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May 22


2 Samuel 15:1-37
1. And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
2. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that, when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
3. And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
4. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!
5. And it was so, that, when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.
6. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
7. And it came to pass at the end of forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto Jehovah, in Hebron.
8. For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If Jehovah shall indeed bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve Jehovah.
9. And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.
10. But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom is king in Hebron.
11. And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were invited, and went in their simplicity; and they knew not anything.
12. And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, Davids counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.
13. And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
14. And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
15. And the kings servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall choose.
16. And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, that were concubines, to keep the house.
17. And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.
18. And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men that came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
19. Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return, and abide with the king: for thou art a foreigner, and also an exile; return to thine own place.
20. Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us, seeing I go whither I may? return thou, and take back thy brethren; mercy and truth be with thee.
21. And Ittai answered the king, and said, As Jehovah liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will thy servant be.
22. And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.
23. And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
24. And, lo, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God; and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city.
25. And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of Jehovah, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
26. but if he say thus, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
27. The king said also unto Zadok the priest, Art thou not a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
28. See, I will tarry at the fords of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.
29. Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they abode there.
30. And David went up by the ascent of the mount of Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people that were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
31. And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Jehovah, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
32. And it came to pass, that, when David was come to the top of the ascent, where God was worshipped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head.
33. And David said unto him, If thou passest on with me, then thou wilt be a burden unto me:
34. but if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy fathers servant in time past, so will I now be thy servant; then wilt thou defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.
35. And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be, that what thing soever thou shalt hear out of the kings house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
36. Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadoks son, and Jonathan, Abiathars son; and by them ye shall send unto me everything that ye shall hear.
37. So Hushai, Davids friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 16:1-23
1. And when David was a little past the top of the ascent, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and a hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
2. And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And Ziba said, The asses are for the kings household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such as are faint in the wilderness may drink.
3. And the king said, And where is thy masters son? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem; for he said, To-day will the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.
4. Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, thine is all that pertaineth unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I do obeisance; let me find favor in thy sight, my lord, O king.
5. And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out thence a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out, and cursed still as he came.
6. And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
7. And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and base fellow:
8. Jehovah hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and Jehovah hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son; and, behold, thou art taken in thine own mischief, because thou art a man of blood.
9. Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
10. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Because he curseth, and because Jehovah hath said unto him, Curse David; who then shall say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
11. And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more may this Benjamite now do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for Jehovah hath bidden him.
12. It may be that Jehovah will look on the wrong done unto me, and that Jehovah will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.
13. So David and his men went by the way; and Shimei went along on the hill-side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.
14. And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary; and he refreshed himself there.
15. And Absalom, and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
16. And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, Davids friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, Long live the king, Long live the king.
17. And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
18. And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom Jehovah, and this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his will I be, and with him will I abide.
19. And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy fathers presence, so will I be in thy presence.
20. Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give your counsel what we shall do.
21. And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy fathers concubines, that he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel will hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then will the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
22. So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his fathers concubines in the sight of all Israel.
23. And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if a man inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

Psalms 66:8-15
8. Oh bless our God, ye peoples, And make the voice of his praise to be heard;
9. Who holdeth our soul in life, And suffereth not our feet to be moved.
10. For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
11. Thou broughtest us into the net; Thou layedst a sore burden upon our loins.
12. Thou didst cause men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
13. I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings; I will pay thee my vows,
14. Which my lips uttered, And my mouth spake, when I was in distress.
15. I will offer unto thee burnt-offerings of fatlings, With the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah

Proverbs 16:27-30
27. A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.
28. A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29. A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good.
30. He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

John 7:1-27
1. And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
2. Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand.
3. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.
4. For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.
5. For even his brethren did not believe on him.
6. Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready.
7. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.
8. Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.
9. And having said these things unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
10. But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.
11. The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
12. And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.
13. Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
14. But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15. The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
16. Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.
17. If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.
18. He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
19. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me?
20. The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?
21. Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof.
22. Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man.
23. If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath?
24. Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
25. Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
26. And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ?
27. Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.