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1Balaam said to Balak, "Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams." 2Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram. 3Balaam said to Balak, "Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: perhaps TheIAM (Yahweh) will come to meet me; and whatever he shows me I will tell you." He went to a bare height. 4God (Elohim) met Balaam: and he said to him, "I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on every altar." 5TheIAM (Yahweh) put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak." 6He returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab. 7He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel. 8How shall I curse whom God (El) has not cursed? How shall I defy whom TheIAM (Yahweh) has not defied? 9For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!" 11Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether." 12He answered and said, "Must I not take heed to speak that which TheIAM (Yahweh) puts in my mouth?" 13Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place, where you may see them; you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there." 14He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar. 15He said to Balak, "Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet [TheIAM (Yahweh) ] yonder." 16TheIAM (Yahweh) met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this." 17He came to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. Balak said to him, "What has TheIAM (Yahweh) spoken?" 18He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor. 19God (El) is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good? 20Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it. 21He has not seen iniquity in Jacob. Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel. TheIAM (Yahweh) his God (Elohim) is with him. The shout of a king is among them. 22God (El) brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox. 23Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel. Now it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God (El) done! 24Behold, the people rises up as a lioness, As a lion he lifts himself up. He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain." 25Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all." 26But Balaam answered Balak, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'All that TheIAM (Yahweh) speaks, that I must do?'" 27Balak said to Balaam, "Come now, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will please God (Elohim) that you may curse me them from there." 28Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert. 29Balaam said to Balak, "Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams." 30Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.
1Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2He did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) , according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3For through the anger of TheIAM (Yahweh) did it happen in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about. 5So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 6In the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was severe in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. 7Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were against the city all around;) and they went toward the Arabah. 8But the army of the Chaldeans pursued (Radaph) after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. 9Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he gave judgment on him. 10The king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he killed also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. 11He put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison until the day of his death. 12Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, who stood before the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem: 13and he burned the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house, burned he with fire. 14All the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Jerusalem all around. 15Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the poorest of the people, and the residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude. 16But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vineyard keepers and farmers. 17The pillars of brass that were in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and the bases and the bronze sea that were in the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) , did the Chaldeans break in pieces, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon. 18The pots also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with which they ministered, took they away. 19The cups, and the fire pans, and the basins, and the pots, and the lampstands, and the spoons, and the bowls - that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in silver, - the captain of the guard took away. 20The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve bronze bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made for the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) . The brass of all these vessels was without weight. 21As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow. 22A capital of brass was on it; and the height of the one capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of brass: and the second pillar also had like these, and pomegranates. 23There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; all the pomegranates were one hundred on the network all around. 24The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold: 25and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and seven men of those who saw the king's face, who were found in the city; and the scribe of the captain of the army, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the midst of the city. 26Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah. 27The king of Babylon struck them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away captive out of his land. 28This is the people whom Nebuchadnezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand twenty-three Jews; 29in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty-two persons; 30in the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty-five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred. 31It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the [first] year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison; 32and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon, 33and changed his prison garments. [Jehoiachin] ate bread before him continually all the days of his life: 34and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
161SIN AND SHIN Princes have persecuted (Radaph) me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law. 164Seven times a day, I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. 165Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. 166I have hoped for your salvation, TheIAM (Yahweh) . I have done your commandments. 167My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly. 168I have obeyed your precepts and your testimonies, for all my ways are before you. 169TAV Let my cry come before you, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Give me understanding according to your word. 170Let my supplication come before you. Deliver me according to your word. 171Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172Let my tongue sing of your word, for all your commandments are righteousness. 173Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174I have longed for your salvation, TheIAM (Yahweh) . Your law is my delight. 175Let my soul live, that I may praise you. Let your ordinances help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I don't forget your commandments.
A Song of Ascents.
1Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of slavery. 2Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. 3Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the law. You have fallen away from grace. 5For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love (Agape) . 7You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth? 8This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9A little yeast grows through the whole lump. 10I have confidence toward you in the Lord (Kurios) that you will think no other way. But he who troubles you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. 11But I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been removed. 12I wish that those who disturb you would cut themselves off. 13For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love (Agape) be servants to one another. 14For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love (Agapeo) your neighbor as yourself." 15But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don't consume one another. 16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love (Agape) , joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. 25If we live by the Spirit, let's also walk by the Spirit. 26Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.
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.