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1When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die." 2Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God (Elohim) 's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?" 3She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her." 4She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Jacob went in to her. 5Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son. 6Rachel said, "God (Elohim) has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan. 7Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son. 8Rachel said, "With mighty (Elohim) wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali. 9When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob as a wife. 10Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a son. 11Leah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad. 12Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a second son. 13Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher. 14Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes." 15She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes." 16Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, "You must come in to me; for I have surely hired you with my son's mandrakes." He lay with her that night. 17God (Elohim) listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18Leah said, "God (Elohim) has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Issachar. 19Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob. 20Leah said, "God (Elohim) has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons." She named him Zebulun. 21Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah. 22God (Elohim) remembered Rachel, and God (Elohim) listened to her, and opened her womb. 23She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God (Elohim) has taken away my reproach." 24She named him Joseph, saying, "May TheIAM (Yahweh) add another son to me." 25It happened, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country. 26Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you." 27Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that TheIAM (Yahweh) has blessed me for your sake." 28He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it." 29He said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your livestock have fared with me. 30For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. TheIAM (Yahweh) has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?" 31He said, "What shall I give you?" Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it. 32I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. This will be my hire. 33So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that might be with me, will be counted stolen." 34Laban said, "Behold, let it be according to your word." 35That day, he removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36He set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 37Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink. 39The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted. 40Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and didn't put them into Laban's flock. 41It happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods; 42but when the flock were feeble, he didn't put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 43The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
1Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpah, saying, "There shall not any of us give his daughter to Benjamin as wife." 2The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God (Elohim) , and lifted up their voices, and wept severely. 3They said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, why has this happened in Israel, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?" 4It happened on the next day that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. 5The children of Israel said, "Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who didn't come up in the assembly to TheIAM (Yahweh) ?" For they had made a great oath concerning him who didn't come up to TheIAM (Yahweh) to Mizpah, saying, "He shall surely be put to death." 6The children of Israel grieved for Benjamin their brother, and said, "There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day. 7How shall we provide wives for those who remain, since we have sworn by TheIAM (Yahweh) that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?" 8They said, "What one is there of the tribes of Israel who didn't come up to TheIAM (Yahweh) to Mizpah?" Behold, there came none to the camp from Jabesh Gilead to the assembly. 9For when the people were numbered, behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead there. 10The congregation sent there twelve thousand men of the most valiant, and commanded them, saying, "Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead with the edge of the sword, with the women and the little ones. 11This is the thing that you shall do: you shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman who has lain with a man." 12They found among the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead four hundred young virgins, who had not known man by lying with him; and they brought them to the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan. 13The whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them. 14Benjamin returned at that time; and they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Jabesh Gilead: and yet so they weren't enough for them. 15The people grieved for Benjamin, because that TheIAM (Yahweh) had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. 16Then the elders of the congregation said, "How shall we provide wives for those who remain, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?" 17They said, "There must be an inheritance for those who are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel. 18However we may not give them wives of our daughters, for the children of Israel had sworn, saying, 'Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin.'" 19They said, "Behold, there is a feast of TheIAM (Yahweh) from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah." 20They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards, 21and see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. 22It shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we will say to them, 'Grant them graciously to us, because we didn't take for each man his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, otherwise you would now be guilty.'" 23The children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of those who danced, whom they carried off. They went and returned to their inheritance, built the cities, and lived in them. 24The children of Israel departed there at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from there every man to his inheritance. 25In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
1David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God (Elohim) has chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great; for the palace is not for man, but for TheIAM (Yahweh) God (Elohim) . 2Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God (Elohim) the gold for the [things of] gold, and the silver for the [things of] silver, and the brass for the [things of] brass, the iron for the [things of] iron, and wood for the [things of] wood; onyx stones, and [stones] to be set, stones for inlaid work, and of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. 3In addition, because I have set my affection on the house of my God (Elohim) , since I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, I give it to the house of my God (Elohim) , over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 4even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, with which to overlay the walls of the houses; 5of gold for the [things of] gold, and of silver for the [things of] silver, and for all kinds of work [to be made] by the hands of artificers. Who then offers willingly to consecrate himself this day to TheIAM (Yahweh) ?" 6Then the princes of the fathers' [houses], and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king's work, offered willingly; 7and they gave for the service of the house of God (Elohim) of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand darics, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and of iron a hundred thousand talents. 8They with whom [precious] stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , under the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to TheIAM (Yahweh) : and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 10Therefore David blessed TheIAM (Yahweh) before all the assembly; and David said, "You are blessed, TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11Yours, TheIAM (Yahweh) , is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty! For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, TheIAM (Yahweh) , and you are exalted as head above all. 12Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all; and in your hand is power and might; and it is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all. 13Now therefore, our God (Elohim) , we thank you, and praise your glorious name. 14But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 15For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no remaining. 16TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) , all this store that we have prepared to build you a house for your holy name comes from your hand, and is all your own. 17I know also, my God (Elohim) , that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. Now have I seen with joy your people, that are present here, offer willingly to you. 18TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart for you; 19and give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision." 20David said to all the assembly, "Now bless TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) !" All the assembly blessed TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of their fathers, and bowed down their heads and prostrated themselves before TheIAM (Yahweh) and the king. 21They sacrificed sacrifices to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and offered burnt offerings to TheIAM (Yahweh) , on the next day after that day, even one thousand bulls, one thousand rams, and one thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel, 22and ate and drink before TheIAM (Yahweh) on that day with great gladness. They made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him to TheIAM (Yahweh) to be prince, and Zadok to be priest. 23Then Solomon sat on the throne of TheIAM (Yahweh) as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 24All the princes, the mighty men, and also all of the sons of king David submitted themselves to Solomon the king. 25TheIAM (Yahweh) magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. 26Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three [years] reigned he in Jerusalem. 28He died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his place. 29Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Samuel the seer, and in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the history of Gad the seer, 30with all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.
1The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord (Kurios) ! Make his paths straight!'" 4John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. 5All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. 6John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. 7He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. 8I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit." 9It happened in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11A voice came out of the sky, "You are my dear (Agapetos) Son, in whom I am well pleased." 12Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. 13He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him. 14Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God, 15and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News." 16Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men." 18Immediately they left their nets, and followed him. 19Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him. 21They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 24saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!" 25Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" 26The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!" 28The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area. 29Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them. 32At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick, and those who were possessed by demons. 33All the city was gathered together at the door. 34He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. 36Simon and those who were with him followed after him; 37and they found him, and told him, "Everyone is looking for you." 38He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason." 39He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons. 40A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean." 41Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean." 42When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. 43He strictly warned him, and immediately sent him out, 44and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." 45But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.
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.