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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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