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Bibliya sa isang taon


Mayo 20


2 Samuel 11:1-27
1. At the turn of the year, when kings go out on campaign, David sent out Joab along with his officers and the army of Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. David, however, remained in Jerusalem.
2. One evening David rose from his siesta and strolled about on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful.
3. David had inquiries made about the woman and was told, "She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam, and wife of (Joab's armor-bearer) Uriah the Hittite."
4. Then David sent messengers and took her. When she came to him, he had relations with her, at a time when she was just purified after her monthly period. She then returned to her house.
5. But the woman had conceived, and sent the information to David, "I am with child."
6. David therefore sent a message to Joab, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." So Joab sent Uriah to David.
7. When he came, David questioned him about Joab, the soldiers, and how the war was going, and Uriah answered that all was well.
8. David then said to Uriah, "Go down to your house and bathe your feet." Uriah left the palace, and a portion was sent out after him from the king's table.
9. But Uriah slept at the entrance of the royal palace with the other officers of his lord, and did not go down to his own house.
10. David was told that Uriah had not gone home. So he said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why, then, did you not go down to your house?"
11. Uriah answered David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are lodged in tents, and my lord Joab and your majesty's servants are encamped in the open field. Can I go home to eat and to drink and to sleep with my wife? As the LORD lives and as you live, I will do no such thing."
12. Then David said to Uriah, "Stay here today also, I shall dismiss you tomorrow." So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day. On the day following,
13. David summoned him, and he ate and drank with David, who made him drunk. But in the evening he went out to sleep on his bed among his lord's servants, and did not go down to his home.
14. The next morning David wrote a letter to Joab which he sent by Uriah.
15. In it he directed: "Place Uriah up front, where the fighting is fierce. Then pull back and leave him to be struck down dead."
16. So while Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew the defenders were strong.
17. When the men of the city made a sortie against Joab, some officers of David's army fell, and among them Uriah the Hittite died.
18. Then Joab sent David a report of all the details of the battle,
19. instructing the messenger, "When you have finished giving the king all the details of the battle,
20. the king may become angry and say to you: 'Why did you go near the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall above?
21. Who killed Abimelech, son of Jerubbaal? Was it not a woman who threw a millstone down on him from the wall above, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?' Then you in turn shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead.'"
22. The messenger set out, and on his arrival he relayed to David all the details as Joab had instructed him.
23. He told David: "The men had us at a disadvantage and came out into the open against us, but we pushed them back to the entrance of the city gate.
24. Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall above, and some of the king's servants died, among them your servant Uriah."
25. David said to the messenger: "This is what you shall convey to Joab: 'Do not be chagrined at this, for the sword devours now here and now there. Strengthen your attack on the city and destroy it.' Encourage him."
26. When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband had died, she mourned her lord.
27. But once the mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her into his house. She became his wife and bore him a son. But the LORD was displeased with what David had done.

2 Samuel 12:1-31
1. The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: "Judge this case for me! In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor.
2. The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers.
3. But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He nourished her, and she grew up with him and his children. She shared the little food he had and drank from his cup and slept in his bosom. She was like a daughter to him.
4. Now, the rich man received a visitor, but he would not take from his own flocks and herds to prepare a meal for the wayfarer who had come to him. Instead he took the poor man's ewe lamb and made a meal of it for his visitor."
5. David grew very angry with that man and said to Nathan: "As the LORD lives, the man who has done this merits death!
6. He shall restore the ewe lamb fourfold because he has done this and has had no pity."
7. Then Nathan said to David: "You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'I anointed you king of Israel. I rescued you from the hand of Saul.
8. I gave you your lord's house and your lord's wives for your own. I gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were not enough, I could count up for you still more.
9. Why have you spurned the LORD and done evil in his sight? You have cut down Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you took his wife as your own, and him you killed with the sword of the Ammonites.
10. Now, therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah to be your wife.'
11. Thus says the LORD: 'I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight.
12. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.'"
13. Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." Nathan answered David: "The LORD on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die.
14. But since you have utterly spurned the LORD by this deed, the child born to you must surely die."
15. Then Nathan returned to his house. The LORD struck the child that the wife of Uriah had borne to David, and it became desperately ill.
16. David besought God for the child. He kept a fast, retiring for the night to lie on the ground clothed in sackcloth.
17. The elders of his house stood beside him urging him to rise from the ground; but he would not, nor would he take food with them.
18. On the seventh day, the child died. David's servants, however, were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said: "When the child was alive, we spoke to him, but he would not listen to what we said. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do some harm!"
19. But David noticed his servants whispering among themselves and realized that the child was dead. He asked his servants, "Is the child dead?" They replied, "Yes, he is."
20. Rising from the ground, David washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes. Then he went to the house of the LORD and worshiped. He returned to his own house, where at his request food was set before him, and he ate.
21. His servants said to him: "What is this you are doing? While the child was living, you fasted and wept and kept vigil; now that the child is dead, you rise and take food."
22. He replied: "While the child was living, I fasted and wept, thinking, 'Perhaps the LORD will grant me the child's life.'
23. But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."
24. Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went and slept with her; and she conceived and bore him a son, who was named Solomon. The LORD loved him
25. and sent the prophet Nathan to name him Jedidiah, on behalf of the LORD.
26. Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured this royal city.
27. He sent messengers to David with the word: "I have fought against Rabbah and have taken the water-city.
28. Therefore, assemble the rest of the soldiers, join the siege against the city and capture it, lest it be I that capture the city and it be credited to me."
29. So David assembled the rest of the soldiers and went to Rabbah. When he had fought against it and captured it,
30. he took the crown from Milcom's head. It weighed a talent, of gold and precious stones; it was placed on David's head. He brought out immense booty from the city,
31. and also led away the inhabitants, whom he assigned to work with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, or put to work at the brickmold. This is what he did to all the Ammonite cities. David and all the soldiers then returned to Jerusalem.

Psalms 65:9-13
9. Distant peoples stand in awe of your marvels; east and west you make resound with joy.
10. You visit the earth and water it, make it abundantly fertile. God's stream is filled with water; with it you supply the world with grain. Thus do you prepare the earth:
11. you drench plowed furrows, and level their ridges. With showers you keep the ground soft, blessing its young sprouts.
12. You adorn the year with your bounty; your paths drip with fruitful rain.
13. The untilled meadows also drip; the hills are robed with joy.

Proverbs 16:22-24
22. Good sense is a fountain of life to its possessor, but folly brings chastisement on fools.
23. The mind of the wise man makes him eloquent, and augments the persuasiveness of his lips.
24. Pleasing words are a honeycomb, sweet to the taste and healthful to the body.

John 6:22-51
22. The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left.
23. Other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten the bread when the Lord gave thanks.
24. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
25. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26. Jesus answered them and said, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
27. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal."
28. So they said to him, "What can we do to accomplish the works of God?"
29. Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent."
30. So they said to him, "What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?
31. Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
32. So Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34. So they said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always."
35. Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.
36. But I told you that although you have seen (me), you do not believe.
37. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me,
38. because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.
39. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it (on) the last day.
40. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him (on) the last day."
41. The Jews murmured about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven,"
42. and they said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, 'I have come down from heaven'?"
43. Jesus answered and said to them, "Stop murmuring among yourselves.
44. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day.
45. It is written in the prophets: 'They shall all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
46. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.
47. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
48. I am the bread of life.
49. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
50. this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.
51. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."