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Read the Bible | April 30th

2 Samuel 21 David Avenges the Gibeonites [1] Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death." [2] So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the people of ...

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Read the Bible | April 29th

2 Samuel 19 Joab Rebukes David [1] It was told Joab, "Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom." [2] So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, "The king is grieving for his son." [3] And the people stole into the city that day as people steal in who are ashamed when they flee in battle. [4] The king ...

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Read the Bible | April 28th

2 Samuel 17 Hushai Saves David [1] Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. [2] I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king, [3] and I will bring all the people back to you as ...

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Read the Bible | April 27th

2 Samuel 15 Absalom's Conspiracy [1] After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. [2] And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And when he said, "Your servant is of such an...

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Read the Bible | April 25th

2 Samuel 10 David Defeats Ammon and Syria [1] After this the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son reigned in his place. [2] And David said, "I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me." So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the Ammonites. [3] But...

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Read the Bible | April 24th

2 Samuel 7 The LORD's Covenant with David [1] Now when the king lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, [2] the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent." [3] And Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you." [4] But ...

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Read the Bible | April 23rd

2 Samuel 4 Ish-bosheth Murdered [1] When Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, heard that Abner had died at Hebron, his courage failed, and all Israel was dismayed. [2] Now Saul's son had two men who were captains of raiding bands; the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon a man of Benjamin from Beeroth (for Beeroth also is counted part of Ben...

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Read the Bible | April 22nd

2 Samuel 1 David Hears of Saul's Death [1] After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. [2] And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. [3] David said to him, "Where do you...

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Read the Bible | April 21st

1 Samuel 30 David's Wives Are Captured [1] Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire [2] and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. [3] And whe...

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Read the Bible | April 20th

1 Samuel 27 David Flees to the Philistines [1] Then David said in his heart, "Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand." [2] So David arose and went over, he and ...

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Read the Bible | April 18th

1 Samuel 22 David at the Cave of Adullam [1] David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. [2] And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with...

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Read the Bible | April 17th

1 Samuel 19 Saul Tries to Kill David [1] And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David. [2] And Jonathan told David, "Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself. [3] And I will go out and stand beside my...

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Read the Bible | April 16th

1 Samuel 17 David and Goliath [1] Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. [2] And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. [3] And the Philistines stood...

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Read the Bible | April 15th

1 Samuel 15 The LORD Rejects Saul [1] And Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the LORD. [2] Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. [3] Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that the...

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Read the Bible | April 14th

1 Samuel 13 Saul Fights the Philistines [1] Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel, [2] Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people he sent home, every man to his te...

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Read the Bible | April 13th

1 Samuel 10 Saul Anointed King [1] Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, "Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be...

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Read the Bible | April 11th

1 Samuel 4 The Philistines Capture the Ark [1] And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. [2] The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men ...

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Read the Bible | April 10th

1 Samuel 1 The Birth of Samuel [1] There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. [2] He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. [3] Now this man...

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Read the Bible | April 9th

Ruth 1 Naomi Widowed [1] In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. [2] The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. Th...

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Read the Bible | April 8th

Judges 20 Israel's War with the Tribe of Benjamin [1] Then all the people of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, and the congregation assembled as one man to the LORD at Mizpah. [2] And the chiefs of all the people, of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 men on foot that drew the...

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Read the Bible | April 7th

Judges 18 Danites Take the Levite and the Idol [1] In those days there was no king in Israel. And in those days the tribe of the people of Dan was seeking for itself an inheritance to dwell in, for until then no inheritance among the tribes of Israel had fallen to them. [2] So the people of Dan sent five able men from the whole number of their tribe, from Zorah and fro...

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Read the Bible | April 6th

Judges 15 Samson Defeats the Philistines [1] After some days, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife with a young goat. And he said, "I will go in to my wife in the chamber." But her father would not allow him to go in. [2] And her father said, "I really thought that you utterly hated her, so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister ...

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Read the Bible | April 4th

Judges 11 Jephthah Delivers Israel [1] Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah. [2] And Gilead's wife also bore him sons. And when his wife's sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, "You shall not have an inheritance in our father's house, for you are the son of another woman....

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Read the Bible | April 3rd

Judges 8 Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna [1] Then the men of Ephraim said to him, "What is this that you have done to us, not to call us when you went to fight against Midian?" And they accused him fiercely. [2] And he said to them, "What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the grape harvest of Abiezer? [3]...

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The word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. It is the greatest gift our Creator has given. In the pages of the Bible, he has given clarity to life's biggest questions. He has saved us from merely looking around and drawing conclusions from our surroundings. He has enabled us to move beyond speculation by intentionally reaching out, making himself kno...

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Read the Bible | April 2nd

Judges 6 Midian Oppresses Israel [1] The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. [2] And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. [3] For whenever the Israelit...

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Read the Bible | April 1st

Judges 3-5 3:1Now these are the nations that theLordleft, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan.2It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before.3These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and ...

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