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Bible in one year


May 3


1 Samuel 8:1-22
1. And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel.
2. Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba.
3. His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.
4. Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;
5. and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations."
6. But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD.
7. The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.
8. "Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day--in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods--so they are doing to you also.
9. "Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them."
10. So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king.
11. He said, "This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots.
12. "He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
13. "He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.
14. "He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants.
15. "He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.
16. "He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work.
17. "He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
18. "Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."
19. Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us,
20. that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles."
21. Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the LORD'S hearing.
22. The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to their voice and appoint them a king." So Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Go every man to his city."

1 Samuel 9:1-27
1. Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor.
2. He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.
3. Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. So Kish said to his son Saul, "Take now with you one of the servants, and arise, go search for the donkeys."
4. He passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.
5. When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, "Come, and let us return, or else my father will cease to be concerned about the donkeys and will become anxious for us."
6. He said to him, "Behold now, there is a man of God in this city, and the man is held in honor; all that he says surely comes true. Now let us go there, perhaps he can tell us about our journey on which we have set out."
7. Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?"
8. The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."
9. (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, "Come, and let us go to the seer"; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)
10. Then Saul said to his servant, "Well said; come, let us go." So they went to the city where the man of God was.
11. As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?"
12. They answered them and said, "He is; see, he is ahead of you. Hurry now, for he has come into the city today, for the people have a sacrifice on the high place today.
13. "As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now therefore, go up for you will find him at once."
14. So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.
15. Now a day before Saul's coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying,
16. "About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me."
17. When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people."
18. Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."
19. Samuel answered Saul and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and in the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is on your mind.
20. "As for your donkeys which were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's household?"
21. Saul replied, "Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?"
22. Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men.
23. Samuel said to the cook, "Bring the portion that I gave you, concerning which I said to you, 'Set it aside.'"
24. Then the cook took up the leg with what was on it and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, "Here is what has been reserved! Set it before you and eat, because it has been kept for you until the appointed time, since I said I have invited the people." So Saul ate with Samuel that day.
25. When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof.
26. And they arose early; and at daybreak Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, "Get up, that I may send you away." So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
27. As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, "Say to the servant that he might go ahead of us and pass on, but you remain standing now, that I may proclaim the word of God to you."

Psalms 55:9-15
9. Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10. Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
11. Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
12. For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.
13. But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend;
14. We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
15. Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.

Proverbs 15:15-17
15. All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16. Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
17. Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

Luke 22:1-23
1. Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
2. The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
3. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.
4. And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them.
5. They were glad and agreed to give him money.
6. So he consented, and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the crowd.
7. Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
8. And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it."
9. They said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare it?"
10. And He said to them, "When you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters.
11. "And you shall say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?"'
12. "And he will show you a large, furnished upper room; prepare it there."
13. And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
14. When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.
15. And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16. for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17. And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;
18. for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes."
19. And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
20. And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
21. "But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.
22. "For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
23. And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.