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Bible in one year


May 3


1 Samuel 8:1-22
1. And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
2. Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.
3. And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
4. Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah;
5. and they said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
6. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto Jehovah.
7. And Jehovah said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee; for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.
8. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
9. Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
10. And Samuel told all the words of Jehovah unto the people that asked of him a king.
11. And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them unto him, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they shall run before his chariots;
12. and he will appoint them unto him for captains of thousands, and captains of fifties; and he will set some to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and the instruments of his chariots.
13. And he will take your daughters to be perfumers, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
14. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
15. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
16. And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
17. He will take the tenth of your flocks: and ye shall be his servants.
18. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye shall have chosen you; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
19. But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay: but we will have a king over us,
20. that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
21. And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of Jehovah.
22. And Jehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.

1 Samuel 9:1-27
1. Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor.
2. And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a young man and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
3. And the asses of Kish, Sauls father, were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.
4. And he passed through the hill-country of Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shaalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not.
5. When they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return, lest my father leave off caring for the asses, and be anxious for us.
6. And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is a man that is held in honor; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can tell us concerning our journey whereon we go.
7. Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
8. And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
9. (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he said, Come, and let us go to the seer; for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
10. Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God was.
11. As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?
12. And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before thee: make haste now, for he is come to-day into the city; for the people have a sacrifice to-day in the high place:
13. as soon as ye are come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he goeth up to the high place to eat; for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that are bidden. Now therefore get you up; for at this time ye shall find him.
14. And they went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.
15. Now Jehovah had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,
16. To-morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be prince over my people Israel; and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
17. And when Samuel saw Saul, Jehovah said unto him, Behold, the man of whom I spake to thee! this same shall have authority over my people.
18. Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seers house is.
19. And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer; go up before me unto the high place, for ye shall eat with me to-day: and in the morning I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thy heart.
20. And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not they mind on them; for they are found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for thee, and for all thy fathers house?
21. And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou to me after this manner?
22. And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the guest-chamber, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, who were about thirty persons.
23. And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee.
24. And the cook took up the thigh, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold, that which hath been reserved! set it before thee and eat; because unto the appointed time hath it been kept for thee, for I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.
25. And when they were come down from the high place into the city, he communed with Saul upon the housetop.
26. And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called to Saul on the housetop, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.
27. As they were going down at the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us (and he passed on), but stand thou still first, that I may cause thee to hear the word of God.

Psalms 55:9-15
9. Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10. Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
11. Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
12. For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; Then I would have hid myself from him:
13. But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend.
14. We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.
15. Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.

Proverbs 15:15-17
15. All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.
16. Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17. Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Luke 22:1-23
1. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
2. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.
3. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
4. And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him unto them.
5. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6. And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
7. And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed.
8. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat.
9. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready?
10. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth.
11. And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Teacher saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
12. And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
13. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
14. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the apostles with him.
15. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
16. for I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17. And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
18. for I say unto you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
19. And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20. And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, even that which is poured out for you.
21. But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
22. For the Son of man indeed goeth, as it hath been determined: but woe unto that man through whom he is betrayed!
23. And they began to question among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.