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1It happened after these things, that God (Elohim) tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am." 2He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of." 3Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God (Elohim) had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off. 5Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you." 6Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together. 7Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am, my son." He said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" 8Abraham said, "God (Elohim) will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together. 9They came to the place which God (Elohim) had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood. 10Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to kill his son. 11The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am." 12He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God (Elohim) , since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me." 13Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 14Abraham called the name of that place TheIAM (Yahweh) Will Provide. As it is said to this day, "On TheIAM (Yahweh) 's mountain, it will be provided." 15The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) called to Abraham a second time out of the sky, 16and said, "I have sworn by myself, says TheIAM (Yahweh) , because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies. 18In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice." 19So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba. 20It happened after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 22Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel." 23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
1The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) : and TheIAM (Yahweh) delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2The hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds. 3So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them; 4and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, until you come to Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey. 5For they came up with their livestock and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it. 6Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 7It happened, when the children of Israel cried to TheIAM (Yahweh) because of Midian, 8that TheIAM (Yahweh) sent a prophet to the children of Israel: and he said to them, "Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, 'I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of slavery; 9and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out from before you, and gave you their land; 10and I said to you, "I am TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) ; you shall not fear the gods (Elohim) of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell." But you have not listened to my voice.'" 11The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites. 12The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) appeared to him, and said to him, "TheIAM (Yahweh) is with you, you mighty man of valor!" 13Gideon said to him, "Oh, my lord (Adon) , if TheIAM (Yahweh) is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, 'Didn't TheIAM (Yahweh) bring us up from Egypt?' But now TheIAM (Yahweh) has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian." 14TheIAM (Yahweh) looked at him, and said, "Go in this your might, and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Haven't I sent you?" 15He said to him, "O Lord (Adonai) , how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." 16TheIAM (Yahweh) said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man." 17He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me. 18Please don't go away, until I come to you, and bring out my present, and lay it before you." He said, "I will wait until you come back." 19Gideon went in, and prepared a young goat, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of meal. He put the meat in a basket and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out to him under the oak, and presented it. 20The angel of God (Elohim) said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth." He did so. 21Then the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) stretched out the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and fire went up out of the rock, and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) departed out of his sight. 22Gideon saw that he was the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) ; and Gideon said, "Alas, Lord (Adonai) TheIAM (Yahweh) ! Because I have seen the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) face to face!" 23TheIAM (Yahweh) said to him, "Peace be to you! Don't be afraid. You shall not die." 24Then Gideon built an altar there to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and called it "TheIAM (Yahweh) is Peace." To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. 25It happened the same night, that TheIAM (Yahweh) said to him, "Take your father's bull, even the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is by it; 26and build an altar to TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) on the top of this stronghold, in an orderly way, and take the second bull, and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down." 27Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as TheIAM (Yahweh) had spoken to him: and it happened, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night. 28When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it, and the second bull was offered on the altar that was built. 29They said one to another, "Who has done this thing?" When they inquired and asked, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing." 30Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, because he has broken down the altar of Baal, and because he has cut down the Asherah that was by it." 31Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? He who will contend for him, let him be put to death while [it is yet] morning. If he is a god (Elohim) , let him contend for himself, because someone has broken down his altar." 32Therefore on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar." 33Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Jezreel. 34But the Spirit of TheIAM (Yahweh) came on Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him. 35He sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; and they also were gathered together after him: and he sent messengers to Asher, and to Zebulun, and to Naphtali; and they came up to meet them. 36Gideon said to God (Elohim) , "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken, 37behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken." 38It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. 39Gideon said to God (Elohim) , "Don't let your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once. Please let me make a trial just this once with the fleece. Let it now be dry only on the fleece, and on all the ground let there be dew." 40God (Elohim) did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
30Tremble before him, all the earth. The world also is established that it can't be moved. 31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Let them say among the nations, "TheIAM (Yahweh) reigns!" 32Let the sea roar, and its fullness! Let the field exult, and all that is therein! 33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before TheIAM (Yahweh) , for he comes to judge the earth. 34Oh give thanks to TheIAM (Yahweh) , for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever. 35Say, "Save us, God (Elohim) of our salvation! Gather us together and deliver us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise." 36Blessed be TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. All the people said, "Amen," and praised TheIAM (Yahweh) . 37So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) , Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required; 38and Obed-Edom with their brothers, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers; 39and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of TheIAM (Yahweh) in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40to offer burnt offerings to TheIAM (Yahweh) on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of TheIAM (Yahweh) , which he commanded to Israel; 41and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to TheIAM (Yahweh) , because his loving kindness endures forever; 42and with them Heman and Jeduthun [with] trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and [with] instruments for the songs of God (Elohim) ; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate. 43All the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
1It happened, when David lived in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, "Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) is under curtains." 2Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart; for God (Elohim) is with you." 3It happened the same night, that the word of God (Elohim) came to Nathan, saying, 4"Go and tell David my servant, 'Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , "You shall not build me a house to dwell in; 5for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, to this day, but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tent to another. 6In all places in which I have walked with all Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people, saying, 'Why have you not built me a house of cedar?'"'
1When they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, "Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord (Kurios) needs them,' and immediately he will send them." 4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5"Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." 6The disciples went, and did just as Jesus commanded them, 7and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and he sat on them. 8A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road. 9The multitudes who went before him, and who followed kept shouting, "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord (Kurios) ! Hosanna in the highest!" 10When he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?" 11The multitudes said, "This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee." 12Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers' tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. 13He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!" 14The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children who were crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the son of David!" they were indignant, 16and said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them, "Yes. Did you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?'" 17He left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there. 18Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry. 19Seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, "Let there be no fruit from you forever!" Immediately the fig tree withered away. 20When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree immediately wither away?" 21Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done. 22All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." 23When he had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?" 24Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?" They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' 26But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet." 27They answered Jesus, and said, "We don't know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things. 28But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work today in my vineyard.' 29He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went. 30He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, 'I'll go, sir (Kurios) ,' but he didn't go. 31Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into the Kingdom of God before you. 32For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn't even repent afterward, that you might believe him. 33"Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country. 34When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit. 35The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way. 37But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 38But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and seize his inheritance.' 39So they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40When therefore the master (Kurios) of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?" 41They told him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season." 42Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord (Kurios) . It is marvelous in our eyes?' 43"Therefore I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation bringing forth its fruit. 44He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust." 45When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them. 46When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.
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.