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Bible in one year


May 5


1 Samuel 12:1-25
1. Then Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have listened to your voice in all that you said to me and I have appointed a king over you.
2. "Now, here is the king walking before you, but I am old and gray, and behold my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth even to this day.
3. "Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."
4. They said, "You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand."
5. He said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."
6. Then Samuel said to the people, "It is the LORD who appointed Moses and Aaron and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt.
7. "So now, take your stand, that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which He did for you and your fathers.
8. "When Jacob went into Egypt and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron who brought your fathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.
9. "But they forgot the LORD their God, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
10. "They cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned because we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.'
11. "Then the LORD sent Jerubbaal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security.
12. "When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the LORD your God was your king.
13. "Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the LORD has set a king over you.
14. "If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the LORD, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God.
15. "If you will not listen to the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the command of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
16. "Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.
17. "Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king."
18. So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.
19. Then all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil by asking for ourselves a king."
20. Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.
21. "You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.
22. "For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
23. "Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
24. "Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
25. "But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king will be swept away."

1 Samuel 13:1-23
1. Saul was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty two years over Israel.
2. Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while 1,000 were with Jonathan at Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest of the people, each to his tent.
3. Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. Then Saul blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear."
4. All Israel heard the news that Saul had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become odious to the Philistines. The people were then summoned to Saul at Gilgal.
5. Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
6. When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.
7. Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.
8. Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him.
9. So Saul said, "Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings." And he offered the burnt offering.
10. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him.
11. But Samuel said, "What have you done?" And Saul said, "Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash,
12. therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."
13. Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
14. "But now your kingdom shall not endure. The LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."
15. Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
16. Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash.
17. And the raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual,
18. and another company turned toward Beth-horon, and another company turned toward the border which overlooks the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
19. Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears."
20. So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe.
21. The charge was two-thirds of a shekel for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to fix the hoes.
22. So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul and his son Jonathan.
23. And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

Psalms 56:1-13
1. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
2. My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.
3. When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
4. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?
5. All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6. They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.
7. Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!
8. You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
9. Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
10. In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,
11. In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
12. Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.
13. For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.

Proverbs 15:21-23
21. Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
22. Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
23. A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Luke 22:47-71
47. While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him.
48. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
49. When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"
50. And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51. But Jesus answered and said, "Stop! No more of this." And He touched his ear and healed him.
52. Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against Him, "Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against a robber?
53. "While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours."
54. Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.
55. After they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them.
56. And a servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said, "This man was with Him too."
57. But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know Him."
58. A little later, another saw him and said, "You are one of them too!" But Peter said, "Man, I am not!"
59. After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, "Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too."
60. But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are talking about." Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
61. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times."
62. And he went out and wept bitterly.
63. Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him and beating Him,
64. and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, "Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?"
65. And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming.
66. When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying,
67. "If You are the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe;
68. and if I ask a question, you will not answer.
69. "But from now on THE SON OF MAN WILL BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of the power OF GOD."
70. And they all said, "Are You the Son of God, then?" And He said to them, "Yes, I am."
71. Then they said, "What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth."