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June 27


1 Chronicles 17:1-27
1. AS DAVID sat in his house, he said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord remains under tent curtains.
2. Then Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.
3. And that same night the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
4. Go and tell David My servant, Thus says the Lord: You shall not build Me a house to dwell in,
5. For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel from Egypt until this day; but I have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
6. Wherever I have walked with all Israel, did I say a word to any of the judges of Israel whom I commanded to feed My people, saying, Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?
7. Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over My people Israel.
8. And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you, and I will make your name like the name of the great ones of the earth.
9. Also I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the first,
10. Since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel. Moreover, I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore, I foretell to you that the Lord will build you a house (a blessed posterity).
11. And it shall come to pass that when your days are fulfilled to go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.
12. He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. [I Chron. 28:7.]
13. I will be his father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy and steadfast love away from him, as I took it from him [King Saul] who was before you. [Heb. 1:5, 6.]
14. But I will settle him (Him) in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his (His) throne shall be established forevermore. [Isa. 9:7.]
15. According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
16. And David the king went in and sat before the Lord and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house and family, that You have brought me up to this?
17. And yet this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God; for You have spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Lord God!
18. What more can David say to You for thus honoring Your servant? For You know Your servant.
19. O Lord, for Your servant's sake and in accord with Your own heart, You have wrought all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
20. O Lord, there is none like You, nor is there any God beside You, according to all that our ears have heard.
21. And what nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to Himself as a people, making Yourself a name by great and terrible things, by driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt?
22. You made Your people Israel Your own forever, and You, Lord, became their God.
23. Therefore now, Lord, let the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and his house be established forever, and do as You have said.
24. Let it be established and let Your name [and the character that name denotes] be magnified forever, saying, The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel's God; and the house of David Your servant will be established before You.
25. For You, O my God, have told Your servant that You will build for him a house (a blessed posterity); therefore Your servant has found courage and confidence to pray before You.
26. And now, Lord, You are God, and have promised this good thing to Your servant.
27. Therefore may it please You to bless the house (posterity) of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for what You bless, O Lord, is blessed forever.

1 Chronicles 18:1-17
1. AFTER THIS, David smote and subdued the Philistines, and took Gath and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines.
2. He smote Moab, and the Moabites became David's servants and brought tribute.
3. Also David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah toward Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
4. David took from him 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. David also hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough for 100 chariots.
5. When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians 22,000 men.
6. Then David put garrisons in Syria, [whose capital was] Damascus; the Syrians became David's servants and brought tribute. Thus the Lord preserved and gave victory to David wherever he went.
7. David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8. Likewise from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David brought very much bronze, with which Solomon later made the bronze laver, the pillars, and the vessels of bronze.
9. When Tou king of Hamath heard how David had defeated all the hosts of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
10. He sent Hadoram his son to King David to salute him and to congratulate him because he had fought and defeated Hadadezer, for Hadadezer had had wars with Tou. And Hadoram brought with him all manner of vessels of gold, silver, and bronze.
11. King David dedicated them also to the Lord, with the silver and the gold he brought from all these nations: Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and the Amalekites.
12. Also Abishai son of Zeruiah slew 18,000 of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
13. He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the Lord preserved and gave victory to David wherever he went.
14. So David reigned over all Israel and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
15. Joab son of Zeruiah [David's half sister] was over the army; and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the recorder;
16. Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were the priests; and Shavsha was secretary [of state];
17. Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over [David's bodyguards] the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chiefs next to the king.

Psalms 78:17-25
17. Yet they still went on to sin against Him by provoking and rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness (in the land of drought).
18. And they tempted God in their hearts by asking for food according to their [selfish] desire and appetite.
19. Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish [the food for] a table in the wilderness?
20. Behold, He did smite the rock so that waters gushed out and the streams overflowed; but can He give bread also? Can He provide flesh for His people?
21. Therefore, when the Lord heard, He was [full of] wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob, His anger mounted up against Israel,
22. Because in God they believed not [they relied not on Him, they adhered not to Him], and they trusted not in His salvation (His power to save).
23. Yet He commanded the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven;
24. And He rained down upon them manna to eat and gave them heaven's grain. [Exod. 16:14; John 6:31.]
25. Everyone ate the bread of the mighty [man ate angels' food]; God sent them meat in abundance.

Proverbs 19:25-26
25. Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
26. He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

Acts 8:1-25
1. AND SAUL was [not only] consenting to [Stephen's] death [he was pleased and entirely approving]. On that day a great and severe persecution broke out against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles (special messengers).
2. [A party of] devout men with others helped to carry out and bury Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
3. But Saul shamefully treated and laid waste the church continuously [with cruelty and violence]; and entering house after house, he dragged out men and women and committed them to prison.
4. Now those who were scattered abroad went about [through the land from place to place] preaching the glad tidings, the Word [the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God].
5. Philip [the deacon, not the apostle] went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ (the Messiah) to them [the people]; [Acts 6:5.]
6. And great crowds of people with one accord listened to and heeded what was said by Philip, as they heard him and watched the miracles and wonders which he kept performing [from time to time].
7. For foul spirits came out of many who were possessed by them, screaming and shouting with a loud voice, and many who were suffering from palsy or were crippled were restored to health.
8. And there was great rejoicing in that city.
9. But there was a man named Simon, who had formerly practiced magic arts in the city to the utter amazement of the Samaritan nation, claiming that he himself was an extraordinary and distinguished person.
10. They all paid earnest attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that exhibition of the power of God which is called great (intense).
11. And they were attentive and made much of him, because for a long time he had amazed and bewildered and dazzled them with his skill in magic arts.
12. But when they believed the good news (the Gospel) about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) as Philip preached it, they were baptized, both men and women.
13. Even Simon himself believed [he adhered to, trusted in, and relied on the teaching of Philip], and after being baptized, devoted himself constantly to him. And seeing signs and miracles of great power which were being performed, he was utterly amazed.
14. Now when the apostles (special messengers) at Jerusalem heard that [the country of] Samaria had accepted and welcomed the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,
15. And they came down and prayed for them that the Samaritans might receive the Holy Spirit;
16. For He had not yet fallen upon any of them, but they had only been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
17. Then [the apostles] laid their hands on them one by one, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18. However, when Simon saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he brought money and offered it to them,
19. Saying, Grant me also this power and authority, in order that anyone on whom I place my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.
20. But Peter said to him, Destruction overtake your money and you, because you imagined you could obtain the [free] gift of God with money!
21. You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is all wrong in God's sight [it is not straightforward or right or true before God]. [Ps. 78:37.]
22. So repent of this depravity and wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that, if possible, this contriving thought and purpose of your heart may be removed and disregarded and forgiven you.
23. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in a bond forged by iniquity [to fetter souls]. [Isa. 58:6.]
24. And Simon answered, Pray for me [beseech the Lord, both of you], that nothing of what you have said may befall me!
25. Now when [the apostles] had borne their testimony and preached the message of the Lord, they went back to Jerusalem, proclaiming the glad tidings (Gospel) to many villages of the Samaritans [on the way].