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Bible in one year


May 29


1 Kings 5:1-18
1. Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that he had been anointed king in his father's place, for Hiram had always been friends with David.
2. Solomon sent [this message] to Hiram:
3. "You know my father David was not able to build a temple for the name of the LORD his God. This was because of the warfare all around him until the LORD put his enemies under his feet.
4. The LORD my God has now given me rest all around; there is no enemy or crisis.
5. So I plan to build a temple for the name of the LORD my God, according to what the LORD promised my father David: 'I will put your son on your throne in your place, and he will build the temple for My name.'
6. "Therefore, command that cedars from Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants' wages according to whatever you say, for you know that not a man among us knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians."
7. When Hiram heard Solomon's words, he greatly rejoiced and said, "May the LORD be praised today! He has given David a wise son to be over this great people!"
8. Then Hiram sent [a reply] to Solomon, saying, "I have heard your message; I will do everything you want regarding the cedar and cypress timber.
9. My servants will bring [the logs] down from Lebanon to the sea, and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place you indicate. I will break them apart there, and you can take them away. You then can meet my needs by providing my household with food."
10. So Hiram provided Solomon with all the cedar and cypress timber he wanted,
11. and Solomon provided Hiram with 100,000 bushels of wheat as food for his household and 110,000 gallons of beaten oil. Solomon did this for Hiram year after year.
12. The LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as He had promised him. There was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.
13. Then King Solomon drafted forced laborers from all Israel; the labor force numbered 30,000 men.
14. He sent 10,000 to Lebanon each month in shifts; one month they were in Lebanon, two months they were at home. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labor.
15. Solomon had 70,000 porters and 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains,
16. not including his 3,300 deputies in charge of the work. They ruled over the people doing the work.
17. The king commanded them to quarry large, costly stones to lay the foundation of the temple with dressed stones.
18. So Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders, along with the Gebalites, quarried [the stone] and prepared the timber and stone for the temple's construction.

1 Kings 6:1-38
1. Solomon [began to] build the temple for the LORD in the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv.
2. The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
3. The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feet long extending across the temple's width, and 15 feet deep in front of the temple.
4. He also made windows with beveled frames for the temple.
5. He then built a chambered structure along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambers all around.
6. The lowest chamber was seven and a half feet wide, the middle was nine feet wide, and the third was 10 and a half feet wide. He also provided offset ledges for the temple all around the outside so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.
7. The temple's construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
8. The door for the lowest side chamber was on the right side of the temple. They went up a stairway to the middle [chamber], and from the middle to the third.
9. When he finished building the temple, he paneled it with boards and planks of cedar.
10. He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; [each story was] seven and a half feet high.
11. The word of the LORD came to Solomon:
12. "As for this temple you are building-- if you walk in My statutes, execute My ordinances, and keep all My commandments by walking in them, I will fulfill My promise to you, which I made to your father David.
13. I will live among the Israelites and not abandon My people Israel."
14. When Solomon finished building the temple,
15. he paneled the interior temple walls with cedar boards; from the temple floor to the surface of the ceiling he overlaid the interior with wood. He also overlaid the floor with cypress boards.
16. Then he lined 30 feet of the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the surface of the ceiling, and he built the interior as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place.
17. The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was 60 feet long.
18. The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with [ornamental] gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.
19. He prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple to put the ark of the LORD's covenant there.
20. The interior of the sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar.
21. Next, Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold, and he hung gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary and overlaid it with gold.
22. So he added the gold overlay to the entire temple until everything was completely finished, including the entire altar that belongs in the inner sanctuary.
23. In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood.
24. One wing of the [first] cherub was seven and a half feet long, and the other wing was seven and a half feet long. The wingspan was 15 feet from tip to tip.
25. The second cherub also was 15 feet; both cherubim had the same size and shape.
26. The first cherub's height was 15 feet and so was the second cherub's.
27. Then he put the cherubim inside the inner temple. Since their wings were spread out, the first one's wing touched [one] wall while the second cherub's wing touched the other wall, and in the middle of the temple their wings were touching wing to wing.
28. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold.
29. He carved all the surrounding temple walls with carved engravings-- cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms-- in both the inner and outer sanctuaries.
30. He overlaid the temple floor with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries.
31. For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided.
32. The two doors were made of olive wood. He carved cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold, hammering gold over the cherubim and palm trees.
33. In the same way, he made four-sided olive wood doorposts for the sanctuary entrance.
34. The two doors were made of cypress wood; the first door had two folding sides, and the second door had two folding panels.
35. He carved cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold applied evenly over the carving.
36. He built the inner courtyard with three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.
37. The foundation of the LORD's temple was laid in [Solomon's] fourth year in the month of Ziv.
38. In [his] eleventh year in the eighth month, in the month of Bul, the temple was completed in every detail and according to every specification. So he built it in seven years.

Psalms 68:21-27
21. Surely God crushes the heads of His enemies, the hairy head of one who goes on in his guilty acts.
22. The Lord said, "I will bring [them] back from Bashan; I will bring [them] back from the depths of the sea
23. so that your foot may wade in blood and your dogs' tongues may have their share from the enemies."
24. People have seen Your procession, God, the procession of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
25. Singers lead the way, with musicians following; among them are young women playing tambourines.
26. Praise God in the assemblies; [praise] the LORD from the fountain of Israel.
27. There is Benjamin, the youngest, leading them, the rulers of Judah in their assembly, the rulers of Zebulun, the rulers of Naphtali.

Proverbs 17:13-15
13. If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.
14. To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.
15. Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just-- both are detestable to the LORD.

John 10:24-42
24. Then the Jews surrounded Him and asked, "How long are You going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly."
25. "I did tell you and you don't believe," Jesus answered them. "The works that I do in My Father's name testify about Me.
26. But you don't believe because you are not My sheep.
27. My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
28. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish-- ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.
29. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
30. The Father and I are one."
31. Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone Him.
32. Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?"
33. "We aren't stoning You for a good work," the Jews answered, "but for blasphemy, because You-- being a man-- make Yourself God."
34. Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your law, I said, you are gods?
35. If He called those whom the word of God came to 'gods'-- and the Scripture cannot be broken--
36. do you say, 'You are blaspheming' to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?
37. If I am not doing My Father's works, don't believe Me.
38. But if I am doing them and you don't believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father."
39. Then they were trying again to seize Him, yet He eluded their grasp.
40. So He departed again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and He remained there.
41. Many came to Him and said, "John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true."
42. And many believed in Him there.