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Bible in one year


June 3


1 Kings 15:1-34
1. Abijah became the new king of Judah during the 18 year that Jeroboam son of Nebat ruled Israel.
2. Abijah ruled in Jerusalem for three years. His mother's name was Maacah. She was Absalom's daughter.
3. He did all the same sins that his father before him had done. Abijah was not faithful to the Lord his God. In this way he was not like his grandfather, David.
4. But for David's sake, the Lord gave Abijah a kingdom in Jerusalem and allowed him to have a son. He also kept Jerusalem safe.
5. David had always done what the Lord said was right. He had always obeyed his commands. The only time David did not obey the Lord was when he sinned against Uriah the Hittite.
6. Rehoboam and Jeroboam were always fighting against each other.
7. The rest of what Abijah did is written in the book, The History of the Kings of Judah. There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam during the whole time that Abijah was king.
8. When Abijah died, he was buried in the City of David. Abijah's son Asa became the new king after him.
9. During Jeroboam's 20 year as king over Israel, Asa became king of Judah.
10. He ruled in Jerusalem for 41 years. His grandmother's name was Maacah, and she was the daughter of Absalom.
11. Asa did what the Lord said is right, as his ancestor David did.
12. During Asa's time there were men who served other gods by selling their bodies for sex. Asa forced them to leave the country. He took away the idols that his ancestors had made.
13. King Asa also took away the right of his mother Maacah to be queen mother. He did this because she had set up one of those awful poles to honor the goddess Asherah. Asa cut down that Asherah pole and smashed it into small pieces and burned the pieces in the Kidron Valley.
14. Asa did not destroy the high places, even though he was faithful to the Lord all his life.
15. Asa and his father had given some special gifts to God. Asa put these gifts of gold, silver, and other things into the Temple.
16. The whole time that King Asa was king of Judah, he fought a war against King Baasha of Israel.
17. Once Baasha attacked Judah and then built up the city of Ramah to keep Asa from leaving Judah on any kind of military campaign.
18. So Asa took gold and silver from the treasuries of the Lord's Temple and the king's palace. He gave it to his officials and sent them to King Ben-Hadad of Aram. Ben-Hadad was the son of Tabrimmon. Tabrimmon was the son of Hezion. Damascus was Ben-Hadad's capital city.
19. Asa sent this message: "My father and your father had a peace agreement. Now I want to make a peace agreement with you. I am sending you this gift of gold and silver. Please break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel and make him leave us alone."
20. King Ben-Hadad made the agreement with King Asa and sent his army to fight against the Israelite towns of Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah, the towns near Lake Galilee, and the area of Naphtali.
21. When Baasha heard about these attacks, he stopped building up Ramah and went back to Tirzah.
22. Then King Asa gave an order to all the men in Judah. Everyone had to help. They had to go to Ramah and carry out all the stone and wood that Baasha was using to build up the city. They carried the material to Geba in Benjamin and to Mizpah and used it to strengthen those two cities.
23. All the other things about Asa—the great things he did and the cities he built— are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Judah. When Asa became old, his feet became infected.
24. He died and was buried in the City of David, his ancestor. Then Asa's son Jehoshaphat became the new king after him.
25. During Asa's second year as king of Judah, Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel. Nadab ruled over Israel for two years.
26. He did what the Lord said was wrong. He sinned just as his father Jeroboam did when he caused the Israelites to sin.
27. Baasha was the son of Ahijah. They were from the tribe of Issachar. Baasha made a plan to kill King Nadab. Nadab and all Israel were fighting against the Philistine town of Gibbethon. And that is where Baasha killed Nadab.
28. This happened during Asa's third year as king of Judah. So Baasha became the next king of Israel.
29. When Baasha became the new king, he killed everyone in Jeroboam's family. He left no one in Jeroboam's family alive. This happened just as the Lord said it would when he spoke through his servant Ahijah at Shiloh.
30. This happened because King Jeroboam had committed many sins and had caused the Israelites to sin. This made the Lord, the God of Israel, very angry.
31. The other things that Nadab did are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel.
32. All during the time that Baasha ruled over Israel, he was fighting wars against King Asa of Judah.
33. Baasha son of Ahijah became king of Israel during the third year that Asa ruled over Judah. Baasha ruled in Tirzah for 24 years,
34. but he did what the Lord said was wrong. He did the same sins that Jeroboam had done that caused the Israelites to sin.

1 Kings 16:1-34
1. Then the Lord spoke against King Baasha through the prophet, Jehu son of Hanani. He said,
2. "I made you an important prince over my people Israel. But you have done the same things Jeroboam did. You have caused my people Israel to sin. Their sins have made me angry.
3. So Baasha, I will destroy you and your family, just as I did Jeroboam son of Nebat and his family.
4. Dogs will eat the bodies of those in your family who die in the city. And wild birds will eat the bodies of those who die out in the fields."
5. The rest of the story about Baasha and the great things he did are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel.
6. Baasha died and was buried in Tirzah. His son Elah became the new king after him.
7. That book also has the story of the time the Lord gave the message to Jehu the prophet about Baasha and his family. Baasha did many things the Lord said were wrong, just as Jeroboam did. This and the fact that Baasha had killed Jeroboam made the Lord very angry.
8. Elah son of Baasha became king during the 26 year that Asa was the king of Judah. He ruled in Tirzah for two years.
9. Zimri was one of King Elah's officers. Zimri commanded half of Elah's chariots, but Zimri plotted against Elah. King Elah was in Tirzah, drinking and getting drunk at Arza's home. Arza was the man in charge of the palace at Tirzah.
10. Zimri went into the house and killed King Elah. Then Zimri became the new king of Israel after Elah. This was during the 27 year that Asa was king in Judah.
11. After Zimri became the new king, he killed all of Baasha's family and friends. He did not let any male in Baasha's family live.
12. So Zimri destroyed Baasha's family just as the Lord said he would when he spoke against Baasha through the prophet Jehu.
13. This happened because of all the sins of Baasha and his son Elah. They sinned and they caused the Israelites to sin. They worshiped worthless idols, and this made the Lord angry.
14. The rest of what that Elah did is written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel.
15. Zimri became king of Israel during the 27 year that Asa was king of Judah. Zimri ruled in Tirzah only seven days. This is what happened: The army of Israel was at Gibbethon, which was under Philistine control.
16. Omri was the commander of the army of Israel. The men in the camp heard that Zimri had made secret plans against the king and killed him. So in the camp all the soldiers made Omri the new king.
17. Then Omri and all the soldiers of Israel left Gibbethon and went to Tirzah. They surrounded the city and attacked it.
18. When Zimri saw the city had been captured, he ran to the palace fortress, but the soldiers burned it down with him still in it.
19. So Zimri died because he sinned and did what the Lord said was wrong, just as Jeroboam did when he caused the Israelites to sin.
20. The story about Zimri's secret plans and the other things that he did are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel.
21. Then the Israelites were divided. Half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath and wanted to make him king. The other half of the people followed Omri.
22. But Omri's followers were stronger than the followers of Tibni son of Ginath. Tibni died, and Omri became king.
23. Omri became king of Israel during Asa's 31 year as the king of Judah. Omri ruled over Israel for 12 years. Six of those years he ruled from Tirzah.
24. Then Omri bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for about 150 pounds of silver. Omri built a city on that hill. He named the city Samaria after the name of its owner, Shemer.
25. Omri did what the Lord said was wrong. He was worse than all the kings who were before him.
26. He committed all the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had committed when he caused the Israelites to sin. They worshiped worthless idols, and this made the Lord, the God of Israel, very angry.
27. The rest of the story about Omri and the great things he did are written in the book, The History of the Kings of Israel.
28. Omri died and was buried in Samaria. His son Ahab became the new king after him.
29. Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel during the 38 year that Asa was king of Judah. Ahab ruled Israel from the town of Samaria for 22 years.
30. He did what the Lord said was wrong. Ahab was worse than all the kings who were before him.
31. It was not enough for Ahab to commit the same sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had done, Ahab also married Jezebel daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Then Ahab began to serve and worship Baal.
32. He built a temple and an altar in Samaria for worshiping Baal.
33. He also set up a sacred pole. Ahab did more to make the Lord, the God of Israel, angry than all the other kings who were before him.
34. During Ahab's time, Hiel from Bethel rebuilt the town of Jericho. When Hiel started work on the city, his oldest son Abiram died. And when Hiel built the gates of the city, his youngest son, Segub, died. This happened just as the Lord said it would when he spoke through Joshua son of Nun.

Psalms 69:22-28
22. Their tables are covered with food. Let their fellowship meals destroy them.
23. Let them go blind and their backs become weak.
24. Show them how angry you are. Let them feel what your anger can do.
25. Make their homes empty. Don't let anyone live there.
26. They try to hurt people you have already punished. They tell everyone about the suffering you gave them.
27. Punish them for the bad things they have done. Don't show them how good you can be.
28. Erase their names from the book of life. Don't let their names appear on the list of those who do what is right.

Proverbs 17:25-26
25. Foolish children upset their parents and make them sad.
26. It is wrong to punish an innocent person or attack leaders for doing what is right.

John 13:1-20
1. It was almost time for the Jewish Passover festival. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go back to the Father. Jesus had always loved the people in the world who were his. Now was the time he showed them his love the most.
2. Jesus and his followers were at the evening meal. The devil had already persuaded Judas Iscariot to hand Jesus over to his enemies. (Judas was the son of Simon.)
3. The Father had given Jesus power over everything. Jesus knew this. He also knew that he had come from God. And he knew that he was going back to God.
4. So while they were eating, Jesus stood up and took off his robe. He got a towel and wrapped it around his waist.
5. Then he poured water into a bowl and began to wash the followers' feet. He dried their feet with the towel that was wrapped around his waist.
6. He came to Simon Peter. But Peter said to him, "Lord, you should not wash my feet."
7. Jesus answered, "You don't know what I am doing now. But later you will understand."
8. Peter said, "No! You will never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "If I don't wash your feet, you are not one of my people."
9. Simon Peter said, "Lord, after you wash my feet, wash my hands and my head too!"
10. Jesus said, "After a person has a bath, his whole body is clean. He needs only to wash his feet. And you are clean, but not all of you."
11. Jesus knew who would hand him over to his enemies. That is why he said, "Not all of you are clean."
12. When Jesus finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and went back to the table. He asked, "Do you understand what I did for you?
13. You call me 'Teacher.' And you call me 'Lord.' And this is right, because that is what I am.
14. I am your Lord and Teacher. But I washed your feet. So you also should wash each other's feet.
15. I did this as an example for you. So you should serve each other just as I served you.
16. Believe me, servants are not greater than their master. Those who are sent to do something are not greater than the one who sent them.
17. If you know these things, you will be happy if you do them.
18. "I am not talking about all of you. I know the people I have chosen. But what the Scriptures say must happen: 'The man who shared my food has turned against me.'
19. I am telling you this now before it happens. Then when it happens, you will believe that I AM.
20. I assure you, whoever accepts the person I send also accepts me. And whoever accepts me also accepts the one who sent me."