1TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 3and I have filled him with the Spirit of God (Elohim) , in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship, 4to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 5and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship. 6I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you: 7the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent, 8the table and its vessels, the pure lampstand with all its vessels, the altar of incense, 9the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, the basin and its base, 10the finely worked garments - the holy garments for Aaron the priest - the garments of his sons to minister in the priest's office, 11the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you they shall do." 12TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, saying, 13"Speak also to the children of Israel, saying, 'Most certainly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am TheIAM (Yahweh) who sanctifies you. 14You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to TheIAM (Yahweh) . Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days TheIAM (Yahweh) made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'" 18He gave to Moses, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God (Elohim) 's finger.
32When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed. 33He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 34He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. He stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm. 35Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched himself on him. Then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36He called Gehazi, and said, "Call this Shunammite!" So he called her. When she had come in to him, he said, "Take up your son." 37Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out. 38Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets." 39One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn't recognize them. 40So they poured out for the men to eat. It happened, as they were eating of the stew, that they cried out, and said, "Man of God (Elohim) , there is death in the pot!" They could not eat of it. 41But he said, "Then bring meal." He cast it into the pot; and he said, "Pour out for the people, that they may eat." There was no harm in the pot. 42A man from Baal Shalishah came, and brought the man of God (Elohim) bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, "Give to the people, that they may eat." 43His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'" 44So he set it before them, and they ate, and left some of it, according to the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) .
1Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master (Adon) , and honorable, because by him TheIAM (Yahweh) had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, [but he was] a leper. 2The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord (Adon) were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy." 4Someone went in, and told his lord (Adon) , saying, "The maiden who is from the land of Israel said this." 5The king of Syria said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothing. 6He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy." 7It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God (Elohim) , to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But please consider and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."
10Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a message to Mordecai: 11"All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, know, that whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days." 12They told to Mordecai Esther's words. 13Then Mordecai asked them return answer to Esther, "Don't think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews. 14For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Who knows if you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" 15Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai, 16"Go, gather together all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day. I and my maidens will also fast the same way. Then I will go in to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish." 17So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.
1Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal clothing, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, next to the king's house. The king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, next to the entrance of the house. 2When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther came near, and touched the top of the scepter. 3Then the king asked her, "What would you like, queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you even to the half of the kingdom." 4Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him." 5Then the king said, "Bring Haman quickly, so that it may be done as Esther has said." So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared. 6The king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed." 7Then Esther answered and said, "My petition and my request is this. 8If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said."
1[Some doubt the authenticity of this - but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.] 2[Some doubt the authenticity of this - Now very early in the morning, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. He sat down, and taught them.] 3[Some doubt the authenticity of this - The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst,] 4[Some doubt the authenticity of this - they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.] 5[Some doubt the authenticity of this - Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?"] 6[Some doubt the authenticity of this - They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.] 7[Some doubt the authenticity of this - But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."] 8[Some doubt the authenticity of this - Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.] 9[Some doubt the authenticity of this - They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle.] 10[Some doubt the authenticity of this - Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, "Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?"] 11[Some doubt the authenticity of this - She said, "No one, Lord (Kurios) ." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."] 12Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life." 13The Pharisees therefore said to him, "You testify about yourself. Your testimony is not valid." 14Jesus answered them, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you don't know where I came from, or where I am going. 15You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one. 16Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me. 17It's also written in your law that the testimony of two people is valid. 18I am one who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me." 19They said therefore to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me, nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also." 20Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. 21Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go, you can't come." 22The Jews therefore said, "Will he kill himself, that he says, 'Where I am going, you can't come?'" 23He said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world. 24I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins." 25They said therefore to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning. 26I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world." 27They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father. 28Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things. 29He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn't left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him." 30As he spoke these things, many believed in him. 31Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. 32You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." 33They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in slavery to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'" 34Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. 35A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever. 36If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you. 38I say the things which I have seen with my Father; and you also do the things which you have seen with your father." 39They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this. 41You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God." 42Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love (Agapeo) me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me. 43Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word. 44You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father. 45But because I tell the truth, you don't believe me. 46Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God." 48Then the Jews answered him, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?" 49Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges. 51Most certainly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, he will never see death." 52Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.' 53Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?" 54Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is our God. 55You have not known him, but I know him. If I said, 'I don't know him,' I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and keep his word. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad." 57The Jews therefore said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" 58Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM." 59Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.