of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he will have risen up to strike the earth.
20 In that day, man shall cast aside his idols of silver and his images of gold, which he had made for himself, as if to reverence the moles and the bats.
21 And so he will go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the caverns of stone, from the presence of the dread of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he will have risen up to strike the earth.
22 Therefore, rest away from man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he considers himself to be exalted.
9 You will rule them with an iron rod, and you will shatter them like a potter’s vessel.
10 And now, O kings, understand. Receive instruction, you who judge the earth.
11 Serve the Lord in fear, and exult in him with trembling.
12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord might become angry, and you would perish from the way of the just.
13 Though his wrath can flare up in a short time, blessed are all those who trust in him.
1 Now in those days, John the Baptist arrived, preaching in the desert of Judea,
2 and saying: “Repent. For the kingdom of heaven has drawn near.”
3 For this is the one who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, saying: “A voice crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight his paths.”
4 Now the same John had a garment made from the hair of camels, and a leather belt around his waist. And his food was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then Jerusalem, and all Judea, and the entire region around the Jordan went out to him.
6 And they were baptized by him in the Jordan, acknowledging their sins.
7 Then, seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees arriving for his baptism, he said to them: “Progeny of vipers, who warned to you to flee from the approaching wrath?
8 Therefore, produce fruit worthy of repentance.
9 And do not choose to say within yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God has the power to raise up sons to Abraham from these stones.
10 For even now the axe has been placed at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not produce good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire.
11 Indeed, I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who will come after me is more powerful than me. I am not worthy to carry his shoes. He will baptize you with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
12 His winnowing fan is in his hand. And he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. And he will gather his wheat into the barn. But the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee, to John at the Jordan, in order to be baptized by him.
14 But John refused him, saying, “I ought to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?”
15 And responding, Jesus said to him: “Permit this for now. For in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all justice.” Then he allowed him.
16 And Jesus, having been baptized, ascended from the water immediately, and behold, the heavens were opened to him. And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him.
17 And behold, there was a voice from heaven, saying: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”