1 Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Announce his works among the nations.
2 Sing to him, and sing psalms to him. Describe all his wonders.
3 Be praised in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Seek the Lord, and be confirmed. Seek his face always.
5 Remember his miracles, which he has done, his portents and the judgments of his mouth:
6 you offspring of Abraham his servant, you sons of Jacob his elect.
7 He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout the entire earth.
8 He has remembered his covenant for all ages: the word that he entrusted to a thousand generations,
9 which he assigned to Abraham, and his oath to Isaac.
10 And he stationed the same for Jacob with a precept, and for Israel with an eternal testament,
11 saying: To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance.
12 Though they may have been but a small number, very few and foreigners there,
13 and though they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,
14 he allowed no man to harm them, and he reproved kings on their behalf.
15 Do not be willing to touch my Christ, and do not be willing to malign my prophets.
16 And he called a famine upon the land, and he crushed every foundation of the bread.
17 He sent a man before them: Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 They humbled his feet in shackles; the iron pierced his soul,
19 until his word arrived. The eloquence of the Lord inflamed him.
20 The king sent and released him; he was the ruler of the people, and he dismissed him.
21 He established him as master of his house and ruler of all his possessions,
22 so that he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his elders prudence.
23 And Israel entered into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.
24 And he helped his people greatly, and he strengthened them over their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people, and to deal deceitfully with his servants.
26 He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, the one whom he chose.
27 He placed with them signs of his word, and portents in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made it conceal, and he did not afflict them with his speech.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and he slaughtered their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs, even in the inner chambers of their kings.
Genesis 2:5-9, 15-17
5 and every sapling of the field, before it would rise up in the land, and every wild plant, before it would germinate. For the Lord God had not brought rain upon the earth, and there was no man to work the land.
6 But a fountain ascended from the earth, irrigating the entire surface of the land.
7 And then the Lord God formed man from the clay of the earth, and he breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
8 Now the Lord God had planted a Paradise of enjoyment from the beginning. In it, he placed the man whom he had formed.
9 And from the soil the Lord God produced every tree that was beautiful to behold and pleasant to eat. And even the tree of life was in the midst of Paradise, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 Thus, the Lord God brought the man, and put him into the Paradise of enjoyment, so that it would be attended and preserved by him.
16 And he instructed him, saying: "From every tree of Paradise, you shall eat.
17 But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat. For in whatever day you will eat from it, you will die a death."
18 The Lord God also said: "It is not good for the man to be alone. Let us make a helper for him similar to himself."
19 Therefore, the Lord God, having formed from the soil all the animals of the earth and all the flying creatures of the air, brought them to Adam, in order to see what he would call them. For whatever Adam would call any living creature, that would be its name.
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