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Bible in one year


May 12


1 Samuel 26:1-25
1. And the Ziphites came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, facing the waste?
2. And Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
3. And Saul encamped in the hill of Hachilah, which faces the waste, by the way side. And David abode in the wilderness; and when he saw that Saul had come after him into the wilderness,
4. David sent out spies, and learned that Saul was certainly come.
5. And David arose and came to the place where Saul had encamped; and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host; and Saul lay within the wagon-defence, and the people were encamped round about him.
6. And David spake and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee.
7. And David and Abishai came to the people by night, and behold, Saul lay sleeping within the wagon-defence, and his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay round about him.
8. And Abishai said to David, God has delivered thine enemy into thy hand this day; and now let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear, even to the ground once, and I will not do it the second time.
9. And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?
10. And David said, [As] Jehovah liveth, Jehovah will surely smite him; either his day shall come to die, or he shall descend into battle and perish.
11. Jehovah forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed! But now take, I pray thee, the spear that is at his head, and the cruse of water, and let us go.
12. And David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's head; and they went away, and no man saw [it], and none knew [it], and none awaked, for they were all asleep; for a deep sleep from Jehovah had fallen upon them.
13. And David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of a hill afar off; a great space [being] between them.
14. And David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered and said, Who art thou that criest to the king?
15. And David said to Abner, Art not thou a man? and who is like to thee in Israel? and why hast thou not guarded thy lord the king? for one of the people came in to destroy the king thy lord.
16. This thing is not good which thou hast done. As Jehovah liveth, ye are worthy to die, because ye have not guarded your master, Jehovah's anointed. And now see where the king's spear is, and the cruse of water that was at his head.
17. And Saul knew David's voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king.
18. And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?
19. And now, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If Jehovah have moved thee against me, let him accept an oblation; but if the sons of men, cursed be they before Jehovah; for they have driven me out this day from adhering to the inheritance of Jehovah, saying, Go, serve other gods.
20. And now, let not my blood fall to the earth far from the face of Jehovah; for the king of Israel is come out to seek a single flea, as when they hunt a partridge on the mountains.
21. And Saul said, I have sinned: return, my son David; for I will no more do thee harm, because my life was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have acted foolishly, and have erred exceedingly.
22. And David answered and said, Behold the king's spear, and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.
23. And Jehovah will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for Jehovah gave thee into [my] hand this day, and I would not stretch forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed.
24. And behold, as thy life was highly esteemed this day in mine eyes, so let my life be highly esteemed in the eyes of Jehovah, that he may deliver me out of all distress.
25. And Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt certainly do [great things], and shalt certainly prevail. And David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.

1 Samuel 27:1-12
1. And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me to seek me any more within all the limits of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.
2. And David arose and passed over, he and the six hundred men that were with him, to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
3. And David abode with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household; David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jizreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.
4. And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath; and he sought no more for him.
5. And David said to Achish, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some country-town, that I may abide there; for why should thy servant abide in the royal city with thee?
6. And Achish gave him Ziklag that day; therefore Ziklag belongs to the kings of Judah to this day.
7. And the time that David abode in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.
8. And David and his men went up and made a raid upon the Geshurites, and the Gerzites, and the Amalekites: for those were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, and as far as the land of Egypt.
9. And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
10. So Achish said, Have ye not made a raid to-day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
11. And David left neither man nor woman alive, to bring [them] to Gath, for he said, Lest they should tell of us, saying, So did David. And such was his custom as long as he abode in the country of the Philistines.
12. And Achish trusted David, saying, He has made himself utterly odious among his people Israel; and he shall be my servant for ever.

Psalms 60:6-12
6. God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;
8. Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I cast my sandal; Philistia, shout aloud because of me.
9. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me unto Edom?
10. [Wilt] not thou, O God, who didst cast us off? and didst not go forth, O God, with our armies?
11. Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance.
12. Through God we shall do valiantly; and he it is that will tread down our adversaries.

Proverbs 16:4-5
4. Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5. Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent.

John 2:1-25
1. And on the third day a marriage took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2. And Jesus also, and his disciples, were invited to the marriage.
3. And wine being deficient, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine.
4. Jesus says to her, What have I to do with thee, woman? mine hour has not yet come.
5. His mother says to the servants, Whatever he may say to you, do.
6. Now there were standing there six stone water-vessels, according to the purification of the Jews, holding two or three measures each.
7. Jesus says to them, Fill the water-vessels with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8. And he says to them, Draw out now, and carry [it] to the feast-master. And they carried [it].
9. But when the feast-master had tasted the water which had been made wine (and knew not whence it was, but the servants knew who drew the water), the feast-master calls the bridegroom,
10. and says to him, Every man sets on first the good wine, and when [men] have well drunk, then the inferior; thou hast kept the good wine till now.
11. This beginning of signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
12. After this he descended to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brethren and his disciples; and there they abode not many days.
13. And the passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14. And he found in the temple the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting;
15. and, having made a scourge of cords, he cast [them] all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the change of the money-changers, and overturned the tables,
16. and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
17. [And] his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal of thy house devours me.
18. The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign shewest thou to us, that thou doest these things?
19. Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20. The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple building, and thou wilt raise it up in three days?
21. But *he* spoke of the temple of his body.
22. When therefore he was raised from among [the] dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
23. And when he was in Jerusalem, at the passover, at the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he wrought.
24. But Jesus himself did not trust himself to them, because he knew all [men],
25. and that he had not need that any should testify of man, for himself knew what was in man.