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June 28


1 Chronicles 19:1-19
1. Now after this Nahash the king of the Ammonites died, and his son reigned in his place.
2. And David said, "I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me." So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him.
3. But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, "Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?"
4. So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away;
5. and they departed. When David was told concerning the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, "Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return."
6. When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent 1,000 talents of silver to hire chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah and from Zobah.
7. They hired 32,000 chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and encamped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cities and came to battle.
8. When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men.
9. And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.
10. When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians.
11. The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and they were arrayed against the Ammonites.
12. And he said, "If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.
13. Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what seems good to him."
14. So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians for battle, and they fled before him.
15. And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai, Joab's brother, and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
16. But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
17. And when it was told to David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to them and drew up his forces against them. And when David set the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
18. And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 7,000 chariots and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death also Shophach the commander of their army.
19. And when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Syrians were not willing to save the Ammonites any more.

1 Chronicles 20:1-8
1. In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army and ravaged the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. And Joab struck down Rabbah and overthrew it.
2. And David took the crown of their king from his head. He found that it weighed a talent of gold, and in it was a precious stone. And it was placed on David's head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount.
3. And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor with saws and iron picks and axes. And thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
4. And after this there arose war with the Philistines at Gezer. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and the Philistines were subdued.
5. And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
6. And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.
7. And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David's brother, struck him down.
8. These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.

Psalms 78:26-33
26. He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind;
27. he rained meat on them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas;
28. he let them fall in the midst of their camp, all around their dwellings.
29. And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved.
30. But before they had satisfied their craving, while the food was still in their mouths,
31. the anger of God rose against them, and he killed the strongest of them and laid low the young men of Israel.
32. In spite of all this, they still sinned; despite his wonders, they did not believe.
33. So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror.

Proverbs 19:27-29
27. Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28. A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29. Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.

Acts 8:26-40
26. Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert place.
27. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
28. and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
29. And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."
30. So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31. And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
32. Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.
33. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth."
34. And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?"
35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
36. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
37.
38. And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
39. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.