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Genesis 12:1-5

Reader Friendly Edition - 2009

1Then the Lord said to Abram, "Leave your country, you relatives and your father's family. Go to the land I will show you.
2I will make you a great nation,
and I will bless you.
I will make you famous.
And you will be a blessing to others.
3I will bless those who bless you.
I will place a curse on those who harm you.
And all the people on earth
will be blessed through you."
4So Abram left Haran as the Lord had told him. And Lot went with him. At this time Abram was 75 years old. 5Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot and everything they owned. They took all the servants they had gotten in Haran. They set out from Haran, planning to go to the land of Canaan. In time they arrived there.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

1The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country and your people. Leave your father’s family and go to the country that I will show you.

2I will build a great nation from you.
I will bless you
and make your name famous.
People will use your name
to bless other people.
3I will bless those who bless you,
and I will curse those who curse you.
I will use you to bless
all the people on earth.”

4So Abram left Haran just like the LORD said, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the slaves, and all the other things he had gotten in Haran. Then he and his group moved to the land of Canaan.

Psalm 23

Reader Friendly Edition - 2009

1The Lord is my shepherd.
I have everything I need.
2He gives me rest in green pastures.
He leads me to calm water.
3He gives me new strength.
For the good of his name,
he leads me on paths that are right.
4Even if I walk
through a very dark valley,
I will not be afraid
because you are with me.
Your rod and your shepherd's staff comfort me.
5You prepare a meal for me
in front of my enemies.
You pour oil of blessing on my head.
You give me more than I can hold.
6Surely your goodness and love will be with me
all my life.
And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

1The LORD is my shepherd.
I will always have everything I need.
2He gives me green pastures to lie in.
He leads me by calm pools of water.
3He restores my strength.
He leads me on right paths to show that he is good.
4Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave,
I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me.
Your rod and staff comfort me.
5You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies.
You welcomed me as an honored guest.
My cup is full and spilling over.
6Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life,
and I will live in the LORD’S house a long, long time.

Isaiah 55:1-3

Reader Friendly Edition -2009

1The Lord says, "All you who are thirsty,
come and drink.
Those of you who do not have money,
come, buy, and eat!
Come buy wine and milk.
You don't need money; it will cost you nothing.
2Why spend your money on something that is not real food?
Why work for something that doesn't really satisfy you?
Listen closely to me, and you will eat what is good.
You will enjoy the food that satisfies your soul.
3Come to me and listen.
Listen to me so you may live.
I will make an agreement with you that will last forever.
I will give you the blessings I promised to David.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

1 “All you people who are thirsty, come!
Here is water for you to drink.
Don’t worry if you have no money.
Come, eat and drink until you are full!
You don’t need money.
The milk and wine are free.
2Why waste your money on something that is not real food?
Why should you work for something that does not really satisfy you?
Listen closely to me and you will eat what is good.
You will enjoy the food that satisfies your soul.
3Listen closely to what I say.
Listen to me so that you will live.
I will make an agreement with you that will last forever.
It will be an agreement you can trust, like the one I made with David—
a promise to love him and be loyal to him forever.
4I made David a witness of my power for all nations.
I promised him that he would become a ruler and commander of many nations.”
5There are nations in places you don’t know,
but you will call for them to come.
They don’t know you,
but they will run to you.
This will happen because the LORD, your God, wants it.
It will happen because the Holy One of Israel honors you.

Mark 1:9-13

English Version for the Deaf - 1978_

1At that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place where John was. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan river. 10While Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the sky open. The Holy Spirit came down to Jesus like a dove. 11A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my son. I love you, and I am very pleased with you."
12Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert alone. 13Jesus was in the desert 40 days. He was there with the wild animals. While he was in the desert, he was tempted by Satan (the devil). The angels came and helped Jesus.

New Century Version - 1984

1At that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place where John was. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10When Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven open. The Holy Spirit came down on him like a dove. 11A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my Son and I love you. I am very pleased with you."
12Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert alone. 13He was in the desert 40 days and was there with the wild animals. While he was in the desert, he was tempted by Satan. The angels came and took care of Jesus.

International Children's Bible - 1999

9 At that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place where John was. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.
10 When Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven open. The Holy Spirit came down on him like a dove.
11 A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my Son and I love you. I am very pleased with you."
12 Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert alone.
13 He was in the desert 40 days and was there with the wild animals. While he was in the desert, he was tempted by Satan. Then angels came and took care of Jesus.

Reader Friendly Edition - 2009

1At that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place where John was. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10When Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens open. The Holy Spirit came down on him like a dove. 11A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my Son and I love you. I am very pleased with you."
12Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert alone. 13He was in the desert 40 days and was there with the wild animals. While he was in the desert, he was tempted by Satan. The angels came and took care of Jesus.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

9About that time Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place where John was. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the sky torn open. The Spirit came down on him like a dove. 11A voice came from heaven and said, “You are my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with you.”
12Then the Spirit sent Jesus into the desert alone. 13He was there for 40 days, being tempted by Satan. During this time he was out among the wild animals. Then angels came and helped him.

John 1:1-5

English Version for the Deaf - 1978

1Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was there with God. The Word was God. 2He was there with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him(the Word). Nothing was made without him. 4In him there was life. That life was light (understanding, goodness) for the people of the world. 5The Light shines in the darkness. But the darkness did not understand the Light.

International Children's Bible - 1983

1Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God. The Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him. Nothing was made without him. 4In him there was life. That life was light for the people of the world. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand the Light.

New Century Version - 1984

1Before the world began, the Word was. The Word was with God. The Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him, and nothing was made without him. 4In him there was life. That life was light for the people of the world. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not put out the Light.

Reader Friendly Edition - 2009

1Before the world began, there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him. Nothing was made without him. 4In him there was life. That life was light for people of the world. 5The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overpowered the Light.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

1Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was there with God in the beginning. 3Everything was made through him, and nothing was made without him. 4In him there was life, and that life was a light for the people of the world.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

English Version for the Deaf - 1978

1Now, brothers and sisters, I want you to remember the gospel I preached to you. You received this gospel. and you continue strong in it. 2You are saved by this gospel. But you must continue believing the things that I preached to you. If you don't do that, then you believed for nothing.
3I preached to you the things that I received. Those things were the most important things: that Christ died for our sins, like the Scriptures say; 4that Jesus was buried, and was raised to life on the third day like the Scriptures say; 5and that Jesus showed himself to Peter, and then to the twelve apostles together. 6After that, Jesus showed himself to more than 500 of the brothers at the same time. Most of these brothers are still living today. But some have died. 7Then Jesus showed himself to James and later to all the apostles again. 8Last of all Jesus showed himself to me —like to a person not born at the normal time.

International Children's Bible - 1983

1Now, brothers, I want you to remember the Good News I brought to you. You received this Good News and you continue to be strong in it. 2And you are saved by this Good News. But you must continue believing what I told you. If you do not, then you believed for nothing.
3I passed on to you what I received. And this was the most important: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; 4that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say; 5and that he showed himself to Peter, and then to the 12 apostles. 6After that, Jesus showed himself to more than 500 of the brothers at the same time. Most of them are still living today. But some have died. 7Then Jesus showed himself to James and later to all the apostles. 8Last of all he showed himself to me —as to a person not born at the normal time.

New Century Version - 1984

1Now, brothers, I want you to remember the Good News I brought to you. You received this Good News and you continue to be strong in it. 2And you are saved by this Good News. But you must continue believing what I told you. If you do not, then you believed for nothing.
3I passed on to you what I received. And this was the most important: that Christ died for our sins, and the Scriptures say; 4that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say; 5and that he showed himself to Peter, and then to the twelve apostles. 6After that, Jesus showed himself to more than 500 of the brothers at the same time. Most of them are still living today, but some have died. 7Then Jesus showed himself to James and later to all the apostles again. 8Last of all he showed himself to me —as to a person not born at the normal time.

Reader Friendly Edition - 2009

1Now, brothers, I want you to remember the Good News I brought to you. You received this Good News, and you continue strong in it. 2And you are saved by this Good News. But you must continue believing what I told you. If you do not, then you believed for nothing.
3I passed on to you what I received. And this was the most important: that Christ died for our sins, and the Scriptures say; 4that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say; 5and that he showed himself to Peter and then to the twelve apostles. 6After that, Jesus showed himself to more than 500 of the believers at the same time. Most of them are still living today. But some have died. 7Then Jesus showed himself to James and later to all the apostles. 8Last of all he showed himself to me -as to a person not born at the normal time.

Easy-to-Read Version - 2012

1Now, brothers and sisters, I want you to remember the Good News I told you. You received that Good News message, and you continue to base your life on it. 2That Good News, the message you heard from me, is God’s way to save you. But you must continue believing it. If you don’t, you believed for nothing.
3I gave you the message that I received. I told you the most important truths: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; 4that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day, as the Scriptures say; 5and that he appeared to Peter and then to the twelve apostles. 6After that Christ appeared to more than 500 other believers at the same time. Most of them are still living today, but some have died. 7Then he appeared to James and later to all the apostles. 8Last of all, he appeared to me. I was different, like a baby born before the normal time.


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