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July 14

2 Chronicles 23:1-21
1. Then, in the seventh year, Jehoiada summoned his courage and took the commanders of hundreds into a covenant with him: Azariah son of Jeroham, Ishmael son of Jehohanan, Azariah son of Obed, Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zichri.
2. They made a circuit throughout Judah. They gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah and the heads of the families of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
3. Then the whole assembly made a covenant with the king in God's temple. Jehoiada said to them, "Here is the king's son! He must reign, just as the LORD promised concerning David's sons.
4. This is what you are to do: one third of you, priests and Levites who are coming on duty on the Sabbath, are to be gatekeepers.
5. A third are to be at the king's palace, and a third are to be at the Foundation Gate, and all the troops will be in the courtyards of the LORD's temple.
6. No one is to enter the LORD's temple but the priests and those Levites who serve; they may enter because they are holy, but all the people are to obey the requirement of the LORD.
7. You must completely surround the king with weapons in hand. Anyone who enters the temple is to be put to death. You must be with the king in all his daily tasks."
8. So the commanders of hundreds did everything Jehoiada the priest commanded. They each brought their men-- those coming on duty on the Sabbath and those going off duty on the Sabbath-- for Jehoiada the priest did not release the divisions.
9. Jehoiada the priest gave to the commanders of hundreds King David's spears, shields, and quivers that were in God's temple.
10. Then he stationed all the troops with their weapons in hand surrounding the king-- from the right side of the temple to the left side, by the altar and by the temple.
11. They brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, gave him the testimony, and made him king. Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and cried, "Long live the king!"
12. When Athaliah heard the noise from the troops, the guards, and those praising the king, she went to the troops in the LORD's temple.
13. As she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets while the singers with musical instruments were leading the praise. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed, "Treason, treason!"
14. Then Jehoiada the priest sent out the commanders of hundreds, those in charge of the army, saying, "Take her out between the ranks, and put anyone who follows her to death by the sword," for the priest had said, "Don't put her to death in the LORD's temple."
15. So they arrested her, and she went by the entrance of the Horses' Gate to the king's palace, where they put her to death.
16. Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, the king, and the people that they would be the LORD's people.
17. So all the people went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They broke its altars and images into pieces and killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, at the altars.
18. Then Jehoiada put the oversight of the LORD's temple into the hands of the Levitical priests, whom David had appointed over the LORD's temple, to offer burnt offerings to the LORD as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and song ordained by David.
19. He stationed gatekeepers at the gates of the LORD's temple so that nothing unclean could enter for any reason.
20. Then he took [with him] the commanders of hundreds, the nobles, the governors of the people, and all the people of the land and brought the king down from the LORD's temple. They entered the king's palace through the upper [gate] and seated the king on the throne of the kingdom.
21. All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet, for they had put Athaliah to death by the sword.

2 Chronicles 24:1-27
1. Joash was seven years old when he became king; he reigned 40 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah; [she was] from Beer-sheba.
2. Throughout the time of Jehoiada the priest, Joash did what was right in the LORD's sight.
3. Jehoiada acquired two wives for him, and he was the father of sons and daughters.
4. Afterwards, Joash took it to heart to renovate the LORD's temple.
5. So he gathered the priests and Levites and said, "Go out to the cities of Judah and collect money from all Israel to repair the temple of your God as needed year by year, and do it quickly." However, the Levites did not hurry.
6. So the king called Jehoiada the high [priest] and said, "Why haven't you required the Levites to bring from Judah and Jerusalem the tax [imposed by] the LORD's servant Moses and the assembly of Israel for the tent of the testimony?
7. For the sons of that wicked Athaliah broke into the LORD's temple and even used the sacred things of the LORD's temple for the Baals."
8. At the king's command a chest was made and placed outside the gate of the LORD's temple.
9. Then a proclamation was issued in Judah and Jerusalem that the tax God's servant Moses [imposed] on Israel in the wilderness be brought to the LORD.
10. All the leaders and all the people rejoiced, brought [the tax], and put it in the chest until it was full.
11. Whenever the chest was brought by the Levites to the king's overseers, and when they saw that there was a large amount of money, the king's secretary and the high priest's deputy came and emptied the chest, picked it up, and returned it to its place. They did this daily and gathered the money in abundance.
12. Then the king and Jehoiada gave it to those in charge of the labor on the LORD's temple, who were hiring masons and carpenters to renovate the LORD's temple, also blacksmiths and coppersmiths to repair the LORD's temple.
13. The workmen did their work, and through them the repairs progressed. They restored God's temple to its specifications and reinforced it.
14. When they finished, they presented the rest of the money to the king and Jehoiada, who made articles for the LORD's temple with it-- articles for ministry and for making burnt offerings, and ladles and articles of gold and silver. They regularly offered burnt offerings in the LORD's temple throughout Jehoiada's life.
15. Jehoiada died when he was old and full of days; he was 130 years old at his death.
16. He was buried in the city of David with the kings because he had done [what was] good in Israel with respect to God and His temple.
17. However, after Jehoiada died, the rulers of Judah came and paid homage to the king. Then the king listened to them,
18. and they abandoned the temple of the LORD God of their ancestors and served the Asherah poles and the idols. So there was wrath against Judah and Jerusalem for this guilt of theirs.
19. Nevertheless, He sent them prophets to bring them back to the LORD; they admonished them, but they would not listen.
20. The Spirit of God took control of Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood above the people and said to them, "This is what God says: 'Why are you transgressing the LORD's commands and you do not prosper? Because you have abandoned the LORD, He has abandoned you.'"
21. But they conspired against him and stoned him at the king's command in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.
22. King Joash didn't remember the kindness that Zechariah's father Jehoiada had extended to him, but killed his son. While he was dying, he said, "May the LORD see and demand an account."
23. At the turn of the year, an Aramean army went to war against Joash. They entered Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed all the leaders of the people among them and sent all the plunder to the king of Damascus.
24. Although the Aramean army came with only a few men, the LORD handed over a vast army to them because the people of Judah had abandoned the LORD God of their ancestors. So they executed judgment on Joash.
25. When the Arameans saw that Joash had many wounds, they left him. His servants conspired against him, and killed him on his bed, because he had shed the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest. So he died, and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the kings.
26. Those who conspired against him were Zabad, son of the Ammonite woman Shimeath, and Jehozabad, son of the Moabite woman Shimrith.
27. Concerning his sons, the many oracles about him, and the restoration of the LORD's temple, they are recorded in the Writing of the Book of the Kings. His son Amaziah became king in his place.

Psalms 83:9-18
9. Deal with them as [You did] with Midian, as [You did] with Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10. They were destroyed at En-dor; they became manure for the ground.
11. Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12. who said, "Let us seize God's pastures for ourselves."
13. Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind.
14. As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains,
15. so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm.
16. Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name, LORD.
17. Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace.
18. May they know that You alone-- whose name is Yahweh-- are the Most High over all the earth.

Proverbs 21:2-3
2. All the ways of a man seem right to him, but the LORD evaluates the motives.
3. Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Acts 18:1-28
1. After this, he left from Athens and went to Corinth,
2. where he found a Jewish man named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them,
3. and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
4. He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.
5. When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that the Messiah is Jesus.
6. But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his clothes and told them, "Your blood is on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
7. So he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.
8. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household; and many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.
9. Then the Lord said to Paul in a night vision, "Don't be afraid, but keep on speaking and don't be silent.
10. For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city."
11. And he stayed there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12. While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judge's bench.
13. "This man," they said, "persuades people to worship God contrary to the law!"
14. And as Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of a crime or of moral evil, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you Jews.
15. But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I don't want to be a judge of such things."
16. So he drove them from the judge's bench.
17. Then they all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the judge's bench. But none of these things concerned Gallio.
18. So Paul, having stayed on for many days, said good-bye to the brothers and sailed away to Syria. Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He shaved his head at Cenchreae, because he had taken a vow.
19. When they reached Ephesus he left them there, but he himself entered the synagogue and engaged in discussion with the Jews.
20. And though they asked him to stay for a longer time, he declined,
21. but said good-bye and stated, "I'll come back to you again, if God wills." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
22. On landing at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.
23. He set out, traveling through one place after another in the Galatian territory and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
24. A Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was powerful in the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus.
25. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught the things about Jesus accurately, although he knew only John's baptism.
26. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. After Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained the way of God to him more accurately.
27. When he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers wrote to the disciples urging them to welcome him. After he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace.
28. For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating through the Scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah.