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Bible in one year


May 14


1 Samuel 29:1-11
1. And the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek; and Israel encamped by the spring that is in Jizreel.
2. And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds and by thousands; and David and his men passed on in the rearward with Achish.
3. And the princes of the Philistines said, What are these Hebrews? And Achish said to the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or these years, and I have found nothing in him since the day of his falling away [to me] to this day?
4. But the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make the man return, that he may go again to his place where thou hast appointed him, that he go not down with us to the battle, that in the battle he be not an adversary to us; for wherewith should this [fellow] reconcile himself to his master? should it not be with the heads of these men?
5. Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul smote his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
6. And Achish called David, and said to him, [As] Jehovah liveth, thou art upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the camp is acceptable to me; for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming to me to this day; but thou art not acceptable to the lords.
7. And now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.
8. And David said to Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee to this day, that I should not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?
9. And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art acceptable to me, as an angel of God; nevertheless the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.
10. And now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee; and rise ye early in the morning, and when ye have daylight, depart.
11. And David rose up early, he and his men, to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jizreel.

1 Samuel 30:1-31
1. And it came to pass, when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid upon the south, and upon Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag and burned it with fire;
2. and had taken the women captives that were in it; both great and small: they had put none to death, but had carried them off, and went on their way.
3. And David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burnt with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives.
4. Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
5. And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jizreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
6. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him; for the soul of all the people was embittered, every man because of his sons and because of his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.
7. And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, Bring near to me, I pray thee, the ephod. And Abiathar brought the ephod near to David.
8. And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he said to him, Pursue; for thou shalt assuredly overtake [them] and shalt certainly recover.
9. So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and they came to the torrent Besor; and those that were left stayed behind.
10. And David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were too exhausted to go over the torrent Besor.
11. And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they gave him water to drink,
12. and gave him a piece of fig-cake and two raisin-cakes, and he ate, and his spirit came again to him; for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, for three days and three nights.
13. And David said to him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant of an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days ago I fell sick.
14. We made a raid against the south of the Cherethites, and against what [belongs] to Judah, and against the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.
15. And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this troop? And he said, Swear to me by God, that thou wilt neither put me to death nor deliver me up into the hand of my master, and I will bring thee down to this troop.
16. And he brought him down, and behold, they were spread over the whole land, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
17. And David smote them from the twilight even to the evening of the next day; and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, who rode upon camels, and fled.
18. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken: and David recovered his two wives.
19. And there was nothing missed by them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil nor anything that they had taken: David brought all back.
20. And David took all the flocks and the herds, [which] they drove before the other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.
21. And David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow David, and whom they had left behind at the torrent Besor; and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him; and David drew near to the people and saluted them.
22. And all the wicked men, and [men] of Belial, of those that had gone with David, answered and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them [aught] of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead [them] away and depart.
23. Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which Jehovah has given us, who has preserved us, and given the troop that came against us into our hand.
24. And who will hearken to you in this matter? For as his share is that goes down to the battle, so shall his share be that abides by the baggage: they shall share alike.
25. And it was [so] from that day forward; and he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.
26. And David came to Ziklag, and he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of Jehovah:
27. to those in Bethel, and to those in south Ramoth, and to those in Jattir,
28. and to those in Aroer, and to those in Siphmoth, and to those in Eshtemoa,
29. and to those in Rachal, and to those in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to those in the cities of the Kenites,
30. and to those in Hormah, and to those in Chor-ashan, and to those in Athach,
31. and to those in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men went about.

1 Samuel 31:1-13
1. And the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on mount Gilboa.
2. And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines smote Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons.
3. And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him; and he was much terrified by the archers.
4. Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.
5. And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.
6. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
7. And when the men of Israel that were on this side of the valley, and [they] that were on this side of the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
8. And it came to pass the next day, that the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his three sons fallen on mount Gilboa.
9. And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent [them] into the land of the Philistines round about, to announce the glad tidings in the houses of their idols, and to the people.
10. And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth; and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
11. And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead heard of what the Philistines had done to Saul,
12. all the valiant men arose and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burned them there.
13. And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Psalms 61:5-8
5. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given [me] the inheritance of those that fear thy name.
6. Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years shall be as many generations.
7. He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
8. So will I sing forth thy name for ever, performing my vows from day to day.

Proverbs 16:7-9
7. When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8. Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
9. The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.

John 3:19-36
19. And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.
20. For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are;
21. but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.
22. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them and baptised.
23. And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised:
24. for John was not yet cast into prison.
25. There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.
26. And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him.
27. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.
28. Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
29. He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices in heart because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my joy then is fulfilled.
30. He must increase, but I must decrease.
31. He who comes from above is above all. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks [as] of the earth. He who comes out of heaven is above all,
32. [and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.
33. He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;
34. for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives not the Spirit by measure.
35. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things [to be] in his hand.
36. He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.