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June 28


1 Chronicles 19:1-19
1. Afterward Nahash, king of the Ammonites, died and his son succeeded him as king.
2. David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun, the son of Nahash, for his father treated me with kindness." Therefore he sent envoys to him to comfort him over the death of his father. But when David's servants had entered the land of the Ammonites to comfort Hanun,
3. the Ammonite princes said to Hanun, "Do you think David is doing this-- sending you these consolers-- to honor your father? Have not his servants rather come to you to explore the land, spying it out for its overthrow?"
4. Thereupon Hanun seized David's servants and had them shaved and their garments cut off half-way at the hips. Then he sent them away.
5. When David was informed of what had happened to his men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men had been greatly disgraced. "Remain at Jericho," the king told them, "until your beards have grown again; and then you may come back here."
6. When the Ammonites realized that they had put themselves in bad odor with David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent a thousand talents of silver to hire chariots and horsemen from Aram Naharaim, from Aram-maacah, and from Zobah.
7. They hired thirty-two thousand chariots along with the king of Maacah and his army, who came and encamped before Medeba. The Ammonites also assembled from their cities and came out for war.
8. When David heard of this, he sent Joab and his whole army of warriors against them.
9. The Ammonites marched out and lined up for a battle at the gate of the city, while the kings who had come to their help remained apart in the open field.
10. When Joab saw that there was a battle line both in front of and behind him, he chose some of the best fighters among the Israelites and set them in array against the Arameans;
11. the rest of the army, which he placed under the command of his brother Abishai, then lined up to oppose the Ammonites.
12. And he said: "If the Arameans prove too strong for me, you must come to my help; and if the Ammonites prove too strong for you, I will save you.
13. Hold steadfast and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and the cities of our God; then may the LORD do what seems best to him."
14. Joab therefore advanced with his men to engage the Arameans in battle; but they fled before him.
15. And when the Ammonites saw that the Arameans had fled, they also took to flight before his brother Abishai, and reentered the city. Joab then returned to Jerusalem.
16. Seeing themselves vanquished by Israel, the Arameans sent messengers to bring out the Arameans from the other side of the River, with Shophach, the general of Hadadezer's army, at their head.
17. When this was reported to David, he gathered all Israel together, crossed the Jordan, and met them. With the army of David drawn up to fight the Arameans, they gave battle.
18. But the Arameans fled before Israel, and David slew seven thousand of their chariot fighters and forty thousand of their foot soldiers; he also killed Shophach, the general of the army.
19. When the vassals of Hadadezer saw themselves vanquished by Israel, they made peace with David and became his subjects. After this, the Arameans refused to come to the aid of the Ammonites.

1 Chronicles 20:1-8
1. At the beginning of the following year, the time when kings go to war, Joab led the army out in force, laid waste the land of the Ammonites, and went on to besiege Rabbah, while David himself remained in Jerusalem. When Joab had attacked Rabbah and destroyed it,
2. David took the crown of Milcom from the idol's head. It was found to weigh a talent of gold; and it contained precious stones, which David wore on his own head. He also brought out a great amount of booty from the city.
3. He deported the people of the city and set them to work with saws, iron picks, and axes. Thus David dealt with all the cities of the Ammonites. Then he and his whole army returned to Jerusalem.
4. Afterward there was another battle with the Philistines, at Gezer. At that time, Sibbecai the Hushathite slew Sippai, one of the descendants of the Raphaim, and the Philistines were subdued.
5. Once again there was war with the Philistines, and Elhanan, the son of Jair, slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath of Gath, whose spear shaft was like a weaver's heddle-bar.
6. In still another battle, at Gath, they encountered a giant, also a descendant of the Raphaim, who had six fingers to each hand and six toes to each foot; twenty-four in all.
7. He defied Israel, and Jonathan, the son of Shimea, David's brother, slew him.
8. These were the descendants of the Raphaim of Gath who died at the hands of David and his servants.

Psalms 78:26-33
26. He stirred up the east wind in the heavens; by his power God brought on the south wind.
27. He rained meat upon them like dust, winged fowl like the sands of the sea,
28. Brought them down in the midst of the camp, round about their tents.
29. They ate and were well filled; he gave them what they had craved.
30. But while they still wanted more, and the food was still in their mouths,
31. God's anger attacked them, killed their best warriors, laid low the youth of Israel.
32. In spite of all this they went on sinning, they did not believe in his wonders.
33. God ended their days abruptly, their years in sudden death.

Proverbs 19:27-29
27. If a son ceases to hear instruction, he wanders from words of knowledge.
28. An unprincipled witness perverts justice, and the mouth of the wicked pours out iniquity.
29. Rods are prepared for the arrogant, and blows for the backs of fools.

Acts 8:26-40
26. Then the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, "Get up and head south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route."
27. So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury, who had come to Jerusalem to worship,
28. and was returning home. Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
29. The Spirit said to Philip, "Go and join up with that chariot."
30. Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31. He replied, "How can I, unless someone instructs me?" So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.
32. This was the scripture passage he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
33. In (his) humiliation justice was denied him. Who will tell of his posterity? For his life is taken from the earth."
34. Then the eunuch said to Philip in reply, "I beg you, about whom is the prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?"
35. Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this scripture passage, he proclaimed Jesus to him.
36. As they traveled along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Look, there is water. What is to prevent my being baptized?"
37.
38. Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and Philip and the eunuch both went down into the water, and he baptized him.
39. When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but continued on his way rejoicing.
40. Philip came to Azotus, and went about proclaiming the good news to all the towns until he reached Caesarea.