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1He commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in his sack's mouth. 2Put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, with his grain money." He did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys. 4When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good? 5Isn't this that from which my lord (Adon) drinks, and by which he indeed divines? You have done evil in so doing.'" 6He overtook them, and he spoke these words to them. 7They said to him, "Why does my lord (Adon) speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing! 8Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan. How then should we steal silver or gold out of your lord (Adon) 's house? 9With whoever of your servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord (Adon) 's bondservants." 10He said, "Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found will be my bondservant; and you will be blameless." 11Then they hurried, and each man took his sack down to the ground, and each man opened his sack. 12He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13Then they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey, and returned to the city. 14Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there. They fell on the ground before him. 15Joseph said to them, "What deed is this that you have done? Don't you know that such a man as I can indeed divine?" 16Judah said, "What will we tell my lord (Adon) ? What will we speak? Or how will we clear ourselves? God (Elohim) has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord (Adon) 's bondservants, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found." 17He said, "Far be it from me that I should do so. The man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my bondservant; but as for you, go up in peace to your father." 18Then Judah came near to him, and said, "Oh, my lord (Adon) , please let your servant speak a word in my lord (Adon) 's ears, and don't let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh. 19My lord (Adon) asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father, or a brother?' 20We said to my lord (Adon) , 'We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.' 21You said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.' 22We said to my lord (Adon) , 'The boy can't leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.' 23You said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.' 24It happened when we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord (Adon) . 25Our father said, 'Go again, buy us a little food.' 26We said, 'We can't go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down: for we may not see the man's face, unless our youngest brother is with us.' 27Your servant, my father, said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons: 28and the one went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn in pieces;" and I haven't seen him since. 29If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.' 30Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; since his life is bound up in the boy's life; 31it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol. 32For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, 'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.' 33Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, a bondservant to my lord (Adon) ; and let the boy go up with his brothers. 34For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me? - lest I see the evil that will come on my father."
39When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed is TheIAM (Yahweh) , who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from evil. TheIAM (Yahweh) has returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head." David sent and spoke concerning Abigail, to take her to him as wife. 40When the servants of David had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you, to take you to him as wife." 41She arose, and bowed herself with her face to the earth, and said, "Behold, your handmaid is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord (Adon) ." 42Abigail hurried, and arose, and rode on a donkey, with five ladies of hers who followed her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife. 43David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they both became his wives. 44Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim.
1The Ziphites came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, "Doesn't David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before the desert?" 2Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. 3Saul encamped in the hill of Hachilah, which is before the desert, by the way. But David stayed in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness. 4David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had certainly come. 5David arose, and came to the place where Saul had encamped; and David saw the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his army: and Saul lay within the place of the wagons, and the people were encamped around him. 6Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, "Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp?" Abishai said, "I will go down with you." 7So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of the wagons, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay around him. 8Then Abishai said to David, "God (Elohim) has delivered up your enemy into your hand this day. Now therefore please let me strike him with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time." 9David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed, and be guiltless?" 10David said, "As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, TheIAM (Yahweh) will strike him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall go down into battle and perish. 11TheIAM (Yahweh) forbid that I should put forth my hand against TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his head, and the jar of water, and let us go." 12So David took the spear and the jar of water from Saul's head; and they went away: and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither did any awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from TheIAM (Yahweh) was fallen on them. 13Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of the mountain afar off; a great space being between them; 14and David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, "Don't you answer, Abner?" Then Abner answered, "Who are you who cries to the king?" 15David said to Abner, "Aren't you a man? Who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not kept watch over your lord (Adon) , the king? For one of the people came in to destroy the king your lord (Adon) . 16This thing isn't good that you have done. As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, you are worthy to die, because you have not kept watch over your lord (Adon) , TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed. Now see where the king's spear is, and the jar of water that was at his head." 17Saul knew David's voice, and said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" David said, "It is my voice, my lord (Adon) , O king." 18He said, "Why does my lord (Adon) pursue (Radaph) after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand? 19Now therefore, please let my lord (Adon) the king hear the words of his servant. If it is so that TheIAM (Yahweh) has stirred you up against me, let him accept an offering. But if it is the children of men, they are cursed before TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for they have driven me out this day that I shouldn't cling to TheIAM (Yahweh) 's inheritance, saying, 'Go, serve other gods (Elohim) !' 20Now therefore, don't let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of TheIAM (Yahweh) ; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
18After all this TheIAM (Yahweh) struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 19It happened, in process of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died of severe diseases. His people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers. 20Thirty-two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years: and he departed without being desired; and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
1The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place; for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned. 2Forty-two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri. 3He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly. 4He did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) , as did the house of Ahab; for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction. 5He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth Gilead: and the Syrians wounded Joram. 6He returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. 7Now the destruction of Ahaziah was of God (Elohim) , in that he went to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom TheIAM (Yahweh) had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab. 8It happened, when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, that he found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brothers of Ahaziah, ministering to Ahaziah, and killed them. 9He sought Ahaziah, and they caught him (now he was hiding in Samaria), and they brought him to Jehu, and killed him; and they buried him, for they said, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought TheIAM (Yahweh) with all his heart." The house of Ahaziah had no power to hold the kingdom. 10Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal seed of the house of Judah. 11But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, and put him and his nurse in the bedroom. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she didn't kill him. 12He was with them hidden in the house of God (Elohim) six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.
1Immediately in the morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate. 2Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answered, "So you say." 3The chief priests accused him of many things. 4Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer? See how many things they testify against you!" 5But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate marveled. 6Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they asked of him. 7There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder. 8The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them. 9Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" 10For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up. 11But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead. 12Pilate again asked them, "What then should I do to him whom you call the King of the Jews?" 13They cried out again, "Crucify him!" 14Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, "Crucify him!" 15Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified. 16The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort. 17They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18They began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!" 19They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him. 20When they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own garments on him. They led him out to crucify him. 21They compelled one passing by, coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross. 22They brought him to the place called Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, "The place of a skull." 23They offered him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he didn't take it. 24Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take. 25It was the third hour, and they crucified him. 26The superscription of his accusation was written over him, "THE KING OF THE JEWS." 27With him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left. 28[Some doubt the authenticity of this - The Scripture was fulfilled, which says, "He was numbered with transgressors."] 29Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, 30save yourself, and come down from the cross!" 31Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, "He saved others. He can't save himself. 32Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe him." Those who were crucified with him insulted him. 33When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34At the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken (Enkataleipo) me?" 35Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah." 36One ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to take him down." 37Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit. 38The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. 39When the centurion, who stood by opposite him, saw that he cried out like this and breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" 40There were also women watching from afar, among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 41who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and served him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem. 42When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body. 44Pilate marveled if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead long. 45When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46He bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been cut out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.
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.