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1TheIAM (Yahweh) appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day. 2He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, 3and said, "My Lord (Adonai) , if now I have found favor in your sight, please don't go away from your servant. 4Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. 5I will get a morsel of bread so you can refresh your heart. After that you may go your way, now that you have come to your servant." They said, "Very well, do as you have said." 6Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly prepare three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes." 7Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it. 8He took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate. 9They asked him, "Where is Sarah, your wife?" He said, "See, in the tent." 10He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. 12Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord (Adon) being old also?" 13TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Will I really bear a child, yet I am old?' 14Is anything too hard for TheIAM (Yahweh) ? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son." 15Then Sarah denied, saying, "I didn't laugh," for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh." 16The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way. 17TheIAM (Yahweh) said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do, 18since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him? 19For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of TheIAM (Yahweh) , to do righteousness and justice; to the end that TheIAM (Yahweh) may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him." 20TheIAM (Yahweh) said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, 21I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know." 22The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before TheIAM (Yahweh) . 23Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? 24What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? 25Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?" 26TheIAM (Yahweh) said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." 27Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord (Adonai) , who am but dust and ashes. 28What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there." 29He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake." 30He said, "Oh don't let the Lord (Adonai) be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." 31He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord (Adonai) . What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake." 32He said, "Oh don't let the Lord (Adonai) be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake." 33TheIAM (Yahweh) went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.
1Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God (Elohim) . 2Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, 'Your fathers lived of old time beyond the River, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor: and they served other gods (Elohim) . 3I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. 4I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau Mount Seir, to possess it. Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. 5"'I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did in its midst: and afterward I brought you out. 6I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and you came to the sea. The Egyptians pursued (Radaph) after your fathers with chariots and with horsemen to the Red Sea. 7When they cried out to TheIAM (Yahweh) , he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea on them, and covered them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt: and you lived in the wilderness many days. 8"'I brought you into the land of the Amorites, that lived beyond the Jordan: and they fought with you; and I gave them into your hand. You possessed their land; and I destroyed them from before you. 9Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel. He sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you; 10but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand. 11"'You went over the Jordan, and came to Jericho. The men (Baal) of Jericho fought against you, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I delivered them into your hand. 12I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with your sword, nor with your bow. 13I gave you a land whereon you had not labored, and cities which you didn't build, and you live in them. You eat of vineyards and olive groves which you didn't plant.' 14"Now therefore fear TheIAM (Yahweh) , and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Put away the gods (Elohim) which your fathers served beyond the River, in Egypt; and serve TheIAM (Yahweh) . 15If it seems evil to you to serve TheIAM (Yahweh) , choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods (Elohim) which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods (Elohim) of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 16The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake TheIAM (Yahweh) , to serve other gods (Elohim) ; 17for it is TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way in which we went, and among all the peoples through the midst of whom we passed. 18TheIAM (Yahweh) drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for he is our God (Elohim) ." 19Joshua said to the people, "You can't serve TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for he is a holy God (Elohim) . He is a jealous God (El) . He will not forgive your disobedience nor your sins. 20If you forsake TheIAM (Yahweh) , and serve foreign gods (Elohim) , then he will turn and do you evil, and consume you, after he has done you good." 21The people said to Joshua, "No; but we will serve TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 22Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen TheIAM (Yahweh) yourselves, to serve him." They said, "We are witnesses." 23"Now therefore put away the foreign gods (Elohim) which are among you, and incline your heart to TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel." 24The people said to Joshua, "We will serve TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) , and we will listen to his voice." 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God (Elohim) ; and he took a great stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 27Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it has heard all the words of TheIAM (Yahweh) which he spoke to us. It shall be therefore a witness against you, lest you deny your God (Elohim) ." 28So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance. 29It happened after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of TheIAM (Yahweh) , died, being one hundred and ten years old. 30They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash. 31Israel served TheIAM (Yahweh) all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, and had known all the work of TheIAM (Yahweh) , that he had worked for Israel. 32They buried the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, in Shechem, in the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. They became the inheritance of the children of Joseph. 33Eleazar the son of Aaron died. They buried him in the hill of Phinehas his son, which was given him in the hill country of Ephraim.
26Also the mighty men of the armies: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 27Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, 28Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite, 29Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 30Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite, 31Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite, 32Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite, 33Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite, 34the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee the Hararite, 35Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur, 36Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, 37Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai, 38Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri, 39Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah, 40Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 41Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 42Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him, 43Hanan the son of Maacah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite, 44Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite, 45Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite, 46Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite, 47Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.
1Now these are those who came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war. 2They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in slinging stones and in shooting arrows from the bow: they were of Saul's brothers of Benjamin. 3The chief was Ahiezer; then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite, and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth, and Beracah, and Jehu the Anathothite, 4and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty, and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite, 5Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite, 6Elkanah, and Isshiah, and Azarel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korahites, 7and Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor. 8Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains; 9Ezer the chief, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 10Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth, 11Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh. 14These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army: he who was least was equal to one hundred, and the greatest to one thousand. 15These are those who went over the Jordan in the first month, when it had overflowed all its banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2But he answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' 3In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times! 4An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah." He left them, and departed. 5The disciples came to the other side and had forgotten to take bread. 6Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 7They reasoned among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread." 8Jesus, perceiving it, said, "Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, 'because you have brought no bread?' 9Don't you yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11How is it that you don't perceive that I didn't speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 12Then they understood that he didn't tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 13Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" 14They said, "Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." 15He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven." 20Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ. 21From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 22Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord (Kurios) ! This will never be done to you." 23But he turned, and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men." 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds. 28Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."
Ooh isn’t it pretty? Well I like it anyway! More seriously the
colours can help you (just a little bit) if you have coloured ribbons as
dividers in your Bible to quickly get to the relevant section.