Bibel in einem Jahr

Mai 25

2 Samuel 21:1-22
1. While David was king, there was a famine that continued for three years. So David prayed to the Lord. And the Lord answered, "Saul and his family of murderers are the reason for the famine, because he killed the Gibeonites."
2. (The Gibeonites were not Israelites. They were a group of Amorites. The Israelites had promised not to hurt them, but Saul tried to kill the Gibeonites. He did this because of his strong feelings for the people of Israel and Judah.) King David called the Gibeonites together and talked to them.
3. David said to the Gibeonites, "What can I do for you? What can I do to take away Israel's sin, so that you can bless the Lord's people?"
4. The Gibeonites said to David, "There isn't enough gold and silver for Saul's family to pay for what they did. But we don't have the right to kill anyone else in Israel." David said, "Well, what can I do for you?"
5. The Gibeonites said to King David, "The person who plotted against us was Saul. He is the one who tried to destroy all our people living in the land of Israel.
6. Give us seven of Saul's sons. Saul was the Lord's chosen king, so we will hang his sons in front of the Lord on Mount Gibeah of Saul." King David said, "All right, I will give them to you."
7. But the king protected Jonathan's son, Mephibosheth. Jonathan was Saul's son, and David had made a promise in the Lord's name to Jonathan. So the king did not let them hurt Mephibosheth.
8. David gave them Armoni and Mephibosheth. These were the sons of Saul and Rizpah. Saul also had a daughter named Merab who was married to Adriel son of Barzillai, from Meholah. David took the five sons of Merab and Adriel.
9. David gave these seven men to the Gibeonites who then brought them to Mount Gibeah and hanged them in front of the Lord. Those seven men died together in the spring, during the first days of the barley harvest.
10. Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took a mourning cloth and put it on the rock. That cloth stayed on the rock from the time the harvest began until the rains came. Rizpah watched the bodies day and night. She protected them from the wild birds during the day and the wild animals at night.
11. People told David what Saul's slave woman Rizpah was doing.
12. Then David took the bones of Saul and Jonathan from the men of Jabesh Gilead. (The men of Jabesh Gilead got these bones after Saul and Jonathan were killed at Gilboa. The Philistines had hanged the bodies of Saul and Jonathan on a wall in Beth Shan. But the men of Beth Shan went there and stole the bodies from that public area.)
13. David brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from Jabesh Gilead and buried them with the bodies of the seven men who were hanged.
14. They buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the area of Benjamin, in one of the tunnels in the grave of Saul's father Kish, as the king commanded. After that God again listened to the prayers of the people in that land.
15. The Philistines started another war with Israel. David and his men went out to fight the Philistines, but David became very tired and weak.
16. Ishbi Benob was one of the giants. His spear weighed about 7 pounds. Ishbi Benob was wearing his new weapons and tried to kill David,
17. but Abishai son of Zeruiah killed the Philistine and saved David's life. Then David's men made a special promise to him. They said, "You cannot go out with us to battle anymore. If you do, Israel might lose its greatest leader."
18. Later, there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob. Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Saph, another one of the giants.
19. Later, there was another battle at Gob against the Philistines. Elhanan the son of Jaare Oregim from Bethlehem killed {Lahmi, the brother of} Goliath from Gath. His spear was as big as a post.
20. There was another battle at Gath. There was a very large man who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. He had 24 fingers and toes in all. This man was also one of the giants.
21. This man challenged Israel and made fun of them, but Jonathan killed this man. (This was Jonathan, the son of David's brother Shimei.)
22. All four of these men were giants from Gath. They were killed by David and his men.

2 Samuel 22:1-51
1. David sang this song to the Lord when the Lord saved him from Saul and all his other enemies.
2. The Lord is my Rock, my fortress, my place of safety.
3. He is my God, the Rock I run to for protection. He is my shield; by his power I am saved. He is my hiding place, my place of safety, high in the hills. He is my savior, the one who saves me from the cruel enemy.
4. I called to the Lord for help, and he saved me from my enemies. He is worthy of my praise!
5. Waves of death were crashing around me. A deadly flood was carrying me away.
6. The ropes of the grave wrapped around me. Death set its trap right there in front of me.
7. In my trouble I called to the Lord. Yes, I cried out to my God for help. There in his temple he heard my voice. He heard my cry for help.
8. The earth shook and shivered. The foundations of heaven trembled. They shook because the Lord was angry.
9. Smoke came from his nose. Burning flames came from his mouth. Red-hot coals fell from him.
10. He tore open the sky and came down! He stood on a thick, dark cloud.
11. He flew across the sky, riding on a Cherub angel, gliding on the wings of the wind.
12. He wrapped himself in darkness that covered him like a tent. He was hidden by dark clouds filled with water.
13. Out of the brightness before him, flashes of lightning came down.
14. The Lord thundered from the sky. God Most High let his voice be heard.
15. He scattered the enemy with his arrows— the lightning bolts that threw them into confusion.
16. The Lord shouted his command, and a powerful wind began to blow. Then the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the earth's foundations were uncovered.
17. The Lord reached down from above and grabbed me. He pulled me from the deep water.
18. He saved me from my powerful enemies, who hated me. They were too strong for me, so he saved me.
19. They attacked me in my time of trouble, but the Lord was there to support me.
20. He was pleased with me, so he rescued me. He took me to a safe place.
21. The Lord rewarded me for doing what is right. He was good to me because I am innocent.
22. The Lord did this because I have obeyed him. I have not turned against my God.
23. I always remembered his laws. I never stopped following his rules.
24. He knows I did nothing that was wrong. I have kept myself from sinning.
25. So the Lord rewarded me for doing what is right. He could see that I am innocent.
26. Lord, you are faithful to those who are faithful. You are good to those who are good.
27. You never do wrong to those who have done no wrong. But you outsmart the wicked, no matter how clever they are.
28. You help those who are humble, but as soon as you see the proud, you humiliate them.
29. Lord, you are my lamp. You, Lord, turn the darkness around me into light.
30. With your help I can defeat an army. If my God is with me, I can climb over enemy walls.
31. God's way is perfect. The Lord's promise always proves to be true. He protects those who trust him.
32. There is no God except the Lord. There is no Rock except our God.
33. God is my strong fortress. He clears the path I need to take.
34. He makes my feet as steady as those of a deer. Even on steep mountains he keeps me from falling.
35. He trains me for war so that my arms can bend the most powerful bow.
36. Lord, you have given me your shield to protect me. It is your help that has made me great.
37. You cleared a path for my feet so that I could walk without stumbling.
38. I chased my enemies and defeated them. I did not stop until they were destroyed.
39. I destroyed my enemies. I struck them down. They did not get up again. They fell under my feet.
40. Lord, you made me strong in battle. You made my enemies fall before me.
41. You made my enemies turn and run away. I destroyed those who hated me.
42. They looked for help, but there was no one to save them. They cried out to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
43. I beat my enemies into pieces like dust on the ground. I smashed them and walked on them like mud in the streets.
44. You saved me from those who fought against me. You made me the ruler over nations. People I never knew now serve me.
45. Foreigners fall helpless before me! As soon as they heard about me, they were ready to obey.
46. They lose all their courage and come out of their hiding places shaking with fear.
47. The Lord lives! I praise my Rock! How great is my God, the Rock who saves me!
48. He is the God who punishes my enemies for me, the one who puts people under my rule.
49. He saves me from my enemies! You, Lord, help me defeat those who attack me. You save me from cruel people.
50. Lord, that is why I praise you among the nations. That is why I sing songs of praise to your name.
51. The Lord helps his king win battle after battle. He shows his faithful love to the one he has chosen, to David and his descendants forever.

Psalms 68:1-6
1. To the director: A praise song of David. God, get up and scatter your enemies! May all your enemies run from you.
2. May your enemies be scattered like smoke blown away by the wind. May your enemies be destroyed like wax melting in a fire.
3. But let good people be happy. Let them gather before God and enjoy themselves together.
4. Sing to God! Sing praises to his name! Prepare the way for the one who rides on the clouds. His name is Yah. Worship before him with joy.
5. God, who lives in his holy palace, is a father to orphans, and he takes care of widows.
6. God provides homes for those who are lonely. He frees people from prison and makes them happy. But those who turn against him will live in the desert.

Proverbs 17:2-4
2. A smart servant will gain control over his master's foolish son. He will be treated like a son and get a share of the inheritance.
3. Fire is used to make gold and silver pure, but a person's heart is made pure by the Lord.
4. People who do evil listen to evil ideas. Liars listen to liars.

John 8:28-59
28. So he said to them, "You will lift up the Son of Man. Then you will know that I AM. You will know that whatever I do is not by my own authority. You will know that I say only what the Father has taught me.
29. The one who sent me is with me. I always do what pleases him. So he has not left me alone."
30. While he was saying these things, many people believed in him.
31. So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, "If you continue to accept and obey my teaching, you are really my followers.
32. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
33. They answered, "We are Abraham's descendants. And we have never been slaves. So why do you say that we will be free?"
34. Jesus said, "The truth is, everyone who sins is a slave—a slave to sin.
35. A slave does not stay with a family forever. But a son belongs to the family forever.
36. So if the Son makes you free, you are really free.
37. I know you are Abraham's descendants. But you want to kill me, because you don't want to accept my teaching.
38. I am telling you what my Father has shown me. But you do what your father has told you."
39. They said, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said, "If you were really Abraham's descendants, you would do what Abraham did.
40. I am someone who has told you the truth I heard from God. But you are trying to kill me. Abraham did nothing like that.
41. So you are doing what your own father did." But they said, "We are not like children who never knew who their father was. God is our Father. He is the only Father we have."
42. Jesus said to them, "If God were really your Father, you would love me. I came from God, and now I am here. I did not come by my own authority. God sent me.
43. You don't understand the things I say, because you cannot accept my teaching.
44. Your father is the devil. You belong to him. You want to do what he wants. He was a murderer from the beginning. He was always against the truth. There is no truth in him. He is like the lies he tells. Yes, the devil is a liar. He is the father of lies.
45. "I am telling you the truth, and that's why you don't believe me.
46. Can any of you prove that I am guilty of sin? If I tell the truth, why don't you believe me?
47. Whoever belongs to God accepts what he says. But you don't accept what God says, because you don't belong to God."
48. The Jews there answered, "We say you are a Samaritan. We say a demon is making you crazy! Are we not right when we say this?"
49. Jesus answered, "I have no demon in me. I give honor to my Father, but you give no honor to me.
50. I am not trying to get honor for myself. There is one who wants this honor for me. He is the judge.
51. I promise you, whoever continues to obey my teaching will never die."
52. The Jews said to Jesus, "Now we know that you have a demon in you! Even Abraham and the prophets died. But you say, 'Whoever obeys my teaching will never die.'
53. Do you think you are greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
54. Jesus answered, "If I give honor to myself, that honor is worth nothing. The one who gives me honor is my Father. And you say that he is your God.
55. But you don't really know him. I know him. If I said I did not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey what he says.
56. Your father Abraham was very happy that he would see the day when I came. He saw that day and was happy."
57. The Jews said to Jesus, "What? How can you say you have seen Abraham? You are not even 50 years old!"
58. Jesus answered, "The fact is, before Abraham was born, I AM."
59. When he said this, they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus hid, and then he left the Temple area.