Bible in one year
May 26


1 Samuel 4:1-21
1. Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle and camped beside Ebenezer while the Philistines camped in Aphek.
2. The Philistines drew up in battle array to meet Israel. When the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.
3. When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, "Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us take to ourselves from Shiloh the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that it may come among us and deliver us from the power of our enemies."
4. So the people sent to Shiloh, and from there they carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts who sits above the cherubim; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
5. As the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth resounded.
6. When the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, "What does the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?" Then they understood that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp.
7. The Philistines were afraid, for they said, "God has come into the camp." And they said, "Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before.
8. "Woe to us! Who shall deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who smote the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the wilderness.
9. "Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."
10. So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the slaughter was very great, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.
11. And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.
12. Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head.
13. When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road eagerly watching, because his heart was trembling for the ark of God. So the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city cried out.
14. When Eli heard the noise of the outcry, he said, "What does the noise of this commotion mean?" Then the man came hurriedly and told Eli.
15. Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were set so that he could not see.
16. The man said to Eli, "I am the one who came from the battle line. Indeed, I escaped from the battle line today." And he said, "How did things go, my son?"
17. Then the one who brought the news replied, "Israel has fled before the Philistines and there has also been a great slaughter among the people, and your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken."
18. When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for he was old and heavy. Thus he judged Israel forty years.
19. Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas's wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.
20. And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son." But she did not answer or pay attention.
21. And she called the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has 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. Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
2. Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon.
3. When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again.
4. But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
5. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
6. Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the Ashdodites, and He ravaged them and smote them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territories.
7. When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, "The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is severe on us and on Dagon our god."
8. So they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to 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 brought around to Gath." And they brought the ark of the God of Israel around.
9. After they had brought it around, the hand of the LORD was against the city with very great confusion; and He smote the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them.
10. So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried out, saying, "They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to us, to kill us and our people."
11. They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, so that it will not kill us and our people." For there was a deadly confusion throughout the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
12. And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

Psalms 54:1-7
1. . Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.
2. Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
3. For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
4. Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
5. He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
6. Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
7. For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

Proverbs 15:12-13
12. A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
13. A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

Luke 21:1-19
1. And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.
2. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
3. And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;
4. for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."
5. And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,
6. "As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down."
7. They questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?"
8. And He said, "See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not go after them.
9. "When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately."
10. Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
11. and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
12. "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.
13. "It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.
14. "So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves;
15. for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
16. "But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
17. and you will be hated by all because of My name.
18. "Yet not a hair of your head will perish.
19. "By your endurance you will gain your lives.