CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS

The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today, and discover how two New Yorkers–Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast–were major influences on the Santa Claus millions of children wait for each Christmas Eve. THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS The legend of…

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Job’s first speech, Job regrets his own birth

Chapter 3 Job’s first speech Job regrets his own birth v1 Afterwards, Job spoke. He regretted his own birth. v2 He said: v3 I regret my own birth. I am sorry that I was ever born. v4 I would prefer if that day never existed. I would prefer if the sun never appeared on that day. I wish that God did not count that day. v5 I would prefer if a dense cloud had covered the sun. I would prefer if the daylight was darkness. v6 (And I regret the…

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Hezekiah’s illness

Chapter 20 Hezekiah’s illness v1 During that time, Hezekiah became ill. He almost died. The *prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, went to see Hezekiah. Isaiah said this. ‘The *Lord says, “Put everything in order. (In other words, deal with anything that you need to deal with before your death.) You will die soon. You will not recover.” ’ v2 Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall and he prayed this to the *Lord. v3 ‘Remember, *Lord, that I have served you in a loyal manner. I have loved you completely.…

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