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1Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God (Elohim) met him. 2When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God (Elohim) 's army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom. 4He commanded them, saying, "This is what you shall tell my lord (Adon) , Esau: 'This is what your servant, Jacob, says. I have lived as a foreigner with Laban, and stayed until now. 5I have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord (Adon) , that I may find favor in your sight.'" 6The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau. Not only that, but he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him." 7Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies; 8and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape." 9Jacob said, "God (Elohim) of my father Abraham, and God (Elohim) of my father Isaac, TheIAM (Yahweh) , who said to me, 'Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,' 10I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies. 11Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and strike me, and the mothers with the children. 12You said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which can't be numbered because there are so many.'" 13He lodged there that night, and took from that which he had with him, a present for Esau, his brother: 14two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals. 16He delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd." 17He commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, 'Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?' 18Then you shall say, 'They are your servant, Jacob's. It is a present sent to my lord (Adon) , Esau. Behold, he also is behind us.'" 19He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him. 20You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.'" For, he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me." 21So the present passed over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp. 22He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok. 23He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had. 24Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day. 25When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled. 26The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me." 27He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob." 28He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God (Elohim) and with men, and have prevailed." 29Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there. 30Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, he said, "I have seen God (Elohim) face to face, and my life is preserved." 31The sun rose on him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh. 32Therefore the children of Israel don't eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.
1Now the Philistines had taken the ark of God (Elohim) , and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2The Philistines took the ark of God (Elohim) , and brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 3When they of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) . They took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4When they arose early on the next day morning, behold, Dagon was fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) ; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [lay] cut off on the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left to him. 5Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any who come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod, to this day. 6But the hand of TheIAM (Yahweh) was heavy on them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and struck them with tumors, even Ashdod and its borders. 7When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, "The ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel shall not stay with us; for his hand is severe on us, and on Dagon our god (Elohim) ." 8They sent therefore and gathered all the lords (Ceren) of the Philistines to them, and said, "What shall we do with the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel?" They answered, "Let the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel be carried over to Gath." They carried the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel [there]. 9It was so, that after they had carried it about, the hand of TheIAM (Yahweh) was against the city with a very great confusion: and he struck the men of the city, both small and great; and tumors broke out on them. 10So they sent the ark of God (Elohim) to Ekron. It happened, as the ark of God (Elohim) came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, "They have brought about the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel to us, to kill us and our people." 11They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords (Ceren) of the Philistines, and they said, "Send away the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it not kill us and our people." For there was a deadly confusion throughout all the city; the hand of God (Elohim) was very heavy there. 12The men who didn't die were struck with the tumors; and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
1The ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) was in the country of the Philistines seven months. 2The Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, "What shall we do with the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) ? Show us with which we shall send it to its place." 3They said, "If you send away the ark of the God (Elohim) of Israel, don't send it empty; but by all means return him a trespass offering: then you shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you." 4Then they said, "What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him?" They said, "Five golden tumors, and five golden mice, [according to] the number of the lords (Ceren) of the Philistines; for one plague was on you all, and on your lords (Ceren) . 5Therefore you shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and you shall give glory to the God (Elohim) of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods (Elohim) , and from off your land. 6Why then do you harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? When he had worked wonderfully among them, didn't they let the people go, and they departed? 7"Now therefore take and prepare yourselves a new cart, and two milk cows, on which there has come no yoke; and tie the cows to the cart, and bring their calves home from them; 8and take the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and lay it on the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which you return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by its side; and send it away, that it may go. 9Behold; if it goes up by the way of its own border to Beth Shemesh, then he has done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that struck us; it was a chance that happened to us."
11Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. So Huram made an end of doing the work that he did for king Solomon in the house of God (Elohim) : 12the two pillars, and the bowls, and the two capitals which were on the top of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars, 13and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks; two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars. 14He made also the bases, and the basins made he on the bases; 15one sea, and the twelve oxen under it. 16The pots also, and the shovels, and the forks, and all its vessels, did Huram his father make for king Solomon for the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) of bright brass. 17In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah. 18Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out. 19Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God (Elohim) , the golden altar also, and the tables with the show bread on them; 20and the lampstands with their lamps, to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of pure gold; 21and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold; 22and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold: and as for the entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the main hall of the temple were of gold.
1Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) was finished. Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated, even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of God (Elohim) . 2Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' [houses] of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) out of the city of David, which is Zion. 3And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, which was [in] the seventh month. 4All the elders of Israel came: and the Levites took up the ark; 5and they brought up the ark, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; these did the priests the Levites bring up. 6King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled to him, were before the ark, sacrificing sheep and cattle, that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude. 7The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) to its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim. 8For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above. 9The poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen outside: and there it is to this day. 10There was nothing in the ark except the two tables which Moses put [there] at Horeb, when TheIAM (Yahweh) made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
26He said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth, 27and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how. 28For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come." 30He said, "How will we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable will we illustrate it? 31It's like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth, 32yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow." 33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything. 35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let's go over to the other side." 36Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats were also with him. 37A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled. 38He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, "Teacher, don't you care that we are dying?" 39He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?" 41They were greatly afraid, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
1They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs. 3He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains, 4because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame him. 5Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
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.