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Read the Bible | August 12th

Psalm 96 Worship in the Splendor of Holiness [1] Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! [2] Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. [3] Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! [4] For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. [5] For...

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Read the Bible | August 11th

Psalm 94 The LORD Will Not Forsake His People [1] O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! [2] Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! [3] O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? [4] They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. [5] They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your...

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Read the Bible | August 10th

Psalm 91 My Refuge and My Fortress [1] He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. [2] I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." [3] For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. [4] He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will fi...

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Read the Bible | August 8th

Psalm 83 O God, Do Not Keep Silence A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. [1] O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! [2] For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. [3] They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. [4] They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a...

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Read the Bible | August 7th

Psalm 80 Restore Us, O God To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. [1] Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. [2] Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! [3] Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be...

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Read the Bible | August 5th

Psalm 75 God Will Judge with Equity To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. [1] We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. [2] "At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. [3] When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. ...

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Read the Bible | August 4th

Psalm 73 Book Three God Is My Strength and Portion Forever A Psalm of Asaph. [1] Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. [2] But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. [3] For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. [4] For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and slee...

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Read the Bible | August 3rd

Psalm 70 O LORD, Do Not Delay To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering. [1] Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me! [2] Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek my life! Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! [3] Let them turn back because of their shame who say, "Aha, Aha!" [4] May all ...

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Read the Bible | August 1st

Psalm 65 O God of Our Salvation To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. [1] Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. [2] O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. [3] When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. [4] Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall ...

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Read the Bible | July 31st

Psalm 62 My Soul Waits for God Alone To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. [1] For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. [2] He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. [3] How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? [4] They only ...

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Read the Bible | July 30th

Psalm 59 Deliver Me from My Enemies To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. [1] Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; [2] deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. [3] For behold, they lie in wait for my ...

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Read the Bible | July 29th

Psalm 56 In God I Trust To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. [1] Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; [2] my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. [3] When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. [4] In God, ...

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Read the Bible | July 28th

Psalm 53 There Is None Who Does Good To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. [1] The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. [2] God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. [3] They have all fallen awa...

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Read the Bible | July 27th

Psalm 50 God Himself Is Judge A Psalm of Asaph. [1] The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. [2] Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. [3] Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. [4] He calls to the heavens above and to the ea...

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Read the Bible | July 25th

Psalm 44 Come to Our Help To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. [1] O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: [2] you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; [3] for not by their own sword did they win t...

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Read the Bible | July 24th

Psalm 42 Book Two Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul? To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. [1] As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. [2] My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? [3] My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your Go...

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Read the Bible | July 23rd

Psalm 39 What Is the Measure of My Days? To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. [1] I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence." [2] I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse. [3] My heart became hot within me. As I muse...

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Read the Bible | July 22nd

Psalm 36 How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD. [1] Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. [2] For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. [3] The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely...

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Read the Bible | July 21st

Psalm 33 The Steadfast Love of the LORD [1] Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. [2] Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! [3] Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. [4] For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. [...

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Read the Bible | July 20th

Psalm 30 Joy Comes with the Morning A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. [1] I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. [2] O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. [3] O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the...

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Read the Bible | July 18th

Psalm 25 Teach Me Your Paths Of David. [1] To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. [2] O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. [3] Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. [4] Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. [5] Lead me in your truth and...

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Read the Bible | July 17th

Psalm 23 The LORD Is My Shepherd A Psalm of David. [1] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. [2] He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. [3] He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. [4] Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; y...

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Read the Bible | July 16th

Psalm 19 The Law of the LORD Is Perfect To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. [1] The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. [2] Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. [3] There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. [4] Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words t...

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Read the Bible | July 15th

Psalm 16 You Will Not Abandon My Soul A Miktam of David. [1] Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. [2] I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." [3] As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. [4] The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blo...

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Read the Bible | July 14th

Psalm 13 How Long, O LORD? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. [1] How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? [2] How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? [3] Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the slee...

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Read the Bible | July 13th

Psalm 10 Why Do You Hide Yourself? [1] Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? [2] In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. [3] For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD. [4] In the pride of his fa...

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Read the Bible | July 11th

Psalm 4 Answer Me When I Call To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. [1] Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! [2] O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah [3] But know t...

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Read the Bible | July 10th

Psalm 2 The Reign of the LORD's Anointed [1] Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? [2] The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, [3] "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us." [4] He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in deri...

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Read the Bible | July 10th

Psalm 2 The Reign of the LORD's Anointed [1] Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? [2] The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, [3] "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us." [4] He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in deri...

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Read the Bible | July 9th

Job 41 [1] "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? [2] Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? [3] Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? [4] Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever? [5] Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a l...

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Read the Bible | July 9th

Job 41 [1] "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? [2] Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? [3] Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? [4] Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever? [5] Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a l...

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Read the Bible | July 8th

Job 39 [1] "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? [2] Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth, [3] when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? [4] Their young ones become strong; they grow up in the open; they go out and do not return...

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Read the Bible | July 7th

Job 37 Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty [1] "At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place. [2] Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. [3] Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners of the earth. [4] After it his voice roars; he thunders with his majestic voice, and he does not restrai...

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Read the Bible | July 6th

Job 34 Elihu Asserts God's Justice [1] Then Elihu answered and said: [2] "Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know; [3] for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food. [4] Let us choose what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good. [5] For Job has said, 'I am in the right, and God has taken away my right; [6] in spite of my right I a...

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Read the Bible | July 4th

Job 28 Job Continues: Where Is Wisdom? [1] "Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold that they refine. [2] Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore. [3] Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness. [4] He opens shafts in a valley away from where anyone lives; they are for...

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Read the Bible | July 3rd

Job 26 Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable [1] Then Job answered and said: [2] "How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength! [3] How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge! [4] With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you? [5] The dead tre...

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Read the Bible | July 2nd

Job 24 [1] "Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days? [2] Some move landmarks; they seize flocks and pasture them. [3] They drive away the donkey of the fatherless; they take the widow's ox for a pledge. [4] They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves. [5] Behold, like wild donk...

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Read the Bible | July 1st

Job 21 Job Replies: The Wicked Do Prosper [1] Then Job answered and said: [2] "Keep listening to my words, and let this be your comfort. [3] Bear with me, and I will speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. [4] As for me, is my complaint against man? Why should I not be impatient? [5] Look at me and be appalled, and lay your hand over your mouth. [6] When I remember, ...

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Read the Bible | June 30th

Job 18 Bildad Speaks: God Punishes the Wicked [1] Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: [2] "How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and then we will speak. [3] Why are we counted as cattle? Why are we stupid in your sight? [4] You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you, or the rock be removed out of its place? [5] "Indeed, the...

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Read the Bible | June 29th

Job 15 Eliphaz Accuses: Job Does Not Fear God [1] Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: [2] "Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? [3] Should he argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which he can do no good? [4] But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God. [5] For your in...

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Read the Bible | June 27th

Job 10 Job Continues: A Plea to God [1] "I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. [2] I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. [3] Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the designs of the wicked? [4] Have you eyes of flesh? Do ...

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Read the Bible | June 26th

Job 7 Job Continues: My Life Has No Hope [1] "Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand? [2] Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hired hand who looks for his wages, [3] so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me. [4] When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the nig...

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Read the Bible | June 25th

Job 3 Job Laments His Birth [1] After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. [2] And Job said: [3] "Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, 'A man is conceived.' [4] Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it. [5] Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the black...

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Read the Bible | June 24th

Esther 10 The Greatness of Mordecai [1] King Ahasuerus imposed tax on the land and on the coastlands of the sea. [2] And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia? [3] For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank ...

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Read the Bible | June 23rd

Esther 7 [1] So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. [2] And on the second day, as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king again said to Esther, "What is your wish, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled." [3] Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have found favor in ...

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Read the Bible | June 22nd

Esther 5 Esther Prepares a Banquet [1] On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. [2] And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and ...

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Read the Bible | June 20th

Nehemiah 12 Priests and Levites [1] These are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, [2] Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, [3] Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, [4] Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah, [5] Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, [6] Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah, [7] Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chiefs...

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Read the Bible | June 19th

Nehemiah 9 The People of Israel Confess Their Sin [1] Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads. [2] And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. [3] And they stood up in their place and...

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Read the Bible | June 18th

Nehemiah 6 Conspiracy Against Nehemiah [1] Now when Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it (although up to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates), [2] Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, "Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono...

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Read the Bible | June 17th

Nehemiah 4 Opposition to the Work [1] Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. [2] And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive...

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Read the Bible | June 16th

Nehemiah 1 Report from Jerusalem [1] The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, [2] that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. [3] And they said to ...

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Read the Bible | June 15th

Ezra 8 Genealogy of Those Who Returned with Ezra [1] These are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king: [2] Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush. [3] Of the sons of Shecaniah, who was of the sons of Parosh, Ze...

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Read the Bible | June 13th

Ezra 3 Rebuilding the Altar [1] When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem. [2] Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in...

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Read the Bible | June 12th

Ezra 1 The Proclamation of Cyrus [1] In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: [2] "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The LORD, the God of heaven, has given m...

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Read the Bible | June 11th

2 Chronicles 34 Josiah Reigns in Judah [1] Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. [2] And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. [3] For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he bega...

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Read the Bible | June 10th

2 Chronicles 31 Hezekiah Organizes the Priests [1] Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke in pieces the pillars and cut down the Asherim and broke down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, and in Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the people of Isr...

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Read the Bible | June 9th

2 Chronicles 28 Ahaz Reigns in Judah [1] Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done, [2] but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals, [3] and he made offerings in the Valley of the Son of ...

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Read the Bible | June 8th

2 Chronicles 24 Joash Repairs the Temple [1] Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. [2] And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest. [3] Jehoiada got for him two wives, and he had sons and daughters. [4] After this Joash decided t...

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Read the Bible | June 6th

2 Chronicles 19 Jehoshaphat's Reforms [1] Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem. [2] But Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the LORD. [3] Nevertheless, some good is found ...

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Read the Bible | June 5th

2 Chronicles 16 Asa's Last Years [1] In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and built Ramah, that he might permit no one to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. [2] Then Asa took silver and gold from the treasures of the house of the LORD and the king's house and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who lived in Da...

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Read the Bible | June 4th

2 Chronicles 13 Abijah Reigns in Judah [1] In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, Abijah began to reign over Judah. [2] He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. Now there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. [3] Abijah went out to battle, having an army of valiant men of war, 400,000 chosen men. And Jero...

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Read the Bible | June 3rd

2 Chronicles 10 The Revolt Against Rehoboam [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 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 Israel came and said to Rehoboam, [4]...

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Read the Bible | June 2nd

2 Chronicles 7 Fire from Heaven [1] As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. [2] And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house. [3] When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down ...

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Read the Bible | June 1st

2 Chronicles 4 The Temple's Furnishings [1] He made an altar of bronze, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high. [2] Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. [3] Under it were figures of gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea al...

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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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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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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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Read the Bible | March 30th

Joshua 23 Joshua's Charge to Israel's Leaders [1] A long time afterward, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their surrounding enemies, and Joshua was old and well advanced in years, [2] Joshua summoned all Israel, its elders and heads, its judges and officers, and said to them, "I am now old and well advanced in years. [3] And you have seen all that the LO...

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Read the Bible | March 31st

Judges 1 The Continuing Conquest of Canaan [1] After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel inquired of the LORD, "Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?" [2] The LORD said, "Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand." [3] And Judah said to Simeon his brother, "Come up with me into the territory allotted to m...

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Read the Bible | March 28th

Joshua 19 The Inheritance for Simeon [1] The second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of the people of Simeon, according to their clans, and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the people of Judah. [2] And they had for their inheritance Beersheba, Sheba, Moladah, [3] Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem, [4] Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, [5] Ziklag, Beth-marca...

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