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25Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God (Elohim) in the land!" 26Moses said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) . Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and won't they stone us? 27We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) , as he shall command us." 28Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) in the wilderness, only you shall not go very far away. Pray for me." 29Moses said, "Behold, I go out from you, and I will pray to TheIAM (Yahweh) that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don't let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 30Moses went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 31TheIAM (Yahweh) did according to the word of Moses, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. There remained not one. 32Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he didn't let the people go.
1Then TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still, 3behold, the hand of TheIAM (Yahweh) is on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence. 4TheIAM (Yahweh) will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt; and nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel."'" 5TheIAM (Yahweh) appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow TheIAM (Yahweh) shall do this thing in the land." 6TheIAM (Yahweh) did that thing on the next day; and all the livestock of Egypt died, but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died. 7Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go.
1It was told Joab, "Behold, the king weeps and mourns for Absalom." 2The victory that day was turned into mourning to all the people; for the people heard it said that day, "The king grieves for his son." 3The people snuck into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle. 4The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, "My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son!" 5Joab came into the house to the king, and said, "You have shamed this day the faces of all your servants, who this day have saved your life, and the lives of your sons and of your daughters, and the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines; 6in that you love those who hate you, and hate those who love you. For you have declared this day, that princes and servants are nothing to you. For today I perceive that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it would have pleased you well. 7Now therefore arise, go out, and speak to comfort your servants; for I swear by TheIAM (Yahweh) , if you don't go out, not a man will stay with you this night. That would be worse to you than all the evil that has happened to you from your youth until now." 8Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. They told to all the people, saying, "Behold, the king is sitting in the gate." All the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent. 9All the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies, and he saved us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he has fled out of the land from Absalom. 10Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why don't you speak a word of bringing the king back?" 11King David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, 'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house? Since the speech of all Israel has come to the king, to return him to his house. 12You are my brothers, you are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?' 13Say to Amasa, 'Aren't you my bone and my flesh? God (Elohim) do so to me, and more also, if you aren't captain of the army before me continually in the room of Joab.'" 14He bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as [the heart of] one man; so that they sent to the king, saying, "Return, you and all your servants." 15So the king returned, and came to the Jordan. Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to bring the king over the Jordan. 16Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, who was of Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David. 17There were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went through the Jordan in the presence of the king. 18A ferry boat went to bring over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, when he was come over the Jordan. 19He said to the king, "Don't let my lord (Adon) impute iniquity to me, neither do you remember that which your servant did perversely the day that my lord (Adon) the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart. 20For your servant knows that I have sinned. Therefore, behold, I have come this day the first of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord (Adon) the king." 21But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered, "Shall Shimei not be put to death for this, because he cursed TheIAM (Yahweh) 's anointed?" 22David said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should this day be adversaries to me? Shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? For don't I know that I am this day king over Israel?" 23The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." The king swore to him. 24Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither groomed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace. 25It happened, when he had come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why didn't you go with me, Mephibosheth?" 26He answered, "My lord (Adon) , O king, my servant deceived me. For your servant said, I will saddle me a donkey, that I may ride thereon, and go with the king; because your servant is lame. 27He has slandered your servant to my lord (Adon) the king; but my lord (Adon) the king is as an angel of God (Elohim) . Do therefore what is good in your eyes. 28For all my father's house were but dead men before my lord (Adon) the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet that I should cry any more to the king?" 29The king said to him, "Why do you speak any more of your matters? I say, you and Ziba divide the land." 30Mephibosheth said to the king, "Yes, let him take all, because my lord (Adon) the king has come in peace to his own house." 31Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim; and he went over the Jordan with the king, to conduct him over the Jordan. 32Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old: and he had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man. 33The king said to Barzillai, "Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem." 34Barzillai said to the king, "How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? 35I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord (Adon) the king? 36Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward? 37Please let your servant turn back again, that I may die in my own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord (Adon) the king; and do to him what shall seem good to you." 38The king answered, "Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good to you. Whatever you require of me, that I will do for you." 39All the people went over the Jordan, and the king went over. Then the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned to his own place. 40So the king went over to Gilgal, and Chimham went over with him. All the people of Judah brought the king over, and also half the people of Israel. 41Behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, "Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king, and his household, over the Jordan, and all David's men with him?" 42All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's cost? Or has he given us any gift?" 43The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" The words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, TheIAM (Yahweh) stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying, 2"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he has commanded me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Whoever there is among you of all his people, may his God (Elohim) be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel (he is God (Elohim) ), which is in Jerusalem. 4Whoever is left, in any place where he lives, let the men of his place help him with silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, besides the freewill offering for the house of God (Elohim) which is in Jerusalem.'" 5Then the heads of fathers' [houses] of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, even all whose spirit God (Elohim) had stirred to go up rose up to build the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) which is in Jerusalem. 6All those who were around them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with animals, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered. 7Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put in the house of his gods (Elohim) ; 8even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. 9This is the number of them: thirty platters of gold, one thousand platters of silver, twenty-nine knives, 10thirty bowls of gold, silver bowls of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels one thousand. 11All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when they of the captivity were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
1Now these are the children of the province, who went up out of the captivity of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city; 2who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 3The children of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two. 4The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two. 5The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy-five. 6The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua [and] Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve.
1Now after these things, the Lord (Kurios) also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come. 2Then he said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord (Kurios) of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest. 3Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way. 5Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.' 6If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. 7Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house. 8Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you. 9Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' 10But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.' 12I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. 13"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. 15You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades. 16Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me." 17The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord (Kurios) , even the demons are subject to us in your name!" 18He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven. 19Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you. 20Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." 21In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord (Kurios) of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight." 22Turning to the disciples, he said, "All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son desires to reveal him." 23Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see, 24for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them." 25Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?" 27He answered, "You shall love (Agapeo) the Lord (Kurios) your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." 28He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live." 29But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" 30Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion, 34came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.' 36Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?" 37He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." 38It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord (Kurios) 's feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord (Kurios) , don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Therefore ask her to help me." 41The Lord (Kurios) answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."
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.