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Bible in one year


May 17


2 Samuel 5:1-25
1. Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.
2. "Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"
3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the LORD at Hebron; then they anointed David king over Israel.
4. David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.
5. At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
6. Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, "You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away"; thinking, "David cannot enter here."
7. Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.
8. David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel." Therefore they say, "The blind or the lame shall not come into the house."
9. So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.
10. David became greater and greater, for the LORD God of hosts was with him.
11. Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David.
12. And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.
13. Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
14. Now these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
15. Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia,
16. Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.
17. When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold.
18. Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
19. Then David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to David, "Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."
20. So David came to Baal-perazim and defeated them there; and he said, "The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters." Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
21. They abandoned their idols there, so David and his men carried them away.
22. Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
23. When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.
24. "It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
25. Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

2 Samuel 6:1-23
1. Now David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.
2. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned above the cherubim.
3. They placed the ark of God on a new cart that they might bring it from the house of Abinadab which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart.
4. So they brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Ahio was walking ahead of the ark.
5. Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.
6. But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it.
7. And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.
8. David became angry because of the LORD'S outburst against Uzzah, and that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.
9. So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, "How can the ark of the LORD come to me?"
10. And David was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
11. Thus the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
12. Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God." David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness.
13. And so it was, that when the bearers of the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
14. And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.
15. So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.
16. Then it happened as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
17. So they brought in the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
18. When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offering, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
19. Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.
20. But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!"
21. So David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the LORD.
22. "I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished."
23. Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

Psalms 63:1-11
1. O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2. Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
3. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.
4. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
6. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
7. For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
8. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
9. But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.
10. They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.
11. But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.

Proverbs 16:16-17
16. How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
17. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.

John 5:1-23
1. After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2. Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes.
3. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [ waiting for the moving of the waters;
4. for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]
5. A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
6. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, "Do you wish to get well?"
7. The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me."
8. Jesus said to him, "Get up, pick up your pallet and walk."
9. Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
10. So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet."
11. But he answered them, "He who made me well was the one who said to me, 'Pick up your pallet and walk.'"
12. They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your pallet and walk'?"
13. But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place.
14. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you."
15. The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
16. For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
17. But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working."
18. For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
19. Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
20. "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel.
21. "For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.
22. "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
23. so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.