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May 25


1 Samuel 4:1-21
1. And what Samuel had said happened to all Israel. And Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and encamped beside Eben-ezer; and the Philistines encamped in Aphek.
2. And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel; and the battle spread, and Israel was routed before the Philistines; and they slew in battle array in the field about four thousand men.
3. And the people came into the camp; and the elders of Israel said, Why has Jehovah smitten us to-day before the Philistines? Let us fetch ourselves the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of Shiloh, that it may come among us, and save us out of the hand of our enemies.
4. So the people sent to Shiloh, and they brought from thence the ark of the covenant of Jehovah of hosts, who sitteth between the cherubim; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there by the ark of the covenant of God.
5. And it came to pass when the ark of the covenant of Jehovah came into the camp, that all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth shook.
6. And the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, and said, What is the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of Jehovah had come into the camp.
7. And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there has not been such a thing heretofore.
8. Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty gods? these are the gods that smote the Egyptians with every plague in the wilderness.
9. Shew yourselves valiant and be men, ye Philistines, that ye may not have to be servants to the Hebrews, as they have been servants to you: be men, and fight.
10. And the Philistines fought, and Israel was routed, and they fled every man to his tent; and there was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
11. And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
12. And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the battle, and came to Shiloh the same day, with his clothes rent and with earth upon his head.
13. And when he came, behold, Eli was sitting upon the seat by the way-side watching; for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city cried out.
14. And Eli heard the noise of the crying, and said, What is the noise of this tumult? And the man came hastily, and told Eli.
15. Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; and his eyes were set, that he could not see.
16. And the man said to Eli, I am he that came out of the battle, and I have fled to-day out of the battle. And he said, What has taken place, my son?
17. And the messenger answered and said, Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
18. And it came to pass, when he mentioned the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck broke, and he died; for the man was old, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
19. And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered; and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
20. And as she was dying, the women that stood by her said, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she did not answer, neither did she take it to heart.
21. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel; because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.

1 Samuel 5:1-12
1. And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Eben-ezer to Ashdod.
2. And the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
3. And when they of Ashdod arose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of Jehovah. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
4. And when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of Jehovah; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the fish-stump was left to him.
5. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any that come into Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
6. And the hand of Jehovah was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he laid them waste, and smote them with hemorrhoids, Ashdod and its borders.
7. And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us; for his hand is severe upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
8. And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they said, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about to Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about [thither].
9. And it came to pass that, after they had carried it about, the hand of Jehovah was against the city with very great panic; and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and hemorrhoids broke out upon them.
10. And they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, when the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to kill us and our people.
11. And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it kill us not, and our people. For there was deadly alarm throughout the city: the hand of God was very heavy there;
12. and the men that died not were smitten with the hemorrhoids; and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

Psalms 54:1-7
1. {To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David; when the Ziphites came, and said to Saul, Is not David hiding himself with us?} O God, by thy name save me, and by thy strength do me justice.
2. O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3. For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4. Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is among them that uphold my soul.
5. He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.
6. I will freely sacrifice unto thee; I will praise thy name, O Jehovah, because it is good.
7. For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen [its desire] upon mine enemies.

Proverbs 15:12-13
12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise.
13. A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Luke 21:1-19
1. And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury;
2. but he saw also a certain poor widow casting therein two mites.
3. And he said, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow has cast in more than all;
4. for all these out of their abundance have cast into the gifts [of God]; but she out of her need has cast in all the living which she had.
5. And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said,
6. [As to] these things which ye are beholding, days are coming in which there shall not be left stone upon stone which shall not be thrown down.
7. And they asked him saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be; and what [is] the sign when these things are going to take place?
8. And he said, See that ye be not led astray, for many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am [he], and the time is drawn nigh: go ye not [therefore] after them.
9. And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end is not immediately.
10. Then he said to them, Nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
11. there shall be both great earthquakes in different places, and famines and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
12. But before all these things they shall lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering [you] up to synagogues and prisons, bringing [you] before kings and governors on account of my name;
13. but it shall turn out to you for a testimony.
14. Settle therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand [your] defence,
15. for *I* will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your opposers shall not be able to reply to or resist.
16. But ye will be delivered up even by parents and brethren and relations and friends, and they shall put to death [some] from among you,
17. and ye will be hated of all for my name's sake.
18. And a hair of your head shall in no wise perish.
19. By your patient endurance gain your souls.