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1Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two handmaids. 2He put the handmaids and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear. 3He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept. 5He lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, "Who are these with you?" He said, "The children whom God (Elohim) has graciously given your servant." 6Then the handmaids came near with their children, and they bowed themselves. 7Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord (Adon) ." 9Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours." 10Jacob said, "Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God (Elohim) , and you were pleased with me. 11Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God (Elohim) has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." He urged him, and he took it. 12Esau said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you." 13Jacob said to him, "My lord (Adon) knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. 14Please let my lord (Adon) pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord (Adon) to Seir." 15Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me." He said, "Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord (Adon) ." 16So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. 17Jacob traveled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. 18Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram; and encamped before the city. 19He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money. 20He erected an altar there, and called it El<410> () Elohe Israel.
10The men did so, and took two milk cows, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home; 11and they put the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) on the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their tumors. 12The cows took the straight way by the way to Beth Shemesh; they went along the highway, lowing as they went, and didn't turn aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords (Ceren) of the Philistines went after them to the border of Beth Shemesh. 13They of Beth Shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley; and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it. 14The cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they split the wood of the cart, and offered up the cows for a burnt offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 15The Levites took down the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the coffer that was with it, in which the jewels of gold were, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 16When the five lords (Ceren) of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day. 17These are the golden tumors which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) : for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one; 18and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords (Ceren) , both of fortified cities and of country villages, even to the great stone, whereon they set down the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , [which stone remains] to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh. 19He struck of the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , he struck of the people fifty thousand seventy men; and the people mourned, because TheIAM (Yahweh) had struck the people with a great slaughter. 20The men of Beth Shemesh said, "Who is able to stand before TheIAM (Yahweh) , this holy God (Elohim) ? To whom shall he go up from us?" 21They sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kiriath Jearim, saying, "The Philistines have brought back the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) ; come down, and bring it up to yourselves."
1The men of Kiriath Jearim came, and fetched up the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 2It happened, from the day that the ark stayed in Kiriath Jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after TheIAM (Yahweh) . 3Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you do return to TheIAM (Yahweh) with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods (Elohim) and the Ashtaroth from among you, and direct your hearts to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines." 4Then the children of Israel did put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and served TheIAM (Yahweh) only. 5Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray for you to TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 6They gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before TheIAM (Yahweh) , and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against TheIAM (Yahweh) ." Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah. 7When the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together at Mizpah, the lords (Ceren) of the Philistines went up against Israel. When the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 8The children of Israel said to Samuel, "Don't cease to cry to TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines." 9Samuel took a suckling lamb, and offered it for a whole burnt offering to TheIAM (Yahweh) : and Samuel cried to TheIAM (Yahweh) for Israel; and TheIAM (Yahweh) answered him. 10As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel; but TheIAM (Yahweh) thundered with a great thunder on that day on the Philistines, and confused them; and they were struck down before Israel. 11The men of Israel went out of Mizpah, and pursued (Radaph) the Philistines, and struck them, until they came under Beth Kar. 12Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, "TheIAM (Yahweh) helped us until now."
11It happened, when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their divisions; 12also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brothers, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them one hundred twenty priests sounding with trumpets;) 13it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking TheIAM (Yahweh) ; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised TheIAM (Yahweh) , [saying], "For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever!" that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , 14so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of TheIAM (Yahweh) filled the house of God (Elohim) .
1Then Solomon said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 2But I have built you a house of habitation, and a place for you to dwell in forever." 3The king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood. 4He said, "Blessed be TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David my father, and has with his hands fulfilled it, saying, 5'Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be prince over my people Israel: 6but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.' 7Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel. 8But TheIAM (Yahweh) said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart: 9nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son who shall come forth out of your body, he shall build the house for my name.' 10"TheIAM (Yahweh) has performed his word that he spoke; for I have risen up in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as TheIAM (Yahweh) promised, and have built the house for the name of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel. 11There I have set the ark, in which is the covenant of TheIAM (Yahweh) , which he made with the children of Israel."
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. 6When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him, 7and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me." 8For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!" 9He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many." 10He begged him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding. 12All the demons begged him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them." 13At once Jesus gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea. 14Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. The people came to see what it was that had happened. 15They came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by demons sitting, clothed, and in his right mind, even him who had the legion; and they were afraid. 16Those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs. 17They began to beg him to depart from their region. 18As he was entering into the boat, he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him. 19He didn't allow him, but said to him, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord (Kurios) has done for you, and how he had mercy on you." 20He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled. 21When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea. 22Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet, 23and begged him much, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live." 24He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides. 25A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years, 26and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse, 27having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes. 28For she said, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well." 29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" 31His disciples said to him, "You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'" 32He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease." 35While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?" 36But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe." 37He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. 38He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing. 39When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep." 40They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. 41Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi!" which means, being interpreted, "Girl, I tell you, get up!" 42Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement. 43He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
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.