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Bible in one year


May 19


2 Samuel 9:1-13
1. David asked, "Is there anyone remaining from Saul's family I can show kindness to because of Jonathan?"
2. There was a servant of Saul's family named Ziba. They summoned him to David, and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" "[I am] your servant," he replied.
3. So the king asked, "Is there anyone left of Saul's family I can show the kindness of God to?" Ziba said to the king, "There is still Jonathan's son who is lame in both feet."
4. The king asked him, "Where is he?" Ziba answered the king, "You'll find him in Lo-debar at the house of Machir son of Ammiel."
5. So King David had him brought from the house of Machir son of Ammiel in Lo-debar.
6. Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul came to David, bowed down to the ground and paid homage. David said, "Mephibosheth!" "I am your servant," he replied.
7. "Don't be afraid," David said to him, "since I intend to show you kindness because of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all your grandfather Saul's fields, and you will always eat meals at my table."
8. Mephibosheth bowed down and said, "What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?"
9. Then the king summoned Saul's attendant Ziba and said to him, "I have given to your master's grandson all that belonged to Saul and his family.
10. You, your sons, and your servants are to work the ground for him, and you are to bring in [the crops] so your master's grandson will have food to eat. But Mephibosheth, your master's grandson, is always to eat at my table." Now Ziba had 15 sons and 20 servants.
11. Ziba said to the king, "Your servant will do all my lord the king commands." So Mephibosheth ate at David's table just like one of the king's sons.
12. Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. All those living in Ziba's house were Mephibosheth's servants.
13. However, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. He was lame in both feet.

2 Samuel 10:1-19
1. Some time later the king of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun became king in his place.
2. Then David said, "I'll show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent his emissaries to console Hanun concerning his father. However, when they arrived in the land of the Ammonites,
3. the Ammonite leaders said to Hanun their lord, "Just because David has sent men with condolences for you, do you really believe he's showing respect for your father? Instead, hasn't David sent his emissaries in order to scout out the city, spy on it, and overthrow it?"
4. So Hanun took David's emissaries, shaved off half their beards, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away.
5. When this was reported to David, he sent [someone] to meet them, since they were deeply humiliated. The king said, "Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return."
6. When the Ammonites realized they had become repulsive to David, they hired 20,000 foot soldiers from the Arameans of Beth-rehob and Zobah, 1,000 men from the king of Maacah, and 12,000 men from Tob.
7. David heard about it and sent Joab and all the fighting men.
8. The Ammonites marched out and lined up in battle formation at the entrance to the city gate while the Arameans of Zobah and Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were in the field by themselves.
9. When Joab saw that there was a battle line in front of him and another behind him, he chose some men out of all the elite troops of Israel and lined up in battle formation to engage the Arameans.
10. He placed the rest of the forces under the command of his brother Abishai who lined up in battle formation to engage the Ammonites.
11. "If the Arameans are too strong for me," Joab said, "then you will be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I'll come to help you.
12. Be strong! We must prove ourselves strong for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD's will be done."
13. Joab and his troops advanced to fight against the Arameans, and they fled before him.
14. When the Ammonites saw that the Arameans had fled, they too fled before Abishai and entered the city. So Joab withdrew from the attack against the Ammonites and went to Jerusalem.
15. When the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they regrouped.
16. Hadadezer sent [messengers] to bring the Arameans who were across the Euphrates River, and they came to Helam with Shobach, commander of Hadadezer's army, leading them.
17. When this was reported to David, he gathered all Israel, crossed the Jordan, and went to Helam. Then the Arameans lined up in formation to engage David in battle and fought against him.
18. But the Arameans fled before Israel, and David killed 700 of their charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers. He also struck down Shobach commander of their army, who died there.
19. When all the kings who were Hadadezer's subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became their subjects. After this, the Arameans were afraid to ever help the Ammonites again.

Psalms 65:1-8
1. [For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.] Praise is rightfully Yours, God, in Zion; vows to You will be fulfilled.
2. All humanity will come to You, the One who hears prayer.
3. Iniquities overwhelm me; only You can atone for our rebellions.
4. How happy is the one You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.
5. You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works, God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas;
6. You establish the mountains by Your power, robed with strength;
7. You silence the roar of the seas, the roar of their waves, and the tumult of the nations.
8. Those who live far away are awed by Your signs; You make east and west shout for joy.

Proverbs 16:20-21
20. The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the LORD will be happy.
21. Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.

John 6:1-21
1. After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias).
2. And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing on the sick.
3. So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples.
4. Now the Passover, a Jewish festival, was near.
5. Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip, "Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?"
6. He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.
7. Philip answered, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn't be enough for each of them to have a little."
8. One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
9. "There's a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish-- but what are they for so many?"
10. Then Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. The men numbered about 5,000.
11. Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were seated-- so also with the fish, as much as they wanted.
12. When they were full, He told His disciples, "Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted."
13. So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.
14. When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, "This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!"
15. Therefore, when Jesus knew that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He withdrew again to the mountain by Himself.
16. When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
17. got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them.
18. Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn.
19. After they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they were afraid.
20. But He said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid!"
21. Then they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.