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Bible in one year


June 23


1 Chronicles 9:1-44
1. The names of all the Israelites were listed in their family histories. Those family histories were put in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel. The people of Judah were made prisoners and forced to go to Babylon. They were taken there because they were not faithful to God.
2. The first people to come back and live in their own lands and towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and servants who work in the Temple.
3. These are the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh who lived in Jerusalem:
4. Uthai was Ammihud's son. Ammihud was Omri's son. Omri was Imri's son. Imri was Bani's son. Bani was a descendant of Perez. Perez was Judah's son.
5. The Shilonites who lived in Jerusalem were Asaiah the oldest son and his sons.
6. The Zerahites who lived in Jerusalem were Jeuel and their relatives. There were 690 of them in all.
7. These are the people from the tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem: Sallu was Meshullam's son. Meshullam was Hodaviah's son. Hodaviah was Hassenuah's son.
8. Ibneiah was Jeroham's son. Elah was Uzzi's son. Uzzi was Micri's son. And Meshullam was Shephatiah's son. Shephatiah was Reuel's son. Reuel was Ibnijah's son.
9. The family history of Benjamin shows there were 956 of them living in Jerusalem. All these men were leaders in their families.
10. These are the priests who lived in Jerusalem: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin, and
11. Azariah. Azariah was Hilkiah's son. Hilkiah was Meshullam's son. Meshullam was Zadok's son. Zadok was Meraioth's son. Meraioth was Ahitub's son. Ahitub was the important official responsible for God's Temple.
12. Also there was Jeroham's son, Adaiah. Jeroham was Pashhur's son. Pashhur was Malkijah's son. And there was Adiel's son, Maasai. Adiel was Jahzerah's son. Jahzerah was Meshullam's son. Meshullam was Meshillemith's son. Meshillemith was Immer's son.
13. There were 1760 priests. They were leaders of their families. They were responsible for the work of serving in God's Temple.
14. These are the people from the tribe of Levi who lived in Jerusalem: Hasshub's son, Shemaiah. Hasshub was Azrikam's son. Azrikam was Hashabiah's son. Hashabiah was a descendant of Merari.
15. Also living in Jerusalem were Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah. Mattaniah was Mica's son. Mica was Zicri's son. Zicri was Asaph's son.
16. Obadiah was Shemaiah's son. Shemaiah was Galal's son. Galal was Jeduthun's son. Berekiah was Asa's son. Asa was Elkanah's son. Berekiah lived in the small towns near the people of Netophah.
17. These are the gatekeepers who lived in Jerusalem: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their leader.
18. Now these men stand next to the King's Gate on the east side. They were the gatekeepers from the tribe of Levi.
19. Shallum was Kore's son. Kore was Ebiasaph's son. Ebiasaph was Korah's son. Shallum and his brothers were gatekeepers. They were from the family of Korah. They had the job of guarding the gates to the Holy Tent. They did this just as their ancestors had done before them. Their ancestors had the job of guarding the entrance to the Holy Tent.
20. In the past, Phinehas was in charge of the gatekeepers. Phinehas was Eleazar's son. The Lord was with Phinehas.
21. Zechariah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the Holy Tent.
22. In all there were 212 men who were chosen to guard the gates of the Holy Tent. Their names were written in their family histories in their small towns. David and Samuel the seer chose these men because they could be trusted.
23. The gatekeepers and their descendants had the responsibility of guarding the gates of the Lord's house, the Holy Tent.
24. There were gates on the four sides: east, west, north, and south.
25. The gatekeepers' relatives who lived in the small towns had to come and help them at certain times. They came and helped the gatekeepers for seven days each time.
26. There were four gatekeepers who were the leaders of all the gatekeepers. They were Levites. They had the job of caring for the rooms and treasures in God's Temple.
27. They stayed up all night guarding God's Temple, and they had the job of opening God's Temple every morning.
28. Some of the gatekeepers had the job of caring for the dishes used in the Temple services. They counted them when they were brought in. They also counted these dishes when they were taken out.
29. Other gatekeepers were chosen to care for the furniture and the special dishes. They also took care of the flour, wine, oil, incense, and special oil.
30. But it was the priests who had the job of mixing the special oil.
31. There was a Levite named Mattithiah who had the job of baking the bread used for the offerings. Mattithiah was Shallum's oldest son. Shallum was from the Korah family.
32. Some of the gatekeepers who were in the Korah family had the job of preparing the bread put on the table every Sabbath.
33. The Levites who were singers and leaders of their families stayed in the rooms at the Temple. They did not have to do other work because they were responsible for the work in the Temple day and night.
34. All these Levites were leaders of their families. They were listed as leaders in their family histories. They lived in Jerusalem.
35. Jeiel was Gibeon's father. Jeiel lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife was named Maacah.
36. Jeiel's oldest son was Abdon. Other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
37. Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38. Mikloth was Shimeam's father. Jeiel's family lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.
39. Ner was Kish's father. Kish was Saul's father. And Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki Shua, Abinadab, and Esh Baal.
40. Jonathan's son was Merib Baal. Merib Baal was Micah's father.
41. Micah's sons were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42. Ahaz was Jadah's father. Jadah was Jarah's father. Jarah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was Moza's father.
43. Moza was the father of Binea. Rephaiah was Binea's son. Eleasah was Rephaiah's son. And Azel was Eleasah's son.
44. Azel had six sons. Their names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. They were Azel's children.

1 Chronicles 10:1-14
1. The Philistines fought against the Israelites. The Israelites ran away from the Philistines. Many Israelites were killed on Mount Gilboa.
2. The Philistines continued chasing Saul and his sons. They caught them and killed them. The Philistines killed Saul's sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malki Shua.
3. The fighting was heavy around Saul. The archers shot Saul with their arrows and wounded him.
4. Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Pull out your sword and use it to kill me. Then these foreigners will not hurt me and make fun of me when they come." But Saul's armor bearer was afraid. He refused to kill Saul. Then Saul used his own sword to kill himself—he fell on his sword.
5. When the armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he killed himself—he fell on his own sword and died.
6. So Saul and three of his sons died. All of Saul's family died together.
7. When all the Israelites living in the valley saw that their own army had run away and that Saul and his sons were dead, they left their towns and ran away. Then the Philistines came into the towns and lived in them.
8. The next day, the Philistines came to take valuable things from the dead bodies. They found Saul's body and the bodies of his sons on Mount Gilboa.
9. The Philistines took things from Saul's body. They took Saul's head and armor. They sent messengers through all their country to tell the news to their false gods and to their people.
10. The Philistines put Saul's armor in the temple of their false gods. They hung Saul's head in the temple of Dagon.
11. All the people living in the town of Jabesh Gilead heard everything that the Philistines had done to Saul.
12. All the brave men from Jabesh Gilead went to get the bodies of Saul and his sons. They brought them back to Jabesh Gilead. They buried the bones of Saul and his sons under the large tree in Jabesh. Then they showed their sadness and fasted for seven days.
13. Saul died because he was not faithful to the Lord. He did not obey the Lord's word. Saul also went to a medium and asked her for advice
14. instead of asking the Lord. That is why the Lord killed Saul and gave the kingdom to Jesse's son David.

Psalms 77:10-15
10. Then I said to myself, "What bothers me most is the thought that God Most High has lost his power."
11. Lord, I remember what you have done. I remember the amazing things you did long ago.
12. I think about those things. I think about them all the time.
13. God, all that you do is holy. No god is as great as you are.
14. You are the God who does amazing things. You showed the nations your great power.
15. By your power you saved your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Proverbs 19:15-16
15. Laziness brings on sleep, and an appetite for rest brings on hunger.
16. Obey the law and live; ignore it and die.

Acts 6:1-15
1. More and more people were becoming followers of Jesus. But during this same time, the Greek-speaking followers began to complain against the other Jewish followers. They said that their widows were not getting their share of what the followers received every day.
2. The twelve apostles called the whole group of followers together. The apostles said to them, "It would not be right for us to give up our work of teaching God's word in order to be in charge of getting food to people.
3. So, brothers and sisters, choose seven of your men who have a good reputation. They must be full of wisdom and the Spirit. We will give them this work to do.
4. Then we can use all our time to pray and to teach the word of God."
5. The whole group liked the idea. So they chose these seven men: Stephen (a man with great faith and full of the Holy Spirit), Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus (a man from Antioch who had become a Jew).
6. Then they put these men before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7. The word of God was reaching more and more people. The group of followers in Jerusalem became larger and larger. Even a big group of Jewish priests believed and obeyed.
8. Stephen received a great blessing. God gave him power to do great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.
9. But some of the Jews there were from the synagogue of Free Men, as it was called. The group included Jews from Cyrene, Alexandria, Cilicia, and Asia. They started arguing with Stephen.
10. But the Spirit was helping him speak with wisdom. His words were so strong that these Jews could not argue with him.
11. So they told some men to say, "We heard Stephen say bad things against Moses and against God!"
12. By doing this, these Jews upset the people, the older Jewish leaders, and the teachers of the law. They became so angry that they came and grabbed Stephen and took him to a meeting of the high council.
13. The Jews brought some men into the meeting to tell lies about Stephen. These men said, "This man is always saying things against this holy place and against the Law of Moses.
14. We heard him say that Jesus from Nazareth will destroy this place and change what Moses told us to do."
15. Everyone there in the council meeting was staring at Stephen. They saw that his face looked like the face of an angel.