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Bible in one year


May 2


1 Samuel 6:1-21
1. And the ark of Jehovah was in the country of the Philistines seven months.
2. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do with the ark of Jehovah? tell us wherewith we shall send it to its place.
3. And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; ye must at any rate return him a trespass-offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.
4. Then they said, What is the trespass-offering which we shall return to him? And they said, Five golden hemorrhoids, and five golden mice, the number of the lords of the Philistines; for one plague is upon them all, and upon your lords.
5. And ye shall make images of your hemorrhoids, and images of your mice that destroy the land, and give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.
6. And why will ye harden your heart, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their heart? When he had wrought mightily among them, did they not let them go, and they departed?
7. And now make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on which there has come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them;
8. and take the ark of Jehovah, and lay it upon the cart, and the golden jewels, which ye return him as a trespass-offering, put in the coffer by the side thereof; and send it away that it may go.
9. And see, if it go up by the way of its own border to Beth-shemesh, it is he who has done us this great evil; if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that touched us; it was a chance [that] happened to us.
10. And the men did so, and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home.
11. And they laid the ark of Jehovah upon the cart, and the coffer with the golden mice and the images of their sores.
12. And the kine went straight forward on the way to Beth-shemesh; they went by the one high way, lowing as they went; and they turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them as far as the border of Beth-shemesh.
13. And [they of] Beth-shemesh were reaping the wheat-harvest in the valley; and they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
14. And the cart came into the field of Joshua the Beth-shemeshite, and stood there; and a great stone was there. And they clave the wood of the cart, and offered up the kine as a burnt-offering to Jehovah.
15. And the Levites took down the ark of Jehovah, and the coffer that was with it, in which were the golden jewels, and put them on the great stone; and the men of Beth-shemesh offered up burnt-offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to Jehovah.
16. And the five lords of the Philistines saw [it], and returned to Ekron the same day.
17. And these are the golden sores which the Philistines returned as a trespass-offering to Jehovah: for Ashdod one, for Gazah one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
18. and the golden mice, [according to] the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and villages of the peasantry; [and they brought them] as far as the great [stone of] Abel, whereon they set down the ark of Jehovah, [which] is to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemeshite.
19. And he smote among the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of Jehovah, and smote of the people seventy men; and the people lamented, because Jehovah had smitten the people with a great slaughter.
20. And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and to whom shall he go up from us?
21. And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of Jehovah; come down, fetch it up to you.

1 Samuel 7:1-17
1. And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of Jehovah, and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and hallowed Eleazar his son to keep the ark of Jehovah.
2. And it came to pass, from the day that the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after Jehovah.
3. And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
4. And the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths and served Jehovah only.
5. And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray Jehovah for you.
6. And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.
7. And the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together at Mizpah; and the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel; and the children of Israel heard [it], and were afraid of the Philistines.
8. And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry to Jehovah our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.
9. And Samuel took a sucking-lamb, and offered it as a whole burnt-offering to Jehovah; and Samuel cried to Jehovah for Israel, and Jehovah answered him.
10. And as Samuel was offering up the burnt-offering, the Philistines advanced to battle against Israel. And Jehovah thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were routed before Israel.
11. And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, as far as below Beth-car.
12. And Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, and said, Hitherto Jehovah has helped us.
13. And the Philistines were subdued, and came no more into the borders of Israel; and the hand of Jehovah was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
14. And the cities that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath; and their territory did Israel deliver out of the hand of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorite.
15. And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
16. And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpah, and judged Israel in all those places.
17. And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house, and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to Jehovah.

Psalms 55:1-8
1. {To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David.} Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2. Attend unto me, and answer me: I wander about in my plaint, and I moan aloud,
3. Because of the voice of the enemy; because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in anger they persecute me.
4. My heart is writhing within me, and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5. Fear and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
6. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;
7. Behold, I would flee afar off, I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah;
8. I would hasten my escape from the stormy wind, from the tempest.

Proverbs 15:14-14
14. The heart of an intelligent [man] seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.

Luke 21:20-38
20. But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
21. Then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of it depart out, and those who are in the country not enter into it;
22. for these are days of avenging, that all the things that are written may be accomplished.
23. But woe to them that are with child and to them who give suck in those days, for there shall be great distress upon the land and wrath upon this people.
24. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of [the] nations until [the] times of [the] nations be fulfilled.
25. And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity [at] the roar of the sea and rolling waves,
26. men ready to die through fear and expectation of what is coming on the habitable earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
27. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh.
29. And he spoke a parable to them: Behold the fig-tree and all the trees;
30. when they already sprout, ye know of your own selves, [on] looking [at them], that already the summer is near.
31. So also *ye*, when ye see these things take place, know that the kingdom of God is near.
32. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall in no wise pass away until all come to pass.
33. The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
34. But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;
35. for as a snare shall it come upon all them that dwell upon the face of the whole earth.
36. Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
37. And by day he was teaching in the temple, and by night, going out, he remained abroad on the mountain called [the mount] of Olives;
38. and all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple to hear him.