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Bible in one year


May 4


1 Samuel 10:1-27
1. Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul's head, kissed him, and said, "Hasn't the LORD anointed you ruler over His inheritance?
2. Today when you leave me, you'll find two men at Rachel's Grave at Zelzah in the land of Benjamin. They will say to you, 'The donkeys you went looking for have been found, and now your father has stopped being concerned about the donkeys and is worried about you, asking: What should I do about my son?'
3. "You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine.
4. They will ask how you are and give you two [loaves of] bread, which you will accept from them.
5. "After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.
6. The Spirit of the LORD will control you, you will prophesy with them, and you will be transformed into a different person.
7. When these signs have happened to you, do whatever your circumstances require because God is with you.
8. Afterwards, go ahead of me to Gilgal. I will come to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice fellowship offerings. Wait seven days until I come to you and show you what to do."
9. When Saul turned around to leave Samuel, God changed his heart, and all the signs came about that day.
10. When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.
11. Everyone who knew him previously and saw him prophesy with the prophets asked each other, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
12. Then a man who was from there asked, "And who is their father?" As a result, "Is Saul also among the prophets?" became a popular saying.
13. Then Saul finished prophesying and went to the high place.
14. Saul's uncle asked him and his attendant, "Where did you go?" "To look for the donkeys," Saul answered. "When we saw they weren't there, we went to Samuel."
15. "Tell me," Saul's uncle asked, "what did Samuel say to you?"
16. Saul told him, "He assured us the donkeys had been found." However, Saul did not tell him what Samuel had said about the matter of kingship.
17. Samuel summoned the people to the LORD at Mizpah
18. and said to the Israelites, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I brought Israel out of Egypt, and I rescued you from the power of the Egyptians and all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.'
19. But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your troubles and afflictions. You said to Him, 'You must set a king over us.' Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and clans."
20. Samuel had all the tribes of Israel come forward, and the tribe of Benjamin was selected.
21. Then he had the tribe of Benjamin come forward by its clans, and the Matrite clan was selected. Finally, Saul son of Kish was selected. But when they searched for him, they could not find him.
22. They again inquired of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" The LORD replied, "There he is, hidden among the supplies."
23. They ran and got him from there. When he stood among the people, he stood a head taller than anyone else.
24. Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the one the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among the entire population." And all the people shouted, "Long live the king!"
25. Samuel proclaimed to the people the rights of kingship. He wrote them on a scroll, which he placed in the presence of the LORD. Then, Samuel sent all the people away, each to his home.
26. Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and brave men whose hearts God had touched went with him.
27. But some wicked men said, "How can this guy save us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

1 Samuel 11:1-15
1. Nahash the Ammonite came up and laid siege to Jabesh-gilead. All the men of Jabesh said to him, "Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you."
2. Nahash the Ammonite replied, "I'll make one with you on this condition: that I gouge out everyone's right eye and humiliate all Israel."
3. "Don't do anything to us for seven days," the elders of Jabesh said to him, "and let us send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If no one saves us, we will surrender to you."
4. When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul's [hometown], and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud.
5. Just then Saul was coming in from the field behind his oxen. "What's the matter with the people? Why are they weeping?" Saul inquired, and they repeated to him the words of the men from Jabesh.
6. When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.
7. He took a team of oxen, cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the land of Israel by messengers who said, "This is what will be done to the ox of anyone who doesn't march behind Saul and Samuel."As a result, the terror of the LORD fell on the people, and they went out united.
8. Saul counted them at Bezek. There were 300,000 Israelites and 30,000 men from Judah.
9. He told the messengers who had come, "Tell this to the men of Jabesh-gilead: 'Deliverance will be yours tomorrow by the time the sun is hot.' " So the messengers told the men of Jabesh, and they rejoiced.
10. Then the men of Jabesh said to [Nahash], "Tomorrow we will come out, and you can do whatever you want to us."
11. The next day Saul organized the troops into three divisions. During the morning watch, they invaded the Ammonite camp and slaughtered them until the heat of the day. There were survivors, but they were so scattered that no two of them were left together.
12. Afterwards, the people said to Samuel, "Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Give us those men so we can kill them!"
13. But Saul ordered, "No one will be executed this day, for today the LORD has provided deliverance in Israel."
14. Then Samuel said to the people, "Come, let's go to Gilgal, so we can renew the kingship there."
15. So all the people went to Gilgal, and there in the LORD's presence they made Saul king. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings in the LORD's presence, and Saul and all the men of Israel greatly rejoiced.

Psalms 55:16-23
16. But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.
17. I complain and groan morning, noon, and night, and He hears my voice.
18. Though many are against me, He will redeem me from my battle unharmed.
19. God, the One enthroned from long ago, will hear, and will humiliate them Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.
20. He acts violently against those at peace with him; he violates his covenant.
21. His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they are drawn swords.
22. Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will support you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
23. You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

Proverbs 15:18-20
18. A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife.
19. A slacker's way is like a thorny hedge, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish one despises his mother.

Luke 22:24-46
24. Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.
25. But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles dominate them, and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'
26. But it must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and whoever leads, like the one serving.
27. For who is greater, the one at the table or the one serving? Isn't it the one at the table? But I am among you as the One who serves.
28. You are the ones who stood by Me in My trials.
29. I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me,
30. so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
31. "Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat.
32. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
33. "Lord," he told Him, "I'm ready to go with You both to prison and to death!"
34. "I tell you, Peter," He said, "the rooster will not crow today until you deny three times that you know Me!"
35. He also said to them, "When I sent you out without money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?" "Not a thing," they said.
36. Then He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money-bag should take it, and also a traveling bag. And whoever doesn't have a sword should sell his robe and buy one.
37. For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaws. Yes, what is written about Me is coming to its fulfillment."
38. "Lord," they said, "look, here are two swords." "Enough of that!" He told them.
39. He went out and made His way as usual to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him.
40. When He reached the place, He told them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
41. Then He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and began to pray,
42. "Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me-- nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done."
43. [[Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
44. Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]]
45. When He got up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping, exhausted from their grief.
46. "Why are you sleeping?" He asked them. "Get up and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation."