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1He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth." 2Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. 3TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you." 4Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock, 5and said to them, "I see the expression on your father's face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God (Elohim) of my father has been with me. 6You know that I have served your father with all of my strength. 7Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God (Elohim) didn't allow him to hurt me. 8If he said this, 'The speckled will be your wages,' then all the flock bore speckled. If he said this, 'The streaked will be your wages,' then all the flock bore streaked. 9Thus God (Elohim) has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me. 10It happened during mating season that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leaped on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled. 11The angel of God (Elohim) said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.' 12He said, 'Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you. 13I am the God (El) of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.'" 14Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house? 15Aren't we accounted by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money. 16For all the riches which God (Elohim) has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God (Elohim) has said to you, do." 17Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels, 18and he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan. 19Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's. 20Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away. 21So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead. 22Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled. 23He took his relatives with him, and pursued (Radaph) after him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead. 24God (Elohim) came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad." 25Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead. 26Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword? 27Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp; 28and didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly. 29It is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God (Elohim) of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad.' 30Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods (Elohim) ?" 31Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.' 32Anyone you find your gods (Elohim) with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it." For Jacob didn't know that Rachel had stolen them. 33Laban went into Jacob's tent, into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn't find them. He went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent. 34Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel's saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt about all the tent, but didn't find them. 35She said to her father, "Don't let my lord (Adon) be angry that I can't rise up before you; for I'm having my period." He searched, but didn't find the teraphim. 36Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly-pursued (Dalaq) after me? 37Now that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two. 38"These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven't eaten the rams of your flocks. 39That which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. 40This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes. 41These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times. 42Unless the God (Elohim) of my father, the God (Elohim) of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God (Elohim) has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night." 43Laban answered Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne? 44Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you." 45Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. 46Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap. 47Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. 48Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed 49and Mizpah, for he said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another. 50If you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God (Elohim) is witness between me and you." 51Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you. 52May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm. 53The God (Elohim) of Abraham, and the God (Elohim) of Nahor, the God (Elohim) of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac. 54Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain. 55Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.
1Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite: 2and he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 3This man went up out of his city from year to year to worship and to sacrifice to TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies in Shiloh. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to TheIAM (Yahweh) , were there. 4When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: 5but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but TheIAM (Yahweh) had shut up her womb. 6Her rival provoked her severely, to make her fret, because TheIAM (Yahweh) had shut up her womb. 7[as] he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat. 8Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why don't you eat? Why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?" 9So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of the temple of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 10She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and wept bitterly. 11She vowed a vow, and said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, and not forget your handmaid, but will give to your handmaid a boy, then I will give him to TheIAM (Yahweh) all the days of his life, and no razor shall come on his head." 12It happened, as she continued praying before TheIAM (Yahweh) , that Eli saw her mouth. 13Now Hannah spoke in her heart. Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. 14Eli said to her, "How long will you be drunken? Put away your wine from you." 15Hannah answered, "No, my lord (Adon) , I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before TheIAM (Yahweh) . 16Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation." 17Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; and may the God (Elohim) of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him." 18She said, "Let your handmaid find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way, and ate; and her facial expression wasn't sad any more. 19They rose up in the morning early, and worshiped before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and TheIAM (Yahweh) remembered her. 20It happened, when the time had come, that Hannah conceived, and bore a son; and she named him Samuel, [saying], "Because I have asked him of TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 21The man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to TheIAM (Yahweh) the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. 22But Hannah didn't go up; for she said to her husband, "Not until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and stay there forever." 23Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may TheIAM (Yahweh) establish his word." So the woman waited and nursed her son, until she weaned him. 24When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, and one ephah of meal, and a bottle of wine, and brought him to TheIAM (Yahweh) 's house in Shiloh. The child was young. 25They killed the bull, and brought the child to Eli. 26She said, "Oh, my lord (Adon) , as your soul lives, my lord (Adon) , I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 27For this child I prayed; and TheIAM (Yahweh) has given me my petition which I asked of him. 28Therefore also I have granted him to TheIAM (Yahweh) . As long as he lives he is granted to TheIAM (Yahweh) ." He worshiped TheIAM (Yahweh) there.
1Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and TheIAM (Yahweh) his God (Elohim) was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' [houses]. 3So Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the Tent of Meeting of God (Elohim) , which Moses the servant of TheIAM (Yahweh) had made in the wilderness. 4But David had brought the ark of God (Elohim) up from Kiriath Jearim to the place that David had prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5Moreover the bronze altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of TheIAM (Yahweh) : and Solomon and the assembly were seeking counsel there. 6Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before TheIAM (Yahweh) , which was at the Tent of Meeting, and offered one thousand burnt offerings on it. 7In that night God (Elohim) appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you." 8Solomon said to God (Elohim) , "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9Now, TheIAM (Yahweh) God (Elohim) , let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?" 11God (Elohim) said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king: 12wisdom and knowledge is granted to you. I will give you riches, wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had who have been before you; neither shall there any after you have the like." 13So Solomon came from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the Tent of Meeting, to Jerusalem; and he reigned over Israel. 14Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15The king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. 16The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt and from Kue; the king's merchants purchased them from Kue. 17They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
1When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house. 2Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them. 3Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him. 4When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on. 5Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." 6But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7"Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 8Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 9Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?' 10But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" - he said to the paralytic - 11"I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house." 12He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!" 13He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them. 14As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him. 15It happened, that he was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him. 16The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?" 17When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 18John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?" 19Jesus said to them, "Can the groomsmen fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can't fast. 20But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day. 21No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, or else the patch shrinks and the new tears away from the old, and a worse hole is made. 22No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins." 23It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?" 25He said to them, "Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry - he, and those who were with him? 26How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?" 27He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28Therefore the Son of Man is Lord (Kurios) even of the Sabbath."
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.