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Bible in one year

June 8

2 Kings 3:1-27
1. Now Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel at Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
2. He did evil in the sight of the LORD, though not like his father and his mother; for he put away the sacred pillar of Baal which his father had made.
3. Nevertheless, he clung to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin; he did not depart from them.
4. Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams.
5. But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
6. And King Jehoram went out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel.
7. Then he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?" And he said, "I will go up; I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
8. He said, "Which way shall we go up?" And he answered, "The way of the wilderness of Edom."
9. So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey, and there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them.
10. Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! For the LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."
11. But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."
12. Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
13. Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother." And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the LORD has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab."
14. Elisha said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you.
15. "But now bring me a minstrel." And it came about, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.
16. He said, "Thus says the LORD, 'Make this valley full of trenches.'
17. "For thus says the LORD, 'You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts.
18. 'This is but a slight thing in the sight of the LORD; He will also give the Moabites into your hand.
19. 'Then you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and fell every good tree and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.'"
20. It happened in the morning about the time of offering the sacrifice, that behold, water came by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
21. Now all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. And all who were able to put on armor and older were summoned and stood on the border.
22. They rose early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.
23. Then they said, "This is blood; the kings have surely fought together, and they have slain one another. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"
24. But when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites arose and struck the Moabites, so that they fled before them; and they went forward into the land, slaughtering the Moabites.
25. Thus they destroyed the cities; and each one threw a stone on every piece of good land and filled it. So they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth only they left its stones; however, the slingers went about it and struck it.
26. When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not.
27. Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.

2 Kings 4:1-44
1. Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."
2. Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil."
3. Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few.
4. "And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full."
5. So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.
6. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped.
7. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."
8. Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat food. And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat food.
9. She said to her husband, "Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually.
10. "Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there."
11. One day he came there and turned in to the upper chamber and rested.
12. Then he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13. He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?'" And she answered, "I live among my own people."
14. So he said, "What then is to be done for her?" And Gehazi answered, "Truly she has no son and her husband is old."
15. He said, "Call her." When he had called her, she stood in the doorway.
16. Then he said, "At this season next year you will embrace a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant."
17. The woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her.
18. When the child was grown, the day came that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19. He said to his father, "My head, my head." And he said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."
20. When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then died.
21. She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door behind him and went out.
22. Then she called to her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and return."
23. He said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath." And she said, "It will be well."
24. Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, "Drive and go forward; do not slow down the pace for me unless I tell you."
25. So she went and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite.
26. "Please run now to meet her and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" And she answered, "It is well."
27. When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, "Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me."
28. Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?"
29. Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad's face."
30. The mother of the lad said, "As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." And he arose and followed her.
31. Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad's face, but there was no sound or response. So he returned to meet him and told him, "The lad has not awakened."
32. When Elisha came into the house, behold the lad was dead and laid on his bed.
33. So he entered and shut the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD.
34. And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm.
35. Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes.
36. He called Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, "Take up your son."
37. Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and she took up her son and went out.
38. When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."
39. Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were.
40. So they poured it out for the men to eat. And as they were eating of the stew, they cried out and said, "O man of God, there is death in the pot." And they were unable to eat.
41. But he said, "Now bring meal." He threw it into the pot and said, "Pour it out for the people that they may eat." Then there was no harm in the pot.
42. Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat."
43. His attendant said, "What, will I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, 'They shall eat and have some left over.'"
44. So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.

Psalms 71:17-24
17. O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
18. And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
19. For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
20. You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21. May You increase my greatness And turn to comfort me.
22. I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
23. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
24. My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.

Proverbs 18:9-9
9. He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

John 17:1-26
1. Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,
2. even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life.
3. "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
4. "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
5. "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
6. "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
7. "Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You;
8. for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me.
9. "I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;
10. and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.
11. "I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
12. "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
13. "But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.
14. "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15. "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.
16. "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17. "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
18. "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
19. "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
20. "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
21. that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22. "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
23. I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
24. "Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25. "O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;
26. and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."