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24It happened on the way at a lodging place, that TheIAM (Yahweh) met Moses and wanted to kill him. 25Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me." 26So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision. 27TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." He went, and met him on God (Elohim) 's mountain, and kissed him. 28Moses told Aaron all the words of TheIAM (Yahweh) with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had instructed him. 29Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30Aaron spoke all the words which TheIAM (Yahweh) had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31The people believed, and when they heard that TheIAM (Yahweh) had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.
1Afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said to Pharaoh, "This is what TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, says, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.'" 2Pharaoh said, "Who is TheIAM (Yahweh) , that I should listen to his voice to let Israel go? I don't know TheIAM (Yahweh) , and moreover I will not let Israel go." 3They said, "The God (Elohim) of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to TheIAM (Yahweh) , our God (Elohim) , lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword." 4The king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!" 5Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens." 6The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, 7"You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God (Elohim) .' 9Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don't let them pay any attention to lying words."
1Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was toward Absalom. 2Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, "Please act like a mourner, and put on mourning clothing, please, and don't anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who has mourned a long time for the dead. 3Go in to the king, and speak like this to him." So Joab put the words in her mouth. 4When the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, "Help, O king!" 5The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead. 6Your handmaid had two sons, and they both fought together in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him. 7Behold, the whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they say, 'Deliver him who struck his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he killed, and so destroy the heir also.' Thus they would quench my coal which is left, and would leave to my husband neither name nor remainder on the surface of the earth." 8The king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give a command concerning you." 9The woman of Tekoa said to the king, "My lord (Adon) , O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house; and the king and his throne be guiltless." 10The king said, "Whoever says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall not touch you any more." 11Then she said, "Please let the king remember TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) , that the avenger of blood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son." He said, "As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the earth." 12Then the woman said, "Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord (Adon) the king." He said, "Say on." 13The woman said, "Why then have you devised such a thing against the people of God (Elohim) ? For in speaking this word the king is as one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring home again his banished one. 14For we must die, and are as water split on the ground, which can't be gathered up again; neither does God (Elohim) take away life, but devises means, that he who is banished not be an outcast from him. 15Now therefore seeing that I have come to speak this word to my lord (Adon) the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and your handmaid said, 'I will now speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his servant.' 16For the king will hear, to deliver his servant out of the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God (Elohim) . 17Then your handmaid said, 'Please let the word of my lord (Adon) the king bring rest; for as an angel of God (Elohim) , so is my lord (Adon) the king to discern good and bad. May TheIAM (Yahweh) , your God (Elohim) , be with you.'" 18Then the king answered the woman, "Please don't hide anything from me that I ask you." The woman said, "Let my lord (Adon) the king now speak." 19The king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered, "As your soul lives, my lord (Adon) the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord (Adon) the king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he urged me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid; 20to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. My lord (Adon) is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God (Elohim) , to know all things that are in the earth." 21The king said to Joab, "Behold now, I have done this thing. Go therefore, bring the young man Absalom back." 22Joab fell to the ground on his face, and did obeisance, and blessed the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord (Adon) , king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant." 23So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24The king said, "Let him return to his own house, but let him not see my face." So Absalom returned to his own house, and didn't see the king's face. 25Now in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 26When he cut the hair of his head (now it was at every year's end that he cut it; because it was heavy on him, therefore he cut it); he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels, after the king's weight. 27To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a beautiful face. 28Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn't see the king's face. 29Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but he would not come to him: and he sent again a second time, but he would not come. 30Therefore he said to his servants, "Behold, Joab's field is near mine, and he has barley there. Go and set it on fire." Absalom's servants set the field on fire. 31Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to his house, and said to him, "Why have your servants set my field on fire?" 32Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent to you, saying, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still. Now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there is iniquity in me, let him kill me."'" 33So Joab came to the king, and told him; and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.
1Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2He did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) , after the abominations of the nations whom TheIAM (Yahweh) cast out before the children of Israel. 3For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; and he reared up altars for the Baals, and made Asheroth, and worshiped all the army of the sky, and served them. 4He built altars in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , of which TheIAM (Yahweh) said, "My name shall be in Jerusalem forever." 5He built altars for all the army of the sky in the two courts of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 6He also made his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; and he practiced sorcery, and used enchantments, and practiced sorcery, and dealt with those who had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he worked much evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) , to provoke him to anger. 7He set the engraved image of the idol, which he had made, in the house of God (Elohim) , of which God (Elohim) said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever: 8neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from off the land which I have appointed for your fathers, if only they will observe to do all that I have commanded them, even all the law and the statutes and the ordinances given by Moses." 9Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did evil more than did the nations whom TheIAM (Yahweh) destroyed before the children of Israel. 10TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Manasseh, and to his people; but they gave no heed. 11Therefore TheIAM (Yahweh) brought on them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. 12When he was in distress, he begged TheIAM (Yahweh) his God (Elohim) , and humbled himself greatly before the God (Elohim) of his fathers. 13He prayed to him; and he was entreated by him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that TheIAM (Yahweh) was God (Elohim) . 14Now after this he built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he encircled Ophel [with it], and raised it up to a very great height: and he put valiant captains in all the fortified cities of Judah. 15He took away the foreign gods (Elohim) , and the idol out of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and all the altars that he had built in the mountain of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. 16He built up the altar of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and offered thereon sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving, and commanded Judah to serve TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel. 17Nevertheless the people sacrificed still in the high places, but only to TheIAM (Yahweh) their God (Elohim) . 18Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God (Elohim) , and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, behold, they are written among the acts of the kings of Israel. 19His prayer also, and how [God] was entreated of him, and all his sin and his trespass, and the places in which he built high places, and set up the Asherim and the engraved images, before he humbled himself: behold, they are written in the history of Hozai. 20So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his place. 21Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22He did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) , as did Manasseh his father; and Amon sacrificed to all the engraved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them. 23He didn't humble himself before TheIAM (Yahweh) , as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more. 24His servants conspired against him, and put him to death in his own house. 25But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.
44Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved (Agapeo) much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves (Agapeo) little." 48He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." 49Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" 50He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
1It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God. With him were the twelve, 2and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; 3and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions. 4When a great multitude came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable. 5"The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it. 6Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. 8Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" 9Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?" 10He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.' 11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. 13Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation. 14That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.
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.