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Read the Bible | May 30th

1 Chronicles 27 Military Divisions [1] This is the number of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers' houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year, each division numbering 24,000: [2] Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel was in charg...

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Read the Bible | May 29th

1 Chronicles 24 David Organizes the Priests [1] The divisions of the sons of Aaron were these. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. [2] But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children, so Eleazar and Ithamar became the priests. [3] With the help of Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, David organized the...

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Read the Bible | May 28th

1 Chronicles 21 David's Census Brings Pestilence [1] Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. [2] So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, "Go, number Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, and bring me a report, that I may know their number." [3] But Joab said, "May the LORD add to his people a hundred times as many as they are! Are the...

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Read the Bible | May 27th

1 Chronicles 18 David Defeats His Enemies [1] After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines. [2] And he defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. [3] David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah-Hamath, as he went to set up his monument at the river E...

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Read the Bible | May 26th

1 Chronicles 15 The Ark Brought to Jerusalem [1] David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. [2] Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the LORD had chosen them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever. [3] And David assembled all Israel ...

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Read the Bible | May 25th

1 Chronicles 12 The Mighty Men Join David [1] Now these are the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he could not move about freely because of Saul the son of Kish. And they were among the mighty men who helped him in war. [2] They were bowmen and could shoot arrows and sling stones with either the right or the left hand; they were Benjaminites, Saul's kinsmen. [3] T...

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Read the Bible | May 23rd

1 Chronicles 6 Descendants of Levi [1] The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. [2] The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. [3] The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. [4] Eleazar fathered Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua, [5] Abishua fathered Bukki, Bukki fathered Uzzi, [6] Uzzi fat...

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Read the Bible | May 22nd

1 Chronicles 3 Descendants of David [1] These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite, [2] the third, Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith; [3] the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; t...

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Read the Bible | May 21st

1 Chronicles 1 From Adam to Abraham [1] Adam, Seth, Enosh; [2] Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared; [3] Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech; [4] Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. [5] The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. [6] The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. [7] The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. [8] The sons of H...

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Read the Bible | May 20th

2 Kings 23 Josiah's Reforms [1] Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. [2] And the king went up to the house of the LORD, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the...

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Read the Bible | May 19th

2 Kings 20 Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery [1] In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.'" [2] Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, [3] "Now, O LORD, ple...

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Read the Bible | May 18th

2 Kings 18 Hezekiah Reigns in Judah [1] In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. [2] He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. [3] And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, accor...

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Read the Bible | May 16th

2 Kings 12 [1] In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. [2] And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. [3] Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offer...

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Read the Bible | May 15th

2 Kings 9 Jehu Anointed King of Israel [1] Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, "Tie up your garments, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead. [2] And when you arrive, look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. And go in and have him rise from among his fellows, and lead him to an inne...

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Read the Bible | May 14th

2 Kings 6 The Axe Head Recovered [1] Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. [2] Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to dwell there." And he answered, "Go." [3] Then one of them said, "Be pleased to go with your servants." And he answered, "I wi...

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Read the Bible | May 13th

2 Kings 4 Elisha and the Widow's Oil [1] Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves." [2] And Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?" And she said, "Your se...

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Read the Bible | May 12th

2 Kings 1 Elijah Denounces Ahaziah [1] After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. [2] Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, "Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness." [3] But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, "...

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Read the Bible | May 11th

1 Kings 21 Naboth's Vineyard [1] Now Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. [2] And after this Ahab said to Naboth, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in mo...

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Read the Bible | May 9th

1 Kings 16 [1] And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, [2] "Since I exalted you out of the dust and made you leader over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins, [3] behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house, and I will m...

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Read the Bible | May 8th

1 Kings 14 Prophecy Against Jeroboam [1] At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. [2] And Jeroboam said to his wife, "Arise, and disguise yourself, that it not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who said of me that I should be king over this people. [3] Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a...

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Read the Bible | May 7th

1 Kings 12 Rehoboam's Folly [1] Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. [2] And as soon as Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt. [3] And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboa...

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Read the Bible | May 6th

1 Kings 10 The Queen of Sheba [1] Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. [2] She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. [3] And Solomon ...

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Read the Bible | May 5th

1 Kings 8 The Ark Brought into the Temple [1] Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' houses of the people of Israel, before King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. [2] And all the men of Israel assembled to King Solomon at the fe...

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Read the Bible | May 4th

1 Kings 6 Solomon Builds the Temple [1] In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD. [2] The house that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, ...

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Read the Bible | May 2nd

1 Kings 1 David in His Old Age [1] Now King David was old and advanced in years. And although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. [2] Therefore his servants said to him, "Let a young woman be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and be in his service. Let her lie in your arms, that my lord the king may be warm." [3] So they sought...

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Read the Bible | May 1st

2 Samuel 23 The Last Words of David [1] Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel: [2] "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue. [3] The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When ...

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