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Bible in one year

May 29

1 Kings 5:1-18
1. Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, down to the border of Egypt; they paid Solomon tribute and were his vassals as long as he lived.
2. Solomon's supplies for each day were thirty kors of fine flour, sixty kors of meal,
3. ten fatted oxen, twenty pasture-fed oxen, and a hundred sheep, not counting harts, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl.
4. He ruled over all the land west of the Euphrates, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and over all its kings, and he had peace on all his borders round about.
5. Thus Judah and Israel lived in security, every man under his vine or under his fig tree from Dan to Beer-sheba, as long as Solomon lived.
6. Solomon had four thousand stalls for his twelve thousand chariot horses.
7. These commissaries, one for each month, provided food for King Solomon and for all the guests at the royal table. They left nothing unprovided.
8. For the chariot horses and draft animals also, each brought his quota of barley and straw to the required place.
9. Moreover, God gave Solomon wisdom and exceptional understanding and knowledge, as vast as the sand on the seashore.
10. Solomon surpassed all the Cedemites and all the Egyptians in wisdom.
11. He was wiser than all other men-- than Ethan the Ezrahite, or Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the musicians-- and his fame spread throughout the neighboring nations.
12. Solomon also uttered three thousand proverbs, and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
13. He discussed plants, from the cedar on Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall, and he spoke about beasts, birds, reptiles, and fishes.
14. Men came to hear Solomon's wisdom from all nations, sent by all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.
15. When Hiram, king of Tyre, heard that Solomon had been anointed king in place of his father, he sent an embassy to him; for Hiram had always been David's friend.
16. Solomon sent back this message to Hiram:
17. "You know that my father David, because of the enemies surrounding him on all sides, could not build a temple in honor of the LORD, his God, until such a time as the LORD should put these enemies under the soles of his feet.
18. But now the LORD, my God, has given me peace on all sides. There is no enemy or threat of danger.

1 Kings 6:1-38
1. In the four hundred and eightieth year from the departure of the Israelites from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, the construction of the temple of the LORD was begun.
2. The temple which King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide, and twenty-five high.
3. The porch in front of the temple was twenty cubits from side to side, along the width of the nave, and ten cubits deep in front of the temple.
4. Splayed windows with trellises were made for the temple,
5. and adjoining the wall of the temple, which enclosed the nave and the sanctuary, an annex of several stories was built.
6. Its lowest story was five cubits wide, the middle one six cubits wide, the third seven cubits wide, because there were offsets along the outside of the temple so that the beams would not be fastened into the walls of the temple.
7. (The temple was built of stone dressed at the quarry, so that no hammer, axe, or iron tool was to be heard in the temple during its construction.)
8. The entrance to the lowest floor of the annex was at the right side of the temple, and stairs with intermediate landings led up to the middle story and from the middle story to the third.
9. When the temple was built to its full height, it was roofed in with rafters and boards of cedar.
10. The annex, with its lowest story five cubits high, was built all along the outside of the temple, to which it was joined by cedar beams.
11. This word of the LORD came to Solomon:
12. "As to this temple you are building-- if you observe my statutes, carry out my ordinances, keep and obey all my commands, I will fulfill toward you the promise I made to your father David.
13. I will dwell in the midst of the Israelites and will not forsake my people Israel."
14. When Solomon finished building the temple,
15. its walls were lined from floor to ceiling beams with cedar paneling, and its floor was laid with fir planking.
16. At the rear of the temple a space of twenty cubits was set off by cedar partitions from the floor to the rafters, enclosing the sanctuary, the holy of holies.
17. The nave, or part of the temple in front of the sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
18. The cedar in the interior of the temple was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers; all was of cedar, and no stone was to be seen.
19. In the innermost part of the temple was located the sanctuary to house the ark of the LORD'S covenant,
20. twenty cubits long, twenty wide, and twenty high.
21. Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold. He made in front of the sanctuary a cedar altar, overlaid it with gold, and looped it with golden chains.
22. The entire temple was overlaid with gold so that it was completely covered with it; the whole altar before the sanctuary was also overlaid with gold.
23. In the sanctuary were two cherubim, each ten cubits high, made of olive wood.
24. Each wing of a cherub measured five cubits so that the space from wing tip to wing tip of each was ten cubits.
25. The cherubim were identical in size and shape,
26. and each was exactly ten cubits high.
27. The cherubim were placed in the inmost part of the temple, with their wings spread wide, so that one wing of each cherub touched a side wall while the other wing, pointing toward the middle of the room, touched the corresponding wing of the second cherub.
28. The cherubim, too, were overlaid with gold.
29. The walls on all sides of both the inner and the outer rooms had carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers.
30. The floor of both the inner and the outer rooms was overlaid with gold.
31. At the entrance of the sanctuary, doors of olive wood were made; the doorframes had beveled posts.
32. The two doors were of olive wood, with carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. The doors were overlaid with gold, which was also molded to the cherubim and the palm trees.
33. The same was done at the entrance to the nave, where the doorposts of olive wood were rectangular.
34. The two doors were of fir wood; each door was banded by a metal strap, front and back,
35. and had carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, over which gold was evenly applied.
36. The inner court was walled off by means of three courses of hewn stones and one course of cedar beams.
37. The foundations of the LORD'S temple were laid in the month of Ziv
38. in the fourth year, and it was completed in all particulars, exactly according to plan, in the month of Bul, the eighth month, in the eleventh year. Thus it took Solomon seven years to build it.

Psalms 68:21-27
21. Our God is a God who saves; escape from death is in the LORD God's hands.
22. God will crush the skulls of the enemy, the hairy heads of those who walk in sin.
23. The Lord has said: "Even from Bashan I will fetch them, fetch them even from the depths of the sea.
24. You will wash your feet in your enemy's blood; the tongues of your dogs will lap it up."
25. Your procession comes into view, O God, your procession into the holy place, my God and king.
26. The singers go first, the harpists follow; in their midst girls sound the timbrels.
27. In your choirs, bless God; bless the LORD, you from Israel's assemblies.

Proverbs 17:13-15
13. If a man returns evil for good, from his house evil will not depart.
14. The start of strife is like the opening of a dam; therefore, check a quarrel before it begins!
15. He who condones the wicked, he who condemns the just, are both an abomination to the LORD.

John 10:24-42
24. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."
25. Jesus answered them, "I told you and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father's name testify to me.
26. But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep.
27. My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.
29. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father's hand.
30. The Father and I are one."
31. The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him.
32. Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?"
33. The Jews answered him, "We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God."
34. Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods"'?
35. If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside,
36. can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
37. If I do not perform my Father's works, do not believe me;
38. but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize (and understand) that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
39. (Then) they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.
40. He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained.
41. Many came to him and said, "John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true."
42. And many there began to believe in him.