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1When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods (Elohim) , which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him." 2Aaron said to them, "Take off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me." 3All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4He received what they handed him, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said, "These are your gods (Elohim) , Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt." 5When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to TheIAM (Yahweh) ." 6They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. 7TheIAM (Yahweh) spoke to Moses, "Go, get down; for your people, who you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves! 8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, 'These are your gods (Elohim) , Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.'" 9TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people. 10Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation." 11Moses begged TheIAM (Yahweh) his God (Elohim) , and said, "TheIAM (Yahweh) , why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, 'He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. 13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.'" 14TheIAM (Yahweh) repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people. 15Moses turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other they were written. 16The tablets were the work of God (Elohim) , and the writing was the writing of God (Elohim) , engraved on the tables. 17When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is the noise of war in the camp." 18He said, "It isn't the voice of those who shout for victory, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear." 19It happened, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses' anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain. 20He took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, ground it to powder, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it. 21Moses said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you have brought a great sin on them?" 22Aaron said, "Don't let the anger of my lord (Adon) grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil. 23For they said to me, 'Make us gods (Elohim) , which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.' 24I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them take it off:' so they gave it to me; and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf." 25When Moses saw that the people had broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies), 26then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on TheIAM (Yahweh) 's side, come to me!" All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27He said to them, "Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, 'Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'" 28The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to TheIAM (Yahweh) , yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day." 30It happened on the next day, that Moses said to the people, "You have sinned a great sin. Now I will go up to TheIAM (Yahweh) . Perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin." 31Moses returned to TheIAM (Yahweh) , and said, "Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods (Elohim) of gold. 32Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin - and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written." 33TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin." 35TheIAM (Yahweh) struck the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
8It was so, when Elisha the man of God (Elohim) heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel." 9So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean." 11But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of TheIAM (Yahweh) his God (Elohim) , and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.' 12Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them, and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. 13His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had asked you do some great thing, wouldn't you have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean?'" 14Then went he down, and dipped [himself] seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God (Elohim) ; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 15He returned to the man of God (Elohim) , he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, "See now, I know that there is no God (Elohim) in all the earth, but in Israel. Now therefore, please take a gift from your servant." 16But he said, "As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused. 17Naaman said, "If not, then, please let there be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth; for your servant will from now on offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods (Elohim) , but to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 18In this thing may TheIAM (Yahweh) pardon your servan: when my master (Adon) goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon. When I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may TheIAM (Yahweh) pardon your servant in this thing." 19He said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him a little way. 20But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God (Elohim) , said, "Behold, my master (Adon) has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As TheIAM (Yahweh) lives, I will run after him, and take something from him." 21So Gehazi followed (Radaph) after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him, and said, "Is all well?" 22He said, "All is well. My master (Adon) has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'" 23Naaman said, "Be pleased to take two talents." He urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants; and they carried them before him. 24When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and stored them in the house. Then he let the men go, and they departed. 25But he went in, and stood before his master (Adon) . Elisha said to him, "Where did you come from, Gehazi?" He said, "Your servant went nowhere." 26He said to him, "Didn't my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive groves and vineyards, and sheep and cattle, and male servants and female servants? 27Therefore the leprosy of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed forever." He went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.
1The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us. 2Please let us go to the Jordan, and every man take a beam from there, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell." He answered, "Go!" 3One said, "Please be pleased to go with your servants." He answered, "I will go." 4So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down wood. 5But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water. Then he cried, and said, "Alas, my master (Adon) ! For it was borrowed." 6The man of God (Elohim) asked, "Where did it fall?" He showed him the place. He cut down a stick, threw it in there, and made the iron float. 7He said, "Take it." So he put out his hand and took it.
9Then Haman went out that day joyful and glad of heart, but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he didn't stand up nor move for him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. 10Nevertheless Haman restrained himself, and went home. There, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh his wife. 11Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, the multitude of his children, all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king. 12Haman also said, "Yes, Esther the queen let no man come in with the king to the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and tomorrow I am also invited by her together with the king. 13Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate." 14Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
1On that night, the king couldn't sleep. He commanded the book of records of the chronicles to be brought, and they were read to the king. 2It was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs, who were doorkeepers, who had tried to lay hands on the King Ahasuerus. 3The king said, "What honor and dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?" Then the king's servants who attended him said, "Nothing has been done for him."
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.
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.